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MELBOURNE IT DBS Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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  1. "Client Manager"

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    Former Employee - Client Manager
    Former Employee - Client Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with on a daily basis

    Cons

    Some mIddle managers non supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline management procedures


  2. "Doesn't care about their employees"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MELBOURNE IT DBS full-time

    Pros

    Can't think of anything positive about this firm.

    Cons

    They purchased another firm and let me (and others) go, bringing in their own team. At the time, I had just had surgery, and my wife was 7 months pregnant (they knew this), and released me with no notice, and eliminating my health benefits that same day.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your associates.


  3. "Can't We All Just Get Along"

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    Former Contractor - Requirements Specialist in Modesto, CA
    Former Contractor - Requirements Specialist in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MELBOURNE IT DBS as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    International company with a lot of locations

    Cons

    Management confusion and hierarchy is not well sorted out.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the rules before attempting to delegate.


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  5. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great office culture, great people and open to exploring potential gaps in the market.

    Cons

    Vision was way to short sighted, due to the confinements of the investors this brought on in needed stress to take on the quick wins and not look at the long term opportunities.


  6. "Global, but on the cheap, avoid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MELBOURNE IT DBS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great people there but there's little sense of where the company is headed. There are so many other places where you can find inspiring and ethical leadership.

    Cons

    Jobs for the boys, dictatorial, stifling, micromanagement. A small bunch of people dominate the agenda by force of character rather than due to talent or intelligence.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "There are fundamental management and business deficiencies that make this a mediocre company - at best."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health care benefits are very good, and the company provides adequate personal/vacation time.

    Cons

    The CEO of the AUD $250 million corporation makes all business decisions over $15,000 (VP and directors have a $5k/$2k authorization limit respectively). Revenue targets are all set on a top-down view, not bottom-up market focus. Lack of delegation of authority stifles the business, and is a strong indication of lack of trust in people selected to grow the business. Job candidates only talk to very select personnel during interviews, so get a very rosy outlook which is much different than reality. This results in significant dissatisfaction and extremely high management turn over. The company lacks product management and product marketing discipline. Staffing is bare bones, and no-bench strength. Management is weak and takes offense when challenged on decisions. All middle management positions, new and vacated are filled externally - no promotions from within.

    Advice to Management

    Major fundamental business changes are required at all levels in order to have any potential of meeting revenue targets, and maintaining the talent necessary for any long-term success.


  8. "Making a comeback, but a rough couple of years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MELBOURNE IT DBS full-time

    Pros

    Weekly fruit, great co-workers, great coffee!

    Cons

    Spartan support personnel, Management shuffle, and must love cubical life.

    Advice to Management

    Consistence, respect and compensation (Aussie Stock Options not included)!