Duke Manufacturing Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Great Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Logistics Planner in Sedalia, MO
    Former Employee - Logistics Planner in Sedalia, MO

    I worked at Duke Manufacturing full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay and they treat their employees well.

    Cons

    Only 30 minute lunch breaks.

  2. Constantly chaotic, stress inducing, switching-gears, and re-focusing workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product line for the industry, good reputation with customers in terms of performance and delivery of equipment along with service

    Cons

    Some office and lab space subpar and uncomfortable; family gets preferential treatment; too much discord between departments

  3. Good company, need better pay. The company offered advancement. it was a decent place to work for.

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Sedalia, MO
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Sedalia, MO

    I worked at Duke Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the versatility that you have an opportunity to train on different jobs and sometimes move into different departments when people are absent. I also like the job bidding process to move to a different department. Its a fair process.

    Cons

    The challenges at this company I visually saw where people not working together for a common ground of the same interest to get a job done. i think that falls under individuality. No 401K

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  5. Come here to flail your arms and get nothing done

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    Former Employee - Product Design Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Product Design Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Duke Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good people both on the floor and in limited management positions. The owner always had a positive outlook and goes out of his way to make people welcome.

    Cons

    Middle management is terrible. Everybody and their brother is a vice-president. Many middle managers have their own little kingdoms and God forbid you disagree with them. Far too much bureaucracy for a smaller company. Getting a simple project done could take upwards of a year (if you're lucky). Projects are ill-defined at the start many times and requirements change constantly. There did not seem to be much forward planning, projects were typically in response to something the competitor already had in the market. Vacation benefits were terrible.

  6. Limited job growth

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Duke Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff within the department really good, communications decent, holidays good for time off in observance of national holidays.

    Cons

    One sided upper management, doesn't take time to listen to employees opinions or ways to improve.

  7. Strict, almost prison-like environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sedalia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sedalia, MO

    I have been working at Duke Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The administration is very fair and impartial. They treat everyone poorly, not just certain people. There's no evidence of a good ol' boys club either. The pay is good and the benefits are fair.

    Cons

    The work environment is extremely strict. There is very little teamwork and everyone seems to be in it for themselves. Sometimes it feels like a contest to see who can throw who under the bus the fastest.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make your employees feel more welcome and be more supportive of things that cannot be controlled. Understand that your employees are humans and have feelings. Invest more in your employees and they will invest more in your business.

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