Diversified Labeling Solutions, Inc. - Just a paycheck (and not a competitive one at that). | Glassdoor
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"Just a paycheck (and not a competitive one at that)."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Steady paycheck. People are friendly enough to one another. Facility is close to major expressways. Plenty of parking is available. $100 cash Christmas bonus is always welcome. Very casual office atmosphere (jeans daily and shorts during the summer).

Cons

Benefits are VERY poor relative to standard offerings (no 401k, discretionary profit-sharing hasn't been contributed to in years, pay freezes or marginal merit increases (less than 2%) are common). ZERO vacation days during your first year. 5 vacation days during your second year. Only during your third year do you get 2 weeks vacation. Company-paid life insurance is a flat $15K. There are no flex spend accounts to take advantage of and no tuition reimbursement programs available.

Career growth is very limited. The management likes to tout that there are "no job titles" in this company. While it seems exciting that the employee defines his/her future at Diversified, the more likely situation is that you're going to keep doing the job you were hired to do for as long as you show up and do your job relatively competently.

Work/life balance is ok. People are usually out the door when their shift ends, but management tends to be clock watchers to see who didn't get in on time in the morning even when you have legitimate reasons like a doctor's appointment, sick child or an unforeseen accident on the expressways. My main concern regarding work/life balance is the non-existent vacation policy during the first few years.

The owner has an idealistic vision of where the company should be and what the company is. In reality, the compensation and career growth at Diversified is not attractive enough for the best and brightest to come work there.

Advice to Management

Compensate your employees better. The benefits today ARE NOT comparable to the market. Offer a 401k package so employees can save for retirement. Create loyalty among your non-English speaking staff by working with the local community college and offer some English as a Second Language classes after work hours. Until you do this, the employee revolving door will continue to be the norm.

Diversified Labeling Solutions, Inc. Response

Jun 14, 2016 – Director of Marketing

The company has really changed over the past 5 years and really has become a great place to work.

Other Employee Reviews for Diversified Labeling Solutions, Inc.

  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of teamwork and they pay a competitive salary. The owner and CEO care a lot about the employees. The owner's dog is a frequent staple

    Cons

    Insurance is expensive however salary is offset to compensate. There are no other kinds that I am aware of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Since there is a true open door policy I will feel comfortable offering suggestions if there are any that I think of

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