Dover Corporation

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Dover Corporation Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
21 Reviews
2.4
21 Reviews
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Dover Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bob Livingston
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  1.  

    Seemed out of time with the overall marketplace around us.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues in the shops, tremendous work ethic.

    Cons

    Management out of touch with and undervalued its human assets. Typical of a corporate juggernaut wannabe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what and who makes the company succeed every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Dover Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    diversified and a financially strong company

    Cons

    Too many positions micro managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide autonomy to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do As I Say, Not As I Do

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Dover Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Diverse businesses; lots of upward mobility...but only if you are listed as a "high potential"; successful recent results

    Cons

    Ethical gaps make the "Dover Values" not worth the plastic cards the words are printed on; Hugely political organization, especially at its Downers Grove headquarters; corporate leaders are asserting more control over operating companies, although in many cases they lack enough knowledge of businesses to not hurt results; limited regard for employees who they treat as disposable assets; limited upward mobility for those not on the high potential list...and heaven forbid if you're older and lack enough "runway" -- then you're done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget who produce the large profits you are reporting -- and it's not those who sit on the thrones in Downers Grove.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall. A solid company with some very good direction at the very top.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Diversified manufacturer with many opportunities throughout the organization

    Cons

    Politics in certain areas can be difficult to overcome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    "RESPECT in the workplace"...Stay away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation/benefits above average
    Good location
    Financially strong company

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Ethics for some managers leave A LOT to be desired
    No respect for employees
    No advancement opportunities in certain departments
    Turnover is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more respect for your dedicated employees. "Respect in the workplace" is all talk and no action. Hire the staff to properly run certain essential departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sustaining Engineering Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sustaining Engineering Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Dover Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exciting, challenging filled with opportunities.

    Cons

    Would like to see more opportunities to move between operating company's inside of Dover at a lower level than senior management. Current structures only gives these opportunities to the most senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more open to employee ideas and development within the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, Poor Advancement Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Specialist in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Dover Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Financially strong, global, plenty of learning opportunity within projects

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity or career planning, work/life balance poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the strong employees you currently have, define career planning to keep strong candidates internal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large corporation working to standardize operations.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dover Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large firm leverage with internal opportunities for folks from the right OPCO. Global concern that is working to standardize the operations at all OPCO.

    Cons

    Many long term employees not receptive to change. Turnover is higher than expected amongst executive team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible culture. Stay away.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Base compensation tends to be above market. Great business development group. Constantly changing environment. Company is a consistent performer in the industry.

    Cons

    No development unless you are "on the list". No work life balance. No respect for people or their time. Punitive culture; through the year, they keep a list of reasons to lower your rating and your incentive comp with no opportunity to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to show some respect for others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic CEO as well as Segment Leadership with a majority of the rest falling FAR short

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time

    Pros

    - Diversified products and markets
    - Company "shares the wealth" when targets exceeded
    - In general, companies are able to operate autonomously

    Cons

    - A majority of the corporate functions don't measure up to the expectations for a company of its size
    - Some "Leadership" need to embrace higher ethical standards
    - Diversity is an issue
    - International, but still ethnocentric in a great many ways
    - HR Leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Title says it all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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