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Responsibility Accounting Done Wrong

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Current Employee - Operations Manager
Current Employee - Operations Manager

I have been working at Diakon Logistics full-time

Pros

The salary is decent in this economy and there are some nice perks like the auto allowance and selecting your own staff.

Cons

The client interferes with and basically runs your operations, then steps back when things go wrong. There is little support from corporate in this respect.

This is very unfortunate for managers because Diakon uses responsibility accounting to evaluate performance. The problem is that they company does not distinguish between controllable and uncontrollable revenues and costs when doing so.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage honesty in the monthly ops report. Follow up on problem indicators within that report. Support the location managers. When the client is difficult, don't hold your managers accountable for costs that are out of their control.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. Great structure, good training and tools, contract with client was underfunded

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Diakon Logistics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good support from Corporate in Manassas, great networking with fellow managers across US, decent pay, you WILL work a LOT (50+ minimum)

    Cons

    Company makes low bids to clients and therefore your warehouse will suffer- poor location, worn out building with leaks and critters, low paid laborers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be the lowest bidder-- decrease the overall profit a smidge and you will be able to retain your good managers better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Clerical

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    Former Employee - Clerical
    Former Employee - Clerical

    I worked at Diakon Logistics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    At first, they'll teach you stuff. Then they just expect you to learn it on your own by osmosis or something.

    Cons

    Vacation time is 5 days a year which is completely unfair and ridiculous. They don't offer many benefits or incentives to work here. They continue to keep managers who are verbally abusive to their employees and wonder why people continue to quit. Upper management is like a clique and it's high school again. They play games and if you don't fit in their "clique" then you won't get anywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire a lot of the managers that are abusing employees! Give more time off or INCENTIVES for people to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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