Great Dane Reviews

Updated May 15, 2015
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  1. Great Place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Department in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Department in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Great Dane full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Place to work

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great


  2. I was an assembler.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Brazil, IN
    Former Employee - Assembler in Brazil, IN

    I worked at Great Dane full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They offer good pay, they offer good benefits, you get a gain share bonus check every four months, they have a resturant cater at lunch time

    Cons

    Shifts ranged from six to three-thirty with a possibility of overtime until five-thirty. My area always stayed over. Hard, physical work, extreme heat and cold, dangerous work, sometimes saturdays were mandatory

    Advice to Management

    talk to your employees more and find out what needs improvement, don't leave on time every day and then make "us" smaller people work over as much as possible everyday


  3. Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder in Kearney, NE
    Former Employee - Welder in Kearney, NE

    I worked at Great Dane full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent hours. Nice benefits. Training was nice. Enjoyed being trained on various aspects of Manufacturing. Decent time off for holidays.

    Cons

    Not to many perks. Fairly low pay to start, took a long time to get a decent wage. Slackers seemed to advance and be tolerated. Just like all the other manufacturing places you work at.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard work.


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  5. Low stress work enviornment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Dane full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As the title suggests, this company has a decently low stress work environment if you know how to not "bring work issues home". You can expect to use Catia as a main 3d modeling program which is kept up to date.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get a straight answer form the management in this company. The office culture in Brazil Indiana is what you would expect of a small town in America but not reflective of a company that clears hundreds of millions of dollars a year. At Great Dane Brazil Indiana "The rules are made up and the points don't matter". They speak of yearly performance based raises during interviews, all I've seen is a flat medial raise across the board, which can be disheartening.


  6. Assembly line

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Dane full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is decent for the area

    Cons

    Bad work conditions and most of your co-workers will be idiots.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a better facility


  7. Unprofessional work place.

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    Former Employee - Welder in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Welder in Jonesboro, AR

    I worked at Great Dane full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Hot work environment, rude team leaders, expect you to do the work of two people, no quality control. LOW WAGES!

    Advice to Management

    The supervisors and team leaders actually need to have leadership quality's. There needs to be more quality control, and for being a multi-million dollar company you would think they could pay there welders at least $15.00 an hour.


  8. Started well, ended like everyone else's marketing tenure

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Great Dane full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pros: Good coworkers for the most part; good resume-building experience; great vendors; opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    Cons: Difficult work environment within the department; too much drama created by management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the 'revolving door' in the company and actually do something about it. It's possible to have a 'career' in any department but one. That's such common knowledge people even joke about it. Vendors realize it. What will it take for the leadership to?


  9. Difficult but worthwhile for a college student

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machinist in Brazil, IN
    Former Employee - Machinist in Brazil, IN

    I worked at Great Dane full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great starting pay out of high school, good benefits, helpful HR, helpful nursing staff

    Cons

    Heavy fatigue, factory work, long hours, little time outside of work


  10. Helpful (2)

    Inmates are running the assylum.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Great Dane

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and working hours.

    Cons

    VP's that know LESS than their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the REAL people that make the company go, the non-VP's.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Good ole boy system, not adapting to new economic realities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Great Dane

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people work there, very friendly.

    Cons

    Incompetent management, won't adapt to 2011 business methods, stuck in the 1950's.
    Still doing business over a beer & a church meeting, not in a professional setting.
    Zero commitment to new technology
    Company run by a combination of "good ole boys" & northeast ethnic groups.

    Advice to Management

    Look at a calendar! It's 2011! Adapt or become the largest division of Utility trailers.



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