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Donaldson Company Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jan 22, 2019

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Donaldson Company CEO and PRESIDENT Tod Carpenter (no image)
Tod Carpenter
34 Ratings
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  • "The company is going through a period where many of the people in upper management are at retirement age(in 8 reviews)

  • "Career growth is limited due to local management thinking(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Dixon, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Donaldson Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, Good organization, great coworkers

    Cons

    Not many some upper management could use improvement

    Donaldson Company2019-01-22
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Laid off after FMLA leave"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok pay, benefits, location

    Cons

    I got laid off the day I returned from taking family leave for my new child. They had some excuse of course, but still broke the law. If I hadn’t been planning to leave soon I would have reported them. Definitely couldn’t recommend them if you’re thinking about taking time to connect with your children or need time to care for others. One of the complaints they had was that I wasn’t working nights on projects that should have had more people. Upper management moves every couple years which is great for them to learn, but terrible for everyone else since you’re constantly retraining someone new and changing things around to their whims. At least you know the bad ones will always leave soon enough.

    Donaldson Company2018-03-04
  3. Helpful (2)

    "The Good and the Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stevens Point, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Donaldson Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good benefits and higher-than-average starting pay -Excellent paid holiday time, with the last day of work being the day before Christmas Eve, and the date of return January 2nd. -Steady work with regular schedule, and three 8-hour shifts available -Advancement opportunities -On-site nurse and physical therapist -Overtime (time and a half) after 8 hours -Union environment

    Cons

    -Almost every Saturday is mandatory overtime, and the company only has to give notice by the Wednesday prior, making it very hard to plan ahead in your personal life -There’s a high turnaround rate, and new people are always being trained while the more experienced employees move to day shift (which is harder to get on to - all new employees start on 2nd or 3rd shift). -The training is not very in-depth and oftentimes people are deemed qualified for machine operation jobs when they are not ready. This can make others jobs more difficult and ultimately, in the worst case, cause a safety issue. -Short break times for hourly employees -The company is going through a period where many of the people in upper management are at retirement age. There is a general feeling of unease among employees of all tenures regarding the future of the plant. -The safety of the machines is not always trustworthy. Management seems to worry about safety moreso after there is an incident, rather than preemptively. -The communication between management and hourly employees isn’t the greatest. Although a continuously changing schedule is not unusual in a lean manufacturing environment, it is more of an issue here than it should be.

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    Donaldson Company2017-11-30
  4. Helpful (12)

    "DCI Stock Quote Donaldson Unethical again"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Donaldson Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They reel you into the job with a paycheck and barely acceptable benefits with the impression that you will get acceptable pay increases and promotions. They have a annual fund raiser for MS to make the company look good, but they choose MS because it is not curable by donations and it does not cost the company anything. They expect donations from you to keep your job. The same is true for blood donations.

    Cons

    -Annual decreases in benefit packages as the company relies on its employees to carry the burden. -Bullying of staff by upper management is rampant, and HR ignores it. -Files IP patents that have little variation from other companies. -Cronyism management under investigation by SEC for unethical and incorrect annual report filing. -Based on the investigation's findings to date, the SEC has concluded that documents were altered with the intent to inappropriately recognize revenue for certain transactions. -Donaldson Co. Inc. increased its pay package by half for CEO Tod Carpenter while all others took home less.

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    Donaldson Company2016-09-13
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Promoting incompetent individuals"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Majority of employees are great, which helped mitigate the poor leadership on the shop floor.

    Cons

    Poor leadership on the shop floor. Average to below average pay. Certain individuals in lower management are incompetent. They lack the moral code and leadership skills to lead a department. Their decision making has resulted in several setbacks on the production line. Even with these setbacks they have been promoted. Upper management has forced supervisors to support said individuals. Majority of the equipment is archaic. Lack of training documents have lead employees to learn their jobs thru tribal knowledge. LOW MORALE.

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    Donaldson Company2016-05-08
  6. Helpful (9)

    "How does management bullying fit with company ethics statement?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were many good people in management, but most have left and been replaced by shameless climbers. This was one of the few companies around that had both a 401k match and pension, but the pension has been diminished.

    Cons

    Bullying of staff by upper management is rampant, and HR ignores it. The old collegial atmosphere has been replaced by nastiness. The new CEO is likely to make it worse, since some of his protégés are the worst offenders. IT has been neglected for so long that trying to catch up with current technologies and methods has been disruptive.

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    Donaldson Company2015-04-08
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Offer great products but disappointing a minority make it rough for many."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Develops and manufactures world leading filtration solutions, historically a very stable business, currently achieving accelerated growth, serves customers with integrity and expertise, lots of kind, dedicated and intelligent employees, corporate is located in the Twin Cities which is a nice place to live and raise a family, pay and compensation is good.

    Cons

    Not only does Upper Management and HR management turn a blind eye to serious harassment and bullying, they promote and encourage its continuation against the unwarranted recipient. This has set a precedence for an environment where employees contemplate between doing what the company's sponsored ethics training asks them to do while potentially losing their job or go with the status quo and live with it.

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    Donaldson Company2014-11-21
  8. "Sales Engineer"

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

    I worked at Donaldson Company full-time

    Pros

    You can balance your work and personal life

    Cons

    Upper management do not give importance to the employees No career opportunity Poor salary

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    Donaldson Company2018-01-20

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