Ducommun
3.1 of 5 13 reviews
www.ducommun.com Carson, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 2, 2014

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Anthony J. Reardon

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Captivating, Yet Dry, Work

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Joplin, MO

I worked at Ducommun as an intern for less than a year

ProsI had a high level of autonomy in how I approached projects. Manager was just the best. Relaxed atmosphere. Very intelligent co-workers who were mostly electrical engineers. Worked with the latest versions of Developer Express and AutoCAD and used them on a very fast workstation.

ConsIT locked down the machines, hindering my abilities to install software to get my work done. Very industrial and antiquated offices.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide new hires with a guide of what to study in order to start deeloping for the systems.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ducommun

ProsGreat working environment, interesting work

ConsAdvancement opportunities are limited unless you are willing to move

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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Reasonable pay, decent benefits, lots of overtime. Typical manufacturing.

CNC Operator (Current Employee)
Parsons, KS

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

ProsOverall a good environment with good people. The shop has good, though old equipment. Production runs smoothly most of the time. Company supplies all tools so the cost of employment is very small. Reasonably relaxed environment.

ConsWhen they say "some overtime" they mean don't plan on ever having just 40 hrs (or really even 50)
Still working to implement Six Sigma and often seems like there is little interest in doing it correctly.

Advice to Senior ManagementConnect expectations with the metrics, don't just make pretty pictures and fancy speeches.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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People are friendly and supportive. Planning is a bit substandard.

Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Carson, CA

I have been working at Ducommun

ProsPeople are friendly. Managers manage- they do the project schedule, and let the engineers engineer. There are no barriers between departments- production, engineering, and sales. Ducommun is working to develop new products now.

ConsPeople work a lot of hours- esp. engineers. Many of the products are showing their age. Organization and planning could be improved. They are closing a site and bringing the workers to another site- which is out of phone lines.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore planning for infrastructure. Need to train more production people - almost the whole production staff has more than 25 years of service, and a large proportion is nearing retirement. Some of the production equipment needs to be brought up to date.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I always know what is expected of me from day to day with clear instructions.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ducommun

ProsManagement really cares about you as a person not just another number. When my son broke his arm my managers were very concerned abd accomadating through the entire process.

ConsNot much room for learning new skill or growth with in the company.

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