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Dover Corporation Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Dover Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Livingston
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  • Company places a lot of emphasis on preserving the decision-making autonomy of its local businesses (Operating Companies) (in 4 reviews)

  • No advancement opportunities unless you are "on the list" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, Hard-working employees, Good life/work balance, and great career/personal development opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of different departments with strong opinions sometimes leads to over complication of processes


  2. "Human Resources"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, fantastic employees, and opportunities for advancement!

    Cons

    I do not have any cons at this time.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Challenging Opportunities. Great training & Development. Great peer group.

    Cons

    Tend to focus more on Short-term results.


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  5. "Dover going through some tough market and organizational transformations..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Diverse industries and product lines, well respected brand, global markets, many challenges

    Cons

    Short term focus which sacrifices long term success, over paying for acquisitions, losing legacy entrepreneurial spirit.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Salary and co workers made it worth my while

    Cons

    Management style is terrible, classic old comapny

    Advice to Management

    don't try to work everyone to death


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Life at the top is great"

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

    Pros

    Good life/work balance. Nice, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Executive team doesn't respect or value it's employees.


  8. "Summer Internship 2016"

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    Former Employee - Global Sourcing in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Global Sourcing in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent experience working within supply chain, unique corporate structure allowed for insight into an intricate supply chain with many unique challenges amongst the numerous subsidiaries of Dover.

    Cons

    Employees travel frequently and as an intern there were instances of not being sure whom to report to at the office.

    Advice to Management

    A more fully-fledged internship program would improve upon an already great summer experience. The amount of exposure to higher level strategic meetings and the engaging work within the sourcing process of the company made for a rewarding summer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "buddy system"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    pay was good, from 18 to 24 per hour at entry level

    Cons

    the only way to move into management is to be a union leader

    Advice to Management

    quit


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skiatook, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skiatook, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dover Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I made a good hourly wage and lots of opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Very poor management and very stressful working conditions. Mandatory overtime was exhausting at times

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  11. "cna"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Dover Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Nothing, enjoyed working here alot



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