Decore-ative Specialties

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Decore-ative Specialties Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
6 Reviews
3.4
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Growth development in Human resources field

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Irwindale, CA

    I worked at Decore-ative Specialties

    Pros

    leader in industry cabinet, state of the art machinary, long term knowledgeable employees, great support from management for personal employee issues

    Cons

    industry tied to housing market, not the best time to be in this industry, extensive downsizing of labor force since 2009.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good company but dysfunctional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decore-ative Specialties full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you join certain departments then the work environment can be enjoyable. You are not just a number at this company, everyone knows who you are and the interactions between employees are enjoyable.

    Cons

    Some departments are dysfunctional, they tend to start things and work with other departments, but then drop the ball ans expect others to pick it up or just follow their lead without taking into consideration what may be happening in the other areas of the company. Members of this organization still behaves as if they are working for a mom and pop shop where there is no need to get approvals from upper management and/or communicate with others to see if there is resources to do what they need in the timeframe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization needs to look into centralizing the way projects are run and have the right TRAINED team in the position so that the communication is done properly between areas and the company goals are being met. This place still things that just giving a directive and letting everyone do as they see fit to meet it is right. but with no control or communication the organization is running around trying to do a bunch of stuff and resources becomes the roadblock since not all the areas align their resources together to met goals. They all just try to push their needs through, like a train with no conductor, that is asking for disaster to happen and nothing will be completely done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A company that its senior management needs to begin to act like a team.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA

    I have been working at Decore-ative Specialties

    Pros

    Good place to get experience in a constant change environment. Time off request are very rarely rejected. The employees that are down in the trenches are great to work with. Team attitude at the lower levels is good

    Cons

    Company is current in a flux of issues. Senior management has major issue when it comes to working with each other. There is an attitude with upper management that they are only concern with their own areas and not the goals of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to look at the way company goals are being done and who is doing them. A privately own company needs an active leader otherwise the individual pieces will do as they wish and not move towards the common goal of the company. Jack Lansford Sr. is no longer an active part of the company, her retired about 2 years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Decore-ative Specialties- Good place to launch your career if you don't have an ivy league education.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Monrovia, CA

    I have been working at Decore-ative Specialties

    Pros

    Small Company. You will get noticed quickly. Their is an opportunity to take on a variety of projects/responsibility within the company. You are given control of your career (If you take make the effort to be recognized and do a good job people will notice you). Great place to start a career. Talent is not exception and competition is not fierce so you will stand out if you do a good job. Culture is changing to give front line employees more decision making abilities. The company is heading in the right direction as management is understanding the importance of being able to adapt quickly, giving employees the tools to do the job right and being open to make changes to processes. Company pays well for management level employees.

    Cons

    It is family owned. Profitability is guarded closely so no one outside of upper management knows how well the company is actually doing. The company has an "old school" mentality where they reward high level positions to those who have been around a long time. Being promoted beyond director/plant manager level is unlikely as those positions are reserved for family members or close connections. Despite being the largest competitor in its industry the company is not widely recognized in the larger economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The change and focus the company is taking to empower employees and change the way they do business is very positive. Keep it up.

    Recommends
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    employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decore-ative Specialties full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot if you are willing to learn. The product that is sold by this company is very complex.

    Cons

    the company has a lot of "cowboys" that are doing things with no organization guidance. It forces everyone to scramble to work based on this lack of organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the "cowboys" work with an internal organization to assist them in getting things done. Don't wait until the last minute to have people do their part. With the cut backs that has happen in the past, manning is low and communication is needed more.

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

    Good

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    Current Employee - Production Manager
    Current Employee - Production Manager

    I have been working at Decore-ative Specialties

    Pros

    Job security is the best thing in Decore

    Cons

    We do work long hours, I do not like the 4 days schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the floor,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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