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- "Dyn management is an eager puppy and will do anything any investor tells them, just to get what they want." (in 10 reviews)
- "Chaotic leadership." (in 10 reviews)
- "Upper management is disconnected from the masses." (in 7 reviews)
- "I think overall the leadership team needs additional training in order to improvement employee engagement and retention." (in 5 reviews)
- "Unfortunately, those very smart/amazing people are not part of the disgraceful management team." (in 5 reviews)
- 4.0Aug 26, 2015Account ExecutiveCurrent EmployeeManchester, NH
-Flexibility -Ability to work at home if needed -Great product -Supportive leadership -Benefits paid -Free food / drinks, etc -Bright people (for the most part) as co-workers -Ability to advance -Pressure free environment (usually)
-Very, very hard job with industry pay lower than average but you get to work in NH and not commute to Boston, so that's a plus -Marketing doesn't do enough to filter leads to sales -Marketing rarely understands how to integrate with sales properly -Marketing often leans on sales to generate interest in marketing initiatives -Currently, the inside business development and lead development team is very small -Message and deliverable are often mis-matched7
- 3.0Dec 15, 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeManchester, NH
There are definitely worse places out there to work for. Dyn has a lot of great benefits; healthcare, 401k matching, stock options, snacks, gym, etc. Nothing terribly unique in the tech sector these days, but still nice to have. If you're starting out in your career, I'd say it's a good place to cut your teeth, see how things tend to work in mid-size companies. My general impression was that life is better if you work upstairs at Dyn, in client services, bizops, marketing.
Dyn lost its way somewhere along the path as it grew from a startup to what it is today. There used to be a lot more drive and energy around creating new products, improving existing products, and generally delivering a great product to the users. As things pivoted away from the DynDNS customers toward the promised land of enterprise business, it felt like people just weren't as energized as they used to be. Projects started getting dragged out, and it became more about deadlines and slapping something together that would work, rather than taking the time to make a really quality product, or something that wasn't just a copy of what another company had done and call it innovation.7
- 4.0Feb 2, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsManchester, NH
Great benefits, Flexible schedule, work hard play hard environment. As Dyn has grown a more active effort has been made to focus on career development and advancement. There is a great mix of seasoned executives and start up thinkers. Data scientists and technical scrappers. It feels like there are great opportunities for interested people throughout the company. As Dyn has grown benefits have continued to exceed expectations and expand to meet a global workforce. The best aspect of Dyn is the ability to embrace change.
There has always been a challenge around communicating. I would appreciate a greater level of transparency and openness from the senior leadership team. There are a handful of people that speak up when it comes to Dyn and there needs to be better leadership development from within the ranks. It would be nice to see salary adjustments made to bring more people in line with their role. Even though we are a NH based company we should pay like a silicon valley company and drive higher value from employees. In addition employee stock options and bonus offers need to match plans of comparable companies like Google and Apple. There is something important about investing heavily in talent that Dyn needs to learn. I hope that dramatic change occurs in these areas in 20152
- 2.0Sep 27, 2013Former EmployeeManchester, NH
They have a nice office, loaded with amenities. They host a number of local social functions and appear community-focused.
It seems like this business stopped innovating the day Tom Daly left the company. I have no idea what is unique about this company at this point, if anything ever was. They are in a competitive space with no genius at the helm, hoping for acquisition. They consistently waste people's time as they seek to hire people as cheaply as possible with no ability to or desire to hire for the long-term. Candidates are strung along until one of two things happen - the "hiring manager" has changed their mind completely about what they are looking for, or they have settled on someone else who, unlike you, is willing to work for nothing. There is no value in this company's middle class for a seasoned employee. They want headcount and they don't want to invest in it. If you have substantial experience and command an appropriate salary, you will lose to a kool-aid drinker looking for their first job who will give their soul for a chance to work at "Google". Leadership positions are loaded with junior executives with little real-world (real-world defined as outside of Dyn) experience. I've met the CEO. He's a very different person than his company. In many ways it feels like he has nothing to do with it, and that is a shame.16
- 1.0Apr 24, 2014SalesCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearManchester, NH
If you are looking for a place that has a lot of toys, allows you to be a regular drug user and on the job drinking. Then you must certainly should apply for a job here.
Poor leadership, too much favoritism, if you went to UNH you are almost certain to get a job here, even if you have no clue of what this company does. Sales management filters the best opportunities for their friends. Numbers on a white board are more important that your skills. You are not managed or offered the necessary opportunities to grow and develop your skills. Pay is the lowest in the industry, in fact, it is almost insulting, and when you negotiate your way into what you deserved, then it is constantly thrown at your face (how much you are making). Family: Don't ever sacrifice your family for this company, it is not worth it. They promote themselves as a "family oriented company" but that's very far from reality. That's why they target young, inexperienced people. So they can low ball them and buy them with beer on tap and a few little toys that every other Tech Company has.17
- 5.0Nov 17, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearManchester, NH
Unlimited PTO, work/life balance, unparalleled benefits, great work atmosphere. You're able to be your own unique self here without being judged. You can bring your dog to work. Super smart colleagues and almost everyone you meet is exceptionally friendly. Never feel micro-managed. Management trusts you to get your work done so if you want to have a beer or play a game of ping pong, you don't feel like you'll be penalized afterwards. Location in downtown Manchester is great! Department teams go out on fun outings just because we've been working hard ex: paintball, bowling, movies. Private cafe on site with delicious food. Free lunch every Tuesday.
Sure the workload can be crazy at times. Management may be trying to figure out the best strategy for the future of Dyn and may make mistakes along the way but when you look at Dyn overall...this company is unmatched! These people who complain about this places makes me think they've never worked outside of Dyn and are forgetting how unforgiving other companies are. The mundane work environment where everyone looks completely miserable? Not here! I'm all for opinions and other people's point of views but the person below who said we didn't get a bonus this year must not be paying attention to his pay stubs because we've had TWO bonuses this year...the 3rd will be paid out in early 2017...so get your facts straight and don't lie please.3
- 2.0Mar 26, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
You're going to be working with some really great people and the benefits are quite nice. I see many people with negative reviews complaining that the company views benefits as a form of compensation but they're missing the point. Benefits are a form of compensation. They have monetary value. Other than working with great people and great benefits, Dyn is a great name to have on your resume. Myself and others have used it to enhance our career. It's a shame we had to leave to make that happen, but still.. it was worth it.
Constantly changing focus, typically without explanation. The focus is the IPO and the exit so the company has lost its heart. From a management perspective it's a typical company. Not the worst in the world, simply mediocre. Again, set realistic expectations by realizing the advertised culture isn't what the leadership really believes or even cares about (and remember we're working in NH so we don't have much in the way of options) and this shouldn't drive you insane.12
- 5.0Mar 28, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Great benefits.....Paid medical! great people, paid gym membership, 401k up to 4% match, unlimited PTO free lunch on Tuesdays, phenomenal commute!
Have not seen any to date...But if had to pick something maybe slow down the growth just a bit so we can support it.1
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Dyn has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 126 reviews left anonymously by employees. 47% of employees would recommend working at Dyn to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
47% of Dyn employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Dyn 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.