Dematic Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Dematic President and CEO John Baysore
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Pros
  • Located in Grand Rapids,, global Michigan (in 5 reviews)

  • There are some good people left (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant supervisor changes, at least once a year because upper management doesn't like them telling them how to improves production issues (in 4 reviews)

  • what you had told was what was sold and when the customer is upset, you, not sales or a project manager, will have to work it out (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Good company

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

    I have been working at Dematic full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are treated very well. The culture promotes hard work.

    Cons

    If you are good at your position, you likely won't be promoted.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company who cares about their employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Spare Parts Research & Documentation Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Spare Parts Research & Documentation Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Dematic (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to look for better ways of accomplishing tasks. Good management. A lot of employee events like lunch, ice cream, donuts, and other fun events. Salaries are good. There is a lot of growth in the company and they promote from within often.

    Cons

    Not all managers are as good as others, depends on the department. It can be frustrating when hours are cut due to lack of work and then it is mandatory OT due to too much work. It makes it hard to budget.

    Advice to Management

    Be considerate of employees if possible when it comes to OT and cut hours. Continue to listen to employees and try to make it a good environment.


  3. Helpful (1)

    ok company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dematic

    Pros

    Technology oriented and value innovation to drive company's business and growth. It is a good place to work and will recommend to people I know.

    Cons

    Do not do quite a good job in terms of absording new business and and help employee to grow. Management know now be technical savvy however with technical management roles.


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  5. Enginering Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Dematic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company, great people, excellent reputation. Customers know Dematic is the best and will not walk away.

    Cons

    Travel required for most positions


  6. Helpful (1)

    Satisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Dematic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work hard and you will be rewarded. Forty hours a week or fifty hours with ten hours of surfing is not working hard. High technology for material handling (automatic sortation, automatically guided vehicles, robots). Fast growth and many career advancement opportunities, but you will have to do your time in the project world. Benefits are better than most in this industry. Grand Rapids is a great city to raise a family. West Michigan is beautiful and affordable.

    Cons

    Goals of executives are often based on a disconnected view of what is happening in the field. This leads to poor analysis and rapid change for the sake of reaching their goals. Stress levels can affect health during the peak season or caused by poor management decisions. "I know we screwed up, but you will need to make it work." is a commonly stated phase. European office has an inexplicable stranglehold on North American decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the worker bees and get off your high horse. You are nothing without dedicated people. A survey is not the same as open dialog. Convince employees that you can take criticism and will act on it.


  7. Good Company, Exciting Opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dematic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    New and exciting products to work with and projects to work on. Agile process is being implemented in several departments.

    Cons

    A lot of work to complete but not much help since there aren't many qualified engineers available.


  8. good first job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Platteville, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Platteville, WI

    I have been working at Dematic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quite place, good community, has a gym

    Cons

    Could have a big workload


  9. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Dematic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with a great group of people.

    Cons

    I can't thnk of any Cons.


  10. Helpful (1)

    To live and die at Dematic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Dematic full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Employees and managers were very friendly, helpful, and accommodating - Plenty of work, most of which can be done at your own pace - Traveling to customer location can sometimes help break up the monotony of office work - You work with a variety of equipment and software

    Cons

    - Could spend weeks (or more) on location because of the CEO's relation to the customer, even though there's no work to be done or the work could be done remotely - The lack of communication between departments is not only apparent to the employees but also to the customers - The job doesn't allow for much career growth. Regardless of your title, you will always be doing the same work


  11. Good place for young people with no ties to home

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Overtime pay, experience, travel, flexible office hours.

    Cons

    Travel for long periods of time, long hours.



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