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Dude Solutions CEO Ed Roshitsh
Ed Roshitsh
59 Ratings
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  • "Still some growing pains but success is not always a straight line as shared n this weeks town hall(in 17 reviews)

  • "For example; "make 50 calls while working from home or we'll take away a day of PTO" the continual hiring is laughable at this point(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Work from anywhere -The people -The opportunity of being employed with a growing company. -communication from c-level increased drastically over last 2 years. -Benefits

    Cons

    -Lots of Change -Drama can sometimes be a distraction -Slowly turning into a churn and burn environment.

    Advice to Management

    In an environment when numbers are increased and pressure builds, continue to find ways to boost team moral. Other than that keep up the good work.

    Dude Solutions2019-04-10

    Dude Solutions Response

    April 10, 2019CEO

    Thank you for the review. Thanks for the time at Dude as you look to be a former. Thanks for the advice.

  2. Helpful (8)

    "I'm writing this to speak the truth about employee experience."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -Attractive and modern benefits -Smart and awesome coworkers -CEO

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are so many. Every company has their ups and downs, I get it. What's different is that it has been way too long since we've experienced any ups. And I'm not talking about from the perspective of C-Suite, I'm talking about the perspective from those with boots on the ground, doing the work. We've been working at a pace that is emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausting. If you know what...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a look at who we have in Management positions and really assess if we have the right people on the bus. Ed, I sense that you want to move us forward with great leaders, If so... this is a huge problem area. If not, and a more traditional management style is what you think will propel us forward, please communicate that to all of us so we can make the best decisions for our own careers. We need to have a way to provide...

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    Dude Solutions2019-04-03

    Dude Solutions Response

    April 4, 2019CEO

    First, thank you for this thoughtful review. It was helpful in a lot of ways. Second, the buck stops with me. Period. So, some of the real issues you identified are ones that I own...be it direct or indirect. I cannot help the “gone” employee issue above...folks will ...

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to ramp up with and possibly stay with"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Quality people to work with and good work life balance. Growing company. Affordable canteen and actual food options on site . Fitness Reimbursement. Options to take classes at wake tech for self improvement development. Good training for new hires . Good pto balance, considerate management.

    Cons

    Small dosage of Favoritism and not enough appreciation for the actual people in the trenches producing and displaying activity. If you are gonna offer awards please make sure they are fair, ( don’t change the criteria last minute, or compare people doing different roles, and don’t say well we fixed it now and disregard the slap in the face you gave employees that were short changed an earned reward and compensation. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Some managers are really solid and make people better, the others could get involved and lead by example, we know they sold in the past , but each day that goes by are they losing touch with the floor sales environment? make some calls or emails and lead by example. I will say that everyone is competent in management from my experience Encourage people that seek growth to be apart of something. Be consistent with the...

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    Dude Solutions2019-03-21

    Dude Solutions Response

    March 21, 2019CEO

    Thank you for the review. Thanks for the pro/con. As you are a former Dude, would love to understand the award sentences in cons. At face value, certainly not what I hope is happening. The buck does always stop with me...always. I can’t be everywhere, but the tone and actions ...

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I love the culture of Dude. Who wouldn't want to work for a company that allows you to work from anywhere, gives you unlimited time off to manage your own life, brings in professionals to help you balance your work / life with yoga, meditation, life coaching, massage therapy and some of the most competitive benefits? It's like a reward for my productivity and work ethic. As long as I am doing my part I can reap the benefits...

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    Cons

    I know that here are a lot of little things that need tweaking and are in the works but my most pressing is probably the transparency into roles and career paths across the company. It is something that I know is in the works and I am getting antsy to see how this is solved. It has taken a while but I hope it is soon.

    Advice to Management

    During annual reviews I think career mapping would help tailor goal planning for individuals. Not just career mapping with your direct manager but going a step further to review talents and passions for individuals to map out options of goals and career paths that fit those talents and passions.

    Dude Solutions2019-03-20

    Dude Solutions Response

    March 21, 2019CEO

    Thank you for the review. I am glad you are having a good experience here. Career mapping is a big puzzle we are trying to solve. It is taking a while as it is complex and I think Kathryn, who is on mat leave for a bit longer, was a big contributor to the effort. I will ask ...

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  5. "Overall experience was good. Was a long term employee and saw many changes."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dude Solutions

    Pros

    Great culture. We worked hard and had fun doing it. There was growth and different places to move into.

    Cons

    Did not listen to the employees on what they wanted. Moved them into positions they did not want to. Said things were not going to change as we grew but it did. Annual reviews seemed to not mean anything. Seemed like there were certain groups that got what they wanted.

