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Data Transmission Network Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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  1. "Wild"

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    Former Employee - CIO in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - CIO in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Data Transmission Network full-time

    Pros

    Smart <crazy> smart people who are really good people and care about the customers.

    Cons

    No specific issues. Some good some bad product goose chases. But all with analysis and a healthy appetite for risk.


  2. "Great place to work with great people across various departments I worked with"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Data Transmission Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to grow and learn new things, good people, steady work pace overall

    Cons

    Sometimes frustrating getting things done if outside scope of your department

    Advice to Management

    More work, Less meetings.


  3. "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


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  5. "Good environment and friendly coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The employees are friendly and very cooperative wanting to get the job done right and quickly. The Burnsville MN location has a great view of the Minnesota river valley!

    Cons

    Some managers tend to micromanage, but not too bad. Company is now owned by Schneider Electric, but remains rather autonomous regarding job function for most non-senior managers.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "Sheer Misery and a Joke"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Springfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to take a nap at work. You'll sell as much stuff doing that as you will trying to sell their junky services that do not work and no one wants.

    Cons

    Extremely tough sell, as all of the services they sell are found free on the internet, contrary to what they tell you. None of the services even work accurately. The market prices and the elevator cash bids are from the previous day. The weather is a joke. One time at the office for example, their weather said no precipitation for the next 3 hours, yet it was probably the fiercest storm I've ever witnessed outside! You get paid peanuts to cold call and strike out every day. The commissions get worse every year. Every person you call is so tired of hearing from DTN that they'll never buy anything. Extremely over hyped and over marketed.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Your days are over.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "paid the bills"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    co workers were good group of people

    local / lower level managers were very supportive

    easy place to work - low stress

    Cons

    product not as relevant in their industry as once were

    lots of cold calling to subscriber base

    compensation plan changes annually and erratically


  10. 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.


  11. 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



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