Dover Corporation

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Dover Corporation Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    micro management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, but not keeping pace

    Cons

    poor work life balance, does not value employees

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

    Poor Corporate Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dover Corporation

    Pros

    Above average compensation structure. Businesses are growing and Dover is investing in its businesses.

    Cons

    If you are making numbers, you are allowed to do whatever you want and treat people poorly. People are not respected here. There is no job security and no work life balance. The organization is dysfunctional and disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better. Take a hard close look at your senior executive leadership team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dover Corporation

    Pros

    diversified manufacturer with a variety of commodities

    Cons

    limited career path in corporate

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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do As I Say, Not As I Do

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    "RESPECT in the workplace"...Stay away

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, Poor Advancement Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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

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