Manager (Former Employee) – Shakopee, MN – October 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.
Business Development Representative (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – June 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.
Entrust is great for those in Information technology.
You dont want to establish a sales career at this company.
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.
Service Engineer (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – April 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.
I would absolutely not recommend working for this company.
Facilities (Former Employee) – Shakopee, MN – February 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.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Englewood, CO – January 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.
Business Process Leader (Former Employee) – Shakopee, MN – December 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.
Great work-life balance, well tenured leadership and staff
Work is heavily dependent on engineers. This can limit your opportunities for career advancement.
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.
Senior Systems Integrator (Former Employee) – Shakopee, MN – August 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.
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.
Business Development Project Management (Former Employee) – Shakopee, MN – August 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.
This company is in a downward spiral and doesn't seem to be getting better
Engineer (Current Employee) – Shakopee, MN – May 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.
The hiring H.R manager is very bad for the company. Always short staffed and always overworked constantly. Just say no to this company!
Job Work/Life Balance
Company determined to destroy itself
Support Renewals Specialist (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – December 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.