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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to start Tech-Sales Career"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNN full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -CEO is a great person to learn sales from -Chill environment -Very excellent product with a huge following in the Microsoft world -Senior leadership is very nice, they have no attitudes against employees -Excellent comp plan, you can make a lot of money working here (on a new business team of 5-7 people, at least 2-3 are making over $200k annually --- but you have to be patient and work hard the first 8 months)...

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    Cons

    -.NET is not being used as much as it was during the heyday of Microsoft, but nonetheless is still extremely popular (helps you as a salesperson!) -location isn't great, but isn't bad either (depends where you live) -Perks are not great, but the money you can potentially make should allay this

    Advice to Management

    Rebuild the commercial product in PHP and Scala, you will destroy Wordpress :-)

    DNN2016-01-12
  2. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DNN full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance, abundant food, open door policy

    Cons

    Not sure what the cons are.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open door policy

    DNN2019-02-26
  3. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DNN full-time

    Pros

    Great product and staff. Fun environment.

    Cons

    closed door environment. Management had not real development strategy or cultural input.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of employee culture and focus on internal growth

    DNN2018-02-14
  4. "Great people, but now acquired, and most of them are leaving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNN full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility. Great people and opportunities to test ideas.

    Cons

    Never quite identified a scalable business model

    DNN2017-10-27
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of great potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DNN full-time

    Pros

    I was surrounded by smart, focused and fun people. I would have stayed had I not been offered a leadership opportunity that really moved my career forward.

    Cons

    I'm really confused by the recent mean spirited reviews by ex-employees and what they hope to gain. If those employees care at all about their friends that are still there then they should not work so hard to destroy their livelihoods. While the CEO is committed he has on occasion let his intenseness prevent him from considering the feelings of others. But, I did find him to be genuinely interested in DNN's success.

    Advice to Management

    Ignore some of the harsh comments by disgruntled ex-employees, focus upon product innovations and rebuilding the culture.

    DNN2016-12-28
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Going on 6 years with DNN"

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    Current Employee - Operations Finance Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DNN full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I've been with DNN since January of 2011 so I've seen some significant ups and downs at DNN which I would expect in any organization. Because I have read some current reviews that DNN might be posting "fake" positive feedback, true or not, I don’t know but I hope that a reader who reads my review would take it with sincerity as I am disclosing my identity as Quoc Ngo. In my experience here, the Management Team have been...

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    Cons

    In agreement with some of my former colleagues' reviews, I think management can get caught up in dealing with a situation in the moment and can sometimes fail to proactively plan ahead. Management makes mistakes. Management has failed to lead or provide guidance on certain issues. They are working on learning from their mistakes as anyone including myself would need to do. It is very unfortunate that I lost some very...

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    Advice to Management

    My advice to the Management Team is to patiently listen to what your employees are saying. If you feel like you are overwhelmed but you still want to leave your door open to let your employee to come in and confide in you, please make sure you are emotionally and professionally ready to listen to the employee. If there are still a lot of things on your mind and you need some time to clear your head before you can talk...

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    DNN2016-12-15
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Welcome to your new life on the Titanic!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DNN full-time

    Pros

    The Office Administrator was the absolute best! Always smiling and positive. She made us all feel welcome. Overall, the people were very nice and were a joy to work with. Well stocked kitchen (thanks to that Office Administrator again!) Decent benefits

    Cons

    No real training. Somewhat intense product required a good understanding. Management, from the top down, play "games". Lots of things are supposed to be "understood", and when they're not, you hear about it. Lack of transparency HR originally came off as friendly and on your side, but you soon learn that she's working for Management all the way. All the other negative reviews are correct, so I'd refer to them...

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    Advice to Management

    It's hard to feel secure at your job when things change with such rapidity. At one point, and it was very brief, we had a good culture, then, DNN struck the iceberg. You need to listen more to your employees. This isn't about the employees demanding too many things. Rather, it is about, take care of your employees and trust them to do the right thing. They will, but you're going to need to take that leap of faith.

    DNN2016-12-19
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Well, it IS a job..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DNN full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The employees here tend to get along very well and, as a result, the different teams (Marketing, Product, Sales, Support, PS, etc.) tend to be more collaborative than you might find elsewhere. The CEO has a lot of experience and is often willing to grab coffee or have a chat in his office regarding anything you might be interested in learning about business in general. It can be a good place to network, as many of your...

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    Cons

    I write this review out of an obligatory duty to prospective employees. If you are not desperately in need of employment, you should continue your search elsewhere. There's high churn on nearly every team but Product, which counts for zilch as high ranking members of that team are often pulled from product improvement projects in order to pick up the slack. Changes and new initiatives are frequent but are rarely data-driven...

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    Advice to Management

    Reflect inward. The 'industry standard' defense is thin (if not wholly inaccurate). At a certain point, the microscope should be turned on the quality of decision making at the highest level

    DNN2016-12-14
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Miserable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DNN

    Pros

    There's a Keurig machine. The longer you work at DNN the more desensitized you are to the horrible culture. You'll start thinking that micro-management, catty CEOs and inexperienced sales leadership is a norm for a tech company.

    Cons

    The biggest con would be the company's lack of self awareness. Dnn will continue to lose from competitors, lose good employees, and be stagnant in growth because the executives and management refuse to accept there's a problem. There's no strategy within the company. I saw them let go of a whole sales team (account management), then immediately realize that was a mistake. So they moved engineers into the open account...

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    Advice to Management

    Become self aware of the culture at DNN. Instead of posting fake 5 star reviews, why don't you strategize on how to actually fix the culture so your current employees are happy? Freeze hiring until you figure things out. How ethical is it to recruit someone knowing how bad things are going?

    DNN2016-12-13
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Unbearable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DNN full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -The former employees -the old culture

    Cons

    The management team is very old school in all the wrong ways and does not take any feedback from current or former employees (during exit interviews). The CEO will berate employees with long emails and getting a compliment from him is unheard of. Sometimes people like to be celebrated for their good work. Its amazing how great the culture was despite all effort from C-level management. ABSOLUTELY no documentation on any...

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    Advice to Management

    I would suggest treating people like human beings instead of robots. Until you understand that relationships drive business forward, DNN will never succeed. It's also not just about how you treat current employees but former ones as well. Cutting ties with someone who leaves the company sets a specific tone for the rest of the organization.

    DNN2016-12-10
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