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  1. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Bloomfield Township, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dako full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    N/A- Fair and equal

    Cons

    N/A- assist with benefits better

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Dako2017-10-18
  2. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Dako full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Benefits, great coworkers, good direct management, work-life balance

    Cons

    Poor planning, upper management doesn’t act like they value their employees, meager raises, not much opportunity for advancement

    Dako2018-01-19
  3. "Remediation Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dako full-time

    Pros

    The contract company is very involved and easy to get ahold of. They care about their employees.

    Cons

    The hours are horrible and the customers are relentless.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    Dako2017-05-08
  4. "Some Amazing People, Some Insane Monsters"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpinteria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dako full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Some of the people make it worth waking up every morning, and are truly a wonder to interact with daily. The location is amazing, really close to the beach.

    Cons

    Some people are controlling, devious, and do not do anything to progress the company's goals, but rather their own. The work can get sometimes become monotonous, and doesn't really evolve. Not much room for upward growth.

    Dako2017-05-18
  5. "No benefits. No motiviation to work."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Dako

      Pros

      theyre consistent. no other pros.

      Cons

      no bonus, no raises, no clarity, no clear contact, they talk to the company about your contract but you'll never see what the renewal looks like. You are essentially a slave.

      Advice to Management

      provide bonues, raises, motivation for workers to continue performing well

      Dako2016-11-15
    • "Marketing Manager"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Carpinteria, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Dako full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great company to work for with so many perks pension 401K health benefits over $125K base just to make yourself business and guide with marketing 101 basic

      Cons

      Best company to land a job with minimal micromanagement great pay just create plans to seem busy with schedule fill with chores be friends with management so no one can correct you

      Dako2015-09-01
    • Helpful (2)

      "Stagnant Company"

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      Former Employee - Field Service Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Dako

      Pros

      Remote employee, so was insulated from the politics.Decent benefits because of acquisition by Agilent

      Cons

      There was a lot backstabbing occurring because older Dako employees felt threatened. Senior management are trying to stay relevant and protect their jobs because of the acquisition.

      Advice to Management

      Treat your Field People like the assets they are instead of a commodity

      Dako2015-07-12
    • Helpful (3)

      "Dako North America"

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      Former Employee - Systems Integration Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Dako full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Beautiful location near Santa Barbara, CA USA. Mostlt friendly, casual culture Flexible schedules and great benefits package Excellent healthcare, 401(k) matching

      Cons

      Few to little chance of advancement Nepotism rampant in certain divisons Few to no opportunities to attend conferences or continuing education Salaries not entirely competitive with industry standards Rank favortism, marginalization and rumor spreading to discredit employees or to get them to leave voluntarily

      Advice to Management

      While graveyards may be filled with indespensable men, you need to take a hard look in the mirror. There are rank weeds in your senior management team who stifle or even remove employees who are viewed as a threat to managers or who strive to work beyond the confines of the structured ""bins" one is thrown into. There are some extremely talented team members who are underutilized or ostercized for trying to succeed....

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      Dako2014-07-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Enjoy some of the perks of working for a large company."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpinteria, CA

      I have been working at Dako

      Pros

      Health, Dental and Vision benefits are great.

      Cons

      Very disappointed with the salary increases over the past six (6) years.

      Dako2012-05-17
    • "Dako"

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      Current Employee - Research Associate in Carpinteria, CA
      Recommends

      I have been working at Dako

      Pros

      Great work/life balance at Dako. Enthusiastic and committed employees. Efficient management from US.

      Cons

      Minimal opportunities to advance into cross functional departments. Heavily managed by corporate headquarters in Denmark.

      Advice to Management

      no advice

      Dako2009-11-13
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