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Day & Zimmermann Reviews

Updated September 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Good top leadership and work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay, friendly staff, easy to contact (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Job was depending on a contract with a client-not much job security when contract came time to be signed again (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of skilled craft during shutdown outage (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional environment. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    No way of advancement in the area.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Scaffold Builder Palo Verde"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time

    Pros

    Awesome upper management on site.

    Cons

    Hot work environments most of the time.

  3. "Could be a better place to work..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good people within the "worker bee level" that makes for a family-like environment.

    Cons

    CEO is mostly concerned with his bottom line rather than taking care of the good people that work there and planning for the future growth of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the trends in the marketplace vs. getting caught up in continuing down a path that "got us here." Be more willing to change the business model as the marketplace shifts or D&Z will be left behind.


  4. "Middletown, IA Facility"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Middletown, IA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Middletown, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Day & Zimmermann full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Usually always hiring, usually four day work weeks

    Cons

    Usually always hiring, low wages for positions in area

    Advice to Management

    Hire an HR department that will back management when needed.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good infrastructure. The people are excellent, however the very best people in the company do not stay there for long term.

    Cons

    Leadership is self-serving. The opportunities there are governed by one or two in leadership. They try to protect their environments.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the power business. You are not set up for industries outside of power. You still believe you are in the service industry. Think outside the box for a change.

    Day & Zimmermann Response

    May 30, 2017 – Senior Vice President, HR

    Thanks for your input. I want to clarify something important, though. Opportunities at D&Z are not governed by one or two in leadership. We have an open job posting process where employees can and... More


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Day & Zimmermann full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work in a team environment.

    Cons

    The future of the work is insecure.


  7. "Great company to work for !"

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    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Piping Designer in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Day & Zimmermann full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and good pay for this area

    Cons

    non really I've been happy since working here

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tough place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time

    Pros

    -Easy work and not much of it
    -Good work/life balance
    -Company cares about employee safety
    -Trying to get more diverse
    -To recruit people they engage in "title inflation." If you can handle the negatives for a couple years, it could be a nice boost when looking for your next job.

    Cons

    It's a tough place to work. There is no excitement or energy in the Philly HQ. The office is in a rough part of town and inside it's dark and depressing. The owners seem more concerned with preserving their wealth than trying to grow the company. Very boring and static place to work. Year after year nothing ever changes. There is never anything new and fresh to keep people engaged. Workforce is old. I think the younger generation wouldn't last 6 months here. There is never any team buildings or spontaneous happy hours after work. No team spirit. A good place if you just like to be completely left alone in your cube and fill in your spreadsheets all day but for most it is excruciatingly boring. Business has also been down for a few years, which makes it even more depressing around the office. Morale is at all time low. It's hard to imagine that for so many years the company was a major industrial force that helped build this country. That's what happens when the world changes but you don't. If it wasn't family owned there would've been complete leadership changes at the top a long time ago. Everyone there under age 55 spends much of their day looking for a new job to escape. When someone gets a new job outside the company, everyone gets very jealous. Oh and the benefits stink and are expensive!

    Advice to Management

    Either sell off everything but power and focus on solving the nuclear decline problem. Or sell everything at break-up value, split the money among the owners, and sail off into the sunset.

    If you really want to save the company, it will take a massive cultural change. Probably insurmountable at this point. But good luck.

    Day & Zimmermann Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – Senior Vice President, HR

    Thanks for your comments. Safety and diversity are two of our key values, but we also put a high value on success, and on growing the business. We've acquired several new businesses in the past... More


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great team of co-workers, lots of support, lots of project opportunity

    Cons

    Not a ton of room for advancement


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Can't get out of their own way"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Day & Zimmermann full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the employees are good, kind people.

    Cons

    Family owned - brothers. No clear vision. The "advisors" (aka BOD) are just plain old and their decision making is antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being penny-wise and dollar foolish. Get your heads into the 21st Century. Your 4 business units are too random. Sell one or two off. Get rid of dead weight. Give people more than 3% for a raise and share the wealth. When the CEO of a $2.5 billion company has to sign off on individual bonuses of $7000 something is terribly wrong.


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