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Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
1900
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Great Dane

Our commitment to building superior products and fulfilling customer needs has taken us from a small, steel fabricating company to the No. 1 trailer manufacturer in the world.

From humble beginnings in 1900, Great Dane has built a reputation as the industry ... Read more

Mission: We will fully satisfy our customers by setting the standard for quality, innovation and leadership. We will be the preferred supplier in our industry by delivering exceptional value to our customers. We will generate a return on investment that is sufficient to assure continuous ... Read more

Great Dane Reviews

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

    Pros

    Encouraging environment where I was celebrated for my accomplishments. Lots of perks, including coffee, monthly birthday celebrations, and freshly popped popcorn - the culture really continued to improve each year. It was a great environment to grow in and the decision to leave was difficult. Great management from my direct supervisor, who was always encouraging me to manage projects that interested me and willing to step in to assist when I was feeling overwhelmed. Great benefits and profit sharing program. A lot of my coworkers were good people who were wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Encouragement to explore new projects expanded my role and ultimately lead to a large work load that was difficult to manage. Small chances for advancement or redefinition of role within the company. Occasionally difficult to get timely responses from Savannah office.

    Advice to Management

    If you're investing in people with training, you may want to explore advancement at an appropriate time to retain your investment. Promote from within. Would also love to see some diversity in leadership roles.

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Great Dane Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Great Dane in November 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed with the team I would be working with. They were direct and conversational. They asked behavior based questions and wanted to know how I think and the skill set that I had. They were interested in what I brought to the table and what I hoped to gain from the experience.

    Interview Questions

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