I worked at The F. Dohmen Co. full-time (More than a year)
The quality of the Developers, Quality Assurance and Business Analysts are well above average in general.
With the exception of a select couple, Project Managers lack knowledge of the process of building and maintaining technical products. Estimates are treated as deadlines and developers are constantly under fire to justify estimates that "feel high" by non-technical management.
Projects were often grossly underbid strictly to get the business. This leads to poor timelines, QA and more than often developers working 50-80 hours to make up time. Developer burn-out is extremely high.
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I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at The F. Dohmen Co. (Milwaukee, WI) in February 2014.
Submitted my cover letter and resume through a job search website. Got a call back the next day. The hiring manager seemed very uninterested from the beginning, I can tell he was reading off pre thought out questions, there was no humanity in his voice. Asked me questions that I already gave him answers to. Wasn't a pleasant experience. Asked me salary requirements right away (which made me think that they are looking to hire one who will take anything). Didn't give me a good impression of the company.
Reasons for Declining
He didn't know much about the company and the salary question set off an alarm which made me think that they are looking for a cheap worker.
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