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DAK Americas Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "Can be a good job at times"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Technician in Moncks Corner, SC
    Current Employee - Chemical Technician in Moncks Corner, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DAK Americas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great medical plan, company pays for most of the premium. Great co workers and overall an easy job.

    Cons

    Pay is low for what is expected of you. No work/life balance, mandatory overtime every break. Poor bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better.


  2. "production operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work love it here

    Cons

    none so far just loving life

  3. "Sucks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company

    Cons

    Very unorganized managers. Never any work


  4. "Not a final destination for most"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Draw operator"

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    Former Employee - Draw Operator in Moncks Corner, SC
    Former Employee - Draw Operator in Moncks Corner, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DAK Americas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health insurance and good Co workers

    Cons

    Everything in the plant is 50 years old management wants you to run with broke down junk! Management puts in 20% and they want you to put in 100% people quite or get fired all the time!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!


  6. "E&I Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DAK Americas full-time

    Pros

    A lot of hands on experience.

    Cons

    Lack of training and slow transition from one pay band to the next.


  7. "No room for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DAK Americas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly, bonus

    Cons

    no room for advancement, they have a progression for pay but very hard to get to the next step, HR will lie and if you are ever put in a situation and go to HR they do not help

  8. "Great company which constantly improves but management is more "company first, employees third"."

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    Current Employee - CSM in Gadsden, SC
    Current Employee - CSM in Gadsden, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great starting pay. Amazing benefits. Constant improvements company wide. Coworkers work together as much as possible to tackle what ever problems may come up.

    Cons

    Strongly focused on the bottom line. Huge divide between hourly and salary. Almost tangible separation between management and employees. Punishment based safety program. Knee jerk reactions whenever there is a violation/accident. Poor training programs.


  9. "Shipping coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DAK Americas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are great and are willing to help in any way. The hours are great 7am to 3:30pm. The work is simple and rewarding in itself.

    Cons

    Management is awful and unfortunately they honor the 'good old boy' system. You are not rewarded for continuous exceeding expectations but for always being in management's face sucking up. If you are always in the manager's face, then either someone else will have to complete your duties or you haven't been given your fair share.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute raises, bonuses, promotions and any other incentive based on performance and not personal relationships. No college education but you hire a manager's son with 2 years experience over employees who have been there for 20 years. That is not good.


  10. "Pretty Good Company in Most Aspects"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DAK Americas full-time

    Pros

    Really good benefits, medical covers most expenses, generous 401K; management is good and listens for the most part

    Cons

    Bonuses for hourly employees arent as good as salaried; growing in the company can be hard

    Advice to Management

    Treat hourly employees better; provide more advancement and chances to move to different plants


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