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Danlaw Inc Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Danlaw Inc President Raju S Dandu
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Voted Best Place to Work in Novi, MI"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and Great Management. I've been with Danlaw for 3 years. I used to dread going into the office but not with Danlaw. Danlaw was voted the best place to work in Novi in 2015 and invest in their employees and the employees in turn are loyal.

    Cons

    I drive an hour to work but it's worth it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best job in a long time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danlaw Inc full-time

    Pros

    Anyone can always accept more challenges than their current work provides
    Management listens
    Peers can teach you things you don't know yet
    No big company politics.
    Individuals are recognized for contributions

    Cons

    (I don't consider these cons, however, others might)
    Not recommended for the unmotivated individual
    Sometimes involves working at a customer site

  3. "Very nice working environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice working environment means working condition and people relationship are very good. When you work at Danlaw, you feel you are in family, You do your job to serve your co-workers, and your co-workers work for you at the meantime. Hope you can understand my feeling. Thanks for viewing.

    Cons

    Single product (data logger) will bring a risk in business sooner or later. Sustainable development for a company should have multiple different products.


  4. "Cool Company to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Danlaw Inc full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Our founder wanted to create a company that was like “family”, and he succeeded! Everyone at Danlaw is very friendly and open, making it easy to collaborate and work in teams.

    - The work environment is pretty casual, and everyone (including executives) is very approachable.

    - The perks are great too! Good benefits, annual family picnic and canoe trip, catered breakfast every Friday morning, raffles, and holiday parties. Something exciting is always going on!

    Cons

    - Sometimes people become set in their ways, and it’s challenging to introduce them to new ideas or ways of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    - Management should announce important news to employees regularly, maybe with a newsletter.

    - Management should try to be more receptive to new ideas.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Casual, laid back environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danlaw Inc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Very casual
    * As long as you meet your deadlines and are on time for meetings, punctuality isn't a major factor
    * Generally low stress work environment

    Cons

    * Not enough IT support for the number of users
    * Unclear or highly mutable expectations from upper management from time to time
    * Upper management can sometimes be demanding for earlier than probable deadlines, though this is not extremely common
    * Micromanaging can be a real problem for some teams

    Advice to Management

    When you hire someone as part of the team, management should learn to trust their judgment without having to look over their shoulder every ten minutes, or require extreme, time-wasting justifications when project count is high and everything is considered priority 1.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Linux Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    For having an IT budget of next to nothing compared to other companies of Danlaw's size, we managed to do so much with so little.
    The ability to grow into any IT related role that you want as long as you put in the effort.

    Cons

    Management not wanting to spend money on desperately needed systems hardware. Why am I networking buildings with Cisco Smart Switches?

    Advice to Management

    More whiteboards for employees. Innovation happens through idea sharing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Simple company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work is interesting if you want it to be as it is a small company
    nice and simple environment
    no politics

    Cons

    work can get quite busy from time to time
    no path for growth or training or learning other than simply doing the job
    lack of vision towards employees development
    lack of process

    Advice to Management

    Need to concentrate on enhancing employee growth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "No career growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Annual family picnic
    Annual family dinner every January
    Friday morning breakfast (if you can get it within 15 mins of it arriving)
    Mostly good work/life balance

    Cons

    Very less pay compared to what others pay - they take about 50% of what they bill their clients!
    Very limited in scope of what they want to do in future.
    There is a segregation of people who are employed at Danlaw vs people who are employed by Micromax (the company that Danlaw acquired) and the top secret folks who work inside the labs.
    They seem to be set in their ways and don't want to try anything new.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your employees about where the company is heading.
    Try to get inputs from employees about ideas that might help.


  9. "Nice Place."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - V&V Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - V&V Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great staff, sometimes they pay overtime.

    Cons

    Long work hours. But besides that, nothing bad to tell.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "OK place but they take a huge cut from your billing rate"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Treated nicely. Good for totally unambitious people.

    Cons

    Paid poorly. Totally enslaved to GM and FORD. May be it is called being customer centric. But it comes at the cost of the career progression of its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down your overheads and use software to manage pay and benefits - you need only two managers - have sales people who actually bring in business.


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