Used to be a stable company that paid below average
Engineer (Former Employee) – Bloomington, MN – September 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.
they adopted casual Friday dress, five days a week
no real raises, no job security