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DataScan Reviews

Updated December 29, 2016
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Pros
  • There are lots of interesting problems to solve, management is extremely supportive, benefits are awesome, good work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits and the company is invested in sharing in it's success with bonuses (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Significant change annually; parent company does not always understand DST environment and needs (in 5 reviews)

  • Very few opportunities for advancement outside of relocating to the home office in Georgia (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Best Place I have ever worked for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataScan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An awesome company to work for!. It is part of JM Family, started by Mr. Jim Moran - a man with a vision and a mission. Datascan lives the core values of JM Family.
    Excellent teamwork, great pay and amazing benefits.
    The company is totally employee focused - Sorry, employee is not the right word. We are 'associates' here.
    Most humble top management. In almost every company meeting you would hear the President say that - all the credit goes to the associates.
    I see why we have associates who have spent 40 years with this family. Would love to retire from here, a couple of decades from now.

    Cons

    Don't see any so far.

    Advice to Management

    You are amazingly humble and respectful of the associates. Remain that way and we will give you our best and then try to improve on it!
    Together we will make it happen! Dare to dream and we will make it possible!


  2. "Great People, Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataScan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    DataScan is a hidden gem to most job seekers in the Atlanta market. This is an organization that I have been part of for more than 12 yrs and my experience here is only getting better. DataScan is part of JM Family Enterprises which has been ranked on the 100 Best Companies list for 17yrs straight. The culture at JM Family is awesome and it is stronger than any other company that I have worked for in my 20+yr career. They truly live the philosophy that their associates are their most important asset! If you are looking for a fun and innovative place to work, DataScan and JM Family should be on your short list.

    Cons

    The only drawback to DataScan, even though it is part of a larger organization, is that we are relatively small in terms of associates in the Alpharetta office. We currently have 150+ associates here so the opportunities for advancement and growth are somewhat limited. That being said, you are ultimately part of an organization with 4,000+ associates, so you do have options but they may not be based in the Alpharetta location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing as you are truly making DataScan a great place to work!


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataScan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    DataScan is a great place to work. The benefits alone make it a very appealing place to work. But it is much more than that. It is a place were you feel like family.

    Cons

    Unless you are in the IT field, there are not many open jobs for movement with the the company.


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  5. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    -The people. It is truly like a family here.
    -The benefits. Let me just say....WOW. You are really taken care of here.
    -Great fancy new coffee and fun break room with games to really take a break when needed.
    -Challenging and exciting work with room to be creative and take risks. Plus you can use the innovation lab as a space to work on new projects!

    Cons

    -The building is outdated, but there are plans to build a new office and move within the next year.


  6. "A Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataScan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    DataScan embraces innovation, and is pushing forward with new technology and ideas every day. There is always an opportunity to learn and explore new technologies. DataScan has proven time and again that they look out for their Associates first. The benefits are far above average, exceeding anything I've seen anywhere else. Annual bonuses are also amazing. Career Longevity in this field of work is something I didn't see until I got here. So many people have been here for many, many years. We constantly endeavor to improve our processes, our products and ourselves. You can't ask much more from a company than that.

    Cons

    The downsides of working here are equivalent to any job. You have some politics, you have some older technologies, you have some long hours at times. But in the long run, its the support you get from the company that makes it all worth it. There's nothing specific to this company that is a con vs any other company I've ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where we came from while we move forward. A lot of long nights were put into our product, and a lot of teamwork. Hindsight is 20/20. Also, continue to keep your focus on our clients, and our departments that support them. We have to own our past as much as our future.


  7. "Exciting Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataScan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focused on driving innovation in process and technology. The company has been a leader in the Financial Floor-planning industry for years and is focused on reinventing itself to ensure it's future. Flexible work hours with a great associate base. Great benefits and the company is invested in sharing in it's success with bonuses.

    Cons

    DataScan is still a relatively small company, so with associate retention, it's limited in its job growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    New business is awesome, but don't forget to invest in your existing customer base and the support of their environments.


  8. "Awesome company, Definitely on the Up and Up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at DataScan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great company, they take care of their employees even when the company wasn't doing well.
    - A lot of room to growth either laterally or vertically
    - Good work/life balance
    - Friendly people
    - Extremely good benefits
    - Will be a company to recon with in the very near future

    Cons

    - Outdated Software (that has created opportunities to grow and update their lacking software with the latest and greatest. Like I said on the up and up)
    - The old coffee

    Advice to Management

    Even greater things in 2017


  9. "Great Company, Cares about You"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DataScan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are lots of interesting problems to solve, management is extremely supportive, benefits are awesome, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Software is aging -- some effort is spent on older technologies, but most of it is going to modernizing and following new trends in industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Major changes in 2015 and 2016 have boosted outlook and morale.


  10. "Awesome and genuine company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataScan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative atmosphere. Innovation breeds new ideas and excitement for software engineers.
    High availability of executives to have honest and candid conversations.
    Individual recognition and growth opportunities for high performers.
    Second to none benefits. Our parent company is one of the top companies to retire from per Forbes.
    Family atmosphere.
    Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes longer to make things happen.
    Company is too concentrated on Automative industry.
    Lack of multiple product lines.

    Advice to Management

    Look for associates with potential and give them opportunities for growth. Provide assistance and/or training for associates with potential. Ensure we hire and retain high performers only.


  11. "Best place I've ever worked, and last place I'll ever work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cumming, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataScan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Awesome co-workers
    - Great benefits
    - Newly restructured management that understands that happy employees are productive employees
    - Lots of exciting initiatives and investments to get people engaged
    - Very competitive compensation
    - Opportunities to grow career
    - Support from an awesome parent company (JM Family Enterprises)

    Cons

    We are sometimes limited by antiquated policies of our parent company that slows down our ability to be as nimble with our decision making as we would like.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize top talent with opportunities for advancement and career growth.



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