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Updated August 16, 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 (4)

    "Unpredictable..."

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    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!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Absolutely horrible work experience"

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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 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.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Run the other way!"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Regrettable"

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    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.


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

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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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not what I expected"

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    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.


  7. "Engineer"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (4)

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

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    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!


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


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