Dayton Superior

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Dayton Superior Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
9 Reviews
2.4
9 Reviews
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Eric R. Zimmerman
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  1.  

    Enjoyed my time there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dayton Superior full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation was on par with similar positions I've held with other companies. I got to work at many of the different plants throughout the country, and had all positive experiences. IT, technology, inventory systems all work well. I never had a question that I couldn't get answered. Safety is important. Company is expanding in the US as the industry continues to improve, and internationally as other countries adopt higher standards for construction projects.

    Cons

    The conditions that led to my resignation bother me. Certain members of the company have too much pressure on them, resulting in a lack of good judgement or trust in their subordinates. Some locations are moderately under-staffed. Promotion possibilities are limited and they do pass over qualified employees for outside hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general management support was good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a good experience considering I was not there very long, co-workers were great and helpful.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Brandywine, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Brandywine, MD

    I worked at Dayton Superior full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    benefits were great and I do believe there were growth opportunities.

    Cons

    I wasn't given enough time as promised to learn the information before being terminated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My training was very confusing at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Stay away!

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    Former Employee - Ar Representative  in  Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Ar Representative in Elk Grove Village, IL

    I worked at Dayton Superior full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Alright pay and an alright location to work at. If you have advanced degree and you have strong connections you may get promoted.

    Cons

    Managers are mean and human resources is even worse. Don't plan to work at this place long term. Very high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your human resources and start listening yo staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with some very good people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dayton Superior full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people made the experience working at Dayton very enjoyable. Leadership strength is very good in manufacturing and logistics.

    Cons

    As with any company they have warts in some areas, but all in all the cons are negligible. The corporate office is over staffed, but either growth will provide them activities or their inactivity will finally be noticed and dealt with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New leadership (CEO) has a hard road ahead and big shoes to fill - good luck.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Project Manager - Dayton OH

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Dayton Superior full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work was challenging, good people on the team who truly wanted to do good work. Despite being in Dayton Ohio, was a good environment

    Cons

    Too much Monday morning quarterbacking, Director Level and above very closed minded. Many strategic decisions were done in a knee jerk fashion without communication to the teams impacted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire good people, you must empower them to run projects and not micro manage them every step of the way. We had a VP take medical leave a year or two prior and the team leader was held accountable for the VP's programs but no one would on the managment team would provide insight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Dayton Superior

    Pros

    Felixible hours and work schedules

    Cons

    Lack of management communications and leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More face time to employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering career dead end, at least the Symons part. A good first job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dayton Superior full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I really liked the lower management people, the pay and benefits were pretty good. A pretty great first job. The company used to make 401k and had tuition reimbursement but they suspended it in 2010.

    Cons

    The management did not invest in its employees, the products are all extremely old and out of date so we were always losing jobs to competitors. I personally was discouraged from trying to design new engineering ideas. Promotion seems to have been based solely on tenure and despite claiming to the contrary, outside people were always hired over promoting and training existing people. Do not stay for more than 2 years or you will get dropped in one of their random massive layoffs. If you think I am just complaining: the company was public in 2007, went bankrupt 2008, got bought by a private equity company, built a new corporate headquarters and laid off from what I can tell was about 33% of the company and they were failing to meet all their growth goals when I was released. If offered, I would not work for them again under the current leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new products, maybe try a new upper management group because these guys are running the company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Dayton superior needs a lot of work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dayton Superior full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a job and money is money

    Cons

    The way everything is ran is completely unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a very enjoyable expericence.

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    Current Employee - Production Worker
    Current Employee - Production Worker

    I have been working at Dayton Superior

    Pros

    The benefits are the only pro.

    Cons

    There is a good bit of favoritism. Not very much respect to go around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it safer and raise the pay big time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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