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Dorman Products Reviews

Updated March 28, 2014
Updated March 28, 2014
29 Reviews

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Steven L. Berman
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    Toxic Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting products, successful & stable company, good business model

    Cons

    Culture of self-promotion and back-stabbing. No feeling of teamwork whatsoever. Many unqualified people in management and engineering functions. Senior Management more interested in politics than improving the company. Compensation below average especially considering company's financial strength.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and hire experienced management and engineering staff. Use the 5 years of record profits to pay decent salaries to attract talent. Emphasize cooperation and teamwork. CEO needs to take back control of the company from Sr. Management team and show strong leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    CAPA Engineer

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    Former Employee - CAPA Engineer  in  Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - CAPA Engineer in Colmar, PA

    Pros

    Excellent company culture. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Management is terrrible. Company has no sense of directon. Quality Department is comprised of people with many years experience at one company (former General Motors employees) who are very close minded to none GM methods and procedures. High rate of employee turnover. Low wages in high cost of living (Philadelphia Pa suburb) area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Devise Quality methods and procedures that are standard in manufacturing, and have been proven successful. General Motors needed a billion dollar bail out for a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible workplace

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    Current Employee - Picker  in  Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Picker in Colmar, PA

    Pros

    Nice workers,decent bathrooms,good benefits.Ok pay

    Cons

    Hotter then hell conditions.Stalker supervisors.jail like conditions.Change rules how they want.Push people very hard to work faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear to people on what they are walking into.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Dept suffers from severe lack of leadership

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Colmar, PA

    Pros

    Many of the colleagues within the IT group were excellent people and fun to work with. Work life balance was a positive. Telecommuting when necessary was never frowned upon. The company offers a free health club membership to Hatfield Athletic club for all employees.

    Cons

    Management in IT does not care about their employees. Resources are severely out of balance as there is way more work than the current staff can possibly handle. Management does not assist with prioritizing the work. They operate on a first in first out approach to work completion. Employees in IT are expected to work on helpdesk cases, small projects and large projects simultaneously. Management does not hesitate to fire staff w/o warning. 7 people were let go in the 13 months I was employed. This is an extremely high number since the IT dept totals 32 people in all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO of the company never communicates to the employees. There is no guidance on what the mission or vision of the company is. There is no long term plan. The management of IT breeds a culture where everyone is fearful of being fired and is held to impossible Service Level Agreements. The environment is not team based, it is everyone for themselves. People are assigned work w/o the information required to complete it. IT employees routinely have dozens of open helpdesk cases and multiple active projects at any one time. IT management has not figured out how to complete projects as a team and is more concerned with providing negative, non-constructive criticism of your work. Overall the Director of Business Systems and the VP of the dept are in way over their heads. Their actual experience level does not match their respective job titles. Both of those positions spend time managing projects and concentrating on useless SLA metrics as opposed to performing the typical duties of a Director or VP. Until the resource issue is sorted out this is a department to avoid at all costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
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