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Dorel Reviews

Updated October 28, 2017
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  1. "Dorel"

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    Current Employee - Utility Operator in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Utility Operator in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation, retirement, union

    Cons

    Work ya to death. No sick days


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Do not care about employees"

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

    Pros

    Great working team. Decent pay. Fantastic benefits

    Cons

    Shuffle employees around to different shifts. Cannot have stable family life. Never knew when your life would be changed by a shift change. Put employees with 13+ years seniority on third shift while temporary workers filled their first shift position

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they are more than a clock number.

  3. "Director, Business Unit Leader"

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    Former Employee - Business Unit Leader- Safety & Small Furniture in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Business Unit Leader- Safety & Small Furniture in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Dorel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The teams are passionate about developing products that aid parents in raising their young children. The company is not afraid to support strategic programs. They have an extensive product line touching on all aspects of juvenile products.

    Cons

    They could do more to support the brands in the eyes of consumers. This should help them get win increased placement at retail.


  4. "Great changes in Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dorel full-time

    Pros

    The new leadership team is making a huge impact on how much fun it is to come to work again. The products are much better, people are genuine again and the leadership corner in Wilton office is a hub of activity

    Cons

    Norwalk is not a great location for riding. It was much easier when we were in Bethel. But, we still manage to ride almost everyday.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work environment rocks"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Bethel, CT
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Bethel, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dorel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The top leaders have changed like socks every day. The current leader appears to be more down to earth and evokes serious business objectives.

    Also, the culture is so relaxed it invites collaboration and great camaraderie, alcohol is consumed at most work events.

    Cons

    Extremely frugal, the expectation is that you will travel coach at all times and eat junk food. Opportunities for growth are limited.

    Advice to Management

    The same wheel is reinvented every year but products are launched at higher price, Sr Management should look hard at R&D, Sales and Marketing. Sales and Marketing are so weak DSG is so at disadvantage.


  6. "Dorel is not good place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of one good thing to say about that business

    Cons

    Poor management, No people skills, no employee incentive,


  7. "Dead end job - working for a micromanager"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in East Dundee, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in East Dundee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to build your sales through an array of items to sell.

    Cons

    Poor management - horrible commute - boring job - have to do a lot of manual labor. This was an office run by an independent representative of the company. She had no people skills and I witnessed her perform many inethical practices on numerous occasions. When we were not selling, we were in the showroom performing manual labor which was up t0 40% of the time.

    Advice to Management

    The DER offices should be audited to see if standards are being met.

  8. "Few words"

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    Current Employee - International Purchasing Specialist in Atibaia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - International Purchasing Specialist in Atibaia (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dorel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Low stress atmosphere, contact with nature

    Cons

    Low skilled Manager, poor HR benefits


  9. "The environment working at Dorel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dorel full-time

    Pros

    If you work hard with all the tools available, you will succeed

    Cons

    Like any large company, there are times when requests are reasonable

    Advice to Management

    biggest issue i saw is the gossip; where much was untrue some employees were let go without them


  10. "Snr Print Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dorel full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly and social

    Cons

    Long commute from city centre


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