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Database Administrator at Buy.com
in Aliso Viejo, CA

What do you like about working at Buy.com?

"Good relationship with coworkers. And We had free lunch. That's it."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Nothing. It's just like any other places. So no advice is needed."

What don't you like about working at Buy.com?

"They took away the free lunch. And company is not profitable."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Replace people not working hard. And replace developers with younger group."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Database Administrator at EDmin.com
in San Bernardino, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Worst morale ever."

What do you like about working at EDmin.com?

"Decent tools and technology - many great people. Among workers, there is a great family type atmosphere."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask about their organizational structure. Ask about turnover. High turnover is always a bad sign."

What don't you like about working at EDmin.com?

"No leadership. CEO believes in working harder, not smarter and is surrounded by managers who won't tell him otherwise.The most recent endeavor is an idea of a firm of endearment - which in practice really means - a place where you work just because you love your company - which is great for a startup or a company that is rapidly growing. This company is in decline. Shrinking client base. A lot of very talented people have been hired over the past couple years - people that would have made a positive difference. They all left. As management continues to lay people off (I am next) there is an expectation that we should be excited that it wasn't us - like this is some reality TV show and each of us wants to be the last one standing. And in this firm of endearment the only time our local office gets a visit from headquarters is when it's time to lay someone off.3 years ago we took an across-the-board 5% pay cut. Haven't seen any increase since, but the CEO continues to ask us all to work a little harder and do one more thing before you leave for the day.Morale is about as low as it could be."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Grow a backbone. Don't tell employees yes, you're right, we need to work on that and then be afraid to stand up to the CEO and fight for what you said you believe is right."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Database Administrator at Wyndham Worldwide
in Phoenix, AZ

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Wyndham Worldwide was a good place to work."

What do you like about working at Wyndham Worldwide?

"I liked the people I worked with and for; they were great people."

What don't you like about working at Wyndham Worldwide?

"I disliked dropping of Informix and DB2, and this removed any opportunity of becoming permanent."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Database Administrator at Kelly Services
in Downers Grove, IL

What do you like about working at Kelly Services?

"I like making a difference in the company. That's why I like working as a data analyst. Data is such a key factor in every company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The tip I have is to explain your strong experiences and skill and leave the other stuff at home."

What don't you like about working at Kelly Services?

"Sometimes I do not care for the politics of the company. The politics can bring good decision-making but it could also bring bad decision-making."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The suggestions I have is to trust and listen to the data and ideas. Understanding and using the key data and ideas is the key to success."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Database Administrator at MediaMax Network
in Valhalla, NY

What do you like about working at MediaMax Network?

"New projects. Challenging upgrades. Working with consultants. Coming up with new systems. Helping departments streamline and in improve their operations."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Get in, get all the experience you can and get out quickly. MediaMax provides and great opportunity for someone who is smart, aggressive and motivated to learn quickly. However, there is limited opportunity for growth and the compensation is less than adequate. You will learn a lot about small business and entrepreneurship and get wide exposure to many areas of the business. However, after awhile it tapers off and your experience should award your greater opportunities and compensation. If you are not well liked by management, you will probably not be adequately rewarded for your hard work."

What don't you like about working at MediaMax Network?

"Compensation at MediaMax was inadequate. The company created a salary freeze that lasted over four years. In addition to that, employees were subjected to a 10% pay cut on top of the freeze. Raises were given arbitrarily to a chosen few. In addition, certain members of the management team were given free rein to create an intolerable work environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Empower employees to create new systems, policies and procedures to improve job functionsProvide more trainingEncourage new ideasDiscourage management practices that support an atmosphere of disrespect towards employees"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Database Administrator at Enterasys Networks
in Andover, MA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Enterasys was a great place for me to grow into the role of DBA."

What do you like about working at Enterasys Networks?

"The company maintained a culture of respect and listening. The overall health of the company typically prevailed over turf wars."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is a company that believes that quality people can acquire the skills to excel in a given position, so I would advise others to emphasize their customer service, communication, and skill acquisition history over their current skill set."

