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"People are friendly and supportive. Planning is a bit substandard."

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Current Employee - Test Engineer in Carson, CA
Current Employee - Test Engineer in Carson, CA
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Pros

People are friendly. Managers manage- they do the project schedule, and let the engineers engineer. There are no barriers between departments- production, engineering, and sales. Ducommun is working to develop new products now.

Cons

People work a lot of hours- esp. engineers. Many of the products are showing their age. Organization and planning could be improved. They are closing a site and bringing the workers to another site- which is out of phone lines.

Advice to Management

More planning for infrastructure. Need to train more production people - almost the whole production staff has more than 25 years of service, and a large proportion is nearing retirement. Some of the production equipment needs to be brought up to date.

Other Employee Reviews for Ducommun

  1. "Good, stable company"

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ducommun full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable work, public company, renewed executive team, growth potential.

    Cons

    Has lost large portion of its sales lately, renewing executive team & CEO (not a con, just in the middle of a process that might take time to mature).

    Advice to Management

    Ducommun is a large company with several sites (most comming to Ducommun from acquisitions), which provides unique advantages for its customers given the wide arrange of capabilities offered. Although, with its footprint & headcount growing, comes an inevitable process of policy/procedure/practices/culture cross-pollination, which then in return becomes a challenge in terms of standardization of a wide set of best practices. I firmly believe that the conditions described above can become both: a) a unique set of competitive advantages or b) an unorganized group of people trying to row in all different kinds of directions by using all kinds of strategies and techniques. It is management's challenge (and its a huge one, I believe), to organize all these advantages, deploy them across the organization as "standard work" to then be able to market these to current/potential customers.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Overload work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People were good to work with.

    Cons

    Too much required of one person

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