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Digital Monitoring Products Inc. Reviews

Updated Oct 10, 2019

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30 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    DMP is the best place I have ever worked. There are plenty of opportunities for career advancement, and it is a rapidly growing company. They have a doctor's office in-house and have company picnics every summer that are great if you have kids. They are also big on charity work, and regularly do company drives to help with causes in the area.

    Cons

    Health insurance is a high deductible plan, though the clinic is $5 dollars per visit for employees and dependants. Pay is somewhere around the middle range, but they are instituting levels to many positions that allow for performance based pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    A daycare would be great, or possibly higher base pay.

    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2019-10-11
  2. "Still the best!"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people. The adventure. The challenge. The teamwork. The medical clinic. The health savings account and 401K matching. The time off The core purpose

    Cons

    Nonoe that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2019-07-15
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Pure definition of Nepotism"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support Representative in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is decent for some positions. Cool looking building.

    Cons

    Extremely insane cult-like environment where they constantly push how morally righteous they are on the employees at all times; even to the point of straight lying about technology the company is responsible for inventing. If you do not go to the right church or if you are not friends or family with the right people you will get treated like dog poo; if they even hire you in the first place. The pretty little... building feels like a communist surveillance state where everything is being watched and everyone is encouraged to report everyone else. It's a very uncomfortable enviroment to work in if you prefer any since of privacy. Like when you wash your hands, you are expected to clean the bathroom counter, and they will actually go in to the bathroom with you or after you to check to see if you are doing your part. Cleanliness is cool, but that was just creepy! Everyone in anything close to a comfortable position is white and male with little exceptions. Supervisor occasionally, like once a week on average, would say racists or sexist remarks with the more senior employees; and that is just the times I caught them. They probable talk like that a lot more when I was not around. Examples: My supervisor had Tiki-torches at his desk and laughed about poor grammar being refereed to as "blackanese".

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    Advice to Management

    DMP is a place were people work, it is a job. No matter how hard you try to make it a life style, or whatever it is you are trying to do, at the end of the day the majority of the people there are just going to consider DMP a job they have to do to pay the bills. Let people breath and be themselves. But more importantly, government contracts are obviously the only thing keeping you alive. They are keeping you... well fed too, but without them Honeywell and ADP would leave you in the dust. Get your sheet together, because once a few civil right suits come through, some of those government contracts might start looking for a less racist, nepotistic, sexist business to work with.

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    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2019-07-08
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Decent company run by bad people"

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

    I worked at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time

    Pros

    There is a reasonably priced health clinic on site. Company provides free security alarm.

    Cons

    Where to begin? That free security alarm doesn't include installation, setup, or monitoring, so most people get it and then it sits in a box. Everyone in management has been friends for 40 years and make sure to take care of each others families, so smart qualified people are passed over in the name of nepotism. Anyone who doesn't attend the preferred church of management is shunned. They want to shove their... religion down your throat and encourage others to do the same. Owners are unbelievably greedy and uninterested in paying the "working class" a living wage.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay better and don't force your religious beliefs on people who just want to work for a living.

    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2019-05-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Family/Christian bases manufacturing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family/Christian based company, really seems to care for employees, on site Dr. for employees and family $5 visit.

    Cons

    Everyone know everyone from church.

    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2019-02-05
  6. "Still loving it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been at DMP for nearly 6 years and I still love coming to work. I've worked with different size companies in different industries but I have never worked at a place that cares so much about their employees. Not just caring that the employees show up to work but the employee improving their skills and improving themselves. They do health programs like Weight Watchers and have opened a clinic in the building... which means you can pop in and see the doctor and not need to use a half a day of PTO to drive into town and sit in a waiting room. DMP has a culture of growth and quality that is very rare today. Honesty, Integrity, Kindness, and Fun are a handful of the core values that set DMP apart from the others. After this many years I am still happy to walk through these doors every day and I'm looking forward to doing it for many years to come.

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    Cons

    I don't have any cons that come to mind. I have open communication with my Supervisor and I feel comfortable taking any concerns to him and knowing those concerns will be heard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, growing your teams and looking for ways to improve the company and the product.

    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2018-12-12
  7. Helpful (7)

    "There are some very talented people working for this company, but unless they are family, they won't be recognized."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Atmosphere is pleasant, building is nice, twice a year they hold functions for employees. Occasionally there is a christmas bonus if sales are good.

    Cons

    Pay is rock bottom for the industry. Low for manufacturing, low for product design, low for IT, and low for sales. Benefits are terrible. Company only offers 3 medical plans, two of them are HDHP(High Deductible, High Premium) and one HMO is priced out of reach for most people, and management spends plenty of time during open enrollment encouraging people not to take that plan. The company uses sleight of hand... to hide this from employees. Instead of giving people meaningful raises, they will give people a "bonus" of a few hundred dollars. Instead of offering quality health benefits, they opened a low cost clinic for basic health needs in the building. They bought a ping pong table for company morale once. Nepotism is a problem, all of middle and upper management are either family, or close personal friends of the family. In 2013 a young man married one of the CEO's daughters. He was working as a tech for a local security company. Within a year he was the director over all of DMP's call center. There were candidates in middle management with years of experience that were passed over. In 5 years of employment, despite stellar performance reviews, raises were either not given, or less than 3%.

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    Advice to Management

    You have some amazing employees that work for you. Some of them know more about your products than your engineers and management. You should utilize them better, and they would catapult your company to new heights. Don't be afraid to hire people that don't fit your image, there are some game changers up and coming in fields you need stability in. Try and entice better workers with better benefits and pay. ... Culture only gets you so far.

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    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2018-12-05

    Digital Monitoring Products Inc. Response

    December 6, 2018Exec. Dir. of Marketing

    It is true that when you work at DMP long enough to be in upper or middle management, you have become friends with the family that owns the company. That is because it’s difficult to work closely with them for 20, 30 or 40 years without seeing and understanding what great people they are; there are also so many long term employees it takes a while to move up to these levels. That is a good thing. The stated information about the employment of the young man, is factually incorrect. Although he does work at DMP in a leadership role, it’s been over a 10 year period that he has gained experience and become an invaluable member of the team and is very widely respected by all that have worked with him. I’m not sure what would make this person happy. On the day this was written, DMP ownership handed out a 2% Bonus of your annual salary, paid out early. A $1000 gift to each employee and announced that due to an additional investment toward health insurance, that ALL employees health insurance costs were DECREASING for 2019 with the same or better coverage. That is in addition to the full service health clinic ONSITE available for all employees and their family for a $5 office visit.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Lost but not forgotten"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, MO
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company puts on some good special events and free security system.

    Cons

    Management is not clear on what they want and are always changing their mind or adding more and more to projects. This is fine, but then they expect the project to finish on the same timeline.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees do what you hired them for and learn from the experience.

    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2018-10-13
  9. Helpful (8)

    "One star because zero isn't an option"

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

    I have been working at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Nobody with the company actively tries to kill you

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant. There is no point in trying to advance if you aren't related to the family that runs the place or you have gone to church with them for years.

    Advice to Management

    Look outside the family and you'll find much more competent people.

    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2018-09-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great family owned company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Monitoring Products Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company enjoys giving random gifts and prizes based on sales. Also very giving to the local community.

    Cons

    Raises on based on company goals vs individual efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to recognize individual efforts.

    Digital Monitoring Products Inc.2018-02-24
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