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Diversified Distribution Systems Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "Interesting Company"

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

    I worked at Diversified Distribution Systems full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were wonderful people, management wants to do a good job, plan is to grow the company.

    Cons

    Much of management's style is stuck in the 80's, they have actually removed the flexible working opportunities.


  2. "No Life, No Respect"

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Diversified Distribution Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid people with integrity on the floor, we all get along well.

    Cons

    The reason we get along so well is because most of our waking hours are spent in this decrepit, un-maintained warehouse, and we are the only real company each other has. The new logistical system that was installed in April is an absolute joke. And management politics are rampant, with issues ranging from ignoring problems, to belittling employees, to nepotism. Mandatory overtime is the go-to solution for every problem, and many people have missed important life events because they have no choice but to work or point out. Stay away if at all possible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises. Open communication is vital. Please do something about the filthy bathrooms and break room. Listen to the people who do the job before you make decisions about the job. Stop talking down to us, we are all adults here. And for goodness sake, please prioritize quality of work over speed. It only leads to trouble.

  3. "Do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Minion in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Former Employee - Minion in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diversified Distribution Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to learn the tricks of the supply/chain trade. Salaried position. Used to have a work-from-home one day a week option.

    Cons

    Extremely discriminatory upper management. Executive politics. Pay is low. Upward mobility is determined by favorites, rather than skill or potential. Very little diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify and support your staff.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diversified Distribution Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of employee get togethers, lunches, "fun committee" casual atmosphere. Pleasant employees outside of management! Clean and organized work space.

    Cons

    By far one of the most frustrating corporate positions I have ever had. From a dysfunctional distribution system, order system, and lack of communication all around this job was a nightmare. STAY CLEAR!!! This company has also SOLD and would NOT give specifics on the overall future. Was a stressful disaster! Worked with the most unprofessional corporate retail chain I have ever dealt with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises. Get a grip on an actual training program. Keep your door OPEN and be available. Too much segregation between departments. And get rid of your "coffee club" if your not going to offer other employees the common courtesy and offer. Incredibly fake atmosphere!


  5. "Corporate Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Diversified Distribution Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers to work for.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited.


  6. "DDS"

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

    I have been working at Diversified Distribution Systems full-time

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. Flexible hours. Longer you work with the company the more PTO you get.

    Cons

    Management seems to pick favorites. Pay is low.


  7. "Materials Handler"

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

    Pros

    Loved the other employees there. Made a lot of friendships that are still ongoing. Lee Shores is a fine leader.

    Cons

    Call themselves a family, but quick to stab you in the back. Low pay, no incentives, always meet to tell you what you did wrong, never given praise for accomplishment. Laid off a lot of people with seniority, except the chosen ones, their favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to truly appreciate your employees. Give better compensation. I am earning twice as much as you gave me in the ten years I was employed there, I am also in management. You never took time to see my potential, nor paid me my full worth.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Meg"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Planner in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Inventory Planner in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Diversified Distribution Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team, Family Atmosphere, Frequent events during the summer

    Cons

    poor salary, very few written SOP's, Gives customers to much power, upper management politics.

    Advice to Management

    Develop written SOP's so that situations are handled in a standardized fashion rather than changing form person to person


  9. "Stay clear. Pay is low stress is high"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Diversified Distribution Systems full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about DDS was the people you worked with. Stronger bonds do tend to happen when you all feel betrayed by the management.

    Cons

    Not a lot of praising going on here. They completely take advantage of you being salary. Long hours, big stress low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees and pay them what they are worth. At least pay them avg market value.


  10. "interesting place"

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    Current Employee - Everthing In Warehouse in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Everthing In Warehouse in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    employees are great to work with, very helpful

    Cons

    management doesn't listen, lost most of the time, very high turnover, poor pay

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees who are doing the work!!!!!!!!!!!


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