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Dayton-Granger, Inc. Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dayton-Granger, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a wonderful learning environment.

    Cons

    The pay was not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employee are there to help; do not overlook all that they do for you and the company.


  2. "Dirty, dreadful and dangerous"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer - QA in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer - QA in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dayton-Granger, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience with lots of different processes and aircraft regulations. The employees are good people.

    Cons

    The place used equipment from 1940 and the dangerous dust from all the sanding of the composites is everywhere, including the staff office. You are breathing nasty fiberglass and composite dust all day long. I know because what appears to be yellow dust on my phone was, in fact, shards of microscopic fiberglass or composite resin.

    Pay is not so good. The worst is that the owner is an eccentric micromanager, who keep about one fourth of the building to himself. It is Adams Family Material

    Advice to Management

    In truth, retire and take a yacht trip to Southern France. Enjoy time with your son and daughter. Follow your brother, who operated the company, and buy a Bentley and a luxury apartment in Fort Lauderdale.

  3. "Lots of opportunities for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Close-knit team of employees. Many employees have been with the company for decades and the company throws parties and gives generous gifts when employees reach their 10, 20 and 30 year anniversaries. There are many opportunities for employees to cross-train in other areas and the company encourages the attainment of higher education and training through a tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Many plusses and Many negatives."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dayton-Granger, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No over time. Flexible start times. Start accumulating 15 days of PTO/vacation time your first day. Ease of getting vacation time approved. Full benefits package available and starts right after ypur 90 day probation. Only do direct hire, no temp agency to deal with. Old but pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    No set pay grades made available to employees. Very small if any pay raise when moving to new position. For such a small, less than 200 employee, but extreamly financially successful company, the cost of the benefit package is high and of medium quality. No year end bonuses. For company with so many government contracts only 10 paid holidays. No dedicated sick leave.

    Advice to Management

    Raise base wages across the board, to stop the loss of quality employees. Contribute more to the employee benefits package while improving the quality of the package. Set open pay grades so qualified employees know if it is worth their while to apply for new open positions. Be much more open and informative as to the business situation of the company on at least a quaterly basis.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dayton-Granger, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were no pros to working here. Completely demoralizing environment and with an owner who pays himself well and does not care what happens to his employees.

    Cons

    The CEO treats employees like slaves with extremely low pay and poor benefits. His motto is manage by fear not respect. He is an extreme hoarder and mentally unstable. Stay away from this place. Filthy wok environment and CEO and his family do not care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company and retire


  6. Helpful (1)

    "administrative assistant"

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

    Pros

    There are vending machines to get snacks

    Cons

    Stay away from this place. The upper management is nice to your face then but stab you in the back. The compensation is terrible. Huge staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that knows what they are doing. Warn people that they are they are not getting any training and most of all warn them that if they make one mistake that they will be fired.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, opportunity to growth

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at this moment

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dayton Granger is a nice place to work in sunny Fort Lauderdale Florida. They offer Flexible work hours and treat you like family. There are many opportunities for advancement based on your history of achievement and willingness to learn new job processes and management functions. Raises have been fair and consistent through good economies and bad. Forty hour work weeks with no expected unpaid overtime for salaried employees.

    Cons

    Not much overtime available for hourly workers.
    Managers need to value the long time employees and recognize their strengths and knowledge and perhaps reward them for a job well done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Employees informed of successful sales of the items they produce.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Works company to work for..."

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    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dayton-Granger, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are hourly pay, you are allow to work only 8 hours, no more than that.

    Cons

    1- company owner does not know anything about ethics
    2- Lack of advancement in the company
    3- No respect
    4- Benefits too expensive
    5- poor quality control
    6- very low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Change top management.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Micromanagement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can live ignoring the fact that decisions are taking by the owner and never discussed with managers or supervisors. You would be good.

    Cons

    Micromanagement is killing Dayton Granger.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Micromangening.