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DOCdata Reviews

Updated December 1, 2016
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  1. "Short term employment available - no skills required"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Telford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Telford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When the company is doing well, the senior management to try to show their gratitude to employees in the form of a summer evening of pub games and management would get treated to the occasional meal out. However, times were usually lean.

    Management, from team leaders right up to the UK MD (Steve Toms) and even the group CEO (Michiel Alting von Geusau), are generally approachable and willing to listen, although not necessarily helpful.

    The company is small enough (less than 100 employees) to get to know most people well, and most are friendly. Some employees have formed long lasting relationships. Possibly a Blitz mentality, though!

    Cons

    Working in a supposedly hi-tech industry (CD, DVD manufacturer) with people who had no technical knowledge, or interest, in the product. Nobody seems to know what HD-DVD or Blue-ray (sic) is, and even existing CD and DVD standards are deemed too complicated to fully understand. This is very frustrating for few the competent staff and customers alike. Staff seem to be recruited on price, resulting in a high number of inexperienced and often incompetent employees. Childlike squabbles are not uncommon.

    There is also a constant feeling of impending doom due to lack of investment, both current and historically, and being in a shrinking market. High staff turnover, both voluntary and forced, creates a "who's going next?" paranoia and is very unsettling to the whole factory.

    Poor wages (approx 20% below market), no bonus structure (you might occasionally get one if you are really good at your job, and if they felt like it), no benefits (no sick pay, pension, healthcare etc) and no staff sales/discounts meant that many full time employees also had a second job.

    Advice to Management

    This company is simply not in a position to grow in a declining market, and I don't feel that they are likely to invest in new formats (ie Blu-ray), so they need to focus on a smaller, more profitable niche. To do this, they need to weed out those who are inept and have a smaller group of dedicated, professional, employees. This applies to management in particular.


  2. "Dynamisch bedrijf"

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    • 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

    I have been working at DOCdata full-time

    Pros

    Dynamische bedrijf in een groeienden markt. Stimulerend voor eigen innitiatief. Veel actie om snelle groei te realiseren. Tevens is open no nonsense werksfeer die inspireert.

    Cons

    Minpunten kan ik niet echt ontdekken in mijn huidige rol. Door de dynamiek moet je zeker open staan voor veranderingen. Al met al geen direct minpunten te benoemen vanuit mijn perspectief.

    Advice to Management

    Vooral de huidige dynamiek beschermen. Doorgaan met groeien en ondernemen en behouden van de open bedrijfs cultuur. Tevens investeren in de collega's om nog succesvoller te worden.


  3. "Geen titel"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waalwijk (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waalwijk (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fijne gemotiveerde collega's die voor elkaar klaar staan

    Cons

    - Management zit er voor zichzelf
    - Verloop is erg hoog
    - Arbeidsvoorwaarden passen niet bij een modern e-commercebedrijf
    - Beloftes worden niet nagekomen


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  5. "Sehr schlechter Arbeitsklima"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sachbearbeiter
    Former Employee - Sachbearbeiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DOCdata full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leider gibt es keine pros! Ich rate nur sich wo anderes zu Bewerben!!! Es wird dort nicht miteinander sondern gegeneinander gearbeitet. Die meisten Leute tuen auf nett sind es aber nicht !!!!! Im Gegenteil selbstsüchtige arrogante Leute !!!

    Cons

    Die Aufgaben sind eintönig und langweilig. Es wird einem sehr viel versprochen aber das Versprechen wird nicht eingehalten. Ausserdem die Leute die in der Halle arbeiten werden nicht wie Menschen behandelt sondern wie nummern die man schnell wechselt. Es sind sehr selbstsüchtige Menschen die dort arbeiten. Ich würde jedem abraten sich dort zu bewerben das Personal in der Verwaltung (büro) wird gewechselt wie Unterhosen ständig fängt jemand neues an. Kaum hat man jemanden kennengelernt schon ist er weg. Finger weg vom diesem Unternehmen!!!!


  6. "Op papier een van de grootste e-commercebedrijven in Nederland, in de realiteit voldoet het nog niet aan de verwachtingen." "On paper one of the largest e-commerce corporations in the Netherlands, in reality not up to the expected standards yet."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Wat betreft omzet en werknemers een van de grootste e-commercebedrijven, maar toch een een zeer 'platte' organisatie/weinig bureaucratie.

    - Zeer toegankelijke en positieve mensen.

    - Weten van aanpakken, staan met beide benen op de grond.

    - In terms of revenue and employees one of the largest e-commerce companies, yet a very 'flat' organization / not much bureaucracy here.
    - Very approachable and positive people.
    - Hands on, down to earth mentality.

    Cons

    - Gebrek aan de personeelsvoordelen die verwacht kunnen worden van een bedrijf in zo'n dynamische branche (beloning, werknemersontwikkeling, innovatieve omgeving, etc.).

    - Niet transparant/ad hoc beslissingen door management.

    - Lacking employee benefits expected from a company in such a dynamic branche (rewardance, employee development, innovative environment etc.).
    - Intransparant / ad hoc decision making by management.

    Advice to Management

    Koester degenen die goed presteren en focus behalve op de financiële aspecten ook meer op andere aspecten van de organisatie (zoals het welzijn van de werknemer, de duurzaamheid en de servicekwaliteit).

    Cherish those who perform well, and focus more on other aspects of the organization (such as employee wellbeing, sustainability and service quality) apart from the financial ones.