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General Datatech Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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Pros
  • allowed to remote work from home (they changed it later) (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, barista, catered lunch on Tuesdays, huge company parties, monthly birthday lunches and cake all around (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Profit sharing is a joke expect zero explanation on how it works after your offer letter (in 8 reviews)

  • expensive health insurance, no 401K match (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty Solid Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Datatech full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Benefits, Growth in Sales,

    Cons

    Improvement on company processes, No Long term Growth Plan for associates outside of sales

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Needs work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at General Datatech full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to go to work.

    Cons

    Very sales focused, not a lot of opportunity for engineers.

  3. "Sales Ops"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Datatech full-time

    Pros

    Takes great care of employees

    Cons

    Office too far from home

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Do not work here... you will be disappointed"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at General Datatech full-time

    Pros

    Coffee Bar
    Most of the people are great

    Cons

    Cutthroat
    Environment of fear
    No work/life balance
    12 hours a day not unusual
    Poor Management
    No feedback


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive and Competent Middle Management
    Given tools to Succeed
    Competitive Salary

    Cons

    No Matching 401k
    Job roles can be ill defined


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good comp plan, good smart employees

    Cons

    No management guidance, no direction for new employees


  7. "Business Development / Junio Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development/Junior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development/Junior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Datatech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture. Best pay in the industry. Ability to eat what you hunt. Given the tools and resources to excel in a sales position. Support from account manager is phenomenal.

    Cons

    Direction is often fluid, changes come by weekly. But that's with every technology firm that has to adapt to the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rolling!

  8. "Field Manager Dream Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Datatech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work remote and travel some and don't have to be in the office. The company and my direct boss is always ready to help out when needed. I have worked for 4 different companies and none would care as much as GDT. Other reviews talk about no raises but I don't see that being a problem. You deliver and you will be taken of. 3 goals are set which are quality, profitability, and family time.

    Cons

    Perdiem could be a little higher but still manageable. Sometimes GDT prefers to use contractors rather than utilizing full time employees who are on the bench but I understand PMs have their hand cuffed and the budget isn't there.

    Advice to Management

    Working away from the office you don't know what to expect the following week but it is always nice to know that GDT has our back. Advice: keep us busy.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "If you're an engineer just run the other way."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 General Datatech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Building looks nice.
    -if your a sales guy then you might do well and can make a higher commission than any other company.
    -Endless coffee to keep you drugged up as you toil away for your yearly bonus of $0

    Cons

    -Best engineers are leaving in droves.
    -Incredibly high turnover. Look at their YouTube videos. None of those people work there anymore.
    -All of the engineering upper management has left in the past 3-6 months for greener pastures.
    -Buildings are located in the worst part of Dallas. Hope you Ike lunch at the gas station.
    -Company has no product and doesn't have the expertise to offer true services. Their whole business model is reselling other people's boxes.
    -Owner is just another sales guy who got rich in the late 90s and early 2000s selling crap hardware for huge margins.
    -Distributes 6-7 year old laptops to employees. "Dude, you're getting a Dell". And the bad news is that it was probably made back when that commercial was popular.
    -Insurance premiums are incredibly high. Around $400 per pay check for employee plus family. Oh and the actual plan is not that great either.
    -No 401k match of any kind.
    -Has paid no profit sharing at all over the past year.
    -Extremely low per diem rate when traveling.
    -Does not reimburse for cell phones.
    -Very little PTO

    Advice to Management

    Seriously, just give up.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "formal employee's review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours. allowed to remote work from home (they changed it later).

    Cons

    slim bonus benefit. no 401K. no rise for long time.

    Advice to Management

    managers need to have more contact with employees.


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