    Advice to Management

    Reduction of staff was not handled correctly. Staff members had annual reviews that did not have any bad statements but were let go. Need to be more up front with that. Letting go of long time employees needs to be looked at.

    Dude Solutions2019-03-31

    Dude Solutions Response

    March 31, 2019CEO

    Thank you for the review. And, thanks for the effort/energy you gave as a Dude.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not Bad"

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Mission. Growing but Well-Established Company. Good Benefits. Good Culture.

    Cons

    Still hard to understand how to move up. Still seeing some nepotism. Large company decisions don't always make sense for specific organizations within the company. Pay could be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just take our feedback and make decisions without us. Let us actually be part of making it better. You miss out on utilizing good talent and risk losing them this way.

    Dude Solutions2019-03-13

    Dude Solutions Response

    March 13, 2019CEO

    Thank you for the review. Great feedback on the Cons and Advice. Thanks for being a Dude!

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good option for entry level sales, not a good option for real sales people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Dude Solutions

      Pros

      The company is great at focusing on the warm and fuzzy. Things that appeal to people who are new to the professional workforce. If you have no sales experience, not a bad place to start.

      Cons

      Lots of people read sales books and listen to podcasts, but very little real sales experience. Perhaps that will work for the type of sales they are looking for, but I believe you could get the same result from a strong marketing message and competitive knowledge versus dialing for dollars. Again, nice people, very little sales acumen outside of life at the Dude.

      Advice to Management

      Ed is smart, follow your gut, don't apologize for fixing what is broken in the business.

      Dude Solutions2019-03-25

      Dude Solutions Response

      March 25, 2019CEO

      Thank you for the review. I am confident that over time we can address some if not all of the constructive thoughts you had above. Excited to have a new CMO who will revamp the marketing message to add more velocity to the sales team lifting. Also, we are doing what we ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "A refreshing work environment"

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      Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Remote, OR
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Leadership is transparent Flexibility with work schedules/from home - they respect you as a human with a life and as long as you work hard they don't babysit you Growth potential is off the charts for the company and careerwise Leadership and the company knows we aren't perfect but work to identify what we need to improve and then act on it Great opportunity to make an impact each day Amazing people to work with...

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      Cons

      Need more accountability across the board - work hard then play hard Coffee options suck but we have a canteen with other options WFA is a new program and needs more support

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up. Defining career paths and supporting every Dude will keep the company on a path to growth. The vision shared while ambitious is inspiring.

      Dude Solutions2019-03-01

      Dude Solutions Response

      March 1, 2019CEO

      Thanks for the review. Agree on cons and advice...working on it! Thanks for being a Dude.

    • Helpful (12)

      "Poor Management Team"

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      Former Employee - Sales in Cary, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Helped in establishing a career, and level setting expectations going forward from here.

      Cons

      Starts with managements claim of transparency, obviously there are things that can't be discussed, but don't claim transparency, openness and honesty when there is a clear pattern against this. Rules are made, with good intention, but lack of paperwork behind these rules denies even enforcement. As has been said before, they're are a group of favorites that cannot be touched, and not all of them are high performers....

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      Advice to Management

      Stick to your word, employees shouldn't have the rug pulled out from underneath them when they're a consistent performer. Changing rules, and/or how they're enforced to suit your agenda is inappropriate. When someone asks for help, give it. Negative reinforcement is dangerous to a healthy work environment, and that was most of what I received here.

      Dude Solutions2019-02-28

      Dude Solutions Response

      March 1, 2019CEO

      Thanks for the review. There are a number of items mentioned here I would love to understand more. Lack of transparency, negative feedback, and shifting ambiguous rules etc. are not what will grow people or the company. As you are a former employee with nothing to lose, how ...

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    • Helpful (7)

      "Needs a lot of improvement."

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      Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cary, NC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Dude Solutions full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The people you work with daily and the clients. That’s about it.

      Cons

      Favoritism at its finest. This past presidents club sums that up. Not many sales rep. will even come close to their outrageous quotas unless you play the game well with leadership. Product needs major help when going to market in different industries.

      Advice to Management

      Really peel back the layers and see where the problems are. Many employees are very actively looking and many have already left.

      Dude Solutions2019-04-02

      Dude Solutions Response

      April 2, 2019CEO

      Thank you for the review. We have made changes for the 2019 year on Club in response to direct rep input. First, it is 100% objective and only based on numerical attainment. Second, we are making some non sales folks eligible as well. I have personally addressed objectivity ...

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