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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work and learn."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Another Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Engineer in Camp Hill, PA
    Current Contractor - Senior Engineer in Camp Hill, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GeoDecisions as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the ideas that come of this small company are brilliant. They do GPS and GIS applications you are given good amount of liberty to express you ideas and are valued of what your bring to the table. Some of the applications that are built and prototype are cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    You always closely interact with the marketing guys, who promise a lot of stuff to the clients but without consulting the technical team leaving a lot of unpleasant work atmosphere. The marketing team has landed themselves and the technical team in trouble because of that . They don't have a lot of money in the commercial projects that they undertake so beware. Otherwise! an excellent place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the innovation. Get a new marketing team who is more Internationally savvy if you want to compete in a global arena. You are a great American company with a lot of potential that you can offer to the world. You also have the technical capability, please utilize and Thank you for having me.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Geo Decisions Do not Value Employees - Stiff Management - Inflexible Policies, Did not keep employment agreements."

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    Former Employee - Spatial Database Administrator in Bonita Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Spatial Database Administrator in Bonita Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any right now.

    Cons

    Breath down employees necks. No room or incentive for creative solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and they will respect you.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Proud to work for GeoDecisions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Senior Management cares about the professional and personal needs of employees and strives to be flexible.
    Fun group of colleagues.
    We are using evolving technologies to create solutions for clients that, in many cases, improve the way business gets done, make the world a little safer in one way or another, and save taxpayers money.

    Cons

    I think it's hard for some people to understand where their contributions fit into the company's strategic goals - there could be better communication along those lines.

    Advice to Management

    Related to the cons - help all employees know how they fit into the bigger picture so they are more invested in the overall success of the company and keep honest communication going both ways as much as possible.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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


  7. "Don't treat employees nice, stiff management"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.