Dekker Vacuum Technologies
Dekker Vacuum Technologies – Michigan City, IN
• Design and develop industrial vacuum systems including, but not limited to, system layout utilizing 3D modeling, component selection and bills of… CareerBuilder
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I worked at Dekker Vacuum Technologies full-time for less than a yearPros
They pay was very good and most of my co-workers where very nice people.
The scheduled work hours were perfect, and lunches are an hour long.
Dekker provides paid holidays off; also, the location is extremely convenient.
I think Dekker is recently making some attempts to try to show employee appreciation but they fall very shortCons
The biggest challenges of working at Dekker was the scattered training provided and the constant fear of being replaced.
By their actions this is not really an employee oriented company.
The turn-over rate is extremely high. More than a dozen people have been fired or walked out in the last 6 months and this makes if feel as if this is just a place to work ‘for now’ only. A brief work stop on the way to your career is kind of the feeling.
The level of unprofessionalism demonstrated daily is like none I have ever seen before. They will not hesitate to belittle you or discuss errors or other issues in front of everyone instead of pulling you aside for a professional and private conversation.
Your personal information is openly shared and topics that would normally be private are openly discussed. This includes rate of pay, sick-days, personal situations, professional situations, complaints, reviews, addresses and phone numbers.
This is demonstrative of having little or no respect for us as individuals.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Listen to all employees equally and nip the negativity in the bud.
Take a look at the turn over rate and really question the causes behind it.
Don't treat employees like they are disposable. We are all replaceable, true, but no one wants it hanging over their heads every minute of every day.
Most employees are not happy, despite what they may say when directly questioned.
Let people have a little personal space, maybe a little natural light - you'd be surprised how much something as simple as daylight, a little bit of space and being trusted can alter an employees outlook.
Also, people talk. Word of crude, unneeded criticisms travel whether they are meant to or not. Especially when the criticism is not constructive - just hurtful.
There are too many non-value added tasks that we must perform -sending out companywide emails every time we make a sale, for instance, or including every employee on an email that only concerns one department.
Overcome the negative atmosphere and give value to the employees' comments, views, thoughts and complaints.Doesn't RecommendNegative Outlook