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Open Access Technology International Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • Very low pay if compared to the same field (in 13 reviews)

  • Also employees can't work from home (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Open Access Technology International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very awesome good nice pay

    Cons

    Late nights, good pay fine

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Full Time Means 24 Hours a day 7 Days a Week"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Open Access Technology International full-time

    Pros

    - I cant think of one
    - Role playing and side act is highly desired

    Cons

    - This could go longer than the whole harry potter novels.

    Advice to Management

    - Listen and respect your employees. They are your real assets.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Open Access Technology International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE

    Cons

    EVERYTHING IS WRONG.
    Salary is too low.
    - Salary difference between Citizen (over 45k) and International (under 40k) employees in Entry Level Software developer position.

    Micro Management.
    - You MUST come Before 8 AM, but you CANNOT leave before 5 PM
    - If you are late, an email is sent to your manager, director, and CEO.
    - If you work less than 8 hour, an email is sent to your manager, director, and CEO.
    - If you spend your lunch time more than 1 hr and 15 mins, an email is sent to your manager, director, and CEO.
    - You MUST report what you have done today : 1 hour time frame everyday.
    - Manager TRY to give you lower annual evaluation score. (If you don't get the highest score, you are not a qualified person to get the annual bonus and an increase of your wage more than 1%.)

    No career opportunity
    Lack of new hire training program.
    Poor quality of work station (4 RAM, 19-inch square monitor, etc.)

    Very slow HR process
    - There are only 2 people in HR department.
    Tiny gym
    - You should wait until someone returns their gym membership.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Not For Me"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Open Access Technology International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was regular and okay--it came on time; I was able to pay rent by doing what I was told to do.

    You can walk the fields of this vast complex at lunchtime, you will get 1 hour, guaranteed. Accordingly, I felt as though I was in the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Once, I saw a deer, and another time I saw a skunk.

    Cons

    To me, OATI was micro-management city, seriously. There was very little accountability for anyone below the owners and above the administrative assistants, from my vantage point. The owners and admins worked very hard and put forth much effort, while the center kind of just survived.

    The CEO was convivial, positive, sagacious, and nice. The people I worked with directly were decent people; however, managers below the CEO and above the admins were subpar and heavily reliant on others to do their workload.

    I was in the lowest of the low position, first job post college. I expected my experience to not be exactly a dream job, this is understandable. But I worked hard and felt letdown after being kept on as a temp worker after my 3 month review.

    Advice to Management

    I have no idea... perhaps get rid of the people who pawn/push their work on administrative assistants, the people who get no recognition and do large quantities of work... The temp ones that work hard and show up on time and are eager to learn and advance. Trim the fat, I think that would help.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Open Access Technology International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will get a job to pay your bills

    Cons

    Tons and tons.

    1. Basic pay that starts from 35K for software developers
    2. They will hire you as full time and ask you to work for 30 hours a day. (I know theres only 24 hours in a day but 30 hours a day is their expectation)
    3. They will tell you to take your laptop when going out during weekends because they want you to work from the nearest hotspot if you get a call.
    4. You will need no experience to get hired; however experience with sending emails are highly desired as they have nothing to do and delegate every possible work via email.
    5. You already have so low salary, now they are freezing all the promotions and salary increment as the revenue goal was not met the previous year.
    6. Annual salary increment ranges anywhere between 1-2% of your base salary. (Note: Base salary look point 1)
    7. They make absolute joke of masters degree. No degree valuation what so ever.
    8. Extensive micro management. You would be surrounded by VPs, Sr Directors, Directors, and managers when you have project issue to make sure you are working 24 hours. All they do is sit behind you and ask you every 15 minutes "What's the Update?"
    9. When customers send an email to Project team and PMs, Sr. Directors put their nose and add another email just to order PMs to review and answer customers ASAP.
    10. The hierarchy of the company is Upside down (More upper management managers than junior level employees).
    11. The employee ratio to Sr. Directors is almost 1:3 such that Sr. Director reports to Sr. Director and the latter Sr. Director reports to another Sr. Director.
    12. The title of Sr. Director is so cheap at OATI. Basically you can suck up to the upper management and you will get that title as a bonus.
    13. Upper management has absolute no vision and knowledge about the products offered by the company. All they do know is to say, "Just look at the code and fix it". What is the action item? I need update of the issue by this time. You need time to investigate issue not emails.
    14. Why in the world do you need 15 VPs and Associate VPs for 500 employees? Pay those employees who works hard not the type writers.
    15. OATI probably has the highest paid Type writers.

    Advice to Management

    Just sending emails and pressuring employees wont solve your issue. Fire all the Sr. Directors and you will do better.


  6. "Friendly place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Open Access Technology International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good environment to work, colleagues are helpful and understanding, upper management do appreciate

    Cons

    no work from home and 8 to 5 hours


  7. "Good working Experiance"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Medicine Lake, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Medicine Lake, MN

    I worked at Open Access Technology International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, Excellent management

    Cons

    No downsides, Good in all environments

  8. "Worth it."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Open Access Technology International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Some Friendly coworkers and managers.
    - Room to grow if trained right.
    - Great benefits.

    Cons

    - low pay rate.
    - high employee turn-over ratio.
    - no hour flexibility.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Biased, underpaid, work overload"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Open Access Technology International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    only co-workers are good.

    Cons

    upper management is terrible, no work appreciation, no time time for family


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not much to say beside here.

    Cons

    low salary, clocked in time, heavy workload, not many support from team.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employee.


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