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Dorman Products Product Manager Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Fast paced and growing company that cares about it's contributors (in 8 reviews)

  • Nice location not a positive work environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The company has experienced some growing pains (in 3 reviews)

  • Trusted, hard-working employees are fired on a whim (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and growing company that cares about it's contributors.

    Cons

    It is close to Philadelphia, but still about 40 miles away from the city. Also the local weather changes too quick. I was always a fan of the warmer weather which only lasts for a few short months here.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your employees to want to work hard. It is amazing what a person can achieve when positively motivated.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Egos, Egos and more Egos"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn and build your resume

    Cons

    Sink or swim environment. Cannot fit in any room with management their egos are much to large. If you are a "YES man" then this is the place for you but if management doesn't like you then you are doomed no matter what. Last few years they seem to be clearing out any employee with a higher salary, no points for loyalty or knowledge. Good luck if you are going in, I would recommend keeping your resume up to date.

    Advice to Management

    Keep lining your pockets at the rate you are going this certainly won't last forever.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Dead End"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dorman Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work any hours you like, casual dress code, benefits are okay

    Cons

    I have worked here many years and found that honest, hard work does not pay off at all. Dorman is a political minefield where saying or doing the wrong thing will get you permanently blacklisted or fired. The company has abandoned all professional development programs and instead moved to a head shrinker program aimed at weeding out the "weak links." This is unethical since a something sold as helping you is being used against you. Company has a "fire the lower third" mentality. I suggest you get in, get a few years of experience, and get out. Engineering department is redundant since suppliers can do everything themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing political games, reward honesty and actual performance, stop constant restructuring


  4. "Great innovative company with a awesome company culture"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dorman Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cares about employee development
    Creativity is rewarded
    Flexibility

    Cons

    Location of HQ is in a high real estate area
    Career roadmaps not clear

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees to make Dorman the best place to work in the area


  5. "Voted one of the best places to work in the Philadelphia area and I see why."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back and casual work environment.

    This depends on your group, but management talks the talk and walks the walk. My managers tell me they want to help me succeed and do what they can to make sure it happens.

    Recently they started offering a company sponsored MBA program with classes held on site.

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult depending on your work group.

    Advice to Management

    Have more clearly defined paths for advancement so all employees, in all facets of the business, know what they have to do move forward in their careers. Once this is done, make sure management shares this with everyone in the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "great environment"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting and hardworking people.
    casual attire.
    upper-management is laid back.
    "be your own boss"

    Cons

    very hard to move up internally
    the pay is not competitive and many people are under paid for the amount of work that they do.

    Advice to Management

    utilize a new performance review. there are many PMs who fly under the radar.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "PRoduct Management"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colmar, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dorman Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The working environment, attire required, hours of operation and included perks were always definetly liked by me while at this company

    Cons

    The management seems to have a hard time making up their minds on how they would like to move forward with day to day business.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "One of the most FUN jobs I have had"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Colmar, PA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Colmar, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, and leadership. Fun and learning work environment

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited to when someone leaves the position


  9. "Assistant product manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment

    Cons

    Older building with rough exterior


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Landsdale Puppet Kingdom"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dorman Products (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    if you're into auto's some of it can be interesting, discounted parts, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    low pay, if you're not one of the chosen authoritative stormtroopers you're not going anywhere. I saw many analytical, consciousness and good human being employees trampled. Colmar breeds a limited scope.

    Advice to Management

    Tap into the Philly job market and see what your missing. Keep around some of the youngs with challenging, interesting things to say.