Donlen

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Donlen Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
21 Reviews
2.9
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Life at DOnlen

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerical in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Clerical in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Donlen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work. People are super.

    Cons

    No Christmas party for spouses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Staff Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Donlen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helpful General Ledger for Account Reconciliations

    Cons

    Distance from Residence >20 miles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Department in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Billing Department in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at Donlen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay check
    All the overtime you want it even if you didn't want it

    Cons

    management
    vendors
    backstabbing coworkers
    good luck in getting a day off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone equally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall positive - company wants to do the right thing by employees and customers; ommitted to continuous improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Donlen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Industry is challenging and the company has a real passion for technology and customer; Hertz seems to give the company freedom to do what is necessary to get results

    Cons

    Transitioning from family ownership culture; adding necessary new talent can sometimes clash with longer term employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay close to the employees and customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Employee

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Donlen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the teams at this company are great and there are a few leaders that care about people

    Cons

    Turning toward a "Leadership by fear" culture. Only value new leaders and "yes men".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the people part of the business. Happy people = happy customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good company to work for until senior management made changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Donlen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have great benefits and there are good people there to work with. I learned a lot in my time there. The pay was good. My supervisor was great and encouraged my development both professional and personal.

    Cons

    Senior management made changes that changed the culture of the company. It seems like management is only interested in keeping people that agrees with what they are doing. Hard to advance your career in this company. Work-life balance is available to all employees but quite a few can't take advantage due to their workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to bring back the culture that Donlen used to have. There needs to be room for professional and personal growth. Everyone in the company should be following a work-life balance. When people are happy at their jobs they will work harder and preform better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with lots of opportunity!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Donlen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Inviting culture, fitness center on site, free coffee, tea, soda, etc. week long employee appreciation, award recognitions by peers and managers. Company is division of Hertz, always opportunities for growth within the other Hertz divisions, in addition to Donlen.

    Cons

    Currenthly Donlen is in a culture shift. The company was family owned for over 40 years. There have been pains in the transition of a family business to a division of a major worldwide business. Change takes time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the "weeds" and speak with the employees, continue to break down silos and ensure all managers are understanding and communicating your goals and expectations to the employees properly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work is interesting and challenging; Donlen management values employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Donlen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Donlen management values its employees and treats them well. The company is very customer and technology focused. People feel very attached to Donlen and really try to make things work.

    Cons

    Acquisition by Hertz has been a drag on culture, nimbleness, and efficiency. Being part of Hertz should open up career growth but nobody wants to touch them. Opportunities for growth and advancement are severely limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are striving to keep our Donlen culture and identity which is great. They are also honest and respectful of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for starting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Donlen full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company when you are leaving college and are looking for your first job. You will learn a lot in a very short time, and you have lots of internal support from your peers to get you started. They have great perks such as nice work from home policy, and they are very accommodating with PTO .

    Cons

    There is very little room for advancement within IT, and after a while the projects become very repetitious. Depending on your learning curve and previous work experience, you will out grow this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a greater level of employee growth structure and IT should have a much stronger say with technical solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hertz

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President New Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President New Business Development in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Donlen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Still have many seasoned employees that know the business and are the face of the company.

    Cons

    Hertz took a perfectly good company replaced the Donlen management team with people from outside the business. They have a lot to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the customers and people who made the company what it was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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