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Dorman Products Reviews

Updated June 26, 2014
Updated June 26, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty Decent Company by Today's Standards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Lab Technician  in  Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Engineering Lab Technician in Colmar, PA

    I have been working at Dorman Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a former Automotive Technician, it's nice to be able to use those skills and others on something way less stressful and almost as satisfying. The people that I work with seem like genuinely nice people...most of them anyway. And with so many different projects going on, there's rarely a dull day.

    Cons

    The 'Culture of Contribution', where everyone is an "important contributor, rather than employee, and no one is more important than the next person" is blatantly disingenuous, we haven't received any merit raises as long as I've been here, due to being" financially unable" but we have quarterly meetings to talk about how much money the company makes and they even gave each employee a full color brochure, complete with a word search on the back, about how 'awesome it is to work for dorman'. How much did that cost? Lastly, getting equipment needed to complete a task can be painstakingly difficult, more times than not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend money on retaining talent and equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Great innovative company with a awesome company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA

    I worked at Dorman Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cares about employee development
    Creativity is rewarded
    Flexibility

    Cons

    Location of HQ is in a high real estate area
    Career roadmaps not clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees to make Dorman the best place to work in the area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colmar, PA

    I have been working at Dorman Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, very laid back. The people are for the most part wonderful and easy to work with. Employees are valued and treated well.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough. Some people have much heavier workloads than others which can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement is still needed in communication from management to the rest of the company. Also many teams seems to have the same challenge to their productivity and that is engineering bottlenecks/throughput. This needs to be addressed as a company if it is ever going to change.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A solid, growing company with good contributor benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colmar, PA

    I have been working at Dorman Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Contributor development is nothing like what I've experienced. They have a leadership program, an employer paid-for MBA program (taught on-site after work), ongoing OD classes, as well as a new undergrad program. There are also other benefits like a Wellness Program and exercise class held at Dorman after work as well as gym reimbursement. And other benefits. The company seems to genuinely care about how their contributors feel about them.

    Cons

    The company has experienced some growing pains. There are some processes in place that need to be made more efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is great that contributors have a voice. Upper management needs to continue to hear what they are saying and turn it into action.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Voted one of the best places to work in the Philadelphia area and I see why.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager  in  Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Colmar, PA

    I have been working at Dorman Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid back and casual work environment.

    This depends on your group, but management talks the talk and walks the walk. My managers tell me they want to help me succeed and do what they can to make sure it happens.

    Recently they started offering a company sponsored MBA program with classes held on site.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult depending on your work group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more clearly defined paths for advancement so all employees, in all facets of the business, know what they have to do move forward in their careers. Once this is done, make sure management shares this with everyone in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Customer Service- Warsaw, KY

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Specialist  in  Warsaw, KY
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Specialist in Warsaw, KY

    I have been working at Dorman Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, HR works very hard to create a comfortable work environment, many training opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end in comparison to the number of tasks the CSR's handle on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the individual contributions of CSR's. This is one of the lowest paid dept's, but it might be beneficial to evaluate the pay in comparison to workload, skills, and capabilities of each CSR.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the most FUN jobs I have had

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Colmar, PA

    I worked at Dorman Products

    Pros

    Great people, and leadership. Fun and learning work environment

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited to when someone leaves the position

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place. Pay stinks, work/life balance good, company stable. Excellent recession job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colmar, PA

    I have been working at Dorman Products

    Pros

    The company is growing and seems stable, though there's always concern when stock prices jump quickly - does the competent ownership/management take a quick buck and leave? So far, no... hopefully it stays that way. I took a big pay cut to work there, but it's a reasonable trade given work/life balance, respect, autonomy, etc. Doesn't seem to be much opportunity for advancement to very senior jobs or bumps in pay, and many employees there are satisfied to stay for the very long-term anyway. Personally, I'll have to jump when the recession ends, but will probably miss Dorman.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay. The company is generally cheap (like stingy-cheap), though that can be a plus sometimes too. Worst workspace ever - old building, smelly bathrooms, horrible lighting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For all the discomforts and inconveniences at Dorman, you've found a way to keep good people around. Be ready to retain employees when the economy gets a little better - we want to stay at Dorman, and we'll continue to trade money and benefits for stability and respect - but not as much as today. As long as you step up to the plate then, and stick around yourselves, we'll stay for the long term.

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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colmar, PA

    I have been working at Dorman Products

    Pros

    The employees truly care about the success of the company and the sense of teamwork within the individual departments is very strong. Management treats the employees pretty well and does alot of little things to build emloyee morale. The company has maintained its small company culture while continuing to grow and it is a very friendly environment to work in. The stock performance has been very strong!

    Cons

    The strategic initiatives are not always clearly defined to the employees down the chain. Sometimes an initiative takes on a life of its own and the result is that the individual departments take off in different directions that overlap or conflict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While teamwork within the individual departments is very strong, more needs to be done to build cohesion cross functionally.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Open culture and good environment for learning and working

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Buyer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Buyer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Dorman Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company takes care of all your needs

    Cons

    New set up in India

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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