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"This could be a stepping-stone"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Harrisburg, PA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Harrisburg, PA

Pros

Ability to grow technical skills. There is opportunity to learn new skills in and around GIS, and in and around related technologies. The atmosphere is pretty good, friendly staff. Headquarters location is pretty good, the commute in the harrisburg area west shore isn't bad by standards of larger cities. There is opportunity for varied assignments among different industries and clients. The company relies a little too much on methodologies, they can be very regimented in terms of approach to business development and project execution.
Partners with ESRI. Will get little opportunity to work with non-ESRI technologies. Starting to look at other platforms.

Cons

Company is starting to churn through staff - turnover

Advice to Management

Value the staff and promote loyalty to staff, not just from staff

Other Employee Reviews for GeoDecisions

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Geodecisions is slow to reward creativity and accomplishment but fast to punish policy and procedural errors."

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    Current Employee - Specialized Senior Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Specialized Senior Technical Staff
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Subject matter experts in Geo Enabled transportation systems. Allow some flexibility in working from home.

    Cons

    Excessive meetings, micromanagement, questionable technical competence of Project Managers and more senior levels. Low level of compensation as compared to market rates. Allow employees little leeway in their job or schedule and little independence in how they perform it..
    GD is penny wise and dollar foolish. It watches employee expenses very closely and denies many expenses that would be deemed fair by neutral observers.

    Company tends to focus on software independence at the expense of their
    customers. They take on jobs that can be done with 1/3 of he staff and 1/4 of the time and budget. By using "open" tools (not really open) they have to keep reinventing the wheel thus costing their customers a bundle.
    Also, they alienate experienced and capable creating a high turnover of employees. They then try to pass the costs for their mistakes on to their customers.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves and get a new crew in, but don't hire them yourselves, get some honest high level help from very competent Human Resources professionals. Give yourself a modest golden parachute and go home. You will be doing the company a great favor.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work and learn."

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Camp Hill, PA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Camp Hill, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GeoDecisions has a wide range of GIS applications which gives you the opportunity to work with some really powerful technologies on cool projects. Management is willing to push towards the cutting edge, which as a developer is a big positive because you are able to work with the latest technologies and products. There are many opportunities to learn and your input is always valued.

    Cons

    Working in a government transportation agencies can be cumbersome, but Geo has done a good job of pulling them into new technologies.
    The SDLC can be a big disjointed, but new adoption of new software has helped greatly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and cultivating the technical/product portfolio.

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