DAVACO Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Nice people, good place to work with different brands, very approachable people (in 4 reviews)

  • Strong workplace ethics, real concern and attention to customer service and being the best, great employees with strong teamwork (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • An ever-changing HR department ran by someone who is never around (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, poor benefits, lack of benefits, constant lay offs, executive team is a joke, no resources, no technology, treat employees like crap (in 2 reviews)

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  1. lead foreman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Foreman
    Current Employee - Lead Foreman

    I have been working at DAVACO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay on time and well, good clientele,

    Cons

    always in a hurry, causes unnecessary confusion, decreases efficiency,
     but,also brings into play,,, the old saying that says...." Necessity is the father of invention..."

    Advice to Management

    proper planning prevents poor performance


  2. Best Job in years.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Foreman in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Foreman in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at DAVACO full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great pay, easy work, good people to work with, tech help is great, management is super. HR is super. all around super place to work. Ideal place for a person out of high school or collage to get a good start and career. Also for those with vast experience to advance in there skills. And if you want to see the whole United States this is the place to work. We may not be staying at the Ritz but the hotels are very nice for the most part.

    Cons

    I find the only cons are those who lie about there experience and have a rough time of it or people who want the job, see the "must" be able to travel 80% of the time , then relize they are married and have kids and its not working out w/the family. This is a job for people with kids grown up or single people with no ties holding them back. some make it with families but it takes work.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work! and please keep me busy.


  3. awesome company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DAVACO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great supervisors, great employees and never a problem with getting paid. Any issues I've ever had are handled quickly

    Cons

    The only com is the amount of time you sometimes spend on the road. Otherwise, great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say, really. Most of their management I have dealt with are amazing folks to work with


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  5. Merchandising can be a fun and rewarding job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Product Merchandiser in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Field Product Merchandiser in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at DAVACO full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team comradery. Everyone works together to complete the project on time. The travelling teams are more than co-workers, they are friends and family at home or away from home.
    It's real hard work sometimes but not rocket science and leaves you with a true feeling of earning and accomplishment when you stand back and see the finished product.
    Travelling is always a benefit because your motel room rent is paid plus daily per diem allowance meets and exceeds my meal requirements. When out of town, travel to and back from the job daily is provided by the company-gas and a rental van. And on weekends, because you might be missing your family and friends from home, the pay you a layover amount - enough to cover extra-curricular activities and ease the pain of being away.

    Cons

    When you are on a travel team, you work a job away from home for three weeks plus, come home and see your family, then dispatched to another job and you are fairly well compensated. But then there are times when you have been on a job for 3-6 weeks with completion date in view and then you are contacted or scheduled last ,minute to travel directly to a new job from the current one you are finishing without a chance to go home in between. It does not usually happen that way but when it does, it is frowned upon for us to refuse the job. Or, you can be assigned as a local where you commute daily to a job within travel distance but your pay will suffer as you do not receive the per diem and layover pay.

    Advice to Management

    The majority of people who work at Davaco are very friendly and helpful-great co-workers. Management is never perfect anywhere. Keep up the good work!


  6. disconnected management, upper mgt should know about

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at DAVACO

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    consistent pay, per diem, travel if you never what to see your family

    Cons

    pay should be adjusted per knowledge, no idea what top workers do, some leads don't even know what they are doing. hire you per state but send other workers to your town. too many open promises, schedules always a mess

    Advice to Management

    expect acknowledgment to email, mgt should do the same. appreciate the hard workers and you won't loose them, you can save $hotels if you schedule jobs to workers home town inlieu of sending others to travel,


  7. Merchandise Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DAVACO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great supervisors. Always paid on time for hours and expenses

    Cons

    Extensive travel for most brands

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  8. Estimator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at DAVACO full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    DAVACO utilizes business other than construction. Strong relationships with major apparel corporations in the merchandise business. . They also do a lot of merchandising upgrades of numerous name brand companies in the merchandise business. Beautiful offices, underground parking and most workers in different departments are friendly to work with through the bidding process. Good sales revenue each year that encompass other types of business

    Cons

    DAVACO is not a General Contractor. Their work criteria is Mom & Pop "repair list". These people don't know how to build anything "ground up". They receive invitations for 1-5 stores of partial remodels- flooring, painting and other small chore list of maintenance Hostile environment & malicious actions by department leader to distract you away from achieving the goal of a complete bid. Demeaning attitude exhibited with age discrimination. Extremely close working conditions with 4 people in a cubicle of 18x18. Absolutely no privacy when establishing relationships with subcontractors on the phone and your computer work is criticized while looking over your shoulder. Numerous estimates developed on projects that have already been built or remodeled. All bids are priced with an enormous amount of profit while bidding against area associated General Contractors. The only Field personnel are traveling Superintendents. All labor is subcontracted. Office work is most usually long strenuous work day with 9-12 hours. Department leader is long winded, wordy and is absolutely NEVER wrong. Argumentative about everything. This man is the 'authority' on any subject! Egotistical, pious and pompous, lacks the ability to lead. Highly volatile actions and language in front of the suits. High employee turnover rate. Most/all field work is done in the off hours of client store hours. Staff administrators lack giving a helping hand and are constantly involved with family issues (during work hours) overtaking of their work performance. Very noisy environment. No loyalty with other workers. Additionally I was asked to do tasks other than estimate.

    Sometimes some ridiculous tasks, like - I was told to go stalk a former employee during work hours. How petty is that.


  9. I enjoyed working for this company and was pleased with advancement procedures.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Merchandiser in Dallas, TX

    I worked at DAVACO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company provides opportunity for personal growth with hard work and personal devotion.

    Cons

    One disadvantage of working with the company is the scheduling of rooms for extended periods of time--not taking time to consider the kind of environment some of the rooms were.

    Advice to Management

    I would plan better balance between work and life situations and better hotels for staying for an extended period of time.


  10. DECENT IF PROJECTS ARE AVAILABLE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Field Merchandiser

    I have been working at DAVACO full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The plus side is traveling to new places and meeting new people. The people you work with are down to Earth and are great to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre and some of the hotels we are placed in are dumps.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the weak links and bring in people that are willing to work and pull their own weight. .


  11. If you're looking for a stable company/work might aswell never apply

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Electrician in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at DAVACO full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays good. Get to travel and see the country.

    Cons

    Poor management. lacks backbone and lacks professionalism. They never do what they say!No benefits!!

    Advice to Management

    Get you're act together and use the bottoms up approach because the employees are the ones out in the field



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