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Reasonable pay, decent benefits, lots of overtime. Typical manufacturing.

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Current Employee - CNC Operator  in  Parsons, KS
Current Employee - CNC Operator in Parsons, KS

I have been working at Ducommun full-time for more than a year

Pros

Overall a good environment with good people. The shop has good, though old equipment. Production runs smoothly most of the time. Company supplies all tools so the cost of employment is very small. Reasonably relaxed environment.

Cons

When they say "some overtime" they mean don't plan on ever having just 40 hrs (or really even 50)
Still working to implement Six Sigma and often seems like there is little interest in doing it correctly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Connect expectations with the metrics, don't just make pretty pictures and fancy speeches.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

Other Reviews for Ducommun

  1.  

    Only if you get one job offer, otherwise, do not go there

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Carson, CA

    I worked at Ducommun full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can meet a lot of troubles if you regard it challenge
    Learn all kinds of mistakes
    Good place to learn Murphy law

    Cons

    Let go of the capable employees
    Low spirit of teamwork, no accountability
    Too many VPs, do little good works to contribute
    Not much career advancement, but would say so to lure you in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back to basics, less politics, treat people nice, and reward the real contributors, it can generate real productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Workload Overload

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    Former Employee - Contracts Coordinator  in  Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Contracts Coordinator in Joplin, MO

    I worked at Ducommun full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are family. PTO is above standard for this area.

    Cons

    Very little accountability - if issues are addressed, it's done as a group and not with the individual. Handful of employees are relied upon for high output while quite a few employees have very low output. Compensation for high output and low output employees are the same.

    Micro-Managed - Very little input or communication from Management until issue arises or deadline is near.

    Work Load - Company stance is to cut back staff and force remaining staff to work longer hours. 12 hr days are not uncommon and 16 are not unheard of. They have no problem with employees bring their children in so the employee may continue to work. Expectations of work loads are unreasonable.

    PTO - You have Paid Time Off but have a difficult time being able to actually take it. They strongly stress what an inopportune time it is take time off...everytime you take off.

    Job Expectations - Are poorly/loosely defined. They change regulary depending on which department/person is currently not meeting their responsibilities. The Contracts Department in general seems to be the dumping ground for work that is deemed beneath other departments. With the addtional work load comes no relief from prior duties.

    Company Policy - Is applied inconsistently depending on the department and manager. There is no formal complaint system for/to HR. Emails and phone calls go unanswered and issues go unaddressed. Issues of workplace harrassement/bullying are common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Ducommun Way needs to be more than just a catch phrase. Stop preaching it and practice it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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