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Dachis Group Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "Strategist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time

    Pros

    The smartest people I have ever worked with were on this team -- and the culture was awesome

    Cons

    There was a lack of transparency from the top that led to distrust

    Advice to Management

    Stick with positive encouragement as a motivation tactic


  2. "Crazy Growth, Smart People"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some of the smartest people I've ever met. The company was able to recruit the best and the brightest.

    Cons

    Making the transition from being a services company to a software company is a really hard change to make.

    Advice to Management

    Employees don't care about IPO events because 95% don't have enough equity to make it meaningful financially. Don't make that a company goal.

  3. "Hard Business Model"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool space in downtown Austin. Interesting set of companies all over the world.

    Cons

    Mix of services and software combined with lots of independent companies doing their own thing makes for a hard business model.

    Advice to Management

    Find one thing to focus on and execute on that.


  4. "Missed Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dachis had a large opportunity at a time when social was going gangbusters. We had a great group of people in the Portland office that was acquired and had worked together for a long time. Our team was creative both in regards to design and technical solutions to bring the best product on a good timeline to the clients.

    Cons

    Account management was handled in another office. The company grew too quickly and didn't have a clear vision to grow sustainably. Less than 2 months after moving the entire Portland office into a new space they'd spent a ton of money building out, they laid off half the staff.


  5. "It could have been so good..."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved morning stand-up- kept everyone in the loop about our colleagues projects

    Cons

    Very little support from upper management- one supervisor was a bully and a tyrant and her behavior was left unchecked.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff


  6. "It starts at the top"

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

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well funded early on, then squandered funds.

    Cons

    Driven by desire for money; senior management was fragmented and inconsistent in planning and execution, until nearly everyone left. Exciting early vision, but could not execute on plans. The model of strapping together many small companies failed, as there were diverse cultures and objectives and no clear executional plan to synthesize into one firm.

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees to do their best work


  7. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good clients, great experience- was able to perform a lot of different tasks. The company used to be called Drillteam and has since been acquired by Dachis Group.

    Cons

    Because the company was so small, there was a lot of work for just a few people. The company has since expanded, I worked there when it was Drillteam

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "So much squandered potential!"

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

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people that I worked with here were some of the brightest and most innovative I've ever had the pleasure of calling colleagues. The work was interesting and we were breaking new ground.

    Cons

    The company as a whole was uncertain in it's own direction & growth strategy. Business decisions seemed uninformed. After buying up a company and combining 2 into one large office after spending who knows how much money, they laid off 3/4 of the staff and were left with an empty building. The staff they chose to lay off was interesting considering the work that was on the table.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time when making decisions and spend less money on trips to Vegas for employees to drink the Kool-Aid and more time on making sure that the business is solid and will continue to grow at a pace that protects your financial investment and your employees.


  9. "The CEO has lead this org to demise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time

    Pros

    Smart people below exec level

    Cons

    Dictatorial leadership, lack of vision, Jeff Dachis, personal agendas, company is out of money and investors pulled funding.

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is and invest in the business financially. Listen to the very smart people you hired. You do not have all the answers. Leave your ego at the door. Stop funding personal expenses through the company.


  10. "Complete lack of transparency. Tons of false promises made, felt as though I had no voice."

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dachis Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Well paid.
    * There is nothing else to add.

    Cons

    * Mis-managed
    * Lack of transparency
    * Didn't have a voice.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They are in the trenches and understand what is needed.


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