Diakon Logistics

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Diakon Logistics Reviews

Updated June 14, 2014
Updated June 14, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great structure, good training and tools, contract with client was underfunded

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Diakon Logistics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good support from Corporate in Manassas, great networking with fellow managers across US, decent pay, you WILL work a LOT (50+ minimum)

    Cons

    Company makes low bids to clients and therefore your warehouse will suffer- poor location, worn out building with leaks and critters, low paid laborers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be the lowest bidder-- decrease the overall profit a smidge and you will be able to retain your good managers better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A terrible place to work! Worst job I ever had!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Riverside, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, MO

    I have been working at Diakon Logistics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros with this crooked company.

    Cons

    Never worked anywhere that physical aggression was a real possibility on any given day. Why? The environment is toxic with underpaid, over-worked employees/contractors. Unrealistic expectations in run-down, shoddy conditions. In cahoots with Sears, to the same end. Lie to/under-pay workers. Cowardly, lying managers who try to intimidate people personally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go away!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great company to work for with great benefits

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Diakon Logistics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very fair and professional. Never will they ask you to do something that isn't in your best interest. Teams are incentivized and it pays to do a good job.

    Cons

    Clients can be demanding and if you don't please Mrs. Jones you will not do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand to North West.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Take this Job, and you will become a Smoker!!!

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    Former Employee - Office Clerk  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Houston, TX

    I worked at Diakon Logistics

    Pros

    As an employee you are stretched to your max performance level. This became a pro, in a way, because I discovered that I was capable of doing more than I was aware of.

    Cons

    Over worked and underpaid, unprofessional management, poor work conditions, extremely high level of stress, little room for advancement, unrealistic expectations on employees, long hours, dishonest leadership,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine appropriate expectations for each employee based on their environment. For example, did you place them in a quite office? Or, did you throw them into a cesspool pool of employees where everyone is expected act as receptionists and managers while blocking out tons of distractions and completing their own jobs at the same time?

    Management that disrespects the client, disrespects the owner/operators and performs dishonestly should be replaced.

    Don't expect employees to perform outside of their position without compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Responsibility Accounting Done Wrong

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Diakon Logistics full-time

    Pros

    The salary is decent in this economy and there are some nice perks like the auto allowance and selecting your own staff.

    Cons

    The client interferes with and basically runs your operations, then steps back when things go wrong. There is little support from corporate in this respect.

    This is very unfortunate for managers because Diakon uses responsibility accounting to evaluate performance. The problem is that they company does not distinguish between controllable and uncontrollable revenues and costs when doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage honesty in the monthly ops report. Follow up on problem indicators within that report. Support the location managers. When the client is difficult, don't hold your managers accountable for costs that are out of their control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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