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Dorman Products Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
30 Reviews
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30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not the Best IT Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    At the lower levels of the IT department, there are some excellent technical staff at this company. Also, one can work remotely when needed. Pay is in line with the industry overall.

    Cons

    Another contributor to this site stated that some of the IT departments management were in over their head – and I find that to be quite true as well. The management in the IT department has neither the required experience, skills, or temperament for their positions. Further, it seems that anyone who dares to disagree with them finds themselves out the door. No doubt that this is a major contributor to the high turnover and lingering problems in this IT organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who actually know how to “Manage” (i.e. plan, think ahead, communicate, and leverage the skills that exist in their department), not former low-level IT workers who have simply been given the title “Manager”. Senior management should also attempt to change the mode of operation in the IT department from “Cover Your Ass and Keep Your Job” to “Let’s Attack Things as a Team”.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Voted one of the best places to work in the Philadelphia area and I see why.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Colmar, PA

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

    Pros

    Laid back and casual work environment.

    This depends on your group, but management talks the talk and walks the walk. My managers tell me they want to help me succeed and do what they can to make sure it happens.

    Recently they started offering a company sponsored MBA program with classes held on site.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult depending on your work group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more clearly defined paths for advancement so all employees, in all facets of the business, know what they have to do move forward in their careers. Once this is done, make sure management shares this with everyone in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Clueless in Colmar

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Colmar, PA

    I worked at Dorman Products as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They keep up to date with technology .
    The hours are reasonable.
    It is close to the public transportation

    Cons

    There is no real team environment, a lot of time is spent gossiping.
    The employee's rights aren't protected by HR policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to expert advice instead of people that are just interested in job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A Friendly, but High Pressure Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Data Coordinator in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Product Data Coordinator in Colmar, PA

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees are friendly and they can be very helpful. Dorman is a growing company, and provides an open environment where you can adjust your hours to your personal needs. They provide the 'Atta Boys" when certain goals are met. There is a well-orchestrated company picnic and Holiday lunch on company time. The dress code is lenient, jeans and sneakers are usually acceptable attire.

    Cons

    There is a lack of training that makes it difficult to really "come on board" for about a year. Training is left up to various people, some of whom have no idea what they are talking about. A title determines your pay, not your accomplishments. Most raises are across the board for everyone, and not performance-based. Although Dorman requires us to do a bi-annual review of our performance, it apparently is not required for management to meet with you, or provide input and/or goals. Advancement is difficult and only occurs if someone leaves. You can work for 2-3 groups and be paid the same amount as someone who works for one group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to and reward your hard workers. There is a lot of dead wood at Dorman in the office. It's noticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA

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

    Pros

    interesting and hardworking people.
    casual attire.
    upper-management is laid back.
    "be your own boss"

    Cons

    very hard to move up internally
    the pay is not competitive and many people are under paid for the amount of work that they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    utilize a new performance review. there are many PMs who fly under the radar.

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

    Comfortable and laid back work environment with limited true engineering opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment, exposure to a wide range of products

    Cons

    Compensation, advancement opportunity, limited true engineering

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    PRoduct Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA

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

    Pros

    The working environment, attire required, hours of operation and included perks were always definetly liked by me while at this company

    Cons

    The management seems to have a hard time making up their minds on how they would like to move forward with day to day business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    CAPA Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAPA Engineer in Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - CAPA Engineer in Colmar, PA

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

    Pros

    Excellent company culture. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Management is terrrible. Company has no sense of directon. Quality Department is comprised of people with many years experience at one company (former General Motors employees) who are very close minded to none GM methods and procedures. High rate of employee turnover. Low wages in high cost of living (Philadelphia Pa suburb) area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Devise Quality methods and procedures that are standard in manufacturing, and have been proven successful. General Motors needed a billion dollar bail out for a reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Customer Service- Warsaw, KY

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Specialist in Warsaw, KY
    Current Employee - Customer Relations Specialist in Warsaw, KY

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, HR works very hard to create a comfortable work environment, many training opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end in comparison to the number of tasks the CSR's handle on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the individual contributions of CSR's. This is one of the lowest paid dept's, but it might be beneficial to evaluate the pay in comparison to workload, skills, and capabilities of each CSR.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Picker in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Picker in Colmar, PA

    I have been working at Dorman Products full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice workers,decent bathrooms,good benefits.Ok pay

    Cons

    Hotter then hell conditions.Stalker supervisors.jail like conditions.Change rules how they want.Push people very hard to work faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear to people on what they are walking into.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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