Datasite Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 4 Feb 2019

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Company has no respect for staff"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Datasite full-time

    Pros

    The company has changed in the last two years with a a new CEO and management team. The people you work with day to day and the clients are what make the job fun. Develop good relationships with the clients and you can enjoy your time here. However, this may not be reason enough if you are looking for a career.

    Cons

    The new CEO has appointed a number of senior management roles and a lot of these are filled with people who have no idea what they are doing. There are also countless levels of management and reporting lines so that there is no direct route to Senior management anymore and they have become anonymous. A number of the Datasite sales team (the companies core business) have been with the company for some time and there is a level of arrogance and self interest with the senior Datasite team that precludes anyone joining from getting on quickly. Be wary as they cannot be trusted and will happily steal business from you and take credit and commission for your work if you let them. This is not a pleasant company to work for for these reasons and I would not recommend it unless you just need a stopgap while you look for something better.

  2. Helpful (13)

    "A company waiting to be sold."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Datasite full-time

    Pros

    - Some nice colleagues. - Salary paid on time. - Work life balance.

    Cons

    - Stingy compensation; except for senior management and sales. - A company owned by a PE firm and waiting to be sold to new owner in the near future. - Company is very unstable hence almost impossible to have any kind of career development. - Lots of confusion and uncertainly among employees about the future of the company.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "I have been working at Merrill Corporation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Datasite full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Work environment, Pay is competitive

    Cons

    Lack of communication from Senior Management to employees

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  4. Helpful (16)

    "What is the exit strategy?"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Datasite full-time

    Pros

    Solid Midwest values, from the St. Paul employees.

    Cons

    Current private equity ownership is long past its typical holding period for any of their portfolio companies. Lack of communication from senior management on progress or lack of progress of what has become a very long-term turnaround, if that is what you can call it. Company still seems heavily reliant on a single product and service, which was recently renamed.

  5. Helpful (13)

    "Do not recommend unless you have no other options."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Datasite full-time

    Pros

    - They pay salary on time. - Met a few nice people. - People thought you work for Merrill Lynch. - If you just need an job and lack other employable skills.

    Cons

    - Barely any pay raise nor bonus. Extremely stingy on junior staffs. - Friends, sons and daughters of senior management get promoted or placed into important positions without any significant achievements. - Incompetent management making critical decisions without any follow through nor taking repsobsiblity for their actions/ideas. - Bad product management and lack proper planning. So many bugs on the new platform, yet no one seems to be fixing them. Pushing to sell the new platform without any planning nor communication from top down (this should be done MONTHS ago before any formal product launch). Product management seem to be pushing responsibilities to other teams instead of taking issues into their own hands. - Some bugs and issues are known existing on the old platform for years without any proper fixing. "Lack of immediate business needs" claimed by certain management. - Zero open nor honest communication from top down and you really get this feeling that they do not care about people below them. - No career growth at this company. High turnover rate. - Culture of bullying and throwing people under the bus just to save oneself. - Favoritism is real at this company. Some sales people do not hustle, barely close any deals within the year, yet they are still allowed to stay with the company. Some of them are even given incentive trips to overseas. - IT is pretty bad despite the fact that Merrill Corp is supposed to be a "tech company". - Leads micromanaging just to play the management game instead of doing any of the actual work. Cover up and laugh off at their own mistakes. - Management gets overpaid for doing to little. - Management doing all kinds of "strategic work" without any solid substance nor proper realistic planning nor focusing on details. Too many big mouth talking without any technical knowledge nor hands-on experience nor expertise to backup their so-called vision. - They keep hiring people from Merrill Corp's competitors (ex. Intralinks, DD) without further consideration on whether the new hires are actually good at their job or whether they are a good fit for the company. - Company lacks global vision despite claiming to be a global leader. Merrill will always remain a VDR vendor and nothing more.

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    Datasite Response

    March 9, 2018SVP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your detailed review. I would be happy to discuss your concerns with you if you would like to talk.

  6. Helpful (10)

    "A job (short-term one), not a career."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Datasite full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People mistaken you for working at Merrill Lynch. You try correcting them but stop half way through because deep down you do wish that you work for Merrill Lynch instead of Merrill Corp.

    Cons

    Way too many. Of course middle/senior management will tell you there’s none. Sometimes it does make you wonder with all the money they have why don’t they build a better company.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall performance and Compensation"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Datasite full-time

    Pros

    The lower level team members are very friendly and have a great team

    Cons

    Top and Senior Management, lesser spoken about is better. Bad compensation ans and and no employee focus. Management is not professional and the business is run like an individuals personnel organisation

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Could be been more"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Datasite full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Has some smart and dedicated IT people who keep the ship running XBRL and SEC requirements masters Key contacts at the c-level in many public companies Customer Service is king

    Cons

    Continuous IT re-orgs defocus and impact progress Former successful salesmen in key senior management positions - tactical not strategic Lack of discipline, sophistication and/or key skills in product management to drive innovation, competitive advantage and cost management of technology-reliant products and services.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Morons at Merrill"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Datasite

    Pros

    Hard to think of any. Training is non-existent. Benefits stink. Company has no values.

    Cons

    Senior Management is terrible. Employees are over worked and under paid. Management is removed from the field and the clients.

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  10. "Frustrating, will bang head against wall"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Datasite

    Pros

    Good insurance. Interesting work, keeps me thinking all day. I'm not micromanaged.

    Cons

    Plenty of ignorance. Management does not care about mistakes, carelessness, rudeness of employees. Senior Management has a philosphy that all should be accountable. Yeah right. If you get a raise (a big if) it's not based on your performance. People performing poorly get same as those who are excellent workers. Few smile or acknowledge on another when passing.

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