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Datalink Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Datalink President, CEO, and Director Paul F. Lidsky
Paul F. Lidsky
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Pros
  • It's a great company, and I believe in what we are doing (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people, management is pretty good too (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Sales people are unable to get the right conversations at the right levels (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solutions Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Work from home
    A lot of exposure to relevant technologies, limitless opportunity to learn what you want
    Great for an entrepreneurial focused individual
    Highly skilled colleagues with a wealth of knowledge

    Cons

    Internal training is lacking
    No clearly defined expectations on work being performed
    Very limited SOP and processes - "reinventing the wheel" is common
    Sometimes you are left in the dark and not sure where your time should be focused

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more in-depth onboarding and training for new employees so they can understand exactly what is expected of them. An employee with clearly defined goals and expectations is a motivated employee.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Micro Management Company"

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

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

    Pros

    It used to be a great company with a great culture

    Cons

    Managers care more about themselves than their employees

    Advice to Management

    restructure or you will lose ALL of your talent. Ask around, They have trouble hiring good talent, In my opinion DL is getting a terrible reputation as a place to avoid working.


  3. "Datalink Corp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Group
    Current Employee - Federal Group
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Datalink part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Telecommuting allowed. Good Benefit packages.

    Cons

    No vision for the future.


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  5. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Datalink full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to Work and fantastic training.

    Cons

    None that I'm aware of


  6. "Senior Solutions Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Datalink full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers who are very respectful.

    Cons

    Company is based on selling hardware and services.

    Advice to Management

    Get better at financial forecasting.


  7. "Financial Service Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at Datalink (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits - Great Pay

    Cons

    Board of Directors do not live in the same state as headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your staff happy!


  8. "Excellent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Datalink full-time

    Pros

    This company is very employee focused. They promote from within and support their employees.

    Cons

    As a small company we could do more with more resources.


  9. "Account Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and work environment, the flexibility is great.

    Cons

    The leadership can sometimes make you feel like you are on an island and not knowing what's going on behind closed doors.

    Advice to Management

    Openness would be a great asset to keep everyone in the know as to the roadmap of the company.


  10. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Options to grow from current position. Little to no micro managing.

    Cons

    Limited support staffing. Work in progress though.

    Advice to Management

    Training, training and training. Helpful to new employees to have a seasoned employee in the same position shadowing for a few weeks before kicking them out of the nest.


  11. "Datalink management is clueless..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engineering is solid, sales needs some work. Support staff is awesome. Pay and benefits are good. Good focus on customer needs.

    Cons

    DL wants to be a managed services company, but has no idea or direction to get there. Management is completely disconnected and seems like only one goal in mind is to sell and get the golden parachute.

    Advice to Management

    Top management disconnected from every day operations.



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