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2.7
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42%
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67%
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Tom Callahan
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "We have the flexibility to work from home and the office when needed(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good people, always work to be done(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "From the outside, Donlen advertises itself as the industry leader in the Fleet Management space and a top place to work(in 3 reviews)

  • "As long a Hertz stays out of our business, all will be good(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company great People to work with!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Donlen

    Pros

    Work Culture, Challenging projects and friendly supportive peers.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing great! Wish you all the luck and success for your future endeavors.

  2. "watch out"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bannockburn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Donlen full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice Office , Work from home , Decent benefits Discounts on car rentals

    Cons

    Poor leadership and poor management... The other reviews have said enough already. Regular layoffs, very high turnover, people who stay are the ones who cannot find jobs elsewhere only join if you dont have choice and desperately need job

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  3. "Good Company but Still Growing in all phases of operations"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bannockburn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Donlen full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good competitive salary for the Fleet Industry. Opportunities for career growth. Fair Bonus payout structure. Growing company. Voted best place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in management and sales roles. There are no team building functions. Unable to execute new ideas or requests in timely fashion which are called small or large projects that go on a waiting list.

    Advice to Management

    Become more diverse and promote team building functions across all departments. Become more agile with the ability to execute new customer requests and technology to make Donlen preferred destination for fleet customers.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Donlen full-time

    Pros

    Company has the potential to make some great advancements in their industry.

    Cons

    Disjointed leadership will limit the company's potential.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stable Company But (Yawn) Extremely Dull"

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

    I have been working at Donlen full-time

    Pros

    Nice people; everyone is respectful and polite; pay and benefits were average to good; easy commute; small company made it feel more like family

    Cons

    Boring and Boring. The place was like a morgue. Yes there were people around but it had no festive atmosphere. You come in and do the work--go home. If this is where you to be for at least 5 years you better find some ways to engage with people because it feels isolated and cold, borderline depressing. Telecommuting was allowed by almost frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten the place up. Pull the curtains away and get some sun. Encourage collaboration among groups, provide workshops, advancement opportunities and training. But definitely force people to talk and think of better ways to improve the company

  6. "Typical Uptight Midwest Corporate America"

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    Former Employee - License and Title Clerk 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Donlen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Steady hours, comfortable office, free flu shots

    Cons

    Boring, boring, boring, boring, boring, no opportunity for advancement: they keep temps on as long as they can to avoid actually hiring people.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management, both SLT and Mid-management"

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    Former Employee - Various in Bannockburn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Donlen full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Most of the personnel are great people, and a pleasure to work with. The benefits are good.

    Cons

    Implementing untested programs is a bad idea. Not informing your staff about these changes and how it will impact their day is worse. In at least 3 cases, supposed "time-savers" actually created more work for multiple workers. SLT - take ownership of this, instead of passing your faulty programs onto other department and managers. You need to listen to your staff, and not wait until customers and vendors complain. Your...

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    Advice to Management

    Test new programs with the personnel that will be using them, so that any glitches come up before they become a problem for vendors and customers. Hire a few more people. Listen to your employees.

  8. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Donlen full-time

    Pros

    Growing company, new facility good pay and benefits. They take very good care of employees and customers.

    Cons

    Work life balance leans a little toward the work side

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking great care of your employees and clients. Listen to what workers have to say.

  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Donlen full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, work from home, feel like my work and contributions are valued, training and development is made available to employees. Wants and needs of customers are heard and roadmap reflects this.

    Cons

    Some teams are not adequately staffed for the amount of work; new technology is often released without proper testing, or announced by marketing as released when customers won't benefit for months. Open office can feel sterile.

    Advice to Management

    If teams need additional roles to support the workload, add those roles or at least use temps. Make sure new technology/programs are properly tested before releasing.

  10. "Glad I am never going back"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Donlen

      Pros

      Good coworkers to spend a day with

      Cons

      No respect for women Worse after becoming a parent

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