Doble Engineering Company Reviews

Updated Sep 3, 2020

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3.1
53%
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Doble Engineering Company President Bryan Sayler
Bryan Sayler
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good coworkers, supportive work environment(in 8 reviews)

  • "Professional and friendly environment , accommodating, great people(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Like a lot of companies the health insurance could be better(in 4 reviews)

  • "Present software releases are late and buggy; new products are poorly planned and are potential disasters(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Positive Company Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Doble Engineering Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly-collaborative work environment with very little politics. The company is right-sized: big enough to be stable and well-known with customers and prospects, but not too big -- contributions don't go unnoticed; employees know and help each other succeed; and there's room for innovation and advancement. I appreciate that Doble has a defined mission and vision and shares these plans throughout the organization regularly. I find the President and Executive Team Members to be very approachable and bright. Work milestone anniversaries are celebrated at Doble often -- people stay... 5, 10, 15, 25, 35, 50 years even. I haven't seen many companies with that sort of legacy.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any.

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemistry Intern in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doble Engineering Company part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Doble was a great first internship for me. The lab was quite welcoming and I felt that I could talk with anyone about any questions I had. I was always aware of the task at hand and management was helpful and organized.

    Cons

    Every week you could work a different amount of hours based on the samples that come in. And sometimes you may have to come in on weekends.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fired talented engineers and kept lavish solution managers!"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Doble Engineering Company full-time

    Pros

    Overall good team members in the department

    Cons

    Job insecurity and could be fired anytime.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Chemistry internship"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doble Engineering Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Resume builder and learned some about chemistry

    Cons

    Workplace environment was not ideal. Too much drama with other employees. People seemed to take sides of their friends when conflicts arose. Did not learn much about the company but was put on cleaning that whole time

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  5. "There is a lot to like about Doble"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Doble Engineering Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -The people that work here are honestly some of the best. It is sad to say, but I know some individuals who stay just because of their colleagues. -I believe Doble is still a growing company in many ways. They are learning from their previous mistakes and making adjustments for the future. The potential for individual and company growth is very promising. - The bonus plan has been a great way to keep people motivated and invested in their work. -401K, stock purchase, and student loan benefits are good

    Cons

    People work way too much. I am sure this happens at many companies, but I feel most people in every department (managers/directors included) don't have a great work/life balance. Personally, family is always number one, but somehow there is always a reason to come into work or open up the laptop at home.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Classic Matrix Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Doble Engineering Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many employees that want to succeed

    Cons

    Acquired by ESCO Technologies Poor communications between business units Dependence on channel partners that are not product savy

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Clerk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doble Engineering Company part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly, laid back working environment with lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Little to no benefits for part-time employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Watertown, MA

    I worked at Doble Engineering Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of independent work and travel to clients

    Cons

    Remote employees don't get the team feeling

  9. Helpful (9)

    "No Longer the Good Company it Was"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Doble Engineering Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues (but they don't stay long)

    Cons

    Emerson Services Company (ESCO) purchased Doble earlier in the decade. It’s been downhill ever since then. Like all corporate takeovers, ESCO discarded the good people and their knowledge, and cut costs. They reduced wages, regimented HR, and brought complex and ineffective business software (NAV). Managers are poor, do not support their workers, and have very little experience (but, they work cheap). ESCO/Doble pinches every penny (not covering reasonable travel expenditures—heaven help you if you lose a receipt!). Last year, the Doble CEO declared a week-long layoff for everyone in the company “to make the ESCO numbers.” This is a sign of a failing company. The Sales/Marketing and R&D departments are haphazard and scattered. Present software releases are late and buggy; new products are poorly planned and are potential disasters. New products have had to be recalled from the market for complete makeovers (M7100). The other ESCO purchases (Morgan Schaffer, ENOSERV, Manta, and Vanguard) have experienced the same squeeze and mismanagement. Find a better company to work for.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great Co-Workers, Not So Great Company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doble Engineering Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are great people who are truly caring and easy to get along with. Benefits are decent, but could be better. Decent health care offered compared to most companies. Cafeteria staff and food is awesome. Free parking, but not easy access to public transportation. I believe that that the new president wants to improve the company, but acquisitions aren't the way to solve the problem of developing new and adaptive products.

    Cons

    Management seems out of touch with the people working the ground floor and day-to-day operations. Communication is key to any company. At quarterly meetings this was always addressed, but nothing was ever done about it. Technology is out of date, and needs some serious investment. Hopefully they will take this into consideration at their new facility. HR just wants to cover their own butt, but doesn't actually care about the employees who are loyal to the company. The overlords at ESCO just care about the bottom line, $$$$ and not about the individuals working at their companies.

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