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    MIlestone Da-Lite, Grateful for my job but there is a lot of room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw, IN

    I have been working at Milestone AV full-time

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    Pros

    Milestone Da-Lite offers a lenient family friendly and fun work environment. The upper management team seem like nice well intention-ed people. Management is not afraid to loosen the purse strings on strategic ventures. Great employees and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Since the Milestone AV technologies acquisition of Da-Lite in 2011. The new management team has basically driven a good company into the ground. They don't seam to understand manufacturing. There is almost no promoting from within. Experienced employees and management have basically been brushed aside and replaced with new employees hired from outside industries who have been put in charge of products and a business they don't understand. Serious lack of leadership within the facility. The CEO's drop in about once every 3 months for a management pow wow then hop on their plane back to there fancy new offices in Eden Prairie, leaving a confused mess behind. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians Health Insurance is sub-par No bonus program to speak of

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to run the company via remote control from 500 miles out. A permanent strong upper management leader based in Warsaw is desperately needed. Try to better understand the Da-Lite brand. We are not a stamp it out and repeat automotive big box store type of business. We deliver custom fit high value products with great service. Focus on that. Promote from within, there are plenty of talented experienced people willing to step into new roles that understand the business and products. Listen too your experienced employees and management. A bonus program would be nice, Throw a dog a bone every now and then!


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Website www.milestoneav.com
Headquarters Eden Prairie, MN
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1977
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Milestone AV Technologies plays a supporting role to the big screen. The firm develops and markets an array of audiovisual and display equipment (such as projector and display mounts), A/V furniture, and accessories. It serves more than 4,500 clients, including consumer electronics retailers and home theater dealers (such as Best Buy, Abt Electronics). Milestone markets its products under the Chief, Raxxess, and Sanus brands, among others. The company operates sales offices in the US, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and China. Founded in 2004 by the merger of Sanus Systems and ... More

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