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Poor leadership

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Former Employee - Controller in Warren, OH
Former Employee - Controller in Warren, OH

I worked at Drake Manufacturing full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Many good people working there.

Cons

Position was misrepresented. Was new position but did not have discretion to operate my way as I was promised. Wanted to maintain the status quo despite promises otherwise

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The President needs to take responsibility for his failure to meet the business plan and for dragging his feet in obtaining additional financing.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. machine tool builder

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    Former Employee - Machine Tool Builder
    Former Employee - Machine Tool Builder

    I worked at Drake Manufacturing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    a good learning experience, good traveling to other countries and meeting other cultures

    Cons

    too many supervisors, too small of space for the jobs we where doing, no accountability, too many builders on one machine, too much back stabbing among builders and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up and take care of your builders when you promise something you need to deliver , you have one manger saying one thing and another doing something totally different

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Service engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Drake Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Great resume builder. A lot to learn. Some experience can be used to advance to higher levels of employment at other companies.

    Cons

    Very very bad work/life balance. Travel can reach up to 80% all international. Flights are taken during the weekend.

    Extremely poor management with no communication or previous experience.

    Absolutely no training provided.

    100% accountability given to engineers/technicians. And no accountability taken by lower or upper level management.

    Work will absolutely fall outside of job description with no guidance or direction from experienced employees.

    Meetings are called for absolutely everything.

    Almost all decisions are made when a meeting is scheduled. The person making the decision is typically not even involved in the project directly.

    Turn over rate is extremely high. Some core people have always been there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional and take accountability and responsibility. Coordinate proper training for employees. Learn to manage schedules. Communicate with all employees not just some. Be a person that accomplishes things not a person that just schedules meetings. Hire managers that are qualified not just someone who worked there for a long time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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