What don't you like about working at Enterasys Networks?

"The pressures of growth and limited resources meant I wore many hats and was not as able to pursue proactive administration of the database environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't have any unheard suggestions for the management team there at Enterasys. They listened and made their decisions based on factors more broadly defined and unsderstood than those to which I have access. I trusted them to take my suggestions into consideration."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Database Administrator at MarketTools
in San Francisco, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Challenging"

What do you like about working at MarketTools?

"A great place to work and learn new technologies and work with technical staff"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know your stuff. Nothing more I can say about it."

What don't you like about working at MarketTools?

"limited growth and the company is not performing that good as I expected"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"find new means of doing business. Depend more on cloud technologies"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Database Administrator at Lloyd's Register
in Houston, TX

What do you like about working at Lloyd's Register?

"Flexible Hours, ability to work from home, off every other Friday"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a good company, however the room for growth is lacking. Be prepared to stay where you are at for a while."

What don't you like about working at Lloyd's Register?

"I do not have enough resources to perform my job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would focus on making sure no one is being over utilized."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Database Administrator at US Postal Service
in Raleigh, NC

What do you like about working at US Postal Service?

"Well run database group, good benefits, work / life balance."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The people above me are lifers, so there are not many opportunities to advance."

What don't you like about working at US Postal Service?

"A multi-year wage freeze, plus huge losses. Dependency on Congress."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't know what I'd do differently. That's a tough one."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Database Administrator at Spectrum
in Schenectady, NY

What do you like about working at Spectrum?

"It needs to open up more to the employees, as of right now it is kinda boxed, each person having a crate and not really working outside of that function."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to show you're flexible and can jump departments if needed."

What don't you like about working at Spectrum?

"Too little information is shared or passed on about company direction or day to day actions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Bring in a focus on new ideas and technology. As well as a better approach to employee happiness and job enjoyment."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Database Administrator at Harbor Freight Tools
in Calabasas, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"After a brutal reorganization, there's better management but plenty of stupid"

What do you like about working at Harbor Freight Tools?

"There's a start-up vibe with more stability than you'd find in a company that is launching. Pretty good access to VP level leadership. Most of the leadership isn't set in their ways and some projects can get done quickly."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Go in with both eyes wide open and don't burn any bridges behind you. The revolving door spins pretty fast here."

What don't you like about working at Harbor Freight Tools?

"There's a horrendous amount of inefficiency and waste. Top performers go unrecognized and unrewarded while while ineffective loose canons get promoted. Lots of wheel-spinning and very unstable at the top."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Recognize people who perform and move them into positions of greater responsibility."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Database Administrator at Mercy Health System
in Conshohocken, PA

What do you like about working at Mercy Health System?

"The office location, working conditions and health benefits are excellent."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be on time, dress professionally and only apply if you are really qualified."

What don't you like about working at Mercy Health System?

"We are understaffed presently which require working long hours to get the job done."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Manager need to micromanage less and treat employees as professionals."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Database Administrator at Dell
in Brazil, IN

What do you like about working at Dell?

"Up to date with most recent technologies and great work like balance."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"No I don't have. It works like any other company."

What don't you like about working at Dell?

"Lack of a better and clear internal program for country reallocation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Invest in more reallocation programs, offering options to current employees."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Database Administrator at TOLMAR
in Fort Collins, CO

What do you like about working at TOLMAR?

"I really like the people I work with, the location, and the variety of work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Anyone taking on this job needs to be clear what the expectations in terms of operational support and be willing to work with a fragile Dynamics GP database that does not enforce referential integrity."

What don't you like about working at TOLMAR?

"I'm frustrated with the lack of planning and the challenges it causes the IT department. I'm working 24x7 with no help or backup."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to be more realistic about the workload and plan more thoroughly."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Database Administrator at Buy.com
in Aliso Viejo, CA

What do you like about working at Buy.com?

"The bonding between employees were very good. Besides that, nothing much."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
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