Tech Writers - Avoid InfoDev Department in Nashua
Technical Writer (Former Employee) – Nashua, NH – July 5, 2013
I contracted with the InfoDev Dept. for nearly a year. After I was hired (along with several others), I learned there was a "mass-firing / exodus" in the InfoDev Dept weeks beforehand (in the spring of 2012). I didn't understand, since the work environment was decent and my coworkers were excellent... though everyone seemed a bit skittish. Just over 1-year later, and months before a major product release, another mass-firing occurred and over 25% of the InfoDev department was laid off or fired without reason. (There was PLENTY of work.) Now they are advertising for Technical Writers again! Apparently lining up a new crew for the 2014 slaughter.
The InfoDev management structure is very corrupt in Nashua. I almost was not hired over concerns that I did not have enough experience being a "team player". I fit into the team wonderfully, but that is not what the manager wanted. She meant "her team", not the team of people in her department.
So, as long as you can live with the fact that your contract may be revoked at any time without any reason, Dell InfoDev Nashua is a fine employment option... especially for women, who seem to be the preferred gender, especially where promotions are concerned. Despite that, I enjoyed working there, and fully expected to be hired full time at some point. The layoff could not have surprised me more, but now I realize it is an annual event.
$0.50 for everything in the vending machines; free coffee
zero job security. major flaws in infodev management structure.