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Dimension Data Overview

Johannesburg (South Africa)
10000+ employees
1983
Company - Private
IT Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is a USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimizing, and managing today’s evolving technology environments. This enables its clients to leverage data in a digital age, turn it into information, and extract ... Read more

Mission: Dimension Data's purpose is ‘Accelerate your Ambition.’ Core to this is making a real difference.
A difference to the businesses of our clients, the opportunities for our people, the success of our shareholders, and the ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Hang on a second. Hacking one of the world's biggest sporting events can be a good thing?

    Read why finding your way into places you shouldn't be, actually helps better protect you against the bad guys. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMdEv

    What I learned from hacking the Winter Olympics

    In 2001, while working as a penetration tester, Joshua Knight was tasked with finding vulnerabilities in the cybersecurity systems protecting the upcoming Winter Games.

  • As the UK's biggest cycling race, it's critical @LeTourYorkshire keeps everyone involved safe.

    With just two weeks until it starts, watch how West Yorkshire Police is using the latest tech to perfect crowd control and event safety at #TDY: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMvCB

    West Yorkshire Police

    We used technology to help the West Yorkshire Police Department move even safety beyond crowd control. A live-tracking application provides police with complete visibility, making it easier to keep event-goers safe.

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Dimension Data – Why Work For Us?


Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organizations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With annual revenue of USD 8 billion, offices in 49 countries, and over 28,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey.

We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, organizer of the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.

Key facts

  • Founded in 1983
  • Wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Group
  • Employs over 28,000 highly skilled employees
  • Over 6,000 clients in 49 countries and in all major industry verticals
  • Delivers services in an additional 103 countries through Preferred Partners
  • 8 of the global top 10 and 75 of the Fortune 100 are Dimension Data clients, as well as 60% of the Fortune 500
  • Established global footprint coupled with unrivalled experience in emerging markets

Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents and nearly 60 countries with more than 28,000 employees. You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies – who all rely on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.

You’ll be part of a team that’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work – whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionizing cycling. Giving you the opportunity to do great things.

You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognized for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success.

You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realize your ambitions.

Great talent. Great Teams. Great work. Great opportunities.

If you believe you can do anything, we're here to help you do it. 

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Dimension Data Graduate Accelerate Program (GAP)

What are your ambitions?

At Dimension Data, we never stop looking for more innovative and relevant ways of creating value. That’s why graduates are so important to us, providing fresh thinking, ambition and drive. We are excited to invite you to be part of making a difference and delivering real business value.

Recruitment is a two-way process where we discover more about you and you learn more about us, our vision, the passion of our people and the role you can play.

Graduate Program Overview

Professional Services

Our Professional Services business provides a full lifecycle of services to optimize today’s IT environments with the latest in programmable infrastructure. We consult, design, build, transition, manage and operate integrated solutions. Professional services is comprised of Workplace Productivity, Networking, Cybersecurity, Data Center and Customer Experience & Collaboration teams. 

Managed Services

Graduates entering managed services are exposed to clients across a vast range of industries from retail, mining, healthcare, government, banking and finance, telecommunications, education and many more. We are looking for the next generation of talent, enthusiastic forward-thinking technologists who have a passion for making the un-imaginable happen.

Office of the CIO (OCIO)

The team responsible for the delivery of IT services and strategy for the Dimension Data group of companies – Dimension Data, Viiew, Oakton and SQL Services. The department is comprised of various teams that deliver a wide range of services to internal clients, making it an integral and crucial part of the Dimension Data business.

We have a variety of roles in the Dimension Data Graduate Accelerate Program. For current available opportunities, please visit ourGradConnection page and Careers page.

 

“Challenging work, like safeguarding endangered species, protecting the world’s leading cycling event, and securing multinational organizations end to end, is what differentiates our cybersecurity teams. By joining our team, you'll gain exposure to the latest security technologies, across the top security vendors, and be challenged through the work we do.”
– Paul Asdagi, Director product security

Dimension Data provides you the opportunity to grow and transform yourself as a cybersecurity professional across consulting, architecture and engineering. Alternatively, if you’re looking to work across different areas of expertise to achieve your career ambitions, we have a variety of clients and projects to challenge you.

Join a team that’s at the forefront of cybersecurity or develop innovative cybersecurity applications such as Cybersecurity at the Tour de France.

Click here to learn more about the great things we do to accelerate the ambitions of our clients and also how you can accelerate your personal and career ambitions.

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    "Room for improvement, but still a great place to build a career."

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    I have been working at Dimension Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home options provide nice flexibility and the company provides excellent PTO time that increases annually. There are lots of technical and sales oriented learning/training resources available to employees who want to excel. Great people in all offices.

    Cons

    The company allows employees to become burnt out before it takes action on certain things. 401k match is mediocre. Systems and processes can be messy and cumbersome. Culture is improving, but there is still a bad aura around several offices following several rounds of layoffs over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Putting the customer at the center of everything you do is only beneficial if you've already taken care of your employees. Don't forget your most important asset(s).

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Dimension Data Photos

Dimension Data photo of: Global Top Employer 2017
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Dimension Data photo of: Employees volunteering with Kids Against Hunger – Bay Area
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Dimension Data photo of: To find out more please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk5Pqttp9Ek&feature=youtu.be
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Dimension Data Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dimension Data (Reston, VA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Had a call with the internal recruiter. Went through my resume extensively. Walked them through my relevant experience and how it fit with the position I was applying for. Scheduled 3 interviews with Hiring manager, Client Manager and Director of Pre-sales.

    Spoke to Tim Orrell and Bryce Stokes-Grow. They were both very professional and punctual. They were organized and accommodating with my tight schedule. Great folks to interview with.

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Dimension Data Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer Global 2018, Top Employers Institute, 2018
  • Global Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2015
  • Global Partner of the Year(Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR), and Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ)), CISCO, 2015
  • Top Employer Global 2016, Top Employers Institute, 2016
  • Top Employer Global 2017, Top Employers Institiute, 2017
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