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Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "Great Boss, Pretty Good Company, Struggling HR"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Data Transmission Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best boss that I could hope for. Is no nonsense, so expects great work, but doesn't micro manage, sticks up for the team, understands the need for continuing education to name a few.

    The recent ownership change is very promising. Went from large French corporation (Schneider Electric) to private equity with a proven track record of growing companies for the long term. Hoping this translates into better benefits and overall compensation (which aren't horrible currently, but could be better).

    New top level management is world class. At least one of the main product C-levels are up there pretty close as well. Overall in very capable hands at the very top.

    Cons

    Low. Cube. Walls. Developers need a quiet atmosphere with minimal interruptions, but when the company was still S.E. they remodeled to low cube, open environment. A vast majority of the people are not happy with this, but the money was spent and I doubt it will change any time soon.

    Vacation accrual and carry over is limited, and may not be 100% legal (but should be in flux with the recent ownership change).

    There have been a few years of poor decision making within a few of the product segments leading to poor revenue growth (and losses). Again, the potential for turn around is better now with new ownership.

    The HR transition from Schneider Electric to DTN has been poor.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow high level decision makers to keep repeating bad decisions just because they've been here 20 years.

    To attract top talent, have top compensation, benefits and working environments. The psychological environment is great around here (at least in my group). The physical environment is not optimal; it's clean and new, but a poor layout and design. The compensation and benefits are probably average.

    Implement working from home practices. This is the cutting edge. It will attract more top talent and provide more productivity, especially for software developers.

    Fix the HR problems.

    Data Transmission Network Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – HR Business Partner

    Thank you for your feedback. We take feedback like this very seriously and will review these topics with leadership. The vacation policy changes in Nebraska were addressed last year and further... More


  2. "horrible place"

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    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Data Transmission Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are nice, wearing shorts and tshirts

    Cons

    favoritism, higher management is in minnesota along with other employees, bad management repeating same issues for decade

  3. "good environment and benefits, autonomy"

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    Former Employee - Products in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Products in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Data Transmission Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package was attractive, very lax vacation policy with flexibility to work from home. Management was focused on results and not micromanagement. Some very smart people at higher levels, which facilitated learning about the industry.

    Cons

    Company gets bought and sold a lot, DTN division is a bit of a forgotten entity. There is limited opportunity for advancement. Pay is average.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of past experience of employees. Interview them every few months to get their feedback and create a more collaborative environment.


  4. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Data Transmission Network part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great location and I love Omaha.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to listen to staff more. They need to give out more bonuses and encourage the reps to work harder.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Always a step and a half behind"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Decent benefits
    plenty of parking in the parking lot

    Cons

    Product managers driven by ego rather than a desire to innovate
    Backward looking management
    Disjointed management, and communication

    Advice to Management

    When selecting individuals to develope and maintain product, it is imperative to find a person that doesn't get immobilized by criticism of the product. Innovate, look at what other companies int he same arena are doing to stay ahead of the curve.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great potential, but awful leadership and incompetent middle management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good and the brand is strong.
    Good opportunity for those just starting out or early on in their careers

    Cons

    Very short-sighted mentality, with extreme lack of visionary leadership.
    Ethically compromised leadership and management created an abusive culture where only those who agreed with management were rewarded (even when management was wrong)

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act. Learn how to recognize and foster talent, and avoid the propensity toward cronyism which is so rampant in this company


  7. "It was OK...I dont know how it is now"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was great...if you are good...although I think the commission plan is not as good as it was

    Cons

    basically a telemarketer...lots of dialing the phone

  8. "DTN was a great place to work, good people, good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Manager/Director in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Manager/Director in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees that care and take pride in a job well done.
    Opportunity to advance within the company
    Willing to pay top dollar ot top performers to retain their expertise
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Smaller company so opportunities can be limited for advancement.
    People a little territorial/favoritism pretty common in a smaller company

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes decisions were made to include people at certain positions for the wrong reason. Focus on getting the right person for the job, don't worry about past associations


  9. "Fair place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family fairness solid benefits. Interesting company

    Cons

    No growth, no opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    give up satillites


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company is in a great place because the mid-level managers really understand thier customers and employees."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back, friendly, and casual work environment. For the most part it is a very fair and pressure free place to work.

    Cons

    Management has problems turning a laid back and casual work environment into dollars. As a result, we usually end up rushing products out the door unfinished for the sole purpose of hitting some manager's project quota. Additionally, due to the financial situation of the company, many of the perks you would find at other companies are missing. For example: bonuses, company parties/outings, encentive programs, team building experiences are all virtually non-existant (unless it comes out of the managers pocket).

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with your employees. Not the people directly below you but rather the people at the ground floor. They are the ones who actually know what your customers want. Not your paper pushers that produce nothing but reports based on data collected and then passed through 3 layers of refinement so that it "looks good".


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