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Dayton Superior Reviews

Updated Aug 24, 2019

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Pros
  • "Great people, they pay higher than average wages (have to, they have a very bad reputation)(in 5 reviews)

  • "Allentown DC great place to work(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start a career"

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

    I have been working at Dayton Superior full-time

    Pros

    Dayton gives many opportunities to cross train and learn how to do a job that you might not have thought you would have been given the opportunity to try out.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate for upper management.

    Dayton Superior2017-10-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT TORTURE YOURSELF"

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

    I worked at Dayton Superior full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefit package before they stopped the 401K match. Insurance.

    Cons

    toxic environment; lack of experienced management; micro-managers; policies and procedures changes frequently as they are still trying to figure out what will work. They have not a clue.

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    Dayton Superior2019-08-24
  3. "good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dayton Superior full-time

    Pros

    1st shift work hours are early you have most of your day left.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime doing peak seasons.

    Dayton Superior2019-05-05
  4. "There are better places"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours of work Pay check Proximity to home People are nice

    Cons

    Communications are sparse and confusing

    Dayton Superior2019-04-10
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dayton Superior full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are great that work here

    Cons

    Corporate ruined their own business .

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    Dayton Superior2019-03-09
  6. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturer in Braselton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dayton Superior full-time

    Pros

    Great if you smoke. Management let's smoker's go out and smoke when ever. Outside looking in looks as its encouraged.

    Cons

    Management only looks after friends and doesn't care about quality or perception. If you are in the click you can get away with not working and just chilling with managers mainly spend your time smoking with leads and management.

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    Dayton Superior2019-01-17
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Where is the Board of Directors?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dayton Superior full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly, hardworking employees. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    CEO and CFO are not transparent and they have created a toxic culture. The CFO doesn’t even show up for work most days. People fear for their jobs daily. There is no trust and no communication.

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    Dayton Superior2019-01-10
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Understand the situation right now"

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

    I have been working at Dayton Superior full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1.) Very thin organizational structure . If you like accountability and being able to see the direct impact of your efforts and work then Dayton is the place for you! Practically no middle management layer, your ideas don't get stuck through the management filter on the way to the top...They can get stuck at the top though as the execs of the company are overloaded with their strategic tasks and tactical everyday business decisions. You will be exposed to lots of new areas professionally as there isn't enough manpower to handle tasks; its a great place to get some exposure to multiple business facets of manufacturing and building materials. 2.) The people truly are great. As you can see with other reviews the people are also highly opinionated. It is a direct result of the blood sweat and tears that people have poured into the company in many cases and the level of impact each person has on the company. It makes for some truly knowledgeable people that know the business and care a lot about it.

    Cons

    Dayton is trying to sell or divest parts of the business, the leaders openly discuss it and it's not a secret. The same PE firm has owned the company for 9 years (industry average is closer to 4/5) and the leadership regime of pre 2017 built a very gilded organization that was running on fumes and near collapse. It has been a very challenging year or restructuring and short term decisions as new company leadership tried to save the company. Close friends were let go, products and their support teams trimmed and drastic decisions spreadsheet decisions needed were made to save the company financially. Those of us left have been running a marathon at a sprinters pace and the culture is showing it. Lack of transparency and communication from leadership on where we came from, where we are going and how we are getting there is causing the vast majority of the discontent. Other than the current state of the culture and employee morale, the company does appear to be doing much better from a spreadsheet perspective. Any reader who has been with a PE firm owned company has experienced what Dayton Superior is going through. The sooner the company sells and gets a fresh cash investment the better!

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    Dayton Superior2018-10-29
  9. Helpful (2)

    "NOT a long term employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dayton Superior full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Guys running the company have multi Million $ paydays coming when the company is sold. That is all they really care about and unfortunately it is on the backs of the employees. Get out if you can and do not join if you are looking for a career.

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    Dayton Superior2018-11-16
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Run don't walk from any job offering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dayton Superior full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefit, most co-workers strive to work as a team.

    Cons

    Management goal is to sell off the company, management marking time until goal is achieved, employees are not respected, significant amount of finger pointing at others, highly uncertain future as one company

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    Dayton Superior2018-10-26
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