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Dude Solutions CEO Ed Roshitsh
Ed Roshitsh
56 Ratings
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  • "Still some growing pains but success is not always a straight line as shared n this weeks town hall(in 17 reviews)

  • "For example; "make 50 calls while working from home or we'll take away a day of PTO" the continual hiring is laughable at this point(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A refreshing work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leadership is transparent Flexibility with work schedules/from home - they respect you as a human with a life and as long as you work hard they don't babysit you Growth potential is off the charts for the company and careerwise Leadership and the company knows we aren't perfect but work to identify what we need to improve and then act on it Great opportunity to make an impact each day Amazing people to work with...

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    Cons

    Need more accountability across the board - work hard then play hard Coffee options suck but we have a canteen with other options WFA is a new program and needs more support

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Defining career paths and supporting every Dude will keep the company on a path to growth. The vision shared while ambitious is inspiring.

    Dude Solutions Response

    March 1, 2019CEO

    Thanks for the review. Agree on cons and advice...working on it! Thanks for being a Dude.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not Bad"

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Mission. Growing but Well-Established Company. Good Benefits. Good Culture.

    Cons

    Still hard to understand how to move up. Still seeing some nepotism. Large company decisions don't always make sense for specific organizations within the company. Pay could be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just take our feedback and make decisions without us. Let us actually be part of making it better. You miss out on utilizing good talent and risk losing them this way.

    Dude Solutions Response

    March 13, 2019CEO

    Thank you for the review. Great feedback on the Cons and Advice. Thanks for being a Dude!

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Poor Management Team"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Helped in establishing a career, and level setting expectations going forward from here.

    Cons

    Starts with managements claim of transparency, obviously there are things that can't be discussed, but don't claim transparency, openness and honesty when there is a clear pattern against this. Rules are made, with good intention, but lack of paperwork behind these rules denies even enforcement. As has been said before, they're are a group of favorites that cannot be touched, and not all of them are high performers....

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    Advice to Management

    Stick to your word, employees shouldn't have the rug pulled out from underneath them when they're a consistent performer. Changing rules, and/or how they're enforced to suit your agenda is inappropriate. When someone asks for help, give it. Negative reinforcement is dangerous to a healthy work environment, and that was most of what I received here.

    Dude Solutions Response

    March 1, 2019CEO

    Thanks for the review. There are a number of items mentioned here I would love to understand more. Lack of transparency, negative feedback, and shifting ambiguous rules etc. are not what will grow people or the company. As you are a former employee with nothing to lose, how ...

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "typical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    relative freedom from micromanaging, WFA,

    Cons

    sales managers lean way too hard on positivity and inspirational quote jargon without providing much insight or guidance. i imagine that's hard to do while so inexperienced.

    Advice to Management

    growing at this rate is hard for any company. but it seems like this would be the time to have seasoned sales managers. right now it feels like chaos.

    Dude Solutions Response

    February 27, 2019CEO

    Thank you for the review. Would love to understand what you are seeing that may help us in coaching and developing some of the promising leaders who have not had as many laps around the track. If you are up for coffee...would love to listen. Thanks for being a Dude!

  5. Helpful (6)

    "Great New Benefits - Can't Use Them"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    "Unlimited" PTO CEO who cares Growing company Lot's of opportunity 12 week maternity/paternity Competitive pay Fun people to be around, even leadership for the most part Dude Day was absolutely awesome Ability to travel Great office environment

    Cons

    - As far as the unlimited PTO goes, whenever I submit a request, I now have to fully explain in detail why I am requesting time off. This doesn't seem right and it's none of your business. If requesting time off becomes an issue (which it hasn't), then we can discuss - Work from anywhere: Most of us got it taken away because we "didn't perform well". My metrics were the exact same as I was in the office. I had a great...

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    Advice to Management

    Ed - unless I'm wrong about any of my cons, you may want to get in touch with your leadership and explain how some of these things work. Like I said, I shouldn't have to explain myself for the occasional day off. If I am wrong, I'm open to your response on here. - Don't provide us with a privilege like WFA and then give mgmt the ability to take it away. I personally thought I was doing perfectly fine with it but was...

