Dietrich Metal Framing

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Dietrich Metal Framing Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
13 Reviews
3.0
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall good.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Warren, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Warren, OH

    I worked at Dietrich Metal Framing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Location close to highways, good safety program and benefits.

    Cons

    Too many management levels, inconsistent bonus program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not as good as I once was!

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Lead  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Lead in Denver, CO

    I worked at Dietrich Metal Framing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Back 15 yrs ago the company was run differently. The benefits were good and free to the employees, steak lunches for safety goal success. Good opportunities for advancement, decent pay, capital for expansion. The plants tried to keep up with modern technology and make improvements. Good safety program, and OSHA "awareness"

    Cons

    The latter years the pay could be better for supervisors and managers, layoffs and plant closures... parent company sold out to MISO! Some plants had "young" managers that didn't have the experience to lead! Since the merger the company went backwards from what Dietrich was. TOO much FLUFF! TRANSFORMATION! BAH!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less FLUFF!!! more realistic expectations and actually do what you commit to!

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

    They closed the doors here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dietrich Metal Framing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great manager at the plant I worked at

    Cons

    It closed its doors and jobs were lost

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  5.  

    To Good Experience While It Lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dietrich Metal Framing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job security; Benefits; Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Minimal advancement unless out of college recruitment program. Salaries below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    wish it still existed

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Dietrich Metal Framing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Training/growth opportunities and freedom to cross-train in different areas around the plant. Pay was decent and benefits were great. People working there was also a great thing. Enjoyed my time there and wish it was still up and running.

    Cons

    shut down and no longer is in business in Hammond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open back up

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great for several years until new corporate management took over.

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Dietrich Metal Framing

    Pros

    Co-workers all very respectable of each other.

    Cons

    Corporate management ran the company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Oh How The Mighty Have Fallen

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Joliet, IL

    I worked at Dietrich Metal Framing

    Pros

    The benefits pakage is outstanding. They have locations nationwide which makes it easy for those interested and/or willing to relocate. The industry is, at times, fun and many of the customers are very down to earth and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Senior level management lacks any forward thinking and has no vision beyond maintaining their own employment. An ever changing bonus "program" is impossible to understand and even more difficult to take advantage of. The company is completely bloated with unnecessary departments and overhead, which is why the company is incapable of comepting with leaner operating competitors. Bending steel shouldn't be this difficult. Problem and/or under performing employess are either promoted or transferred to other facilities rather than being properly trained or otherwise dealt with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The industry has changed, yet the company still operates as it did 20 years ago. There are many more options available to your customer base than their used to be. Stop telling your customers how to run their businesses and stop relying on your past greatness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The company is dying.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Warren, OH

    I have been working at Dietrich Metal Framing

    Pros

    Various locations around the country.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Terrible pay
    Living in the stone age
    Senior management invested millions of dollars into a failed product that crippled the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the website and move into the 21st century.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Corporate is misguided and unorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Dietrich Metal Framing

    Pros

    Clean plant environment. Management at local level is very knowledgeable and competent.

    Cons

    Upper management keeps everyone in the dark. They lack respect for their employees. They never have timely information or even the proper knowledge to give to employees about the state of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gather more information and knowledge before making major decisions. Be more prepared when major decisions are made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    An accurate review of Dietrich.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Dietrich Metal Framing

    Pros

    The company provides good benefits and usually stable employment even during down cyclical times.

    Cons

    Poor management candidates. Popularity played large part in promotions rather than the competence of the candidate. Pay is low compared to the industry average. Not a progressive company regarding change. Seem to lose good people to other companies either based upon a lack of pay or recognition by the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give accurate feedback to employees where they stand with the company and how they fit with future plans. Give a clear career path and develop your team with better training and sharing of ideas. Share best practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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