Decore-ative Specialties, Inc. – Monrovia, CA
Working independently or in a team with general supervision, this positions main responsibility is to participate in a dynamic cross-functional… Decore-ative Specialties, Inc.
Decore-ative Specialties, Inc. – Monroe, NC
Essential Functions: 1. Administer and maintain engineering documentation such as drawings, schematics, OEM documents. 2. Provide reports… TheLadders.com
“It's better than some places, not as good as others. Disillusioned over time, it has become just a job. ”
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I have been working at Decore-ative Specialties full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
If you're a workaholic, this is the place to be. With exception to some(most?) office positions, 10-12 hours a day, frequently 6 days a week is the norm. Although, depending on the backlog, weekend work is usually a shorter day.
For the most part they do like to have top notch machinery/equipment. The Maintenance Crews are awesome, regular maintenance is spot on(as far as I can tell). If something does break, they are quick and clever with the repairs. Being able to trust the equipment you rely on to do your job is a de-stressor.
As long as your not a screw up, and don't do anything to get on the bad side of Management; you've pretty much got a job for as long as you want to be there.
I do look forward to seeing my fellow employees every day. In my opinion, it's a good group of people. I may not know everyone by name, and sometimes there is a language barrier. But, it has been many years since a smile, and or friendly wave hasn't been returned.Cons
Average employee pay is mediocre to decent at best, if you can consider yourself above lower middle class you are doing well here. I'm not sure about Management bonuses; employee bonuses are all but non-existent, and are borderline insulting.
Insurance benefits used to be darn good, a counterbalance to the wages. During the recession they tapered back a bit, understandably. They have been in free fall for four(?) years, and business has increased steadily for the past three. Almost seems like they don't try for better anymore.
Advancement beyond supervisor and middle management is nearly impossible, as far as I have seen. I knew this was a family owned business when I started, and I don't know everyone in management or how they got their job. But, it seems that nepotism very dominant.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Involve the employees more, great machines are necessary; but all of us, worker and management alike are the company's greatest assets. Listen to us, ask us questions. There are many of us who have been here a long time, I know there are some good ideas out there. That's supposed to be a big part of the Kaizen program we've been doing for six(?) years.
Give serious consideration to better compensation, and reversing the direction of the insurance benefits. A nominal raise to the pay scale, along with defined, consistent; not random, arbitrary bonuses would go a long way. We invest a considerable amount of our lives into the company. The continual large amount of overtime we work is a primary factor for most us to be doing "ok". On the surface that doesn't have the appearance of a symbiotic relationship.Doesn't RecommendPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO