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"good first job out of college but..."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Engineer
Former Employee - Engineer
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good first job, good benefits, interesting projects, latitude to make proposals for new projects and follow own work if the project is funded, not overly taxing work,

Cons

not overly taxing work, poor feedback system from management (1x peryear), billable work meant that people work on a project but do not contribute much to the project's success, large desire for corporate growth by purchasing small to mid level companies, management plans timetables poorly and tends to micromanage as deadlines near

Advice to Management

I enjoyed working for this company but my goals and the companies began to separate. I would have liked more feedback on work performed and less micromanaging.

Other Employee Reviews for Ducommun

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Lacking a forward look"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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