Davison Design & Development
2.7 of 5 7 reviews
www.davison.com 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 20, 2014

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George M Davison

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun atmosphere day goes fast

    Consno cons just great to work for

    Advice to Senior Managementdo well you move up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting and not in a good way

    Director of New Products (Current Employee)
    Pitts, PA

    Prosthere are not too many

    Consbiggest micro-management I have ever seen for a "sales" job

    Advice to Senior Managementmay want to look into promoting for not just on somebody's sales performance and determine if they actually know how to manage human beings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company!!!

    Director of New Products (Former Employee)
    Pittsburg, CA

    ProsYou can make a lot of money!

    ConsLots of dials and sometimes can argue with people!

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange nothing!

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    this place is a train wreck

    Cant Say (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Prosthe physical building is magnificent - looks like disneyland inside
    4 day werk week - 4x10
    they offer a semi-legitimate product to the public - "a dream" - so theres no lack of werk

    Cons1.the product they offer to the public is snake oil - one in one thousand chance your invention will return a payback on your investment - im only somewhat comfortable with the ethics of this - [ it does say that in the fine print just to be fair ]
    2. this company is run just like in the movie "the toy" - its nothing more than a toy of a rich kid to boss people around
    3. billed as "the most creative workplace" but due to severe micro-managing there is NO creativity .. i cant stress that enough
    4. there is more management than actual employees - their answer to any problem that arises is for more micro-management
    5. people fired at will - no reason - on the wim of the CEO
    6. upper management that doesnt know what they are doing - ordering around the people that do know what they are doing - making the people that know what they are doing jump thru hoops, re-do work that isnt rignt and in the end BLAMING them for failures
    7. every week its something new to make your job harder, to disrupt your routine, to get blamed for something not your fault
    8. bare minimum for tools to do your job - software anyway and questions why your not more productive
    9. it breaks my heart to see people move here from other cities or quit good jobs to come work here - do not be taken in by the fantastic work space - its sooo alluring

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    Advice to Senior Managementask yourself why no one wants to work here??? why is everyone leaving? its not rocket science to figure the answer to those questions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting at times yet underwhelming

    Director of New Products (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsPrivate offices (somewhat) Some unique training techniques
    High commission structure
    8-5 work schedule

    ConsNo true training program
    No stability
    No investment in employees
    On the chopping block from day one (constant reviews)- which leads to their incredibly high turnover.
    Awkward pay structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is at the mercy of the President, very little they can do. I would suggest implement a true training program and invest in the employees which means don't terminate someone after 30 days. And stop sending out unsettling emails letting everyone know that someone could be fired in 15 days or retained for another 30- Incredibly unprofessional.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsNone really but I guess one pro that does not apply to me is that you have the "chance" to make decent money if you do not have a degree.

    ConsWhere do I begin. They try to control you but make you think it is your choice. They try to impress you with things that others have such as cars and houses but there is much more to it then these things. The pay scale is a joke and made confusing so you don't really understand it until its too late. When you get hired they don't explain that it is a 30 day audition so you should not leave a concrete job for this 30 day trial. No job security at all. DON'T WORK HERE UNLESS ITS YOUR LAST OPTION AND YOU NEED TO WORK.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease come back to reality. People take their titles to their heads and try to treat people as if they are above them. Management needs training to improve the office environment and team morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good oportunity to learn

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsOpen company towards ideas. Primary revenue is in sales so they can make a lot of money.

    ConsLeadership is lacking. Owner does not have time to help but when he tries, he jumps in half way through the problem and makes it worse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a lot of work on managment. Need better structure and guidance. Seems like you live in the day rather than plan for tomorrow.

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