I have been working at Data Transmission Network full-time (More than 3 years)
Best boss that I could hope for. Is no nonsense, so expects great work, but doesn't micro manage, sticks up for the team, understands the need for continuing education to name a few.
The recent ownership change is very promising. Went from large French corporation (Schneider Electric) to private equity with a proven track record of growing companies for the long term. Hoping this translates into better benefits and overall compensation (which aren't horrible currently, but could be better).
New top level management is world class. At least one of the main product C-levels are up there pretty close as well. Overall in very capable hands at the very top.
Low. Cube. Walls. Developers need a quiet atmosphere with minimal interruptions, but when the company was still S.E. they remodeled to low cube, open environment. A vast majority of the people are not happy with this, but the money was spent and I doubt it will change any time soon.
Vacation accrual and carry over is limited, and may not be 100% legal (but should be in flux with the recent ownership change).
There have been a few years of poor decision making within a few of the product segments leading to poor revenue growth (and losses). Again, the potential for turn around is better now with new ownership.
The HR transition from Schneider Electric to DTN has been poor.
Advice to Management
Don't allow high level decision makers to keep repeating bad decisions just because they've been here 20 years.
To attract top talent, have top compensation, benefits and working environments. The psychological environment is great around here (at least in my group). The physical environment is not optimal; it's clean and new, but a poor layout and design. The compensation and benefits are probably average.
Implement working from home practices. This is the cutting edge. It will attract more top talent and provide more productivity, especially for software developers.
Fix the HR problems.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Data Transmission Network (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.
looked at my age and his eyes said no and did not ask many questions
too bad since I sold to their customers, very bad managers now
It was a good company before the new owners fired most of the people
Don't waste your time
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