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Dorel Juvenile Overview

Montreal, QC (Canada)
5001 to 10000 employees
1962
Company - Public (DIIBF)
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Graco Children's Products, Summer Infant, Evenflo
Dorel Juvenile, a segment of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX:DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile products company. Dorel Juvenile’s powerfully branded products include global juvenile brands Safety 1st, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi and Tiny Love, complemented by regional brands ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to be the go-to company for parents who are looking for the safest, most innovative, and most comfortable juvenile products. Because we believe your children deserve the very best. It is the daily mission of all our employees throughout the ... Read more

Dorel Juvenile Reviews

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    "Misdirected product focus, but enjoyable atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxborough, MA
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    I have been working at Dorel Juvenile full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Many projects to work on
    - People are generally smart and fun to work with
    - Facility is enjoyable
    - Work/life balance is good
    - Overall product quality is slowly improving

    Cons

    - Overall lack of real innovation
    - Projects are usually dictated by retailers, not by consumer needs
    - Management prioritizes project schedules over product quality
    - Much of the company is resistant to change, making it difficult to improve the product development process
    - Company is reluctant to defend its IP

    Advice to Management

    The fat needs to be trimmed from the product portfolio. Many of the products still being sold in stores and online are selling in very small quantities and with poor reviews. These products hurt the company's reputation and lead to reduced sales for the rest of the product portfolio.

    As I said in the cons section, (in my experience) retailers dictate project pipelines, which leads to making products that the target audience does not necessarily want nor need. It shouldn't be "quantity over quality" when it comes to products. To drive innovation and successful products, we need to discover and define the issues our customers face and dedicate resources to inventing the best solutions.

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Dorel Juvenile Photos

Dorel Juvenile photo of: Work hard, play hard - Memorial Day Ping Pong Tourney
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Dorel Juvenile photo of: 2016 Festival of Lights, Awarded Grand Marshal Award
Dorel Juvenile photo of: 2016 Festival of Lights, 1st place Winners for best float
Dorel Juvenile photo of: 2016 Festival of Lights
Dorel Juvenile photo of: 2016 Festival of Lights
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Dorel Juvenile Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, IN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dorel Juvenile (Columbus, IN) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I applied on careerbuilder and received a phone call from Joanie that same day. She was very nice, professional, and explained how she was sending me an application for Ameriwood and I'd be applying with Dorrel. She then sent me an email confirmation of my time, place and person that I'd be interviewing with. This was exciting for me since my uncle retired from there, and was very well known for his work. When I arrived (Columbus, Indiana location), there wasn't anyone at the front desk but I was early so didn't worry too much about it. When five minutes before my interview time approached I called the person (Tina) that I was to interview with (which Joanie provided), and she didn't know she had an interview scheduled. She came to the Cosco side I was at, which was apparently wrong, and explained that they lease the space for their division while walking me to their area. Needless to say the interview was very awkward, on the whim, and I felt bad for Tina. She was kind enough to tell me I was overqualified, but the hiring manager was in China and would make the final decision. As expected, I never heard from anyone, and wasted a lot of time.

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Company Updates

  • Learn more about the global launch of Maxi-Cosi’s rejuvenated visual identity and innovative product range for the US! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQiJy

    Bolstering Maxi-Cosi's future in the US

    As part of the global launch of Maxi-Cosi 's rejuvenated visual identity and innovative product range, a number of exciting products are being unveiled this year. The fresh identity and new tagline 'We Carry the Future', truly reflect the modern, trailblazing products coming out onto the regional markets in 2017 and beyond.

  • Dorel Juvenile moves production of 1 million child car seats to US. Read more here; http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQiJ0

    Dorel Juvenile moves production of 1 million child car seats to US

    Dorel Juvenile celebrated moving production from a Chinese competitor to the United States, creating approximately 60 new jobs in Columbus.

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Dorel Juvenile Awards & Accolades

  • Walmart Supplier of the Year Award, Walmart, 2016
  • Customer Experience Champions, Clarabridge, 2016

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