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"They are forward-looking and attempt to balance profits with employee satisfaction."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Network Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Network Consultant in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

They will listen to your ideas and occasionally make changes that benefit employees rather than themselves. That is more than most companies will do.

Cons

The amount of billable hours required just to stay in good standing is 35+. That means anything you're doing for a client that isn't billable is basically coming out of your personal time. Frequent travel between client-sites means lunch can sometimes be tough to get for field engineers.

Advice to Management

Stop harassing employees who "only" billed 35 hours in a week. At your billable rate, you're making 4375/week when we average 35 hours which is ~20k/month. The average salary is probably around 6k/month giving you a 14k/month margin on each field engineer (-benefits). We're all smart guys, realize this, and resent emails from management complaining about billable hours when we're doing all we can. Management also seems blind to the fact that there is a lot of work that can't be billed to clients (paperwork, some documentation, and correcting the occasional mistake that we or another DP engineer has made).

Dataprise Response

Mar 31, 2014 – Director of HR & Recruiting

Thank you for taking the time to post a review working for Dataprise! We are glad to see that you overall have had a positive experience with us thus far and hope that continues. We appreciate your... More

Other Employee Reviews for Dataprise

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Upper Management out of touch, seriously disorganized, overly complicated processes, heavy-handed superiors"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    On a personal level, most co-workers are great.

    Opportunities to earn a bonus**

    Opportunity to work remotely sometimes

    Company happy hours and team dinners

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than many other companies in the area. They sell new hires on bonus potential but it's difficult for them to earn those bonuses without working lots of hours.

    No paid lunches.

    You end up working long hours to meet your utilization. You're required to bill at least 8 hours per day and not every hour is billable.

    Management gives little support to employees in the field. If things go wrong, it's entirely your fault.

    Helpdesk staff is overworked and they can't be utilized for some issues.

    Customers constantly complain about bills.

    Other departments do not tow the line. Company is very compartmentalized. Difficult to get things done.

    No team work between departments. "Not my job" mentality is pervasive.

    "Us and Them" between management and field staff. Management is always right.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure divisions - get rid of some of the dead weight.

    Make other departments accountable

    Bring in some new leaders. Stop promoting people from within and find some leaders with actual business experience rather than promoting IT people to manage a business.

    Stop hiring your friends as managers - they aren't good at managing.

    Find ways to make things more efficient

    Dataprise Response

    Mar 31, 2014 – Director of HR & Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed working with your fellow Dataprise staff members, the opportunity to earn bonuses and to do some remote work, and our company... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun growing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Network Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dataprise full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rewards good performance and many sponsored happy hours

    Cons

    I have no complaints that standout in my head.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Dataprise Response

    Mar 31, 2014 – Director of HR & Recruiting

    Thanks for the positive review! We are so glad to see that you are having fun working for us. Please be sure to let us know if you do think of any ways that we can improve - we are always open to... More

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