Dako Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
7 Reviews

3.7
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company in a troubled environment

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Dako as a contractor

    Pros

    Company seems to take care of its people but the shifting market and unsure trends cause management to start then yank projects at times.

    Cons

    Scattered all over the world

    No opinion of CEO
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    Dako North America

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    Former Employee - Systems Integration Specialist  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Dako full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful location near Santa Barbara, CA USA.
    Mostlt friendly, casual culture
    Flexible schedules and great benefits package
    Excellent healthcare, 401(k) matching

    Cons

    Few to little chance of advancement
    Nepotism rampant in certain divisons
    Few to no opportunities to attend conferences or continuing education
    Salaries not entirely competitive with industry standards
    Rank favortism, marginalization and rumor spreading to discredit employees or to get them to leave voluntarily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While graveyards may be filled with indespensable men, you need to take a hard look in the mirror. There are rank weeds in your senior management team who stifle or even remove employees who are viewed as a threat to managers or who strive to work beyond the confines of the structured ""bins" one is thrown into. There are some extremely talented team members who are underutilized or ostercized for trying to succeed. To truly flourish and outperform the competition, one must cultivate individulas and let them show how well and how high they can soar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Enjoy some of the perks of working for a large company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpinteria, CA

    I have been working at Dako

    Pros

    Health, Dental and Vision benefits are great.

    Cons

    Very disappointed with the salary increases over the past six (6) years.

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  5.  

    Dako

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Carpinteria, CA

    I have been working at Dako

    Pros

    Great work/life balance at Dako. Enthusiastic and committed employees. Efficient management from US.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities to advance into cross functional departments. Heavily managed by corporate headquarters in Denmark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great co-workers, tedious work

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    I worked at Dako as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The co-workers were kind and informative. they help you get started. There is a lot of autonomy involved with is nice, as well as much responsibility to be taken.

    Cons

    The work in its nature is quite boring, and sometimes there is not enough work to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the close leadership was too segregated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The most passionated healtcare company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dako

    Pros

    good working conditions, competitive salaries, a deep passion for delivering cancer diagnostic products all over the world

    Cons

    The hours tend to get long, time flyes when you are havoing fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, and make sure that Dako will remain true to ist core

  8.  

    Job review

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Dako

    Pros

    benefits, decent pay, good work site andconditions

    Cons

    rocky forecast, moral can be low at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Main contact with all employees, keep them up to speed on developments and reassure the company stability.

    Approves of CEO

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