Entrust Datacard Employee Reviews

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Overall good organization to work for.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNOctober 19, 2018
Work/life balance is a bit hectic if not managed - you can easily put in 10-12 per day as a manager. Focus on the task completions. SLT are tough but fair. Need to improve on structured mentorship program - non-existent.
Pros
Flexible work hours
Cons
Balance work/life
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2.0
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Business Development Representative (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJune 21, 2018
Entrust Management was abruptly laid off in the acquisition by Datacard. The two businesses are so different although there is one CEO at the helm. Sales Management for Entrust is ineffective. Massive layoffs occur frequently. Sales culture has never taken off and many have left the company on there own.
Pros
Entrust is great for those in Information technology.
Cons
You dont want to establish a sales career at this company.
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4.0
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Good place to work but no advancement
Senior Assembler (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMay 22, 2018
Good people and decent management, i have overall enjoyed my time at Datacard but there are not very many good opportunity to advance in the company. Raises and bonuses have not been great the last couple years.
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3.0
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Company is in Trouble!!
Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Columbus, GAApril 27, 2018
Last 3 to 4 years company struggling with finances. Hiring also poor management to make life changing direction causing very bad morale problems. Delaying raises they already promised by 4 to 5 months, asking to move overtime you already worked to different pay periods. Worst of all asked to lie to your customers about problems the company should make good on! This is a business that soon will bottom out and go under. I really loved the hands on work with Datacard, just cant compromise my character anymore. Maybe the owner will step in and save the company but what I have seen the last 4 years everyone has decided to leave except those retiring next year.
Pros
none
Cons
poor management, shifts, asked to lie
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1.0
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Cut throat company
Lead Senior Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNApril 12, 2018
There is absolutely no room for advancement. You are simply a rat running around a maze. Management does not know the processes, nor do they care for their employees
Pros
Non
Cons
Terrible place to work
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2.0
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Typical corporate culture
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMarch 21, 2018
Do your job, keep your head down, always agree with management.

If you have your own opinions, they had better be able to be expressed as being in line with management in some way, or you are being negative, even if you have an idea for improvement.

Don't expect to be given time to do things "right". It always can be "fixed" later, if necessary. Work-arounds are the rule, not the exception.
Pros
Decent wages and good benefits.
Cons
Not allowed the time to do a good job, just get it done.
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I would absolutely not recommend working for this company.
Facilities (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNFebruary 24, 2018
The management for this company is so poor and unprofessional that you will find yourself in constant turmoil with management. The company is always short staffed and expects everyone to do extra tasks constantly. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this company.
Pros
health Insurance
Cons
Low pay and small yearly raises
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3.0
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Poor Managment
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNFebruary 20, 2018
There was constant change and many time that change was never communicated company wide. They want to change but don't what change they want to make and it is hurting the leadership.
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5.0
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Productive and Fun workplace
Information Security Engineer (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 7, 2018
Productive and fun place to work. They work hard and play harder. Overall the work gets done and teams work together to solve issues. Management is upfront and personal.
Pros
alot of self-motivated probing to resolve issues
Cons
need to enable employees more to do the job
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2.0
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Not worth the trouble
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Englewood, COJanuary 25, 2018
The focus is not with the client's but with revenue. And I understand a business needs to be profitable; however, being profitable at the sake of treating your people terribly is bad business. Averaging 4.3 out of 5 on client survey's is considered subpar. You absorb all the blame for the team without having any of the control to manage the team. And you are provided, on average, 30 different client's to work with. It's extremely difficult to maintain high quality standards when you are forced to close as many projects as possible while constantly starting new projects.
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5.0
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Great Place To Work
Business Process Leader (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNDecember 29, 2017
I have nothing but positive things to say about EDC. The executive leadership team is top notch and while I was there didn't exhibit any of the dysfunctional tendencies that a lot of executive teams tend to fall into.

The work is interesting, but not unreasonable. I always enjoyed the work I was doing on an intrinsic level. For the most part it was fun, motivating, and provided a lot of opportunities to learn new skills and more about the business.

The employee base at all levels is well tenured and know how to handle obstacles and issues that arise from time to time. I really appreciated the work the employees at all levels did and the way they went about their work. It's not typical of most companies.
Pros
Great work-life balance, well tenured leadership and staff
Cons
Work is heavily dependent on engineers. This can limit your opportunities for career advancement.
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Short Sited
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNSeptember 14, 2017
This company has good employees but management is short sited and not very diverse. There are few opportunities to move up in the organization. The benefits are alright and they are very flexible in terms of your hours or working remotely if your job allows it.
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4.0
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Dedicated and intelligent coworkers
Senior Systems Integrator (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNAugust 28, 2017
If you want to be surrounded by some of the most brilliant technological minds in the industry, this is the place to be. If you want to be surrounded by folks who are dedicated to their craft as much as they are dedicated to their clients, this is the place to be.
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1.0
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Horrible management and hr doesn't care
Senior Marketing specialist (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNAugust 23, 2017
Management at the company has gotten much worse in the past year and even though over half the marketing team has left and complained to hr and leadership they continue to do nothing to keep their talent happy. Also the company didn't meet numbers this year, just had layoffs, plus didn't give out the 10 percent bonus. The building is nice and free gym, but that's about it.
Pros
Free gym and newer building
Cons
Management, advancement opportunities, politics, senior leadership
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4.0
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Was a great place to work
Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Englewood, COAugust 23, 2017
Not sure what to say.
They laid me off after over 12 years of service.
They are the leader in card printing machines and instant issuance solutions.
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3.0
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Intensely political and distrustful environment
Business Development Project Management (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNAugust 14, 2017
A dysfunctional organization beneath the surface with a highly political environment. In some cases, goals are left undefined and then when not defined they easily end your role. Getting information to confirm outcome or output is difficult to get because the organization is privately held.
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2.0
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No growth opportunities
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNJune 7, 2017
I would not recommend this company if you want to rise the corporate ladder because the company is not growing.

If you want a stable job, it is good though.
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3.0
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Facing great challenge from changing market
Senior Marketing Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMay 8, 2017
Nice working environment. New facility with modern design, people are nice to each other. It was with very unique product offerings and dominated market. Now it facing challenge from digital world.
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2.0
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This company is in a downward spiral and doesn't seem to be getting better
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Shakopee, MNMay 4, 2017
Ever since this company made the transition from Minnetonka to Shakopee 2 and a half years ago the company has been slowly going downhill losing money firing a lot of their long term employees and the future doesn't look so bright. We used to get raises every June but that has been pushed out to October and our employee bonus has been getting smaller and smaller each year. This company does not care about their long term employees.
Pros
Good benefits
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Comment – February 24, 2018

The hiring H.R manager is very bad for the company. Always short staffed and always overworked constantly. Just say no to this company!

3.0
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Company determined to destroy itself
Support Renewals Specialist (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXDecember 13, 2016
Enjoyed Entrust prior to being acquired by Datacard. After acquisition, it was about making sure Datacard personnel were taken care of over Entrust. Too many emails about nonsensical things, making daily work life difficult.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
management teams difficult to work with
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