PCMS Datafit

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PCMS Datafit Reviews

Updated 25 August, 2014
Updated 25 August, 2014
8 Reviews
3.3
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Management out of touch

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I worked at PCMS Datafit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great talent and passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with their employees. Bonus structure seems to change quarterly. Long hours, not always billable and bonuses are based on utilization. You will have to work 60 hours a week to hit your bonus target for the quarter. Pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons and fix what needs to be fixed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I have been working at PCMS Datafit full-time

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good for the area. The culture and people tend to be laid back. Releases are well planned and managed, so there isn't a death-march to the end of each one.

    Cons

    You won't be writing cutting-edge software here and you'll be enjoying a loud cube-farm as you do it. Some of the development tools used are ancient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I enjoyed interacting with the employees and customers but upper management was detached and did not provide a vision.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I worked at PCMS Datafit full-time

    Pros

    Some extremely talented people.
    Top tier product offering.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction.
    Internal systems are sub-par.
    Ineffective training program.
    No clear corporate vision.
    Insufficient staffing levels to meet customer needs and profitability targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to stop investigating tangents and focus on their core business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I have been working at PCMS Datafit as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot of cutting edge tech

    Cons

    you gotta pay for the cofee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Great People, Terrible leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I have been working at PCMS Datafit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    PCMS hires some of the best people in the industry. The Work environment is very friendly and , collaborative. Your team becomes like a family that you would do anything for. PCMS has national recognition and is privately owned so it has been able to survive and thrive during the economic downturn.

    Cons

    Management has no foresight and employs a reactive, instead of a proactive mentality. Problems are ignored until they become debilitating. There is always an irate customer that needs to appeased in fear of losing business. Deadlines are missed on one project because resources were stolen to meet the deadlines of another project. Clients are routinely over promised functionality by sales and high level management, and then staff are worked long hours to try to come close to what was promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your best asset is your people but because you won't treat them like that they are leaving in droves. Priceless knowledge has already walked out the door because you fail to change the culture. Everyone knows the issues; please stop pretending like there are no issues to try and save face. Admit when you're wrong, and go to bat for your people more often. People need to know that their work is being appreciated, and that they matter. People need to be treated like they have value, and not just like they are numbers on a resource board. Stop over promising and under achieving. Unless things change, the people who have made PCMS one of the best retail vendors are going to be making other companies the best in their respective industries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Excellent place to start out in a developer role

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I have been working at PCMS Datafit full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to different technologies. Flexible work environment. Small groups of highly communicative peers. 100% Java and Agile software development takes advantage of modern software design practices.

    Cons

    Common to be shifted from project to project because of the small size of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great People, Good Product, Good Promise, Mediocre Follow-through

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at PCMS Datafit full-time

    Pros

    The VISION software suite is a good product overall, making discussing it with customers more positive and working on it more enjoyable . The company has been working to refine it's direction and process over the past several years, which actually has paid off in many respects. Good people to work with and for.

    Cons

    The negatives are often caused by bad practices repeatedly occurring, which though recognized by the upper levels usually come with promises of change that doesn't happen. Resources get shifted mid-stream for last minute pushes on one project's deadlines, leading to a domino effect on the other projects. The US office appears to be allowed less input and so is able to contribute less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what's going on with the employees, not just the customers. Happier staff means happier clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL (US)

    I have been working at PCMS Datafit

    Pros

    Product company with vast opportunities to grow. Lot of opportunities for the Point of sale field as PCMS is starting to get good customers including big retailers.

    Cons

    they operate off of cincinnati and have no other offices in US.

    Recommends

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