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Dice Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Customer service needs to get proactive on the phone, not just reactive (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, decent office environment

    Cons

    Terrible executive leadership. Boys club that only listens to themselves and not their employees. Run by techies with developer expertise but think they are experts in all aspects of business (sales, marketing, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and invest in their development


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Needs help"

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    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people
    Casual work environment
    Good benefits/insurance/401K match
    Generous vacation package
    Meditation Group
    Fun office gatherings, holiday parties, etc
    Dice pays above average to all departments

    Cons

    Lack of upper management strategy
    No trust in management from top all the way down to middle management
    Too many managers throughout the company
    Marketing failure for going on four years
    Failure to innovate the product
    Lack of direction in sales
    Customer service needs to get proactive on the phone, not just reactive. Get to work.
    Defeat within most departments has become toxic
    Non revenue generating departments need to understand that a lack of sales will eventually mean a lack of jobs in all departments. Too much socializing, not enough work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Get it together.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people. Cool offices in San Jose and NYC (near Bryant Park). Thursday happy hours were always fun. Enjoyed connecting with people across different offices and regions

    Cons

    Senior leadership doesn't have a clue. They're only focused on sales, with little respect given to Marketing. Execs constantly insulating themselves with their own inner circle and avoiding interaction with those with diverse perspectives. Recognition not given to those deserving, and credit/promotions were given to the closest friends of the President despite them not being the ones to put forth the grunt work. If you don't agree with what leadership says, you're in trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize. Practice what you preach. "Influencers" in social recruiting and employer branding, but don't execute on them internally.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Going in the Right Direction but Very Little Recognition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of positive changes in the past 2 years
    Leadership has been making the appropriate decisions to ramp up Dice to be a major player in the the tech hiring space

    Cons

    Marketing team is totally scattered across US
    Lack of satellite offices means makes servicing clientele difficult
    Very little recognition for employees making the largest impact
    Promotion scheme does not exist
    Many teams are still too lean
    Significant changes aren't effectively communicated to all parts of the company

    Advice to Management

    Don't make the engineers work obscene hours without any tangible recognition for their efforts. Address the promotion and recognition issues. Communicate major changes to all of the company rather than a select few so people don't feel in the dark 24/7.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Needs Help"

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

    I worked at Dice full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are great and make the job tolerable. Pay is pretty good for someone starting off.

    Cons

    Upper management in the sales department do not know what they are doing. Adding so much change and nothing seems to stick. The culture went down hill and pay was cut in half. Demand too much from employees. Turned the staff into telemarketers. Highest turnover in company history the past 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making changes until it can help the company. Care more about employees again and not just about money.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Expect No Recognition"

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

    I have been working at Dice full-time

    Pros

    The San Jose office is quite nice and has free snacks and engineers get to work with a huge variety of technologies and be able to make a difference within the company though indirect interactions with customers via their software.

    Cons

    Expect zero recognition for your work and expect to work all night every Wednesday night. In engineering there is a middle manager who looks down on everyone despite bringing no value to the company. Engineers are routinely asked to work extra hours, even approaching 60 hour weeks, with no additional compensation or recognition and often not even so much as a "thank you." An open layout is used to save money as cubicles would cost too much clearly.

    Advice to Management

    You have an amazing resource in your engineers that you are going to lose if you don't start treating them properly. Just because an "anonymous shareholder" whines about margins being lower than she or he may like doesn't mean it is OK to not pay your employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Ya-hoo was right about Dice"

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. Casual environment. A decent place to start if you are inexperienced and need a break in the IT industry.

    Cons

    Management are in over their heads. They have to sprint to keep up with their industry peers and expect their subordinates to work late hours and stress out like them and tow the line or you are singled out.

    Advice to Management

    Get some industry experience away from small town America before you try to lead a global web presence.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company Navigating Choppy Waters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat entrepreneurial, relatively customer-centric, products really deliver excellent ROI for customers, awesome marketing team, completely new leadership team

    Cons

    Shared services does not provide sales or customers with good service (such as billing or tech support). Job board industry is in transition, can DHI evolve and stay relevant?

    Advice to Management

    Keep delivering awesome results for customers. Focus more on the job seeker experience.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Leadership Vacuum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. The people make the company what it is. The staff are VERY knowledgable and very friendly to work with. The personalities and the great work ethic the people bring make dice a great place to work

    Cons

    Complete and total vacuum in leadership. People being put in positions of great responsibility who shouldn't be running the corner gas station. Nobody has a global vision for this global company. Everyone (except a very few) in senior leadership roles can be sold anything at any time by a good salesman. Without a wholesale change in senior leadership, Dice may not be around in 5 years. Once great, now stale.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink Denver and Santa Clara.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Challenges to overcome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dice definitely pays well and has some very good time off policies with lots of vacation time and personal days, etc. The product itself is interesting to work on.

    Cons

    Ever since LinkedIn became a force, Dice has been challenged and along with the 2009 recession, this has caused quite a bit of turmoil. Turnover has been rather high and many good people have either left or been removed. Several changes at the top have also created concern and overall, the future looks fairly complicated for Dice.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to retain the good people you have left.


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