Donaldson Company, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Productive. Over all a good work environment.
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Rensselaer, INFebruary 15, 2018
Great place to work. Great supervisors. Good managent. Career advancements. Reasonable breaks. Idlf you have any problems the HR team does their best to help.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Non
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good work
Utility Operator (Current Employee) –  Cresco, IAJanuary 12, 2018
Great place to work, a SUPERIOR UNION! You get paid great with good benefits without doing any really hard work. You should be able to multitask though.
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You stay busy time goes fast it's good place to work except for management
Welder (Former Employee) –  Nicholasville KentuckyJanuary 5, 2018
My supervisor at the time was abusive . He treated the workers bad . He created a hostile working environment. The pay and benefits was great. Worked a lot of hours.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Abusive supervisor management allowed it
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Ok place to work, just miss managed
Progressive die press operator (Current Employee) –  Stevens Point, WIJanuary 1, 2018
You work almost every Saturday and office people never set limits for purchasing so the plant is always behind and management is always looking for a way to improve departments but tend to go nowhere. Ok place to work, could be a lot better
Pros
Paid vacation, Christmas week off
Cons
Mismanaged, not a lot of time off
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Not very family oriented I worked on an average of 66 hours. Poor management
Welder (Former Employee) –  Frankfort, INDecember 30, 2017
Was an amazing place to work. Amazing co workers that knew how to work. Can’t say the same about management all they cared about was overworking their employees. We worked on an average of 66 hours. They took away our vacation for Thanksgiving and Christmas. While the entire office staff was off for the week. They stressed safety but put forth unnecessary rules that made regular procedures uneven more unsafe. My last month with the company management started to fire employees for no reason at all.
Pros
Lots of overtime
Cons
No family time
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Nice place to work with good pay
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Stevens Point, WINovember 16, 2017
6 Day Job was the hardest part. Fun place to work other than that. Follow the schedule and run your machine to the best of your ability. Building gets really hot during the summer.
Cons
Short breaks, work every weekend
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good place to work
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Auburn, ALAugust 30, 2017
good place to work, i recommend the place of employment to anyone to work. great benefits to include vacation, personal time off, stocks, and different investments
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Don't bother
Operator (Current Employee) –  Stevens Point, WIAugust 4, 2017
Unless you like working six days a week and some times twelve hour days on top of that. This place has gone down hill and no end in sight. It gets really old after the last 3 to 4 years.
Pros
None
Cons
No home life.
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Terrible
Operator (Former Employee) –  Greeneville, TNJuly 21, 2017
If you enjoy being mistreated and judged by management as well as fellow associates, then by all means this is the job for you. Otherwise stay away! This company has fell into a decrepit state that has been driven by poor management!
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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none
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Dixon, ILJune 23, 2017
I was employed there .............. I liked first shift the people were nice............ first shift time goes by quickly people are nice and helpful
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Donaldson Inc. is a positive place to work
Technician (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, MNJune 11, 2017
Typically my task are self-driven and based on priorities set by my manager. Activities depend on the topic I am working on.
Management is positive about the future.
The culture is positive and upbeat.
It is difficult to work with inefficient documentation practices.
When my job is completed on time.
Pros
Respect employees need for sick time.
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It's a job!
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Stevens Point, WIMay 11, 2017
I would have loved to reply about this a few years ago loved my Job ,now?????? This used to be the place you would try to get into! Now I feel it's just a job! Insurance has gotten worse, too many hours,no pension no Xmas parties no nothing feel very unappreciated!!!!
Pros
Job stability
Cons
Too many hours, health Insurance could be better
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real good work inviroment
Janitorial Worker (Former Employee) –  Moreno Valley, CAApril 5, 2017
this a real good way of learning new things and helping others as well. I really think that all the tools I learned from several companies has allowed me to expand my special skills tremendously. I most definitely would like to help more co-workers in the future.
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Good job
Production Welder (Former Employee) –  Nicholasville, KYJanuary 12, 2017
Excellent pay,benefits, and work environment. Work is hard but pay is great. Upper management is a little distant but group leaders and supervisors are great.
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Large company with small company culture.
Corporate Employee (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, MNJanuary 2, 2017
A 100 year old, large international company that feels small and non-corporate. People are generally very nice and cooperative. The down side is that the company has not been doing well in recent years.
Pros
Good overall culture
Cons
Old fashioned in many ways, pay is okay, but the benefits are truly 1970's
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Downhill quickly
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Stevens Point, WIDecember 24, 2016
This used to be a place you would have pride in telling your family and friends you worked for...not any more. Management treats you as replaceable, supervisors have no training, HR tries to deny you benefits that you are entitled to because of who you are. Too many pizza parties in the office and not enough management on the floor. The place needs a clean up crew to come in and take over. All of the great supervisors have left for better opportunities.
Pros
None
Cons
overtime, no supervision, harassing employees
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ok place
machine operator (Current Employee) –  Dixon, ILDecember 19, 2016
ok place to work ...pay not so great and benefits are ok ...wish there was more opportunities there..its a small company with very little opportunities
Pros
close to home
Cons
short breaks ..not so great pay
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Used to be a stable company that paid below average
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNSeptember 20, 2016
I was an Engineer there for almost 10 years. Long ago, it was a decent place to work.

Donaldson likes to think it is a technology company. Unfortunately, their customers view them as a commodity. As a result, margins are always being pushed lower.

In order for Senior Management to try to keep the share price up, they have cut benefits, had layoffs in four of the last 5 or 6 quarters, eliminated the meager pension plan, and increased the workload on those who are left.

Since the cuts disproportionately, affected the workers, not managers and Senior managers, there now seems to be one manager to every three to four employees. Micromanaging seems to be the favored method.

Project development has been changed from smart engineers who understood when there could be issues or complications, to using a standardized process, with in-experienced workers.

They have a few patents that have not run out that are worth something. As soon as those expire, watch their competitors eat their lunch.

In short, STAY AWAY! Unless you like being micromanaged in a company with declining sales and regular layoffs, while wearing jeans.
Pros
they adopted casual Friday dress, five days a week
Cons
no real raises, no job security
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Has become an absolute horror to work for.
floor worker (Former Employee) –  Stevens Point, WIJuly 11, 2016
A very toxic management structure. While there are a couple of decent supervisors the majority prefer to do whatever they want regardless of what is in the contract. If you file a grievance against them for a violation expect possible repercussions. It is also not uncommon to hear from them if you don't like it take a point or be threatened with the pulling of your scan card if a disagreement occurs. While it is preached about respect and decency there are a few supervisors who regularly fly off the handle and scream at group leaders or anyone else they decided upset them off. Hopefully the new Plant Manager will be involved on the floor and turn things around otherwise it will continue to degrade in quality. It has gotten so bad that people that have been there 5, 10. 15 years are leaving to go other places to work. Giving up benefits and seniority for a more pleasant work environment. It is really sad that a company that was once so great to work for has degraded into what it is and from what I hear from those still working there continues to degrade to. If you take a job here good luck and do what most of the new hires do watch for something better while making decent pay.
Pros
the pay is pretty decent for the area
Cons
mandatory overtime days/ long shifts, poor management.
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Great work and life balance.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNSeptember 24, 2015
Processing orders, answering inbound calls.
Great co-workers and very educated in what was being sold.
Positive experience in working in a manufacturing company.
Talking and helping customers.
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