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Development Dimensions International CEO Tacy Byham
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  1. "Direct support professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Development Dimensions International full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    I love working with people especially my guys . You encourage them to try in meet they goals in life .You meet different personalities.

    Cons

    The downside of working in the field of being a direct support professional you get beat up .

    Advice to Management

    I’m a positive and outgoing role model . You can definitely depend on me knowing I’ll be there in time

  2. "Great Learning Experience"

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    Current Employee - Data Science Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Development Dimensions International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - New team - Many things to learn and explore - Very welcoming

    Cons

    - There are some cons associated with the startup culture, like the lack of direction at times. But the management is very understanding and approachable

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Development Dimensions International full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    - Best coworkers I have ever had! - Summer Hours

    Cons

    Where to begin? This company is supposed to be an expert in hiring and developing employees yet they don't know how to do it for their own company. People are promoted just because they are there and because of who they are friends with. My last manager didn't even take a leadership inventory because he was "afraid of the results". My last director was a misogynist who looked down on our whole team. He didn't even...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a look around at all levels of management and actually figure out if they are doing their job or not. A LOT of great, hard working people get treated like crap from leaders and management and they aren't even getting decent pay for it. DDI used to be a great company to work for and I used to brag about working there. Talk to your employees on ALL levels to see how you can get back to that.

  4. "Happy here"

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    Current Employee - N/A 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Development Dimensions International full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Development, benefits, work-life balance, co-workers.

    Cons

    Rules don't apply to people who complain high enough.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for following processes and learning new technology if you want to move the levers.

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Extras instead of $$$"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Development Dimensions International full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Summer hours Generous vacations Some great bosses Great people to work with, not necessarily to work for. Pay is lower than comparable firms but better vacation and holidays and flexible hours are good.

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampant in some departments with bad results. Too many positions are "part-time temporary" to avoid paying benefits Favoritism based on socializing instead of performance for promotions. Pay is lower than comparable firms but more paid holidays and time off.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Sad Changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Development Dimensions International full-time

    Pros

    Excellent assessment tools. Smart co-workers

    Cons

    Sinking ship for the last few years. Very sad to see it happen to a good brand.

    Advice to Management

    Sell why you still can

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Candidate Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Development Dimensions International part-time

    Pros

    Warm and welcoming colleagues, convenient location, and interesting variety of projects.

    Cons

    Poor top-down communication, no raises, very few performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. From the low-income, part time temporary employees to full-time management, refraining from endless secrecy is critical to creating a healthy, confident work environment.

  8. Helpful (17)

    "On a Steady Course to Mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Development Dimensions International part-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Ten years ago, I would have been able to fill this section with "pros", but I'm hard pressed to find any. There are still some people left who are great to work with.

    Cons

    While integrity is a core value, it is not practiced by management. The worst offender is leadership in HR. We sell development, empowerment, and emotional IQ while we practice layoffs and "suggested" buyouts for our long-term partners before layoffs. A tough decision for some is eased by "You always have a place here and can come back when we hire again!" But when the time comes some were told that they are no longer...

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    Advice to Management

    Get back to what made DDI, DDI. People are important. The stagnant, mediocrity that we consider success today is a direct result of dismissing the unstoppable innovation that comes when management appreciates and support their teams. Replacements need made and it starts with managers, not my valued partners that have been asked to leave, pressured to leave, or have become so disenchanted that they leave on their own....

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    Development Dimensions International Response

    August 1, 2018CEO

    Thank you for sharing your experience and perspective. I recognize that you’re feeling angry and that the round of layoffs and voluntary exit packages last year were painful. In DDI’s nearly 50 years of history, we have had a few layoffs, and have tried our best to make any occurrences ...

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  9. "Great people and unheard of autonomy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Development Dimensions International full-time

    Pros

    Management couldn’t be more committed to culture and employees. Have offered paid half days in the summer for years! Best part is the opportunity to work with smart and witty people, as well as the unheard of autonomy (at least in the field),

    Cons

    Pay currently not competitive for sales.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Appreciate the regular video updates

    Development Dimensions International Response

    August 1, 2018CEO

    I’m thrilled to hear your experience with the culture here. It’s one of our core values to ensure that we offer our associates’ work-life balance, and we’re proud to be able to offer summer hours to encourage our associates to spend time doing what they love. I feel confident that ...

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  10. "A Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Development Dimensions International full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Company values the employees contributions . Great colleagues. Accelerating technology footprint. Provides needed independence to get the work done.

    Cons

    possibly some employees are not as aggressive as they should in contributing towards company's growth.

    Development Dimensions International Response

    August 1, 2018CEO

    We really appreciate your comments. The fact that you feel that you are valued here and have the freedom to do great work means the world to all of us in leadership. I promise that we’ll continue to work each day to continue to create that positive environment. I’m also pleased ...

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