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DPS Telecom Reviews

Updated Oct 4, 2019

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11 Ratings
  1. "Like Family"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm coming up on my fifth month here at DPS and my experience has been overall very positive. -Fun, Very Caring, family like environment -Everyone is intelligent and has great moments of sass -Zero/Low drama that when it happens only centers on how to make more money -You will talk to the CEO often who has a large and warm personality -Super Generous with food, unlimited coffee You will gain weight if not careful so moderate or doggy bag -Encourages you when you make mistakes esp if you are already wary and careful in nature -Overtime rather than salary (beneficial for workaholics) -Lots of challenging tasks for multitaskers and developers alike

    Cons

    Not cons per se but some thoughts. -LAMP Codebase is very large and developed by hundreds of devs. -Requires a lot of time to search through -May be frustrating to some but with appropriate setup and supportive team is not insurmountable -You will learn a lot about the internal tools, understanding other people's style of coding which is fascinating especially if you come from a more unilateral way of development. -Low starting wage that raises dependent on how much you fiscally bring to the company -Proving your fiscal worth is an individual task and may involve charts, etc. -If you like to work then this will often come second to doing more work -Rumors say you have to fight for your wage, but I think if the company was swimming in money then they would likely give back. It's tight but not to the point you feel it everywhere. -Searching through the codebase can take some time especially when trying to find a relevant function -(Keep notepad plus plus open and make todo lists)

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    DPS Telecom2019-10-04
  2. "Have to be willing to invest in self"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DPS Telecom full-time

    Pros

    -Promotion from within -If you are willing to work hard you can really move up in the Company -Low drama work enviroment -Ability to learn lots of skillsets if you ware willing to put in the effort -A degree or work history is not the only way you can prove that you can do the job you want. -"Put me in Coach meeting" Employees can seek guidance from management or key staff memebers in departments they want to move into and see what additional skillsets would be required to advance to that area they are interested in. -Monthly all hands meetings (managment speaks and there is food) -Self Developments classes lead by CEO of DPS -401K and Defined Benefit Plan (two retirement plans) -Free car washes -Bonuses for birthdays and work anniversaries

    Cons

    -Initial rate of pay is low, it does take a few months to get to market value. You have to make the investment into yourself -Everyone starts from an entry level position -Have to show up every day you are scheduled to come in, there are bonuses tied to attenance -You do have to push yourself if you want to advance, it is no cake-walk

    DPS Telecom2019-09-04
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  4. "Great company if your smart..."

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    Former Employee - Front Desk in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DPS Telecom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth, clearly everyone hired is fairly smart and feels much like a family.

    Cons

    Little notice when layed off and they have kids (teens) running departments, not a complete bad things but its lowers your moral since you know the younger ones will take your job.

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    DPS Telecom2019-07-16
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DPS Telecom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of 1 on 1 help if you need it Lots of overtime Some engineers are really cool

    Cons

    Some people shouldn't be working here Pay is bad(CEO will say you will get paid more due time, but trust me when things go not as planned you will be dropped. Pay Cap is around $20 for ANY position, unless you are there for 15+ years don't expect to see anything change)

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    DPS Telecom2018-10-02
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company to Learn A LOT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DPS Telecom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn as long as you have a thick skin, can welcome criticism and use it to improve your output, and are willing to work long hours. Generous 401k and benefits.

    Cons

    You will be likely not be recognized for hard work unless you have actual results that you are able to pitch effectively to the management team and CEO. If you can't sell your value as an employee with RESULTS, you likely won't stay long. (This is a crucial skill to have anywhere though, so really this is just a good place to make sure you got it...if you got it here, you are pretty much are golden anywhere.) The pay for management is based on company profits and the CEO's discretion. You won't get significant pay increases when you have been there a while and have worked your way up to management. The only guaranteed portion of your paycheck is your base wage which is ridiculously small for the market and the amount of work that will be expected of you. What they do to get around this for the people that they want to keep around is offer a management bonus based on the company profits and if the CEO likes you. Problem is that portion of your pay is in no way guaranteed. It's really a great way for the company to keep employees on their toes and be invested in the company's success, but if you don't feel like wagering your livelihood on what is hugely CEO's "gut" (how he thinks the economy is, how hard he thinks you are working, personal biasses, etc.) as well as some measurabble numbers like quarterly sales, you should probably plan on settling down long-term elsewhere. The CEO seems to thrive on butt-kissing. If you have some self-respect, you don't have to fall prey to kissing butt to move up, but you better have a grasp on what will or won't fly. You have to know what to and not to say. Dicernment and a civil tongue is a virtue anywhere you go, but in the presence of some of the petty audience you will inevitably be exposed to here, it is crucial to the opportunities you have here that you have an inordinate ammount of self-control at times. Keep your mind on your goal, and don't let a moment of indicretion in an imbecile-invoked fury ruin your path. Don't work unless you have a very specific goal in mind. Whether that goal is to work here long term and move up, or that goal is to learn as much as you can and get out: KNOW YOUR GOAL and work towards that ruthlessly every day. In order to accomplish either goal though, you will have to let management believe that you are there long term. They will not keep anyone there that they know is just using them as a stepping stool to bigger things.

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    DPS Telecom2018-09-10
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Metal fabricator"

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    Former Employee - Fabricator/Metal Shop in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DPS Telecom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, always some thing new to learn, this company has the leadership and culture to go so far! Fail fast guys!

    Cons

    I really have nothing bad to say.

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    DPS Telecom2018-07-24
  8. "Not ideal"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DPS Telecom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional, benefits, intelligent colleagues good hours

    Cons

    Just a number, not allowed to express your personality, boring, quiet, boss is not very nice,

    DPS Telecom2018-07-16
  9. "n/a"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DPS Telecom

    Pros

    Cannot think of any Pros

    Cons

    Not a good work place

    DPS Telecom2018-07-11
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great for experience and learning new skillsets"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DPS Telecom full-time

    Pros

    Cross training Able to learn new things out of my skill sets Day goes by quickly Enjoyed the daily challenges Vertically integrated, they do pretty much everything in-house Everyone seems to be busy

    Cons

    Long hours, about 10 hours a day No time to surf facebook Pay initially low, you have to prove yourself to make more

    DPS Telecom2018-03-17
  11. Helpful (4)

    "New Grads RUN"

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

    I worked at DPS Telecom full-time

    Pros

    CEO is really cool guy

    Cons

    Very low pay for software engineering Required to work 10-12 hour days Expected to work at home on projects as well No real training is involved in "helping" you work, just expected to learn on your own and fend for yourself

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    DPS Telecom2017-09-01
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