Dunn-Edwards

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Dunn-Edwards Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good job for those who are content without significant advancement

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead

    I have been working at Dunn-Edwards full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were fun and positive. Flexibility with scheduling. Employee owned. A high degree of responsibility bestowed on lower level associates. A great career choice for those without formal education, and who enjoy working retail.

    Cons

    Slow moving hiring process. Low compensation. Very limited upward mobility. Disconnect between higher management (in LA) and their employees and stores. Antiquated point of sale software. Recession era management style (do more with less/fewer) is still a very real reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ready to find other employment when your CEO who is also your board member decides to cash out and sell the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    DEReview

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Vernon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Vernon, CA

    I worked at Dunn-Edwards full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice people that make you feel you are part of the team, very oriented to empower people to be successful.

    Cons

    After 6 months I still didn't get what they really needed from me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My direct manager was fantastic, he was the best boss I ever had.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor management and low pay

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    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Dunn-Edwards full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only pros to working for Dunn Edwards were positive relationships with fellow employees and the employee discount for paint.

    Cons

    Zero respect for employees. "Written up" if you clocked out 3 minutes past the start of a break. Reprimanded for helping customers after clocking out for a break. Being told that you were getting a $1.00 raise repeatedly and never coming to fruition. Moral in the store was terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store managers need to be trained on how to treat their employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisfactory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dunn-Edwards

    Pros

    Excellent retirement benefits. Employee stock option program plus 401k

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility. Promotional opportunities are slim to none existent. Contingent on the retirement of the old guard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value of your experienced sales associates

  6.  

    I worked at Dunn Edwards for over 5 years.

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    Former Employee - Lead Tinter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Tinter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dunn-Edwards full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Store level employees are easy to get along with. Good scheduling. Decent pay and benefit package. Helps pay for schooling. Was actually a good product

    Cons

    Absolutely horrid HR department with no adherence to policies. Company hires so many pointless positions. District managers know nothing more than numbers and it seemed like they were too good for the employees. Managers ran around in little groups. Very physically demanding job. Upper management knew how to discipline and that was it. Good for a temp job but worthless as a career l. Felt there was no job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees who do good. Train the staff in a non threatening way. Actually help out around the store, don't run away every time there is a problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management team member.

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    Former Employee - Management in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Management in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Dunn-Edwards full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement. Busy environment. Nice customer base.

    Cons

    Store management inconsistent from location to location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent with expectations from store to store. Be ethical.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    challenging, challenging, challenging.

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    Current Employee - Top Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Top Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    A person can probably develop good, transferable skills for another or future employer.

    Cons

    Senior management does not categorically trust front-facing employees (store employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as if their are an investment--which they are. Stop contradicting yourselves.

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

    Best Paint EVER made

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Lead in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Lead in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    Co-workers have long tenner and are easy to work with. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    You need to speak mexican since 98% customers are from Mexico.
    Getting help from Corporate is a Joke
    Moving up in the company the pay does not match
    Very limited growth if you are in retail, you will stop at Store Manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to make your retail stores open 7 days a week, make sure they have the support from Outside sales rep, Senior Management, and especially CORPORATE. Problems don't stop cause its Friday at 5pm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Dunn-Edwards full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great. One of the best cultures I have ever worked in. The company is going in the right direciton and the customers are loyal to the brand

    Cons

    could use more vacation and medical is too high. Overall it is a good company with not a lot to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the end of year bonus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Dunn-Edwards full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are no perks you get paid terrible and treated like garbage

    Cons

    Worst company I have ever worked for! Management was terrible I had to go on a medical leave for pregnancy never got my desability due to management not giving me proper paper work. My position was so stressful and the work load was so much I never got recognised for my hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management do your job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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