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"This could be a stepping-stone"

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  • Senior Management
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. "Don't treat employees nice, stiff management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Just has no idea about the advantages.

    Cons

    Unflexible working time. They don't like efficient work but value long time work.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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