Digi-Key

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bad management means bad morale

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Former Employee - Picker in Thief River Falls, MN
Former Employee - Picker in Thief River Falls, MN

I worked at Digi-Key full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

great medical insurance and fun people

Cons

In the PDC the management does not care about the workers. the pickers are not judged by the quality of the work they do but the speed that they do it in. managers seem to go on "witch" hunts looking for someone to fire. this especially true if you have been there a while. even though your manager may not know how to do your job they will make it a point to tell you, you don't. the company used to claim to be a family oriented company, nut they are so far from it. they hire people who don't have any clue what it means to take pride in what they do. they don't hire the ones that they should, the ones that actually have a work ethic and can hold a job for longer that 6 months. managers need to place blame somewhere for the screw ups they have done so they place the blame on the ones following they instructions. the more a person gets in trouble for something that is not completely their fault the more frustrated a person gets. the workers are not rewarded for their hard work. if they do by some miracle they do get recognized it is just words that they get.

getting time off is impossible. you have to make plans a year in advance. they like to team up the hard working with the lazy and unmotivated. that just equals one happy employee since they don't have to work. and one really upset one that does all the work.

moving up once you are in the PDC is impossible. they say they like to hire within. almost all of the management is not within. it is not because there is not qualified employees. in fact there are some employees in the PDC that know WAY more than the ones with the degree. degrees don't mean you know how that specific company works. supervisors go on huge power trips and have been known to make their reps cry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

hiring more management is not the answer to the problems. get rid of all the extra management and ask the workers what improvements could be done. there are alot of smart people that work for you and you could be surprised. i would love for Mark Larson put someone in the PDC without them knowing and let him know what is actually going on and how people are treated

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    Excellent place to work!

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    Current Employee - IT Department in Thief River Falls, MN
    Current Employee - IT Department in Thief River Falls, MN

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages, excellent health benefits, friendly co-workers. This is a growing business that will continue to grow and be competitive in the next several years.

    Cons

    Could have better/more vacation and paid sick leave. Also, the people in the warehouse are not treated as well as those in the office area. Not sure if upper management is aware of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management is needed in the warehouse. Personnel management in the warehouse is not as well done as it is in the office areas.

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    Working at Digikey

    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Thief River Falls, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Thief River Falls, MN

    I have been working at Digi-Key full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Insurance benefits for family

    Cons

    have rotating shifts hard to share rides

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