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Updated May 30, 2017
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  • Department in Customer Service is super cliquey (in 4 reviews)

  • Job board industry is in transition, can DHI evolve and stay relevant (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Yikes!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, benefits, pto, casual work environment, paid holidays, free parking, short commute, air conditioning, free water, and nice chairs to sit on

    Cons

    Clueless managers & even worse executive leadership, keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
    Cronyism
    Toxic work environment regardless of department-everyone thinks they're owed something.
    One star rating is too high

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your ppl & those surveys already!


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Last Shot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, 401k match day 1, lot of vacation & paid vacation, affordable health care, free parking, fun activities in the office

    Cons

    Not enough work for me
    Director has personal friendships with her employees, and she has her favorites. (See Facebook, the dinner club, etc)
    Super negative work environment, but I have to be positive
    No opportunity to grow
    Department in Customer Service is super cliquey

    Advice to Management

    With stock so low-and the divestment of brands, this is the last shot for us all.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "This company should have died years ago - why can't they just kill it?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    San Jose office has typical Silicon Valley amenities (free food and hard/soft drinks)
    Reasonable computers if you are in engineering
    San Jose office is near the Shark Tank which is nice -- and they pay for parking (or at least they did when I was there)
    Dice's Data Science team is friendly

    Cons

    In short - everything else is a total disaster.
    Since that's not long enough, allow me to explain:
    Most people think that Dice is a Silicon Valley company -- it's not. In fact, the vast majority of Dice employees are in Iowa, then New York and finally San Jose. This explains why the company is run so badly.
    Dice management tends to praise and promote their worst employees; the best ones (except the last two Marketing VPs - both were fired) usually leave out of frustration.
    Dice's sales force focuses their energies on their "job board" - it makes money, but they leave a lot of the table because their other products aren't sold very much.
    Dice's marketing department is a total disaster - they had a smart product marketer that did some great things, but he left leaving two fragmented "teams" grouped by "tech pro" and "employer" - neither of which have a clue how to promote to either audience
    Dice's product management department is a joke - they have no idea how to develop products that their customers demand, yet complain all the time that marketing doesn't do their jobs.
    Worst of all... they have an open office environment where everyone feels compelled to talk all the time so it's impossible to focus.

    Advice to Management

    Move the Dice job board into another business unit and kill this company once and for all!


  4. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dice (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can wear jean every day.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what's going on nor what direction they should go.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not what I expected"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Nice downtown office
    Good commute (close to train, light rail)

    Cons

    Poor leadership - unfortunately they don't have the high level "vision" the company needs to be taken to the next level

    Unable to grow the company with providing new products for customers. Mgmt isn't focused enough on what the customer is asking for. OpenWeb was a disaster - a mistake which was overlooked and the customer suffers because of it. Need to allow for "customer" focus groups to really hear what is needed and wanted for customer satisfaction. Seems to be a reactive versus proactive company.

    Advice to Management

    Step in and make a change.


  6. "BioSpace division has some challenges, that are primarily created from within."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    While the company was owned by On Target Jobs, things were much better. Leadership actually cared about the success of the people, and looked for feedback. The office location is very nice, modern, and open. They do have a community focus as well.

    Cons

    Once On Target Jobs (HCareers, HealtheCareers, and BioSpace), were acquired by Dice, things had a very long and laborious transition period. BioSpace came out the worst in this situation. New leadership never really knew how to make this division work within the larger scheme of things. Lack of experience, in higher level positions seemed evident, from day 1.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink how the organization is structured, and try and treat each division the same, regardless of size.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Run the other way!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual dress, nice facilities, team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Woefully inadequate management simply didn't have a clue. "My way or the highway" approach prevented me from introducing any outside expertise. Any opinions from sales department will trump those of marketing or any other.

    Advice to Management

    Stop surrounding yourself with yes men. Realize that your staff in Iowa are not second-class life forms compared to the New York, Ivy League management.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Absolutely horrible work experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pay is OK
    - There are some people there, primarily those that have been there 5 years or less, who are good at what they do and current in their knowledge.

    Cons

    - Absolutely no strategic direction whatsoever
    - Make people directors and managers just because they've been there a while
    - No communication within or between departments
    - Lots of dead weight staff that has been there a long time and brings no value
    - Stuck in the 90s for processes (when they exist) and technology
    - HR department is a laughingstock
    - Spends a ridiculous amount of money on fluff

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of 90 percent of the directors and above in the organization. Certain areas are extremely over staffed, while others are greatly understaffed.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Unpredictable..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Accounts Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - National Accounts Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was good. Compensation was good. Coworkers were great.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management.

    I was terminated without so much as a verbal warning, a written review, or final warning. I got a call from my manager, and out of the blue I was informed I was terminated.

    Beware a company that lacks communication.

    As far as I knew, I was an employee in good standing.

    I moved from Colorado to Florida to take this job. In less than six months, I was fired. Again, without so much as a performance review.

    Beware! Beware! Beware!

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your field sales team!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Regrettable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with some really great people and a known product in the market

    Cons

    Working with some really not so great people, new sales structure has not only negatively effected the majority of the sales teams financially but destroyed the once positive company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Director level management does not know market, product or how to direct a sales organization.


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