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Dematic Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people can be found across the organization" (in 12 reviews)

  • "good benefits and bonus package" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management needs to listen to employees" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance is not the best" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dematic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, strong training, and great customer relationships. Huge investment in R&D, focused on cutting edge technology. Strong Global Company with local focus. Many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Few and far between. Every company has issues, and Dematic allows its team to attack issues quickly to support customer relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!


  2. "Poor leadership, null communications, benefits standard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dematic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dematic's market is really awesome. Supply Chain technologies are booming thanks to the Amazons of the world and the eCommerce in general.This is what makes the stuff Dematic does very attractive. If you are looking for learning about warehouse automation, this is a good place to start but not for staying here your whole life.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership. 'Leaders' don't really communicate what's happening in the company so get 'informed' via gossips and cafeteria conversation. It feels they are afraid of making a decision and getting the boot.

    The benefits, nothing spectacular, they are very average, this is not a decision factor.

    About career path, the company is more concerned in generating revenue than developing their own people.

    The company is very cheap in general.

    Honestly, stay away from here.

    Advice to Management

    Worst decision was to let the KION acquisition happen. Those guys know nothing about Dematic.
    Since the take over, everything is in slow motion. Very slow to make decisions, slow to deliver, slow to react and on top of that you want your people to execute initiative without budget. What kind of 'non-profit' company are you running? I guess they are more concerned on their bonuses.

    Maybe the acquisition has been so daunting that even the CEO retired rather than continue working with these individual.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place at one time"

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    Former Employee - Machine Builder in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Machine Builder in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dematic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people

    Cons

    All upper management
    Working 70 hoursa week alot.
    Horrible owners

    Advice to Management

    For kion I would abandon the Mexico plant. It's pretty bad when us guys on the floor told you that you would not succeed. Yet you continue to run the company into the ground. They could have just stayed and paid us and they wouldn't have lots so much. Now their reputation has been drug through the dirt even more.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "moved to Mexico"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dematic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    non at all nope not one

    Cons

    left hard working people . just to pay 1.80 in Mexico

    Advice to Management

    non


  5. "Great Company & Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dematic full-time

    Pros

    Interesting working, growth potential and great environment

    Cons

    Moves a little to fast at times


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, but very stressful"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dematic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work you do is very interesting and somewhat satisfying. Knowing you made a difference in providing a company a service that benefits so many people is a good thing.

    The people in the MKE office are very nice and wonderful outside of the office. I've made plenty of friendships within my group, as well as others.

    Ability to work from home, if allowed, was nice.

    Cons

    Very high standards, long (sometimes mandatory) overtime, stressful deadlines on projects, and there is a "drone" attitude. The situation is silo-ed, so it has a very old school feel for work place environment.

    Since the buyout from Kion, things went from good to bad. As a business decision, this was a smart move for the executives, however, the trickle down effect has begun. HR policies changing and very difficult/contradicting goals set for employees by corporate had my head shaking.

    Advice to Management

    Immediate management is great. Very flexible and understanding of personal life balances. I would not change a thing about that.

    Upper management needs to listen to employee concerns more effectively. Nationwide, there are problems that do not get addressed within the company which is frustrating.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Mechanical Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are the are great. I have not had issues with managers breathing down my back. A lot of low level career development is possible here.

    Cons

    They are using a new Cad program called Configura and it has is terrible to work with. Eventually they will figure it out but for the next 2+ years it will likely be painful to work with.
    Will not be rewarded for effort or work but for having a manager that likes you and for the time you have been at the company.
    Company rolls out all new initiative well before they are ready and never seems to learn from this mistake

    Advice to Management

    This company needs to win back employee loyalty, less stick more carrot.
    If employees don't feel valued they will eventually leave.
    The entire feeling at this company is negative and its making employees performance decline.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Poorly managed growth over the last several years hurt this company and its customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dematic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people can be found across the organization.

    Cons

    Comparatively low pay. Senior management is all boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being salary competitive.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Review of Dematic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off between Christmas and New Years

    Cons

    Fast-paced and high demand environment


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I have been working with Dematic for 6 years. It a great company with great benefits and coworkers."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits and bonus package

    Cons

    nothing that I can remember as a cons

    Advice to Management

    nothing that comes to my mind


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