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    Dude Solutions Response

    February 20, 2019CEO

    First, thanks for the review. Glad you are a Dude! At face value, I generally agree with you on not giving reasons to request days off. It is none of our business if you want to take an occasional day off for a medical issue, getting the car fixed or if you just want to go sit ...

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "Sales Management not Leading by Example"

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      Current Employee - Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time

      Pros

      Ed is a good role model for corporate transparency.

      Cons

      Sales staff are told collectively by their managers that they have lost work from anywhere privileges because they did not hit their numbers. Those same managers are going on an all-expense paid president's club trip to the Caribbean...even though their teams did not hit quota, much less make President's Club. This is not leadership by example. This is a form of favoritism.

      Advice to Management

      Change the culture on a department by department level to match the tone set by Ed.

      Dude Solutions Response

      February 21, 2019CEO

      Thank you for the review. We had a rewrite of the plan for this new year by a team of front line Dudes, including some sales folks. The go forward 2019 qualification plan (2020 trip) for sales is 100% objective. There will be no provisional entries...the bar is either cleared ...

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    • "A lot of good, a little room for improvement"

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      Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Cary, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time

      Pros

      Great work life balance Lots of opportunity Strong leadership (most of them) Good culture Great vision 12 weeks paternity/maternity Unlimited PTO

      Cons

      I have to spin a “pro” into a little bit of a con, unfortunately. This year, our CEO announced that we would now have unlimited PTO, which obviously made everyone excited. What I’ve found from the person I report directly to, is that when I submit for a request, with this new policy they expect a full detailed explanation as to why I need the allotted time off. There is no law that I’m aware of that prevents them...

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      Dude Solutions Response

      February 20, 2019CEO

      Thanks for the review. I agree with you, we should not ask you the “why” of wanting a day off. So, hopefully, we can get this message to your leadership that if you prefer not to say why, they don’t ask. Thanks for being a Dude!

    • Helpful (2)

      "Changing culture described as growing pains"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Dude Solutions full-time

      Pros

      Work from anywhere policy. Unlimited days off College graduate Under 40

      Cons

      Job security Ageism Cliques Favoritism Salary Not competitive

      Dude Solutions Response

      February 15, 2019CEO

      Thank you taking the time to write a review. Would love to chat if you are interested (in total confidence) about a couple of these comments to understand your perspective. Thanks, Ed

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Company, Job was Meh"

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        Former Employee - Account Manager 
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Dude Solutions full-time

        Pros

        Good people, atmosphere, work/life balance.

        Cons

        Felt like i never had a chance to succeed, terrible territory. No opportunity to sell anything and make commission money. Much turnover from the top bottom while I was there.

        Dude Solutions Response

        February 9, 2019CEO

        Thank you for the review. Thanks for being with us.

      • Helpful (7)

        "Past Its Prime for Engineers"

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        Former Employee - Software Engineer 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Dude Solutions full-time

        Pros

        A great CEO that really gets it. Good benefits, and a solid work/life balance, availability to work from home.

        Cons

        Advice: I'd be careful about giving too much insight into reviews from 2017 or earlier. There has been a total turnover in engineering leadership since then (all managers, directors, VPs and CTOs), agile teams, the technology stack, and a very large percentage of software engineers. An outdated tech stack with a new leadership team that has no respect for the talents or morale of the people they've hired have left...

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        Advice to Management

        I think there are still some great folks in management - unfortunately I think they have been largely neutered by others that think that holding their employees to a higher standard than they hold themselves, making excuses, and then sending generic, meaningless emails are the most effective way to lead. At some point you should focus on letting software engineers do what they do best - telling you what the problems...

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        Dude Solutions Response

        January 24, 2019CEO

        Thank you for the articulate review. It does not sound disgruntled at all. And, even though I am not as close to the work as you are, I can see some of the themes you mention. Not all, for sure...but you have solid points. I agree that focusing on the sturdiness of the foundation ...

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