dbaDIRECT Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
5 Reviews
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    dbaDirect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY

    I have been working at dbaDIRECT

    Pros

    Work schedule flexibility with working at home vs in the office.
    Benefits package including PTO days.

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities.
    Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
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    A small company where you can wear many hats.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY

    I have been working at dbaDIRECT full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, can work from home weekly or as needed, ability to take on additional responsibility for personal career growth.

    Cons

    No real ability to move up if you are not in the inner circle. No real plan for you to grow and unless you live in Kentucky there is limited training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Star technicians are not necessarily good managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former employee of 3yrs.

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Administrative in Florence, KY

    I worked at dbaDIRECT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to new technologies. Good place to start as a jump-off to the technical profession.

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, and high expectations. Constant political battle between management and executive friendships. Lots of closed door meetings and secret big picture projections. Don't expect to retire from this place. Not the best team-working atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ based on experience, not friendship. Listen to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Its was a journey but the road leads on for the long term.

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Florence, KY

    I worked at dbaDIRECT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good to start in. Exposure to a wide spectrum of problems does help you get experience quicker than you would elsewhere. Start/stop time flexibility, PTO, Pay is ok but slow to build. Middle management tries to do good despite constraints from upper management or business model. Work from home availability (this comes and goes).

    Cons

    Company is constantly changing direction and often in survival mode. Frustrating when you know service will not match expectations because of sales or model. Lack of experienced people place extra burden on those who are. Limited loyalty to employees. On call for customers you don't know. No 401k match. Not a company to retire from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance.... Off shore cheapness has a cost. Pay your people for extra off hours work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator
    Current Employee - Database Administrator

    I have been working at dbaDIRECT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible schedule, good benefits, good pay, really care about employees, talented staff

    Cons

    need to continue upgrading infrastructure that has already begun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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