D&W Diesel Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
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  1. Has management lost its way?

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    Former Employee - Fuel Tech in Auburn, NY
    Former Employee - Fuel Tech in Auburn, NY

    I worked at D&W Diesel

    Pros

    All positions are first shift, 7 days of paid time off granted immediately for the first year, flexible with requests for time off.

    Cons

    Little or no opportunity for growth and development. Highly ethically questionable decision making from management as well as R&D methods. Promotions based solely on senority, not qualifications. Work is very repititious and boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management should probably be clean slated.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Unappreciative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech in Auburn, NY
    Former Employee - Tech in Auburn, NY

    I worked at D&W Diesel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The middle management was flexible about any unplanned time off or call ins. 5 day work weeks. Day shift only.

    Cons

    Environment felt like a high school detention room, no talking to other employees whatsoever, even if its work related. If u need to borrow a tool from someone, better make it quick and sneaky and don't let anyone see u asking ur coworker. Management+owner had their "favorites". If u weren't in their " click " u were lucky to get a good morning or even a head nod from the owner. Coworkers would stab u in the back with a smile on their face. Owner will bash ex employees outside of work. Not once have I heard of an employee receiving a "nice job" or "thanks for staying late" from any type of management. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone unless u like getting walked on and not appreciated for anything. And not everyone can afford a snowmobile to be "in"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the employees working under you is what is making you your money and helping u build ur $1xxxxxx establishment behind the plant. A little respect towards your employees goes a long ways and you won't lose employees as fast. And instead of manipulating every aspect of employees, u should probably spend more time being thankful for how far they have brought you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Production is run like a concentration camp.

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    Current Employee - Tech in Auburn, NY
    Current Employee - Tech in Auburn, NY

    I have been working at D&W Diesel

    Pros

    5 day work week and decent vacation time

    Cons

    Owner runs production like an1800's business.management/employee relationship is more like parent/child relationship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owner needs to realize that the employees are not machines,but people.people that make him a lot of money.treat people with respect,or be prepared to loose good people soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    They use very deceiving hiring practices to lure good people away from other jobs.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at D&W Diesel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked there 4 years and can honestly say I do not have 1 positive comment other than some of the people I worked with were very good people and I am still friends with them today.

    Cons

    They will tell you whatever they have to in order to get you to come to work for them, BEWARE lies will be told! The paid time off system they have is a complete joke. Middle management people are clueless, could not manage a hot dog stand. Guys at the top will lie to you with a smile on their faces and could care less about the people they employ, it is all about their money and how much they can make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might want to rethink your compensation package for the sales force because if you have to tell BOLDFACE lies to get people to take a job with your company then maybe there is something wrong with how they are paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Disappointed, Mislead, Mistreated

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Tech
    Current Employee - Tech

    I have been working at D&W Diesel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Regular work week (no weekends, regular hours).
    2.

    Cons

    1. Office culture - run as a small time mom & pop shop and there seems to be unfair and inappropriate preferences with family members working together.
    2. Very poor retirement. Minimal amount matched and it takes a long time (up to 18 months) before they begin to match and then it is only 25% match up to 2% of pay.
    3. Not very flexible even when on salary. Have to make up for every minute you are out or late when there is an emergency or weather condition.
    4. HR department not very good with processing paperwork accurately. Many issues there.
    5. Company is not lean at all. They have no lean initiatives, they do not even know what it is.
    6. Try to pinch every single penny, even to the point where they can barely heat the offices in the winter.
    7. Extremely old-school methods and ways of thinking. Obsolete and outdated processes.
    8. Very stale and stagnant. I did not see any training programs or career development programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Enroll in some managerial training courses.
    2. Think outside the box. Stop thinking with tunnel vision.
    3. Act more professional with your interactions with direct reports.
    4. Stay current. Keep up with current industry standards.
    5. Use common sense.
    6. Broaden your horizon.
    7. Work on yourself and keep yourself up to date. You need to stay relevant in order to stay competitive. You need to keep up with the technology in the industry if you want your business to go to the next level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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