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Ducommun Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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  1. "Lacking a forward look"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commodity Buyer in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Commodity Buyer in Carson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and exposure to larger and more competent and capable organizations. Customer base is comprised of world class manufacturers.

    Cons

    "Leadership" teams are not comprised of leaders. Management through memo and lack of basic communication skills creates confusion and fosters a reactive rather than proactive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Train middle managers how to mentor and develop their team members. Set achievable goals that motivate employees and listen to staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting/ Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful in obtaining information you might need. Upper management tries to keep the employees informed with town hall meetings. Carson location has employee appreciation days with food and entertainment. Company also has a Christmas party for the location is becoming rarer with a lot of companies.

    Cons

    It seems that most of the positions being filled are for manager positions for supply chain. It seems we have more managers than workers. The lower level positions for accounting/ finance are kept to a bare minimum and a heavy work load is placed on the accounting/ finance personnel. Turn over can be high and burn out is assured.

    Advice to Management

    Better work/ life balance and get to one ERP system instead of over six systems. Get period closes down to 3-4 days and not over two weeks. Concentrate of important issues and not minor things. Changes at the company are slow. Need to move faster if you want to stay competitive.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, challenging work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Products and market position
    Stable with Long term growth
    Good work force people
    Safety conscious and strives to keep workforce informed

    Cons

    Strong emphasis on expense and headcount control
    Often has inadequate resourcing
    Management focused principally on results vs quality of work life

    Advice to Management

    As the saying goes, penny wise ....


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Overall Business"

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    Former Employee - Missouri in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Missouri in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are dedicated to producing quality product and take pride in their work. Decent pay and good work schedule.

    Cons

    Management is not in sync with the needs to maintain good service to customers and does not value the employees knowledge or skills.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Plus & Minuses"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Carson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ducommun full-time

    Pros

    The company have some very seasoned employees. They also have some good Managers, but they also have some who micro manage way too much.

    Cons

    There are too many Cons to be listed here. One of the major downfall is that some of the upper Managers like to place unexperienced/unqualified employees into roles that don't suit thise particular employees. In other words, those Managers like to build upon the weakness of the employee, instead of building upon the strength of the employee.

    Advice to Management

    The company is failing to win new contracts due to very poor management. At the pace the company is going, this division will be shutting down within a few years.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Promised a lot"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ducommun part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with, gainful in experiences. They did allow me a fex schedule for the .most part, since I was not moved into a full time role

    Cons

    Promised to moved full time many times over the years. Never happened. When asked to do a new role almost zero training given.

    Advice to Management

    Don't say it unless you can make it happen. Please provide training this is across the board with all employees not just the upper management.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "To corporate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people to work with

    Cons

    Pay is low and upper management has gotten to corporate.


  9. "Good times and okay times"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Carson, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ducommun as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay is great
    -perks are competitive

    Cons

    -micro-management for training can be somewhat counter-productive

    Advice to Management

    Very conservative company and office culture. Need more millennial to train up and invest for in the future.


  10. "okay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Computer Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ducommun part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with in office. Some training available but you have to be aggresive to recieve training.

    Cons

    outside communication within the company is poor. Nonflexible scheldules for most jobs,


  11. "Supply Chain"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ducommun full-time

    Pros

    Company with unique manufacturing capabilities and experience

    Cons

    Foreseeable issues are not attended to.

    Advice to Management

    Management could benefit from establishing better communication with operations. If leadership does not understand the challenges on an operational level. There is no understanding of what needs to change.


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