DKSH Holding

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DKSH Holding Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
14 Reviews
3.1
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Sourcing Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at DKSH Holding as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Good management / mentorship
    - Lots of responsibility even as an intern

    Cons

    - no compensation as an intern
    - quite conservative corporate culture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    extremely conservative

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

    I worked at DKSH Holding full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Swiss stable company with large portfolio of products and long history

    Cons

    conservative culture with little trust and obselete hr policies. still feel that the company is purely private.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compare your culture and policies to other multinational companies to upgrade your culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Learned a lot. SUPER GOOD MENTOR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Business Development Intern in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at DKSH Holding as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team members and culture. You're able to take ownership and initiatives
    Have the chance to explore various tech industries

    Cons

    Relative low compensations (if you care about it)
    lack of direct support/communications from other functions(However, it's getting better)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    sap project manager

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DKSH Holding

    Pros

    China company is very good.

    Cons

    Salary might not be so satisfied.

  6.  

    Dynamic and high-growth, profitable company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at DKSH Holding full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High growth comes from management aggressively looking for business opportunities as an on going mandate.
    Good financial planning and execution.
    Learning opportunities with both international exposures and local touches.
    Management perks.

    Cons

    High volume of work, long working hours create challenges to work/life balance.
    Business and connections are above all.
    Many old fashioned trading and souring management mentality folks from top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have good governance model, benchmark against peers in place.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    More focus on supporting end user.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

    I have been working at DKSH Holding full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stable working culture and less/no politic within the department.

    Cons

    Project management not strong, need to improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Do not value their employee, work-life balance is awful.

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

    I have been working at DKSH Holding as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning is fast and very solid, great co-workers, great team.

    Cons

    They do not have a very good internship program, they do not fully respect interns and their salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps its best to clearly state rights and responsibilities before recruiting interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management practices Performance Punishing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Previous Employee in Asia (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Previous Employee in Asia (Colombia)

    I worked at DKSH Holding full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The DKSH fringe benefits are fair and competitive with the outside market.

    Cons

    My base salary was not fair and not competitive with the outside market. Cons were also enumerated in the 'Advice to Management' section of this review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    • Provide support for employee learning and development. Managers often think of “Cost reduction and cost avoidance” but they should realize that untrained employees will cost significantly more to support than well-trained workers. By providing such, it will increase productivity and performance improvement, boost employee morale and retention.
    • Managers should also contribute in helping employees maintain their work-life balance. Managers should not be hesitant when employees request to avail their vacation leave/s. As a result, employees use emergency excuses to use their vacation leaves because the superior disapproves the filed leave/s or asks a lot of personal questions before approving the vacation leave request.
    • Make the Company an “Employee-friendly workplace”. This is important to help employees deal effectively with personal or family-related pressures while minimizing the disruptions such pressures can cause at the work site. Suggest bringing back the “Flexible Work Schedule”. Several companies are already using flexible work arrangements as a tool for retention and motivation of employees.
    • Provide competitive rewards/incentives and salary increase to non-sales employees (e.g. Rank & file, Supervisors, Officers). These types of employee will be more motivated and will help boost their morale and increase employee retention if they are being recognized in such manner.
    • As much as possible, avoid Performance Punishing. Managers tend to reward employees who perform very well with more demanding work. Superiors see this only as “developing the employees’ skills”…without even realizing that they are burning out their valuable employees. With this happening in the workplace, most employees leave. Some may stay, but the quality of some of their work deteriorates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The Arsenal training academy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Accounts Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at DKSH Holding full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get good 13 month and variable bonuses.

    Cons

    You can never get an career advancement in this organisation. They provide the best training to it's staff but can never keep dynamic individuals. Very much like Arsenal football club where they keep training the best young talent but can never ever keep them in their organisation. Extremely good place for youngsters to take as a stepping stone and learn as much as they can while there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to start looking at keeping talent and not rely on long servicing staff too much. Most long servicing staff are just there to pass time and cannot contribute to any new improvement and growth to the business. Start breeding young talent whom you have and nurture and keep them and you will get a more dynamic environment where results and success will constantly be achieved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The experience is great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Controller in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Business Controller in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I have been working at DKSH Holding full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've got quite a lot of diversed experience

    Cons

    There are some communication issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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