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DAK Americas Overview

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Charlotte, NC
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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DAK Americas manufactures products that are high in fiber but have nothing to do with your breakfast cereal. The company built its business on producing polyester staple fibers (PSF), used in textiles and home furnishings. DAK Americas is one of the largest producers of ... Read more

DAK Americas Reviews

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    I have been working at DAK Americas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great for salaried. Best health insurance around. Good 401K match of 4% with an additional 4% added. Company strives to be a safety benchmark. The people are very good and desire to be the best.

    Cons

    No clearly defined method of advancement. People are treated as replaceable and are not valued. Pay is lower than other peer companies. Training is not a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management is not in touch with the ground floor. Get out and spend time with the people. Quit trying to point fingers and work towards solving problems, not laying blame. It is OK for people to fail at a task; it is how you recover from the failure and what you learn that makes you stronger.

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DAK Americas Interviews

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at DAK Americas (Columbia, SC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    One phone interview with HR manager for 30 min. One phone interview with Hiring Manager for 30 min. On-site interview (4 hrs) with Hiring manager, Operations Manager, and Maintenance Manager.

    Most questions were behavioral based. Almost completely non-technical! I thought the employees and managers I met were OK but nothing special. I probably would have got bored with the job after a year since it has pretty simple processes (manufacture PTA and PET).

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult decision you had to make?
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