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Dana Corporation President and CEO Roger J. Wood
Roger J. Wood
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  • Great Work Life Balance, good people to work with (in 8 reviews)

  • So you may see good rating in Work life balance for DITC) (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • We changes bearings in an axle and call them a new technology, senior management eats it up (in 4 reviews)

  • really didn't know when the plant would sell and we would be without a job (in 5 reviews)

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  1. great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Metallurgy in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Metallurgy in Maumee, OH

    I worked at Dana Corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    learned a lot of real skills that helped me in my career goals and pushed me to greater horizons

    Cons

    large company, that didnt have a good system for keeping track of valuable employees vs the ones that just hide

    Advice to Management

    BE A LITTLE LESS CONCERNED WITH THE THINGS THAT DONT MATTER


  2. Helpful (2)

    Finance leadership development, worst ever

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Leadership Development Program in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Finance Leadership Development Program in Maumee, OH

    I worked at Dana Corporation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nothing at all unless you like dead end job

    Cons

    3 percent raises the people everything

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a company


  3. Ok company with some areas of excellence but lots of incompetence.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Maumee, OH

    I have been working at Dana Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, facility is very nice. Some areas of excellence exist -materials lab, gear engineering and electronics.

    Cons

    Incompetence is tolerated at every level. Nearly all engineering management at VP Levels and above know nothing about engineering. Dana is last in technology and will continue until they get good engineering leadership. We changes bearings in an axle and call them a new technology, senior management eats it up. The same people have been in charge of new light vehicle axle products for 10 years without making one new product. How does that work?

    Advice to Management

    Dana says they want to be a technology leader. We are way behind when compared to all competitors when it comes to technology. We budget a reasonable amount of money for next generation products, but is waisted on high school level efforts by those who continue to not perform. OEMs want to see a proven solution. Don't be afraid to clean house. Read the book Top Grading. Follow up on lost opportunities, Dana has screwed up two major opportunities because of poor Diff-case design (something Dana should be very competent at). There was no consequence. Don't tolerate incompatence.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Working Conditions Keep Deteriorating

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Maumee, OH

    I have been working at Dana Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    A lot of good people. Good holiday schedule and vacation policy.

    Cons

    Office culture continues to get worse. Atmosphere controlled by politics, more who you know than what you know and differing opinions get shouted down.

    Advice to Management

    Shot down Grace Lake and learn what is happening at COTC. Too many company secrets being given to customers and vendors.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Growing pains

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Maumee, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A LOT of opportunities, but need stomach for risks and exposure

    Cons

    Many survivors, stuck in the old way of doing things, not prone to innovation, despite the speech. Processes tangled in red tape, lacking the environment to attract new talent - a pity, since there is so much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the synergies from deploying similar products to other markets / segments, this will help move away from the cost cutting brutal juggle


  7. supply chain co-op

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in Maumee, OH

    I have been working at Dana Corporation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of inside knowledge and great methods of teaching the cross functional system

    Cons

    There is very few cons about this employer. The job is as is.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the system balanced like the way it is.


  8. Old School, traditional approaches, execs who don't care about it's employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumee, OH

    I worked at Dana Corporation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good global presence, good market penetration

    Cons

    Disconnected leadership team, smothering work environment, complex processes

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on developing an employment brand; Get rid of corp HR people who are so militaristic in style


  9. Great history, but a confused with newer management. They claim people are the most important asset, but act otherwise.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Maumee, OH

    I worked at Dana Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, ability to travel, great benefits. Nice corporate facility.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, too political, Weak product knowledge at the top. Poor product development systems. Reactinoary, not proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on results, not on yourselves. Look to develop modern, world class products.


  10. Ok, but not the best I've experienced in my 25 years in the automotive field

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Maumee, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice and supportive co-works and physical plant at HQ's. Excellent on site test lab.

    Cons

    Too little work to say busy, while others seemed overwhelmed. No real systems in place, as everything seems like it's being done for the first time. Compared to other places I've worked, there was a general lack of good, timely flow of communications from senior management to the mid-level employees.


  11. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Maumee, OH

    I worked at Dana Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented and professional employees.

    Cons

    Corporate Politics sometimes slows progress

    Advice to Management

    Remember the employees ARE the greatest asset



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