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"Look elsewhere! Experience not valued at DrFirst!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at DrFirst full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

1. Network with other staff. Build relationships that can benefit you with future employers.

Cons

1. 9 - 10 hour days are expected. No flex time.
2. No career advancement.
3. Seating arrangements are not conducive to productivity.
4. Email distribution to staff on March 8, 2013 providing incentive of $20 gift certificate or corporate pull over if positive Glassdoor review was written. Ten "winners" would receive $100 and a digital professional photo including hair and makeup (for use on LInkedIn/Facebook/DrFirst website.
5. Employees with knowledge and experience are not valued with this employer.

Other Employee Reviews for DrFirst

  1. Helpful (26)

    "Senior developer"

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

    I worked at DrFirst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will have a job which is better than not having a job

    Cons

    - Mostly archaic technologies and processes that have no business of being used at this point.
    - Terrible work environment (open and loud spaces) which doesn't bode well for developers
    - Long working hours (sometimes worked on weekends as well)
    - Start very low with initial salaries (much lower than the industry)
    - No documented or practiced employee performance plan. Rare meetings with your supervisors.
    - Not enough good developers. The company hires mostly cheap developers and not quality developers which usually demand and expect bigger salaries.
    - Very top management heavy where management talks about across the board sweeping changes and expects people to implement them but doesn't provide an environment to do so. For example, a regular complaint was that developers were not innovate enough and were not spending time to learn new things.
    Well sure they weren't doing that because they were already working like 60 hrs a week. You can't expect them to contribute more unless you are clueless of the pains of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and implement the feedback that you are getting from developers

    DrFirst Response

    May 14, 2014 – HR Generalist

    No company is perfect, however, we actively strive to be the best company we can be for our customers, partners, and our staff. The changes that come from seeking growth and opportunity can... More


  2. Helpful (25)

    "Terrible place to be in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DrFirst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    company have some potential growth opportunity

    Cons

    terrible management specially head of development (manager)

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees

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