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 ...
I have been working at Dorel Juvenile full-time (More than a year)
- 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
- 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.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dorel Juvenile (Columbus, IN) in July 2016.
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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