Dana Corporation

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Dana Corporation Reviews

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
84 Reviews
2.9
84 Reviews
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Dana Corporation President and CEO Roger J. Wood
Roger J. Wood
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 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
  • Disconnected upper management who have little interest in product development or what is actually occurring on the ground level (in 5 reviews)

  • Also poor work life balance compared to the rest of the industry (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dana Corporation

    Pros

    Good communication, great working environment

    Cons

    Depending on the year, it will be silos or consolidated services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Metallurgy in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Metallurgy in Maumee, OH

    I worked at Dana Corporation

    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 ManagementAdvice

    BE A LITTLE LESS CONCERNED WITH THE THINGS THAT DONT MATTER

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Finance leadership development, worst ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Nothing at all unless you like dead end job

    Cons

    3 percent raises the people everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to run a company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome employee focused company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Maumee, OH

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

    Pros

    Great salary, flexible work hours, awesome employees

    Cons

    There are no Cons to Dana.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Unprofessional Company- lack values

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Dana Corporation as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Gain experience. Remote work locations

    Cons

    Dana promotes people into management positions based primarily on their relationship to senior executives. These managers lack the necessary management experience and tend to manage by force, creating a 'work in fear' atmosphere. HR is not engaged with employee growth; instead they are simply an puppet of the BU managers headcount directives. The management is more concerned about their personal stock performance than the welfare of their employees. Stock bonuses are only offered to senior directors +, who typically receive 40% of their base salary in terms of a stock bonus on top of 30% base salary cash bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Setup a management training program. Make HR a standalone business unit with authority to make their own decisions. Encourage personal employee growth. Offer stock options to all employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Working Conditions Keep Deteriorating

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Manager - Production

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dana Corporation (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had several ex-Toyota management, learned a lot about TPS.

    Cons

    Most of these managers were let go or left the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on TPS track

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Growing pains

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cost Savings Scavenging

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment, opportunity to learn and develop.

    Cons

    Too much focus on cost reductions instead of creating / developing the best product at once. Pressure in all levels to bring successive savings year after year and its effect on quality and performance. Always driving production and sourcing to third world countries. Technology is being just given away to Chinese partners, meaning the government there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicate more training, specially to new hired people. The systems in Dana are cumbersome and it is being assumed everyone getting there is familiar with different databases, MRPs, TEAMCENTER and much others. Time to get information involves searching in multiple systems and platforms. Everything is getting slower and bureaucratic to limit of frustration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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