Ducommun Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Ducommun

    Pros

    Great company values and compensation!

    Cons

    Needs more contracts in congested market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ducommun

    Pros

    Very impressive focus on customers.

    Cons

    Need to improve composites capabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain focused on becoming number one supplier of innovative structures and electronic solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ducommun

    Pros

    Great people to work with. All departments work together to get the job done. Benefits are reasonable and there is a bonus program for all employees. Many opportunities to learn new tasks or participate on projects.

    Cons

    Rolling layoffs in the factory when times are slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Defense and Aerospace Focused with excellent ruggedized cable and interconnect systems.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Loyal culture and a lot of autonomy with reasonable technical resources.. Strong sales leadership in the commercial markets and strong plan for project management development.

    Cons

    Definitely not focused on anything but defense and aerospace markets at the highest levels. Have hard time competing and providing high level leadership in any other markets. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Aerospace and defense and get out of commercial and oil & gas markets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Good times and okay times

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    Former Intern - Intern in Carson, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Carson, CA

    I worked at Ducommun as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay is great
    -perks are competitive

    Cons

    -micro-management for training can be somewhat counter-productive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very conservative company and office culture. Need more millennial to train up and invest for in the future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Struggling with new culture after acquisition

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Ducommun full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It all depends on your boss. I have a good boss.

    Cons

    Trying to merge 20 locations into one company (especially when the General Managers are used to be a lord) is challenging.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Okay

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of work the staff at the local office is beyond great! Some work from home allowed depending on your position.Travel can be very heavy for the good salary. Fast paced ever changing, stable market. Great learning opportunities if you are willing to take them.

    Cons

    Communication is key to any good relationship working or otherwise a big front only at this company, not much room for advancement. Training is good if you enjoy doing it while you do the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great! It's who is above the managers. Just live your core values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Not What I was Hoping For

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ducommun full-time

    Pros

    Co-Workers treated you like family, everyone on the machining/assembly level is very friendly

    Cons

    Not investing in employees and equipment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Mom-and-Pop-Shop Mentality

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Carson, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging, fast-paced work environment.
    Good co-workers.

    Cons

    Management is sub-par and has level 2 managers who are highly incompetent.
    Mom and Pop company that has aspirations of being a tier 2 company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board of Directors need to appoint new management.
    Acquisition of LaBarge Technologies was a huge waste of money and shows that the management did not do their homework.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Captivating, Yet Dry, Work

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Joplin, MO
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Joplin, MO

    I worked at Ducommun as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a high level of autonomy in how I approached projects. Manager was just the best. Relaxed atmosphere. Very intelligent co-workers who were mostly electrical engineers. Worked with the latest versions of Developer Express and AutoCAD and used them on a very fast workstation.

    Cons

    IT locked down the machines, hindering my abilities to install software to get my work done. Very industrial and antiquated offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide new hires with a guide of what to study in order to start deeloping for the systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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