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Updated 17 February 2018
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  1. "People First"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimension Data full-time

    Pros

    Dimension Data not only preaches about putting it's people first, it actually does. Efforts to contribute to society through charitable endeavours is also quite honorable.

    Cons

    At this stage I have nothing negative to state about Dimension Data. It has been a smooth and enjoyable time at the company.


  2. "Lots of infighting and bullying among employees; The management response was anemic."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in North Ryde
    Former Employee - Software Developer in North Ryde
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of interesting front-end and back-end technologies to work on
    - Free soft drinks in the kitchen

    Cons

    - I was bullied by another employee and the management did nothing to stop it.
    - Overtime hours were frequent, and project estimations were done without consulting the development teams
    - Development silos everywhere

    Advice to Management

    - The quality of your software is directly proportional to how well you treat them. Garbage in, garbage out.


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    "IT Professional"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Brisbane
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dimension Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, work from home. Location in the CBD. Some of the people are great and wanting too make a difference. Brand is Global. Owned by NTT.

    Cons

    The branch is very political, very much a boys club within management, self centered about their own image, likeability and personal progression.

    If you are not a friend or a relative of management, forget the opportunity to progress within.
    People are 'promoted' not always based on skills, experience and knowledge but on 'who you know’.
    Low benchmark salaries on offer.
    The known way to receive a salary review is resign, then return negotiating a better market salary. The business has lost a lot of great employees due to this reason.
    You are expected too work at 150% all the time, this results in burnt out of employees.
    DD don't offer anything exceptional in the marketplace, they may say they do, but they don't.
    National mandatory shutdown of 2 weeks over Christmas , so you are only left with 2 weeks throughout the year for other annual leave.
    Branch Culture is only for those who take advantage of the free drinks on a Friday.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to be seen proactively supporting all employees not only the Sales or the people that they 'like'.

    Be someone that your employees look up to and want to inspire to be professionally!


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dimension Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - The ability to work with so many different vendors and wide reach with a variety of clients.
    - Most people are an absolute joy to work with

    Cons

    - Boys club: if you're not in with the cool kids, you either suffer for your whole career or you simply don't last
    - Minimal reward and recognition
    - Ridiculous overtime which is NOT compensated
    - Russian roulette redundancies

    Advice to Management

    You already know how unhappy your staff are, and Westfield gift vouchers aren't going to cut it. Improve the culture or you'll find yourselves with no talent left.


  6. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Dimension Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, excellent delivery teams, a great breadth of services to market

    Cons

    Can be a little broad in strategy. Not best payers

    Advice to Management

    Promote more from within. Remember what made DD famous


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    "Brisbane"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane

    I worked at Dimension Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The office location and the people I directly worked with were great
    My direct manager was supportive & encouraging
    Some roles offer flexibility / work-life balance

    Cons

    Internal competitive selling was an issue
    Sales persons were highly regarded and everyone else not so much
    Personally I experienced mistreatment on a number of occasions which I & others reported but no action was ever followed through
    Culture in the Brisbane office

    Advice to Management

    Be open and approachable


  8. "Training Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Training Consultant in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Training Consultant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimension Data full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Top 5 Global Employers, above benchmark remuneration, progressive innovative vibe.

    Cons

    Career path is very slow.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Would recommend and work there again"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in The Rocks
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in The Rocks
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dimension Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best people in the industry work here, good benefits, opportunity to travel, they encourage and pay for exams.

    Cons

    Pay is under market value, however they will argue it's not. To get a pay increase is almost impossible without handing in a resignation.

    Advice to Management

    Better structure around pay for grad program.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great people - terrible management"

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    Current Employee - Client Engagement Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Client Engagement Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimension Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people on the ground are really good and very supportive. The company is fairly flexible around working from home etc.The salaries are fairly competitive but lean heavily on the variable component

    Cons

    The Management need to be replaced. The business is in transition to be services lead but the Senior management have no knowledge or experience how to do this. This is mainly because they have been at DD for many years and it most cases have never worked anywhere else so they have no appreciation of the market. They continually recycle old management into new positions expecting them to bring change which they are not capable of doing.

    Advice to Management

    Employ people who have been on the journey you are trying to take in the Management positions and more importantly LISTEN to them. You don't know what you think you know and whilst you continue to do this you will never make the transformation you are looking for


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Grow Up and Get Busy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dimension Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No shortage of variety or opportunity to shine

    Cons

    Prepare to work hard.... it is hard

    Advice to Management

    Don't read half this crap...after 6 years here in Brisbane I can see who has written half this rubbish and the poor reviews connect directly to the poor performers who were removed from the company....good luck at Data 3 you idiot... I hope the door smacks you in the face on the way out. Maybe you should have focused more on the job and less on the politics and you would still be working here...


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