DCL Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Great, fun experience so far

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

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

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

    Pros

    Going into the job,I was a little skeptical since I didn't know much about freight. Working here so far has been nothing but a positive experience for me. The training I received has been excellent, even though freight can be complicated and perhaps a little dry. The president is easy to work with and has great ideas and an open mind. The other DCL employees have been a joy to work with as well. I have had my share of crummy jobs, consisting of lazy co-workers and disinterested upper management, but this is not the case here. I really shouldn't enjoy working as much as I do here...

    Cons

    I wish the company would have more social events

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring smart, hard workers! And have more social events

    DCL Response

    Jul 2, 2015 – Human Resources Administrator

    Thank you for the feedback, we are glad to hear you are enjoying your time working for DCL and appreciate your suggestion of holding more social events. We will look into holding more social events ... More


  2. Major Issues- that start with upper management

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

    I worked at DCL part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about freight and some of the people i work with are some of the greatest. The environment is usually alright, until the tyrant owners come to check in on everyone. Overall there are no pros at all working for this company. The employees are mistreated.

    Cons

    - Structure your company better. Employees are underpaid for the amount of stress and work they have to put up with. - Also, work on controlling turnover. With so much turnover, everything is constantly in shambles and processes are lost through the constant revolving door of contractors. Pretty much everyone is a contractor, and they will treat you like dirt because of it. - They have eavesdropping devices in the break room, which seems pretty sketchy to me, not to mention illegal. - People are not allowed water or any drink while working, which would be fine, but the temperature during the summer months get pretty hot (95-100 degrees) and they have the thermostat set at 85 degrees in each room. It's hard to be in that hot of a room doing work, while not having any hydration or fan/any type of airflow. - There are huge cockroaches everywhere, and dead ones are just lying around all over the place. - They have holes in the ceiling, and it looks like the second floor could cave in at any second. - Overall, would not recommend. Health and Safety needs to pay this company a visit ASAP.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be take anger management classes. Also, learning how to treat human beings would be a nice step in the right direction. Take suggestions from your workers, because a lot of them are smart and have great ideas in improving some of the processes. They should add some type of social events as well.

    DCL Response

    Jul 2, 2015 – Human Resources Administrator

    Thank you for giving us feedback on your experience at DCL and we are sorry to hear that you did not have an agreeable experience while you were here. In regards to a couple of your comments, we ... More


  3. Concerns

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at DCL full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    DCL is a good place to prepare you for a real company if you decide to leave . I've worked here for over 16 years and have seen many changes. I'm to old to go find another job so I've decided to stick it out. They train well and make sure all procedures are followed. When I first started the management was excellent the then President was a person you wanted to mentor you. I've learned alot from him. He has since turned over the company to his nephew. This is where the CONS begin. Overall DCL Is a good place to work.

    Cons

    I am not one of the favorites in the company so I try to stay under the radar and just do my job. About a year and 1/2 ago the company shifted directions. We got a Senior VP who made alot of meaningless changes and got rid of alot of people who had been with the company for many years. He was a sneak and I know he set up people for failure. His ideas just did not fit the DCL culture. He made a mess of the company and then resigned. Bad guy. DCL is a low paying company compared to the Industry standards. They do not give yearly raises or cost of living increases. Let me rephrase that, If you are one of the chosen ones you'll get an increase. I don't blame the directors they are just lap dogs to the owners. They really don't have any power in the company. DCL is not a Facebook or a Google. It is a family owned company so big company ideas may not work out here. We need a SEASONED president to get this company to go forward.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a chance to shine on their own. Take their suggestions. Don't be tyrants.

    DCL Response

    Jul 2, 2015 – Human Resources Administrator

    Thank you for the feedback in regards to your time at DCL. Our labor rates are competitive in the industry and we acknowledge and reward outstanding and exemplary performances.


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  5. Poor Work Environment!

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

    I worked at DCL full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the employees who worked there. Learned a lot about freight and fulfillment that I did not have prior experience in.

    Cons

    Upper management and ownership are extremely paranoid people to work for. Need to worry more about keeping employees happy as well as customers. Staff is very underpaid and overworked for what they are expected to do.

    Advice to Management

    Ownership: Stop the paranoid tendencies. Pay your employees and keep the customers happy. Do more social events as well.

    DCL Response

    Jul 10, 2015 – Human Resources Administrator

    A number of our positions are entry level and corresponding would be entry level salaries. We believe these salaries are industry standard for the area. DCL takes pride in the fact that over 30% of ... More


  6. Overworked and underpaid

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

    I worked at DCL

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

    Pros

    Love the people and laid back environment

    Cons

    Employees are underpaid, overworked, and it is a very unorganized company.


  7. Productive

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

    I worked at DCL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of work--good job security. There's always something to do and you get to work with great people.

    Cons

    Lots of work--sometimes overwhelming. Good variety of projects to get a behind-the-scenes look at design, but can be very demanding on personal time


  8. Helpful (1)

    My experience with DCL was tenuous.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA

    I worked at DCL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    DCL appears to be a financially stable company with a strong balance sheet. They are ISO compliant and have a robust (extensive) system for identifying customer needs. Highly secure environment that protects the interests of its client and laborers alike.

    Cons

    DCL's culture does not take personnel development into consideration, nor does the leadership have any interest in doing so. The majority of employees that work there are temporary laborers and finding their way into the organization is nearly impossible. The company's executive leadership looks for deficits in the operations and does not recognize positive work effort. There have been no merit increases in four years, even for top performers. Work hours are long for exempt salaried personnel and it's leadership has not adequately addressed the root cause of insurmountable quality issues that generate tens of corrective action reports daily. I will not describe what I know of the details here, but I find the company's lack of ethics to it's clients and employees distasteful.

    Advice to Management

    The foundation of any great company is in the way that company develops it's people. If you don't get the people process right, you will continue to live in a world of crisis. Build credibility by doing the right thing. Discontinue the act of deception to your client for your profit.

    DCL Response

    Jul 2, 2015 – Human Resources Administrator

    At DCL, we encourage growth, and acknowledge and reward hard work when deserved. We treat our employees and clients with the utmost respect and we are sorry to hear that you do not feel that we were ... More


  9. exposure to all kinds of projects from industrial to miscellaneous

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

    I worked at DCL part-time

    Pros

    teamwork and combined consultancy with construction and other branches of engineering in one multi-national setting.

    Cons

    mechanical efficiency not open to creativity or new schools of thought



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