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Mediocre at best

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at DGA Security Systems full-time

Pros

Stable company to work for if you're not a salesman. If you are a salesman then you better sell something in your first month or you're gone.

Cons

Management is old fashioned. Environment very clique-ish

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Loosen up. Certain managers have a stick up their rear end. And nobody likes to have a company picnic on a weekend! Ties shouldn't be mandatory. If we can conduct business with no ties on Friday then what makes that different from any other day? We should lose the ties.

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14 Other Employee Reviews for DGA Security Systems (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Nice Facility, Good People, Management is too "Old School"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at DGA Security Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Nice Office Facilities, Almost everyone is a great person.

    Opportunities to make a good living (speaking from Sales perspective) but you have to put in the time to create connections and partners.

    Summer Fridays are nice. Get out at 1:30pm. Good Work/Life balance.

    Cons

    No room for career advancement. All of upper management has been there for 20 years+ and isn't going anywhere.

    Very stuck in the ways of the past. A bit of modernization would go a long way. A lot of unnecessary meetings and the Owner/President treats his adult employees like his grandchildren. That can be both bad and good....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more managerial positions. Less micromanagement. Sales people should not always feel like their jobs are in jeopardy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not very friendly experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Installer in New York, NY

    I worked at DGA Security Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Installers are friendly and they are always ready to help. The most importantly you have to find a way to get along with them from the beginning.
    Sadly that elderly Russians would have left but they are stuck in there since they have no other place to go. (Limited lingual capabilities)
    Overall, good place to start and get some experience - then you better go and find a better place since this is going to be the dead end.

    Cons

    For the minorities, the turn over rate is really high, not most of them last 6 months and over.
    Management has 0 management skills; truck schedules are mess, they do not want to listen (because they are always right - so do not even try to argue because you are WRONG)
    They treat installers like crap - so being yelled or cursed at is the regular routine.
    Stockroom - forget it, I recently met some guys from the company, they said that the stockroom has gone worse. They always mess up the equipment. (missing or wrong parts happen every day (believe it or not but LITERALLY EVERY DAY))
    You are going to work FROM 8am-5pm what equals 45 hours a week, but 5 hours overtime would not be paid.
    They say we officially start at 8:30AM but try to get there at 8:10-15 (they will yell at you - like they pay for you)
    On Thursdays, you can not even be at 8:01.

    Discrimination is the routine either, they say tool box check or inspection, yours have to be perfect, but for the guys who worked there over 5-6 years they do not even care.
    Some guys leave "officially" at 3:30-4pm and get twice as more as you would. They barely work 35 hours a week, but they get paid for 40 hours, when you do 45 hours and you get paid for 40.

    New hires make almost as much as mechanics who work for the company over 3-4 years. But you know what is ridiculous that some new hires lie about their experience (in truth, they could not even hold a screwdriver), would make more money than you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not know, they clearly have no clue how to manage, motivate people. At least take some business certificate programs/courses, so you could better understand people who work under your management.
    Make some skill tests, give some reasonable raise to mechanics who work for 3-4 years so there would be a descent difference among new hires and mechanics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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