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"Great industry to be servicing, leading company, good future."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
Current Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The distribution industry will always be vibrant. Folks may be able to buy on-line rather than through brick and mortor retail, but they still need their stuff physically delivered (either to their door, or to the store). Dematic has one of the best reputations and presence in the material handling industry, with world class products and track record of positive results for our customers.

Cons

Difficult to get noticed with the frequency of senior management and ownership change over the last 6 years. Too much faith in process compliance rather than functional proficiency.

Advice to Management

Senior management/board focusses too much on the short term bottom line. This business is about long-term relationship building. More like an annuity that pays over time. Little personal interaction between senior management and the foot soldiers creates distrust and rumor mills. Their heart is in the right place, but the leadership style leaves a little to be desired.

Other Employee Reviews for Dematic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do your work, mind your business, then go home."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dematic has a decent benefits package. Depending on the area of the company you are in, taking vacation and personal days is pretty flexible. Overall, the employees do a good job of trying to creating a good atmosphere to work. The employee base is good at arranging and gathering donations for charities or holding events to raise money for charities. Around the holidays, employees will often bring in food or treats for potlucks.
    The company uses a good system for performance reviews that get you to sitdown with your manager at least 3 or 4 times a year to talk about your work/performance. This way you get good communication with your manager and the company does a good job of making sure this is a two way conversation.
    Dematic is a good place to work if you like to go to work your 8 hours then go home. They don't ask you to work much beyond your 80 hours in a payperiod.

    Cons

    There is next to no communication from upper management. Most imformation you receive is in the form of rumors, and it is pretty much up to you to determine what is real. On the rare occasion management does communicate information to the company, it seems that the minimum amount of information is given. While the company is good about granting vacation, there is a very structured work day and time keeping is very strict. You are asked to account for every minute of your work day which can be very tedious. Putting in extra hours does not seem to be recognized by management so pretty much nobody does it. If you are lucky and have a manager that takes an interest in advancing your career, that is good, but overall, there does not seem to be a company effort to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the company. Keep everyone informed of what is going on. Don't treat the employees like children as they are adults that are more than capable of managing their work day.


  2. "Controls Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dematic full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work. Good management.

    Cons

    Not good for people who don't want to travel.

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