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Datalink Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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Datalink President, CEO, and Director Paul F. Lidsky
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  • Sales people are unable to get the right conversations at the right levels (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Solutions Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Datalink (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Local team was great to work with.

    Cons

    No growth path limited training for employess.

    Advice to Management

    Top level management only concerned about profit margins.


  2. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - California in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - California in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Datalink full-time

    Pros

    Great engineers on the west coast

    Cons

    is very east coast focused sometimes


  3. Helpful (1)

    "It is was it is"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some really sharp minds work here and some great people. Get to work with some interesting technologies, plus some great projects.

    Cons

    Going through some pains currently and their a little loss of what they want to be when they grow up. There is very little room for growth with in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be when you grow up and enable your employees to grow with the company


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Access to many technologies"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many different technologies that you work with which offer daily challenges.

    Cons

    Customer growth has grown beyond what employees can handle.
    The 'on-call' is more like a work shift with very limited compensation.
    Management goes after profit without considering the effect on employees.
    Movement outside customer support is shunned by management.
    Advancement opportunities are very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the suggestion from your employees.
    Provide advancement opportunities


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Datalink Corp"

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    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.


  7. "Decent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to grow your personal career. You can learn and grow with the best in the business. Paul Lidsky is a great CEO.

    Cons

    Management sometimes treats you as a number, rather than a person. I've seen several people let go for no good reason.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Engineering perspective"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Remote work and largely autonomous. Sales engineers have the ability to influence and in many cases make the sale.

    Cons

    Sales engineer compensation is fixed rate. There isn't a commission option for engineers that are more sales capable than the account executive

    Advice to Management

    I would add an additional bonus specifically for engineers that are winning customer business and leading the sales organization. That or create a consultant role that operates as a hybrid.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Ok, but feels like a sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is not too hard. Not too hard to stand out. Pays pretty well and benefits are good. People are decent enough.

    Cons

    Management does a lot of talking, but not much action to back it up. All the talk in the world isn't producing sales. Ex-EMC buddy system in Services is failing pretty badly. Other execs aren't much better. Sales people are unable to get the right conversations at the right levels. Not too many legacy customers either.

    Advice to Management

    Execute better and pivot faster to attack new opportunities. This is critical to sustaining the business. You are currently moving too slow and need to adapt better.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "former glory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Once a great company at the forefront of technology on a consistent waves. Strong onecall support program and pockets of great engineers.

    Cons

    Lack of R&D investments and new technologies to solve current business problems have resulted in a weak Q4. Very inconsistent pay to 100% commission AE's leads to a rough ride.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Salez"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Datalink full-time

    Pros

    Great people & pretty good pay

    Cons

    Poor leadership at HQ and in the field

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders who are engaged not just accountants.


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