Derse

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Derse Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Derse has recent management churn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Derse part-time

    Pros

    Conservative company. Works well with union.

    Cons

    Company has let go 3 different Production Supervisors at 1 division in the last 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix the problem.

  2.  

    Could be a good company. Needs a revamp!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Derse full-time

    Pros

    Ok pay and medical benefits. Dental insurance.
    Some good employees.
    Quality finished products.
    Nice holiday and summer party for employees and their families.

    Cons

    There is no accountability, and information is not shared across the departments. Employees are not trained properly and the persons responsible for training don't have a complete understanding of what the company does or what each department is responsible for. The internal system in place is so overthought, exaggerated, and cumbersome. It takes more time fighting the system than it does fulfilling your actual job description. Responsibilities lye in the wrong places. The departmental managers are seemingly picked out of cracker jack boxes and have no real useful knowledge or any decision making power. I've never seen a company with so much back up information, randomly stored all over, but yet when a question arises no one has an answer. Peers blow off questions, but later, when it's too late, want answers. Good employees are often overlooked, while lazy, inefficient employees who put in more time, are considered valuable and are often praised or promoted. Upper management seems more concerned with the 9-5 mentality, rather than who is or who isn't getting their job done. Lacking common sense practices throughout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask your employees how things really work, and really listen.
    Allow for employees to anonymously review their managers.
    Worry more about who is/isn't doing their job, rather than what time they came in and left at.
    Enforce accountability!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Glad I was able to get out

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

    I worked at Derse

    Pros

    The pay is decent. Some of the regular employees are great, hard working people with a lot of knowledge in the industry.

    Cons

    Some management is willing to throw anyone under the bus to make themselves look good. Office manager is a complete bully with zero people skills. The Milwaukee division as a whole doesn't seem open to change or suggestions even though a lot of the way things are run are old school and very inefficient. Corporate needs to open their eyes and take a look at the management in Milwaukee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have managers reviewed by their employees

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  5.  

    Don't get your hopes up for change even if that is what they say they want

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - N/A in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Derse full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A steady paycheck ; a big name in the industry;

    Cons

    QUITE full of themselves and methods yet they have no hard and fast methods ; they want new and improved but won't do anything to change the current insanity that goes with a SALES FIRST everything else after company; Smarter wins is a JOKE!

    They have no magic and mark things up more than any other company in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign! LOL or grow a set; get your head out of your ass as your company is going down the tubes profit wise; Keep signing those contracts with 100k pass throughs; Keep working months at a time while losing 6K; Advice what can one say

    LOL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid Exhibit Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Derse

    Pros

    Well-managed from a financial point-of-view.

    Cons

    Abusive behavior by a couple of senior managers is overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The behavior of a few completely taints an otherwise wonderful place to work. Don't allow double-standards to exist as they hold everyone back from doing their best.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best in Industry, but still a sweatshop

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

    I worked at Derse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Respected in Industry. Pay is acceptable.

    Cons

    terrible lack of support for the individual worker. Negative Office-Politics throughout company. Culture of Blame and CYA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit looking for people to blame and ways to CYA. All employees will work better when they can feel they are allowed to do the best they can without having to look over their shoulder all the time. Never seen a company so rife with finger pointers from the bottom to the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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