Deutsche Post DHL
3.5 of 5 179 reviews
www.dpdhl.com Bonn, Germany 5000+ Employees

Deutsche Post DHL Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
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3.5 179 reviews

                             

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Deutsche Post DHL CEO Frank Appel

Frank Appel

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "diversity, exposure to challenges, work and life balance, working environment"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Lots of opportunities - carrerwise as well as educational"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "long working hours, lack of management of open"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Work-life balance: A lot of work, but doable"
    in 4 reviews
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    You can't spend a company into solvency

    Human Resources (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsSeemingly unlimited resources for pet projects
    Opportunities to work around the country

    ConsWhile nice perks, wasteful and unnecessary expenditures on things such as lavish dinners and wines; unnecessary travel and no limits on spending leads to financial insolvency and ultimately leads to impacting employees in negative ways,

    Job functions very narrow

    Not much opportunity to expand areas of responsibility

    Top heavy management

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the examples you are setting for employees.
    Take responsibility for your own spending
    Micro-managing never produces motivated employees and destroys initiative
    Financial instability could have been thwarted with better management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsReally good management exprience, and great pay.

    ConsIt was a really stressful work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with more respect

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unclear Direction

    IT Analyst (Current Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsDHL makes use of new technologies. They provide a good salary and benefits. The facility in Scottsdale is nice.

    ConsManagement is out of touch with the business and the employees. They are still trying to figure out how to run an IT shop. Running IT as a business does not work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring IT back in and stop trying to run it as a business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Network Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunies for individual achievement as long as you don't need anyone to notice

    ConsNo expense spared, the more rediculous the spending the better

    Advice to Senior ManagementDHL can thrive as a niche player in international shipping in the US. Know your place and act accordingly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Consult with your Engineers and not your Directors.

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsGetting involved with the latest technology.

    ConsUpper management makes lots of bad choices. Getting a promotion requires lots of @$$ kissing. They promote people that are under qualified. Depending on who your boss is, it may not be that bad to work at DHL.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consult with your engineers before making a business decision. There are ways to cut corners without impacting service.

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    Just when it seems that it can not get worse...they have yet to hit bottom.

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsDedicated, long-term employees who still come to work every day and do their best, even without sound direction or support from above. The benefits have been fair, as are the severance packages.

    ConsConstant changes in direction. Penny-wise, pound-foolish financial decisions. Bonus driven Sr. Managers. Incomprehensible and ever-changing IT strategy. The dysfunction starts at the Corporate level in Bonn, with one poorly conceived and implemented program after another introduced almost end to end since the purchase of DHL and Airborne by DPWN, with few signs of learning from mistakes of the past.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's over. Turn off the lights and treat people with respect on the way out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a good company, Upper Management needs a reality check

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsTeam Spirit amongst small groups. Everyones wants to succeed

    ConsEach group works like they are working against the other. Everyone wants to succeed but want the glory for thier own team.

    Advice to Senior Managementgo back to school and learn some basic business principles. the overall gaol of the organization is not clear to end employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay away from this company

    Sub-Domain Leader (Former Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsThere is nothing good to say.

    ConsSenior Management doesn't have a clue. They only want "yes" people to tell them everything is great. If you say there are ways to improve things, you are not a team player because you think there is something wrong.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Learn some leadership skills - like how to define and communicate a vision, to start.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wow. Sometimes you just shake your head

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Plantation, FL

    ProsIt is a global company that will give you a good start in the business.

    ConsAbsolute incompetence and complacency. Benefits are terrible even though HR keeps stting how great they are, and oh by the way the Express portion of the business is falling apart.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of HR and loosen the restrictions. Give more back in terms of vacation (don’t cook the books by not allowing us to rollover vacation anymore) and allow more entrepreneurialism

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    Sr. Management lacks confidence and competence.

    Formerly Employed (Former Employee)
    Plantation, FL

    ProsIt's in a turn around situation. Therefore if one is interested in the risks asociated with a financially distressed company, there are a lot of opportunities to contribute. If the company can make a turn around in the US, the parent company, DPWN based in Bonn, Germany will provide a vast global network for a thriving business in the future.

    ConsPeople and functions tend to work in silos. Collaboration is difficult to achieve. DHL grew through acquisition and the integration of very diverse cultures has been very difficult to achieve. Additionally, there has been historical tension with the organized workforce. The new leadership of the company is somewhat mercurial. There actions are dificult to understand and accept at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChart a course and stick with it to completion. Too much revision of directions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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