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DRÄXLMAIER Group Reviews

Updated April 8, 2017
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DRÄXLMAIER Group Geschäftsführer Fritz Dräxlmaier
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  • Automotive is stressful and the local customer drives the business (in 2 reviews)

  • schlechte Prozesse, unklare und zum Teil (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Know your personal limits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DRÄXLMAIER Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great vision, customer orientation, quality oriented, value their employees

    Cons

    "Do more with less", almost to the breaking point


  2. Helpful (1)

    "DAA"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Operator in Duncan, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great people to work with.
    Benefits are great.
    There are still some supervisors & managers who genuinely care about their people

    Cons

    Hours are long, due to local customer driven schedules

    There is no relationship/communication between management and the people who actually make money for them

    Too much Politics

    Turn over

    Advice to Management

    Instead of picking and choosing who you'd like to speak to, when "Communicating with employees," at least say hello to any random person you come across, even when just walking through! Or crack a smile.

    Turnover has never been as high as these last few years since I've been at DAA (10+ yrs). It is not because of the economy, either, like it has been mentioned. It's because DAA has lost its family like culture, where everybody felt like they wanted to come to work with their coworkers and were proud of what they did for their company. Now the company seems as though all it cares about is money, money. They work their employees like their employees have no life outside of work. People use to want to come to work at DAA, and would hope that they would be hired by DAA. Now, people come and go like nothing. Maybe my second advice would be, change the work environment at least, if work hours aren't able to be changed.


  3. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DRÄXLMAIER Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Consistent, fair and reliable. Pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Demanding work/life balance. If properly balanced however it's a wonderful place to work.


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  5. "Expanding automotive business. Great opportunities. Very challenging and forever changing work environment"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Employee in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who generally care about others. Every company has a few rotten apples. Innovative. Expanding and provides a lot of growth potential for hard workers.

    Cons

    Automotive is stressful and the local customer drives the business. Work force in area is limited due to all the other companies. All surrounding manufacturers are facing this challenge

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care. A company this size always has complaints, however Dreaxlmaier is known as one of the best. Those who leave always want to come back.


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    "Senior Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Supervisor in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Supervisor in Duncan, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DRÄXLMAIER Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fluid opportunities for advancement within 1-2 years of hire.
    Dynamic environment that favors strong leaders.
    Definite job security.

    Cons

    Very fast paced with somewhat of a leadership vacuum and little process support for changes. There is a very reactive mindset to change and there is a culture of on the fly fixes to problems instead of proactive detailed planning.

    Advice to Management

    Force teams to plan to a responsible level of detail and hold those accountable for ownership of processes.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Control Intern"

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    Former Employee - Quality Intern in Duncan, SC
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DRÄXLMAIER Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team - based atmosphere, opportunity for relatively quick movement into management. While I interned at Draexlmaier, I was able to seek out and pursue the projects that I wanted to work on in addition to those projects they had outlined for me on my first day.

    Cons

    The wing that I worked most in was extremely loud, resulting in some damage to hearing after long exposure while measuring parts for Capability Studies. While PPE was provided on-site I noticed that the designated area for quality techs, where I spent most of my time on the production floor was right next to high pressure water systems that functioned like pneumatics and was extremely loud.

    Advice to Management

    Management was top end and focused on their goals more than balancing corporate goals with operations goals on the production floor. The location served as corporate headquarters for North America so the mix of operations on site and Foreign Corporate leaders was interesting and gave the feeling that said operations were not top priority.


  8. "Great Workplace For Engineers!"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Duncan, SC
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DRÄXLMAIER Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, efficiency-driven, focused on productivity, great people.

    Cons

    Stress, IT resources can be strained

    Advice to Management

    Improve IT resources.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good ol boys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duncan, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime and decent benefits....you can excel in this company as long as you are in the "circle"

    Cons

    if you are not in the "circle" you can expect to be gone within 3 years veterans are considered 3 or more years


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Future Growth"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Duncan plant is growing which equals new opportunities within the plant and company as a whole. Big focus on training and development if you are willing to make time for what the company has to offer. Very competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    It is a production operation, workload depends on the customer, can mean long days/weeks, management encourages finding the right home/work balance but at the end of the day the work has to get done.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of great working people here, continue to invest in your workforce and that will pay dividends in creating a work environment that people want to be a part of.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Duncan, SC
    Former Employee - Sales in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    organized ans structured, very good benefits

    Cons

    very German management, does not understand US culture

    Advice to Management

    understand more American needs


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