DIRTT Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
9 Reviews

3.7
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    An amazing innovative company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DIRTT for more than a year

    Pros

    they have great Benefits and compsensation

    Cons

    Little support for remote workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    DIRTT Careers

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    Current Employee - Mitered Corners/Parts  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Mitered Corners/Parts in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at DIRTT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, clean work environment, free lunch (catered three course meals), family envionment between workers, four days on four days off work schedule, high tech work environment,

    Cons

    i dont have many bad things to say i love the company and some of the supervisors were not cut out to be a lead so production slowed when it was up to them to solve a issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote employees to management or supervisor that have erned and are knowledge in the job instead of who is most liked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products, Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DIRTT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovative products with good design, modern business sense, nice employees, nice corporate headquarters, good perks if you work at corporate headquarters.

    Cons

    Very old school, top-down, management approach. Weak management that sets unrealistic expectations and provides no guidance, training or support to achieve goals. Not interested in employee, customer or market feedback. I witnessed many tirades, insults screaming at employees during large conference calls or emails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some management training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The job itself has great perks, but management is abhorrent.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at DIRTT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, and some neat perks. Schedule gives for plenty of time off each week. Lunch provided each day.

    Cons

    Worst management ever encountered in my career history. Employees are treated like disposable parts, but that is most companies, I guess. There are more issues with the team "leaders" experienced in the time with this company then there is space provided here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your egos at the door. If you claim to have an "open door policy," give people the right to speak without fear of losing their jobs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Among the best employers in the U.S.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at DIRTT

    Pros

    Progressive business model, environmental focus, strong culture, employee-oriented, flat structure

    Cons

    Personalities rule over principles at times, lack of procedures is a boon and a drag

    Recommends
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    Great potential, hamstrung by terrible "management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at DIRTT full-time

    Pros

    - An exciting, proven, industry changing concept - super fast manufacturing of custom walls, electrical, cabinets and more using 3d design software and environmentally sustainable methods. Feels awesome to contribute to something no other company can do.

    - Never just a 9-5 job. Get to solve real problems and see tangible results. Very fulfilling.

    - Flat structure means you can grow and move within the company depending on your interests and aptitude.

    - Work with brilliant people who are passionate too.

    - Great perks - breakfast and lunch, pub nights, flexible hours.

    Cons

    - Sink or swim. No one cares about you unless you're doing something attention-worthy. No appreciation for the steady hard workers.

    - Flat structure means the "management" in place have no leadership skills and lack accountability. Don't have a mentality of responsibility, just of keeping their own heads above water. Terrible trickle-down effect, etc.

    - Hours are flexible, but there is no compensation for overtime, not even lieu time. And there is a lot of overtime.

    - Benefits aren't competitive with Calgary corporate standards.

    - Calgary office is open concept but the CEO refuses to expand as staff increases. Literally crammed in elbow-to-elbow.

    - Lot of people have been there too long. At the beginning they lived and breathed innovation and risk. Now they live and breath we-always-do-it-this-way. This combined with passive aggressive management and no interest in mentoring or developing new hires means turnover of valuable people.

    - Every exec and director have strong personalities and quirks - no balance. They feed off each other's lack of focus and no initiatives of substance get implemented in a profitable way. COO is the exception - very smart but brash management style.

    - I'd only recommend DIRTT to people who are ambitious and thick-skinned. It needs serious steering before it gets back on course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sit back, take a breath, get the right people in place. You're a public company now - you owe it to shareholders to implement structure. You've avoided it in the past to preserve the culture. The culture's dying too - and it's the employees who make it unique. Cared for employees = happy, productive employees = DIRTT can reach its potential = successful business.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Open minded and progressive company

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    Current Employee - IT Team Member  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Team Member in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at DIRTT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Progressive. Any employee can take the leadership role and excel. Flat structured organization.

    Cons

    Not all policies and procedures are anti progress. Procedures are sometimes needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep reviving the culture.

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    The company is getting grow in North America.

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    Former Employee - Electrical Assembler  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Electrical Assembler in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at DIRTT as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good experience for commercial industry as a electrician.

    Cons

    If you working in the factory, there will be lots of dust because of its a factory.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of talk but not enough action

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DIRTT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture. The people that work for DIRTT are hard working, ambitious and fun. It's a very collaborative and team player type of atmosphere. The owner of the company takes care of his employees by providing delicious hot lunches, annual retreats, social nights once a week, and a fitness incentive program.

    DIRTT is also a huge supporter of charities and worthy causes and frequently sponsors races and environmental events.

    Cons

    Although the people that work there are wonderful people, sometimes "wonderful" people do not make great managers. There is no structure at DIRTT. That leads to no personal evaluations, which leads to not many raises.

    Although the company boasts advancement within the company, promises are made and suddenly "forgotten". At moment of hire, I was promised four weeks of vacation once I hit my 5 year mark. However, once I reached that mark, I was told that no one gets four weeks vacation. I was also promised a position in my department of choice once an opening was available, but again, management does not remember once the time came.

    As with any office, there are politics. Management will promote each other and hire their friends regardless of qualifications or skill level. There is not enough collaboration between departments or support so there is a lot of needless duplication of work and documents.

    The company is anti-structure which is great for a go-getter type of mentality, however it leads to a lot of chaos and scrambling, and creative types that come up with great ideas but show no appreciation for the individuals that do all the hard work that make it happen.

    DIRTT can also be a boys club. Sexist jokes are made all the time but are mostly fun and games. However this mentality can keep a female from getting an appropriate pay raise. Depending on who your manager is, a woman may not get a raise based on the fact that she cannot make more than the manager's significant other.

    Do not take this the wrong way. The OWNER is an amazing and considerate man, albeit a firecracker with extremely high expectations. It is the management of the company that has made key employees incredibly jaded and the cause for high turnover in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your word to your employees, recognize their hard work and provide some structure. HR should try to actually implement some type of action once an employee has expressed their concerns rather than just listening and then sweeping it under the rug.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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