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DAR Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. "Great place to develop a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is committed to training and development. Inhouse growth and promoting is apparent in core values.

    Cons

    Long hours in the restaurant industry.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation for operations team members could be higher to encourage and promote future long term tenured team members.


  2. "Nice Hobby, Boring Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Genealogist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Genealogist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of work. Lots of onsite research opportunities.

    Cons

    poor organization and low moral.

    Advice to Management

    compliment sandwiches make for better employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employee satisfaction below average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Genealogist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Genealogist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DAR full-time

    Pros

    The DAR Library and Constitution Hall are iconic parts of Washington, DC. The building is located in a beautiful setting near the Mall and the Ellipse.

    Cons

    The wages that are offered are not adequate for the DC metro area and increases are not significant. Short term street parking and lack of nearby metro access make for a less desirable commute.

    Advice to Management

    Put a higher value on employee satisfaction


  4. "Better Management"

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    Former Employee - Membership Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Membership Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at DAR (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health insurance and goverenmnet closings

    Cons

    Lack of management with experince


  5. "Not the Family It Claims to Be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DAR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People in individual offices become good friends and people have strong ties that last for years.

    Cons

    Management takes advantage of staff loyalties. Everyone is on their best behavior when the people making the rules are in the building so no one complains about the problems they are experiencing. The rule makers are virtually clueless, but incredibly sweet, so its difficult to be angry with them. Since all the decisions are made behind closed doors, its easier to blame upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency would do wonders for the organization. People are disgusted when they see the way the sausage is made only when they're first exposed to the factory. Once they get used to the smell and understand the purpose behind everything going into it, they calm down.


  6. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    provide all knowledge codes testing and cad techniques

    Cons

    timings and work sharing is mnt feasable

    Advice to Management

    please be patient


  7. "Dar al handaseh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good experience, good envirnment and culture

    Cons

    low salary, high working hours

    Advice to Management

    good

  8. "Mep design engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mep Engineer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Mep Engineer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Excellent hvac designind, good managing skills

    Cons

    Good at work , good in corporation

    Advice to Management

    First look the skills in the person


  9. "good but Strict environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary quite market competitive
    very stable company with all the changes in the world
    steady salary raise
    steady annual bonus
    quite satisfying and enreiching

    Cons

    Very strict environment for all employees through the company
    Web access is very very very limited to work related sites and pages
    you can't even access your personal email through the company network
    one of the worst IT departments and policies in the world
    very strict security on all employees
    strict regulation of food and drinks

    Advice to Management

    you need to loosen up a little
    give the employees a little extra space to breath and innovate
    some extra trust between management and employees is highly needed
    Also some flexibility or rules and regulations is recommended


  10. "pm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DAR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good environment, nice and bit quite.performance appraisals only for the graded employees.

    Cons

    no career path, no training , some employees get high salaries while other more well educated get low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    please let the empolees the chance to be creative and set up the innovation culture. give a right directions,


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