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

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for GeoDecisions

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work and learn."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "GIS Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GeoDecisions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great beginner work, not too challenging but gets your feet wet. A stepping stone location.

    Cons

    Micro management at its worst. Treated like a child. Never given direction of where the company was headed. It might have been different if was located at headquarters.

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