Dunn-Edwards

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Former Employee - CSL in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - CSL in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Dunn-Edwards (more than an year)

Pros

Great people that work for the company

Cons

Almost impossible to get a raise.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dunn-Edwards was poorly run.

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    Current Employee - Corporate Slave in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Slave in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Dunn-Edwards full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Karl Altergott has replaced most of the incompetent upper-management team and has made some smart moves for future growth and profitability. There are still some managers and VPs that need to be replaced but Karl is heading D-E in the right direction. The new AZ facility was a great move. D-E should start seeing a return on investment by 2014. He crushed the Los Angeles manufacturing union by moving the plant to Arizona. This was a necessary evil because the union was seriously cutting into profits. Consolidating manufacturing plants and closing distribution centers was also necessary to reduce operating expenses. Finally, some sound business decisions were made by the new, competent executive team.

    Cons

    POOR middle management!! From 2001-2009, the company WAS run by a bunch of incompetent managers and executives who had no education in business management. They "worked their way up" and road the wave of the housing market without planning for the future. When the housing market crashed, so did the company's profits! An educated management team would have foreseen the economic downturn on the horizon and planned accordingly.
    Very low moral. No incentives to work harder with little to zero merit increases. Much longer hours and more expectations from salaried employees.
    Benefits reduced, fewer paid holidays and increased medical benefit costs.
    The company is headed in the right direction for profitability but at the expense of employees' moral. If you do find employment at D-E, it won't be long before you start looking for a new employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the over-paid dead weight, middle managers. Isn't it ironic that the customer service manager is married to Frazee's #1 salesman? Wake up Dunn-Edwards! How would a Frazee employee get so many huge sales leads year after year? She obviously has access to the Dunn-Edwards customer base and gives her husband all the sales leads to sustain her quality of life. Also, stop hiring and promoting people who are relatives of upper management. They're NOT qualified and this only hurts the company as well as lower employee moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a thought provoking job to say the least

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    Former Employee - Runner in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Runner in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Dunn-Edwards part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is not take home work.

    Cons

    You don't have to think at all and your ideas and creativity are not welcomed. There is no room for growth. The jobs are very factory like where you do a simple task like check a color 100x a day. The managers are always changing and the store seems disorganized with a lot of workers that grumble all the time. I have a degree so obviously hammering cans of paint all day would not be a good fit for me. I just did it while I was in school. Most of the managers are really bad and the employees have no ambitions in life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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