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fellow employees were usually wonderful people. the company itself is undergoing alot of changes and growing pains.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northbrook, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

I worked at Donlen

Pros

benefits are impressive for a company of its size. the ceo is pretty brilliant. there are a few really admirable middle managers, and it seemed like people were eventually rewarded if they put in enough time.

Cons

location, limited growth opportunities, internal technology received limited attention

No opinion of CEO

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    If it wasn't for the horrible job market I would have left a long time ago.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Donlen

    Pros

    It pays okay and the benefits are decent. Like it says in the other reviews they do provide free coffee and have a work out room.

    Cons

    Unbelievably high stress level, not worth the money. Management seems to mysteriously find ways to terminate employees who have reached milestone anniversaries. Then they hire a few part time kids or temps instead. The only way to get promoted is to be friends with someone in management. In other words it's all a vicious cycle of politics and back stabbing. There's NO opportunity for an honest person to advance, at least in my department. All the real work is done by the little people, managers are nothing but lazy bullies. Recently the company was bought by Hertz for a bazillion dollars so now everything makes sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell people HONESTLY what the job is like before you hire them. Keep in mind that these are peoples lives and career histories that you're playing with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    This is an organization run as a cult of personality, managed through fear, and rampant with destructive power politics.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at Donlen

    Pros

    Opportunities for young/inexperienced employees to get significant exposure to senior level business people and perform jobs that are usually reserved for much more senior positions.

    Highly motivated people have an opportunity to define the scope of their own roles.

    Cons

    Workplace highly charged with destructive politics.
    Universal lack of good communication within the organization.
    Unpredictable environment, and poisonous culture.
    Lack of respect for professional employees.
    Culture reinforces mediocracy as productive employees are overwhelmed with responsibilities without recognition, promotions are dispensed through favoritism, and assertive leaders are punished or dismissed if they challenge the prevailing notions of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization needs to mature and leadership should allow their managers to manage instead of undercutting their credibility and authority at every turn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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