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Datalink Reviews

Updated October 10, 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. "Current Employee"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Datalink as a contractor

    Pros

    Great support, very good pay

    Cons

    Communication with actual client is not good


  2. "Accounts Payable Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Datalink full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, take great care of there employees

    Cons

    Moving to Arizona so accounting jobs in EP are ending

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    "Solutions Architect"

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    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.


  4. "Senior Solutions Engineer"

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    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.


  5. "Financial Service Administrator"

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    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!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Account Representative"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    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.

  8. "Worked on a Contract Project as a Consultant for more than a year"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Datalink as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Pay was good and supervisors were polite.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of. I worked at one of their clients location to support their IT infrastructure so I don't know much about internal culture of the company itself.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, management is pretty good too

    Cons

    Not sure if CEO know where we are actually going as our main partner revenues fall, hopefully we find which route will be successful

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but also make sure your employees know they are appreciated


  10. "Senior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and culture. successful in different regions of the country

    Cons

    not much local support in the geographic market


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