Deffenbaugh Industries

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Updated April 4, 2015
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  1. Good people work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deffenbaugh Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work with great people here.

    Cons

    Need better 401K - They don't match; raises don't happen unless you ask, but be ready for a "no".

    Advice to Management

    Looking forward to Waste Management buying the company

  2. Territory Manager / Sale Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deffenbaugh Industries (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Paid for performance
    - results driven business
    - great people in sales department

    Cons

    - very competitive market
    - can be a rift between sales and operations
    - "commodity" type of view from customers

  3. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Dispatch in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Commercial Dispatch in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Deffenbaugh Industries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team and variety in job

    Cons

    None that i can think of. Very positive environment and support from management. They respect their employees and listen to their ideas

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. Take This Job and Shove IT!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Deffenbaugh Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have none at all!!!!

    Cons

    No raises, no reviews, no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible upper management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Deffenbaugh Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When I worked there it was very competitive pay, but I think that has since changed. My peers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management takes their employees for granted. I was in sales and was WAY above my goals EVERY month, and they still laid me off and most the other sales team. If someone else was not hitting their goal and they wanted to minimize my position, why wouldn't they offer me a different position to replace someone that was not performing? Who knows what they were thinking. I felt bad, because the manager that had to do all the lay offs and (some) firings, got fired after he did all the dirty work. This company has no respect for their employees at all!

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees that are working hard and exceeding their goals. If they are in sales and exceeding your goals, that must mean that they are making you money. Simple concept.

  7. Recycling Coordinator

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

    I have been working at Deffenbaugh Industries part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Works around my schedule when needed

    Cons

    No guidance, haven't talked to whoever my manger is since December 2013

    Advice to Management

    Let people know when their manager quits

  8. Liquor required.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Deffenbaugh Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people I work with are amazing (can't understand why they are still working here..).

    Cons

    Unless you like to brown nose, this is not the place for you. They have unrealistic expectations for the drivers and the dispatchers. If the drivers refuse to do a box for safety reasons, they will get fired on the spot. On the flip side, if the drivers get caught by the secret driver doing something out of safety regulation, they will get fired on the spot. We are so short drivers, we can't keep up with our customers. So for a solution, the sales team has started putting "turn and response" times on every single box. If the drivers don't get fired, they quit from over exhaustion and frustration. No matter what this company does to get drivers in the door to hire, nothing works. No one will apply because Deffenbaugh has created a monster of a reputation.

    Heed my warning: Stay Away! This company is imploding in on itself!! Our customers are dropping like flies.

    Advice to Management

    When not one employee is happy with their job and has indirectly been told that they are replaceable, there has to be a common denominator.. That would be management.

    This job is a very very simple job. But when management "thinks up" new ways of doing things on a daily basis, it makes this job impossible. I'm all for flexibility and innovation, but when you get in trouble every single day for trying to do what they want you to do based on the day before.. It give you a reason to drink every single night.

  9. Lack of good leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Deffenbaugh Industries full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working people. The waste industry is a stable one. good starting pay, on-site health clinic. Occasional meals or other perks for employees.

    Cons

    The company offers no raises, no 401k match, and there is a culture of intimidation & fear that comes from the very top. The company hasn't figured out that in order to keep good people, you have to treat them fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Just treat your people fairly and they will stick around.

  10. No room for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Deffenbaugh Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work and busy pace

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No pay increase

  11. Waste of time.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deffenbaugh Industries full-time

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

    Pros

    Good starting wage. No opportunity for advancement or raise.

    Cons

    Nothing promised in their interview was upheld.

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