Day & Zimmermann

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Day & Zimmermann Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
46 Reviews
3.6
46 Reviews
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Day & Zimmermann Chairman and CEO Hal Yoh III
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  1.  

    Good Place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Day & Zimmermann

    Pros

    Easy to get to. Large Opportunity to learn new things. Big company perks, family company feel.

    Cons

    Not in Center City. Shuttle adds 15 - 20 mins to your commute. Business Formal attire -- men must wear ties even if not customer facing.

    Boring office -- Mangers Office takes all the Windows -- feels like you are working in a basement with Florescent lighting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the cafeteria.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern Review

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    Current Employee - Intern in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Day & Zimmermann

    Pros

    This company has its hands in several industries. This provides several avenues of professional development.

    Cons

    Large company with a large company feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider developing career path guidelines for us interns so we understand better how to obtain advancement within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No chance to move up in the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Day & Zimmermann full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting hired was easy and people are friendly. They allow overtime - so there's room to make a little extra during busy seasons. Great benefits.

    Cons

    There is no room to grow. Have been working for the company for a while have moved up as high as I will unless someone retires, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon. They hold town hall meetings to tell how much revenue the company brings in and then we don't see the raises that management has promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make promises you can't keep. It seems like some of the salary increases that are mentioned are just mentioned to keep employees from looking for new employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was fun while it lasted.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texarkana, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Texarkana, TX

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays well, some training offered. Mostly learn by doing. I did learn a lot and there were a lot of nice, experienced people there willing to help.

    Cons

    Under constant threat of layoffs due to lack of government/commercial contracts. Constant change in management and management styles difficult to keep up with. Long hours with no compensation. You are expected to get the job done, no matter what it takes to do it. Very stressful having to do this for years on end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good Employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, local management is very flexible when it comes to taking time off for "sick kids" or other family responsibilities. Local office feels like a 'mom and pop' type company, friendly and upbeat office environment. It was a joy going to work everyday....very much a team environment.

    Cons

    Very much a part of the 'Old Boy Network' concerning advancing women into management or leadership roles. There was a marked difference in salaries between female and male engineers doing the same job at equal performance levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Project Management needs diversity training; equal opportunities for advancement should be extended to both men and women.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It has been good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical/Maint Planner in Spring City, TN
    Current Employee - Mechanical/Maint Planner in Spring City, TN

    I have been working at Day & Zimmermann as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    About the same conditions as with the other companies I worked for

    Cons

    About the same conditions as with the other companies I worked for

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Day & Zimmermann as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers and management.

    Cons

    none that i can think of as a consultant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in Texarkana, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Texarkana, TX

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Government contracts are down. Lay-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not woman or minority friendly. Run by a bunch of ignorant white men

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    Former Employee - A Woman in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - A Woman in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Getting told I was being let go, since I have never worked with such ignorant, or pompous men as this. If your a woman, minority. RUN

    Cons

    Being a female. Working with a backword company. Technology challenged in the worst way. This is 2014 not 1980, not clue what is really going on in the business world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the family and hire real people who understand today's business. The owner is a complete and stupid moron.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that is good at sales and image but the reality is they are a sophisticated labor broker.

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

    I have been working at Day & Zimmermann full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is in a market that enjoys steady work because changing parts and components in power plants must go on to some extent to keep generating electricity. On the other hand profit margins are slim which results in wages and salaries that are not very competitive. If you can get close to the inner circle or outer circle of the ownership then you will enjoy compensation package and perks that are respectable.

    Cons

    There is a lack of genuine leadership at many levels in the organization. The company continues to struggle with succession planning in a new labor market. It's best days could well be behind it. Organic growth is also a problem while expansion through acquisitions has been unsuccessful over the past few years. The "ECM" stands for engineering construction and maintenance but all of the savvy customers know that Day & Zimmermann has no engineering expertise like many of its competitors nor does it have a long resume on actual ground up construction. The Company was the best in maintenance but is losing traction while trying to pursue the "E" and "C".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more serious about compensation and employee benefits. You must attract better talent. Do not stick with leaders that are not a good fit for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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