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Updated September 22, 2018
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  • "good benefits and bonus package" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great people can be found across the organization" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable"

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

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

    Pros

    Dematic's industry is booming, our technology helps companies like Amazon, Frito-Lay, Walmart to get things done. It is really amazing to see all the pieces of a warehouse working, the conveyors, the sorters, the AGVs, the multi-shuttles, etc. If you like technology and innovation this is the place to be. People are nice and easy-going. It is a fast-paced environment and you never get bored.

    Cons

    This company is not perfect (which one is it?), it suffers from the same fast-paced environment we live in. Since we need to get things done, sometimes we don't see areas of improvement or ways of streamlining processes.

    The age of the population is mixed, which is good but also sometimes doesn't help, you may find young colleagues that want to conquer the world with bright ideas and, on the other hand a guy that has been with the company for 30+ years and is ready for retirement, hence new things take time to digest. This is sometimes frustrating.

    There are really great leaders and others that just got promoted because of time served, you know, old school. You have to be patient.

    Advice to Management

    While the KION acquisition was OK, we are far from being fully integrated and this doesn't really help. It only exacerbates the 'silo' mentality.

    Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! Satellite offices are in total oblivion. We are in a globalized industry, please stop being so Grand Rapids centric. Expand your horizons, open you eyes, there is life beyond Michigan!

    To the new CEO, please shake this place. Challenge the status quo and if possible, please eliminate red tape and negative people. There are managers that don't listen, are just bottlenecks or complete ghosts/strangers that don't delegate and want to call all the shots, how did they get there? We are not in the 80's anymore.


  2. "A few bullet points"

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

    I have been working at Dematic full-time

    Pros

    1) Competitive salary
    2) Flexible work arrangements - remote work encouraged
    3) Work with very interesting and vital technologies

    Cons

    1) Large volume of travel
    2) Seems like you are never truly off the clock for customers
    3) Work often has a blue collar feel - I enjoy it but put it here because its not for everyone
    4) Somewhat negative culture among more veteran employees due to stress/burnout

    Advice to Management

    Continue to present and sell a positive vision for the company. Find the new guard that will keep us positioned for success for the decades to come, and push them forward. We're here, just a bit lost in the negativity.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dematic full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Low pay and not too many PTO days


  4. "Great Global Company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Accepting and Open environment. Great wages. Decent Benefits. Great colleagues. Great HR team and management teams.

    Cons

    Currently transitioning with some upper management and dealing with change is usually rough.


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treat employees well. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Internal postings and hiring process - slow...


  6. "Control Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Good training and support structure for new employees
    - Good health and 401 (k) benefits
    - Travel bonus and company bonus depending on individual and company performances
    - Excellent exposure to different industries

    Cons

    - Frequent and longer travel duration at customer sites
    - Depending on the project requirements and timeline, you may have to do many different roles within short amount of time
    - Minimal growth opportunities
    - Average salary


  7. "Controls Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good company, takes care of it's people and it has good bonus

    Cons

    Average benefits and constant travel

  8. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good people, products are cool. They do offer flexibility in schedules and working from home. Not much more than that.

    Cons

    There are only a couple people in the company with athourity to make decisions but those people are oblivious to what’s happening in the company. The moral continues to decrease but nothing is done to fix it. The only way employees get promotions is by threatening to quit not by working hard. There is so much dead weight in the company and so many useless employees but it’s pretty much impossible to be fired. The hard working employees continue to leave because they aren’t appreciated. They only care about recruiting the next candidate not taking care of the people they already have.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes get involved! Start talking to the lower level employees so you really can understand the issues. Stop making excuses every time you hear something you don’t like and instead admit faults and work to fix them.


  9. "Looks good from my point of view"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, flexible hours, friendly environment

    Cons

    Straight-time overtime for salaried employees (mixed bag)

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring people with personalities that will fit well in your departments. I think our management has done that well, creating a good group to work with.


  10. "Stabalizing"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company wants software to play a more important role, provides opportunities to lead and has brilliant devs you can learn from.

    Cons

    High turnover over the last 2 years has caused younger developers to take on roles that really should be managed by more senior developers.


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