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Doncasters Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "Good company - tough place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA

    I worked at Doncasters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent products, quality and people

    Cons

    Terrible location. Management issues.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency - keep moving in one direction


  2. "Questions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Doncasters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to new metals, lots of vending machines

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Focused strictly on "upper management bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Resign... You are not equipped for the responsibility nor the complicated necessities of leadership

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and beautiful south California weather.

    Cons

    Frequent manageent change, solo client which may cause huge down turn of order

    Advice to Management

    NA


  4. "hoping for better co"

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    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator Lead in Chulavista, AL
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator Lead in Chulavista, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    lots of innovations to slow many mistakes no input from workers accepted

    Cons

    to slow to incorporate unsure of out come again they don't hear workers input ever.

    Advice to Management

    new blood required


  5. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fairview Park, OH
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fairview Park, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Doncasters (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Good positive work experience.

    Cons

    Stressful Work, More on the job training would have been helpful.


  6. "machinist"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Machinist in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Love setting up work for productions.like to take on new challenges.

    Cons

    Shop is not organize and clean.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Anniston, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fairly laid back atmosphere vs other aerospace companies. CO-workers and other floor workers are generally easy to work with on projects.

    Cons

    No competitive wages if you wasn't hired in at your current position. Its hard to move into a different pay bracket if you was not hired into that pay bracket regardless of how many new responsibilities and positions you take on.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the two raise cap. If i started in at 9.50$ an hr and later accept a position at $13. I should then get 2 reviews following that new position. Each review should include a raise. After the two raise you get a meager 25 cents a years if your lucky....

  8. "Press Operator"

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    Current Employee - Press Opertor in Newberry, SC
    Current Employee - Press Opertor in Newberry, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits , steady work

    Cons

    standing 12 hours in one place/production work/Management will not listen to employees. Stubborn , not open to any employee suggestions, will not try to make department temperature comfortable even though it has been cooler in the past. Will not allow tank tops or capris in wax department although it is too warm for many and causes much unnecessary strain and stress on your bodies year round!

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to employee 's probems and more wiling to compromise on issue that are causing discomfort and unnecessary stress and strain on employee's bodies and to stop trying to make older workers quit by adding new requirements to their jobs that are much more physically demanding and then telling them to just quit if they can't do their job.


  9. "cnc machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Doncasters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like worked for Doncasters company 12 total years

    Cons

    Was year 2011 and 2012 the new big boss he is suck

    Advice to Management

    Find the good people Running for company


  10. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Paris, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Paris, IL

    Pros

    401k vested 100% when Hired.
    Good for entry level engineers to learn engineering practices
    Up to a 10% percent Bonus

    Cons

    Poor Health Insurance
    No room for Promotions
    No raises

    Advice to Management

    Promote with in need to better utilize assets right in front of you.


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