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"If you like Pittsburgh and don't care about compensation..."

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great co-workers. Great client experiences. Good place to get 1-3 years of experience and leave for more money and better benefits unless you get "hooked" to living in Pittsburgh.

Cons

Horrible compensation and benefits. High tolerance for poor performers. Incredibly slow decision making for a small/niche consulting company. High tenure and high personal stake in the company mean tolerance and acceptance for change (especially if driven outside of Pittsburgh) is horrible.

Advice to Management

Hire leadership from outside the company...your OPCOM is very guilty of "groupthink" and while it's admirable that you develop internal talent from the inside...you can't make a Pittsburgh-based "C" player who will never leave the company an "A" player, no matter how much training you put them through.

Your turnover outside of Pittsburgh is high and it's only going to get higher once the economy rebounds and your already poor ability of delivering non-Pittsburgh-based global projects is going to get much worse. You've got to benchmark your pay and benefits with real companies outside of Pittsburgh and look to try to keep the few "A" players you have.

Other Employee Reviews for Development Dimensions International

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Culture to die for, but compensation that will leave you wanting much more."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong culture that balances performance with needs of individuals for work life balance. Integrity of leadership and really "living the values". Being privately held, there is not ruthless quarterly accountability to the street. This affords a lush benefit: ability and willingness to take a longer term view. Rich, collaborative culture encourages all to work together and rejects those who insist on playing "win at all costs".

    Cons

    Compensation is known by all leaders to be well below other employers for similar positions. Conservative leadership, while providing long term stability, means that growth is effectively gated or capped by risk aversion. Being privately held, there are no opportunities for upside equity participation. Collaborative culture has created a Byzantine network of processes and relationships which can be draining and dreadfully inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you must to allow the company to come closer to market salaries or risk losing some great people. Be aware that deeply conservative planning, while avoiding downsides, causes your employees who are compensated on risk to earn much less than they otherwise might.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Leadership Selection and Development? Do what you Preach..."

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

    I have been working at Development Dimensions International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great people that are underutilised for what they could bring to the table.

    Cons

    Poor leadership that does the opposite of what they preach. Stiffles creativity and rely on a set of principles that are far from genuine, yet should be. That malaise has always been there...have failed to realised that for many years.

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