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Data Systems International Reviews

Updated June 28, 2018
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  • "No 401k matching, salary is not competitive, seems like we're always in "crisis mode", no bonuses past few quarters" (in 11 reviews)

  • "No 401K matching, no education assistance" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great company if you're willing to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard work is rewarded
    Great technology and smart co-workers
    Foster culture of team work
    Feel valued for your contributions
    Compensation is competitive
    Lot's of opportunity to learn and grow as technology evolves

    Cons

    There is no where to hide if you don't work hard as as everyone's contribution is noticed. 401K match would be a nice perk.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I believe the future of the company continues to be positive.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Stay Away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Data Systems International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Nice office space
    -Break rooms were cool

    Cons

    -COMPLETE and UTTER morons running the company, had no idea for what the vision of the company should be
    -Says they need to have an App Store but yet invests NO resources into standard application development
    -Company is entirely focused on making the next sale and not on the product they are selling
    -Will fire ANY good talent that challenges the "good old boys club" at the highest level even if it's for the betterment of the company
    -Promotions and "title inflation" is common with NO increase in salary
    -Do not fall for the ICP bonus program trap, they NEVER pay out the bonuses anymore. Company is definitely struggling financially
    -Finally matching 401k, BUT with a caveat... they will lower your overall bonus to account for the 401k match, so is this really a benefit?
    -Complete and utter mess when it comes to delivery that leads to every single project failing at some point because the "standard" product is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Get some executives that actually know and have experience running a company.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Good work place, fires like crazy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Data Systems International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Fire lots of people, some for no reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a second chance and allow them to make up for things that caused them to get fired.


  4. Helpful (12)

    "Surprise!! You're FIRED....for NO reason!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Data Systems International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great "window-dressing". Pictures of office "look" nice.

    Cons

    Managers do NOT give you any feedback. Imagine, working your tail off and thinking that you are doing a great job. You haven't been given ANY negative feedback. Then, one day, you get called into a meeting and are told that this is your last day at DSI (meanwhile HR is packing up your desk). This is an unreal way to treat hard-working people. Shame on this company for operating in such a way.

    Advice to Management

    Try developing people and creating an atmosphere where you give employees feedback. and a chance to change if necessary. Don't just kick them out and treat them like they are criminals.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "It is just Business"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Data Systems International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive pay and rewarding commission plan.

    Cons

    Very little room to grow or advance your career in the company. It is just merely a job. Very weak in developing and training employees. Very rigid in the processes in the company and very political. Not responsive to change. Short term minded and progresses quater by quater. Not an ideal place to learn or grow but an ideal place to take a punt or sprint in your career.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere - low pay compared to the rest of the field"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Data Systems International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great break rooms, plenty of time off, ability to work from home

    Cons

    Low pay is my biggest complaint.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging teams


  7. "Making Progress"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have seen some negative reviews out here...not debating any of them. However, want to offer another perspective.

    DSI is a fast-paced environment where you have to be willing to jump in and be flexible to change. Culture is improving over the past quarter.

    Self-starting is rewarded. Lots of great company momentum.

    Nice company bonus plan - this year has been down a bit, but past 3 years has been excellent.

    Medical Insurance is A+ on benefits

    Development teams have great comradery and pretty tight-knit.

    Cons

    If you mind change, then DSI probably isn't the place for you. If you embrace it then you will like the environment.

    No company 401K contribution

    Medical premiums

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your greatest investment - make sure they never question that. The creativity and brain power of this company has unlimited potential. Make sure to tap into that resource.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Title Hidden"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Data Systems International full-time

    Pros

    -Family feel atmosphere
    -Start-up mentality
    -Nice pay
    -Work/Life balance

    Cons

    -If you don't like change then DSI isn't for you
    -Management doesn't always talk to each other which creates confusion and frustration amongst the teams that are delivering on a project

    Advice to Management

    -Make a choice and stick with it until the project is complete rather than change midway through
    -Increase communication amongst the management team
    -Move from small company mentality to medium size business mentality


  9. "Great KC Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Data Systems International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Modern Office Space w/ Open Layout. // In I.T. there are opportunities to get your hands on quite a few different technologies (hardware and software). // Friendly people work there...for the most part they are great at hiring folks are who are not only job specific good fits, but cultural fits that makes coming to work each day that much more enjoyable. // Competitive Pay & Good Benefits. Adoption Assistance is nice. // Lots of employee perks like game rooms, many days where lunch or snacks are provided, quarterly all company syncs so everyone can be up to date on company progress etc. // Willingness to assist with continued education //

    Cons

    Some of the direct managers could be re-evaluated. There seem to be several departments that would complain of their managers holding them back or micromanaging. When I left, I heard that that was being worked on/addressed. // Above & Beyond award system focuses mostly on 1-2 specific departments; more diversity in their recognition of hard work would be good for moral.

    Advice to Management

    DSI has created a successful, modern tech company in KC that anyone on the outside looking in would love to work for. My only suggestion would be that management work a little harder to get on board and be part of the great culture that exists among the employees. If the gap that existed between employees and management was bridged just a little more, this could easily be one of the best companies to work for in KC.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place for entry level"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Data Systems International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office space, ability to work from home, decent benefits, great co-workers and manager.

    Cons

    No 401k matching, salary is not competitive, seems like we're always in "crisis mode", no bonuses past few quarters


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