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Ducommun Reviews

Updated January 27, 2017
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  • There is no formal complaint system for/to HR (in 3 reviews)

  • Pay is low and upper management has gotten to corporate (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Director of Finance"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good salary and benefits
     - Collegial environment
     - Treated like professional
     - Relative independence
     - Believe and practice Lean manufacturing

    Cons

    - Merger created two separate companies

    Advice to Management

    - Stay true to Lean principles


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting & Finance in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting & Finance in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is well established and has a good (new) management team looking for ways to improve processes and move the company into the next era. Depending on who you work for, there can be good balance of work and work/life balance is encouraged. The corporate and shared services team was great to work with and to work in. New younger professionals brought a sense of involvement and were actively looking for ways to improve processes, which was not possible with employees that have been with the company for many years and are set in their ways.

    Cons

    There can be over involvement of management in projects.
    The company is very slow to change process (due to it's age, system and employee base limitations).
    The work locations are usually not in the best areas so if you can negotiate some flexibility on that regard, you will have a good start.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and listen to feedback from your teams. If there are five good leaders and one rotten one, you should move to improve that leader or replace him/her. Visions can get lost if there is even one bad apple so no matter what is talked about, be sure you have buy in from the carriers...real buy in...not lip service. Have action items and hold people accountable.


  3. "Awesome Place"

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    Current Intern - IT Internal Audit in Wilmington, CA
    Current Intern - IT Internal Audit in Wilmington, CA

    I have been working at Ducommun as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are so nice and nice environment to work

    Cons

    Not alot of open positions to move into


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  5. "Good springboard to better opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Carson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ducommun (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. If you are starting your career then it's a good place to learn how different departments function and work cohesively to get product out to the customer. You'll learn a lot since you may have to put on multiple hats, depending on your position.

    Cons

    Pay & benefits are below market standard.
    Still operates like things are being built in a garage except its much bigger.
    Corporate is just interested in revenue without caring much for what can be done to bring in new business.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate and Senior management needs to be changed.


  6. "Supply Chain Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisor really wanted me to succeed
    Flexible work
    Realistic objectives
    Offered job after internship was complete

    Cons

    Low hourly wage
    Poor processes
    Poor hierarchical setup leads to poor communication among managers


  7. "Electronic technician"

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    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in South Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in South Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management good, also coworkers.

    Cons

    Could not get new work, closed machine shop

    Advice to Management

    Listen to workers more so can focus on real problems


  8. "Former Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Former Employee in Fresno, TX
    Former Intern - Former Employee in Fresno, TX
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and great people to work with.

    Cons

    They need to provide better tools and training.

    Advice to Management

    Value more your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "program manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ducommun full-time

    Pros

    fast pace environment with new challenges every day. Team oriented atmosphere with goal setting, key process indicator reviews and continuous improvement focus.

    Cons

    too many eggs in one basket. totally committed to oilfield products and company rises and falls with the price of oil. layoffs common.

    Advice to Management

    make more efforts to get non oil and gas business and diversify out of the current footprint. recognize high achievers and do more promoting from within.


  10. "Summer intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Variety of assignments. Upper mgmt was very friendly to work for.

    Cons

    Could have been integrated with the engineering dept. more.


  11. "Great place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Baan Technical Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Baan Technical Analyst in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The IT group of people at Ducommun is great, very high-skilled and professional, always willing to collaborate for the benefit of the whole group.

    Cons

    The Ducommun IT group is very lean, which causes the group to work long hours to get the projects done.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more IT professionals and retain the best group of people possible, while allowing to have a good work / life balance.



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