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"Responsibility Accounting Done Wrong"

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Current Employee - Operations Manager
Current Employee - Operations Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Diakon Logistics full-time

Pros

The salary is decent in this economy and there are some nice perks like the auto allowance and selecting your own staff.

Cons

The client interferes with and basically runs your operations, then steps back when things go wrong. There is little support from corporate in this respect.

This is very unfortunate for managers because Diakon uses responsibility accounting to evaluate performance. The problem is that they company does not distinguish between controllable and uncontrollable revenues and costs when doing so.

Advice to Management

Encourage honesty in the monthly ops report. Follow up on problem indicators within that report. Support the location managers. When the client is difficult, don't hold your managers accountable for costs that are out of their control.

Other Employee Reviews for Diakon Logistics

  1. "Awesome Company to Work With"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have been in the logistics industry for over 35 years. I have worked for several 3PL companies and seen many different styles, approaches and leaders. Diakon strives to be the best. they accomplish that by hiring the best in the industry and allow them to run the business. Their #1 focus is "Taking car of Mrs. Jones" and they hold their ICC partners, staff, management and leaders to that standard. I made the mistake of leaving the company in 2011, but was blessed with the opportunity to return in 2016.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right off hand. All 3PL companies make mistakes , but Diakon is quick to recognize them and make corrections.

    Advice to Management

    Continue holding everyone to the high standards of "Taking care of Mrs. Jones"


  2. "Will work for food"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Diakon Logistics as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I dont work there anymore

    Cons

    Compensation is 13% of what is charged to the customer for a contractor

    Advice to Management

    Well first after you pay for 4 separate insurances that will run you about $1200 to $1600 a month with a hefty down payment of $3k. You will be required to pay for a bond of $5k out of your weekly settlement for claims. Your first check will arrive 3 1/2 weeks after you start. You would need an average of 17 plus stops a day in order to pay your helper and cover your truck payment, insurance and fuel.

    Now if you are thinking about taking on this quest I suggest a few things.
    1. Ride with the trainer/ contractor on your own time prior to committing
    2. Do the math after you complete at least a week ride along.
    3. Have the Manager give you a detailed list of your responsibilities no surprises when it comes to your money.

    Lastly, appliances and furniture delivery and setup is HARDWORK your not just dropping off stuff and moving on with your route. You may have a Fridge that dont fit through the door so you have to take it apart to get it through and re assemble. Or a treadmill that take about an hour to locate,unpack and assemble. And your get paid by the load.

    PLAN on 12 hour day but be ready for 15 hours days so if you have any familiar obligation cancel them your working HARD

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