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DKMS Americas Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunity to be a part of something greater!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Confirmatory Typing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Confirmatory Typing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DKMS Americas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company growth and working environment. The people and company location!

    Cons

    Systems are slow ( internal system) and needs to updated.


  2. "Sadly going downhill"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DKMS Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people! Most employees here are extremely dedicated to their work and the company mission.

    Cons

    The upper management is terrible. As someone who works under middle management, I find it very alarming some of the people in "VP" positions are in charge of anything let alone being the people making major decisions. When they talk in larger meetings, you can just tell they are clueless. Everyone knows none of these people are capable of doing their jobs but luckily for them and unfortunate for others, they have people under them (middle management) who actually do know what they are doing and do all of their work for them less the credit and I'm sure far less the pay (look at the 990-if these people could do their jobs, okay but the current people and their salaries are ridiculous). My boss may be a younger first time manager but he is probably 10x more qualified for a"VP" position than any current individual in that position.

    Advice to Management

    As I have noticed with this company, any advice employees give regarding their managers falls on deaf ears. I would however say really look at your employees, you have a lot of very overworked staff in multiple departments (DM!). People will go above and beyond for an employer who appreciates them and compensates them fairly. There are a lot of people not being compensated fairly and you will probably end up losing the real talent of the organization if you keep burying people in work and not compensating fairly.


  3. "Points for trying"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours...work from home policy...time off between Christmas and New Year...summer fridays....company supplied mobile phone and laptop...opportunities for advancement...opportunities for continuing education...bonus structure...competitive salary...reasonable benefits package...focus on diversity...great mission...snacks were provided

    Cons

    Terrible infrastructure and technology issues...young and inexperienced CEO...management direction came from European HQ and didn't always translate to the US office experience -- same with branding and messaging direction...major communication issues between departments...unreasonable goals were set without addressing major infrastructure and management challenges


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  5. "Good to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Confirmatory Typing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Confirmatory Typing in New York, NY

    I have been working at DKMS Americas full-time

    Pros

    rewarding, relaxed environment, good colleagues

    Cons

    Management poor, little for growth


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Friendly work environment for a great cause, but much nepotism and no real opportunity for career growth within company."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    This is a very small tight-knit company. There are less than 30 full-time employees, and the social environment is generally very friendly and non-stressful. In addition, the benefits are excellent if you are a full-time employee. If just an intern, it is still a great internship and experience in New York City.

    Cons

    In terms of a career, unless you're related by family or friends to the upper management, your likelihood of advancement in this company is slim to none. There is a lot of nepotism in this company and yet no room for growth. In addition, the pay scale is pretty arbitrary and not necessarily a reflection of your skill-set or education.

    While the social atmosphere is very friendly, it can also be very petty and cliquish, much like high school. The company culture has a large emphasis on the NY fashion scene, which is arguably contradictory and completely unrelated to their cause to help save patients of blood cancer. There are also far more female employees than males, so if you're a male, you may feel a bit like an outsider.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas of lower employees--not just upper management. Have a fair and open pay scale that is a reflection of one's skill set and education. Eliminate the pervasive nepotism. Hire more males!


  7. "Awesome!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training and for a good cause

    Cons

    nothing bad about this company!


  8. Helpful (3)

    "assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are some what good

    Cons

    Bad management causes massive turnovers

    Advice to Management

    Fire the HR executive


  9. "Profitable Charity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DKMS Americas full-time

    Pros

    Global Delete Blood Cancer Charity

    Cons

    Dominated by German head Office


  10. "Tolles Team - tolle Arbeit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aktionsleitung in Tübingen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Aktionsleitung in Tübingen (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DKMS Americas part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    gute Kommunikation und gegenseitiges Vertrauen im Team

    Cons

    teilweise recht fordernde Arbeit und manchmal zeitintensiv, es wird aber auf Ausgleich geachtet