Used to be a good place to work,very poorly managed in recent years
Gravity assy (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – August 1, 2018
Dematic was a good place to work, before 2008. Than they manufacturing hourly pay in half,took away some vacation days, made it mandatory weekends twice a week sat&sun, at there discreation. Treated the employees in the shop very poorly. Very stressful
The people in the shop we're good people, had alot of experience
No loyality to employee's who been there for years
TOOL INVENTORY (Former Employee) – Rialto, CA – July 9, 2018
A typical day at work open the trailer in the morning at 4:45 Am get the tools ready for the workers making sure to write worker name and last name what tool is the worker taking write the numbers of the tools besides his name.
I learned how to be very responsible for the tools I learn every tool name and how to used them impact,drill,hammerdrill,holedrill bandsaw jigsaw
hardest part of the job counting all tools every day to make sure we had them back and working 12 hrs 7 days a week sometimes
the most enjoyable part of the day was talk learning something new everyday.
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – June 20, 2018
You have to go wherever they tell you to go you travel anywhere in the country possibly even the world long work days long work weeks and my so-called instructor for a journeyman's apprenticeship was not a license State Journeyman thus making him unable and unqualified to do his job
"Old school" company trying to adapt to modern market
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – May 28, 2018
Dematic is a storied company in Grand Rapids, starting as the Rapids-Standard conveyor company (later Rapistan). Several changes in management have occurred in the last decade, leading to some turbulence in executive management. At this point it almost seems like Dematic has more Vice Presidents than engineers.
If you want to travel a ton, but get compensated well for not having any home or family life, Dematic might be the place for you
I was part of a smaller startup acquired by Dematic. Poor integration into the larger organization. The company has lost a number of valuable employees due to limited direction and insight in running a software company.
Free snacks, decent benefits, smart and dependable employees
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – March 5, 2018
Working at one of the company's remote locations, you are guaranteed to not be considered in any management decisions from corporate. Leadership talks about change and innovation, but all ideas are met with "No, this is how we do it here" from the corporate folks.
Relaxed WFH policy
Micromanagement, Indecisiveness, low pay compared to market, benefits not in line with other software companies.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – February 26, 2018
Terrible place to work manger and supervisors don't know what they are doing.Hr is horrible they don't want to help you with anything and feel like you should keep up with everything on your own. Job don't give raises they work you on your off days they cant keep nobody .
Manager (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – February 11, 2018
Personal morals and professional ethics are disregarded when it comes to daily business operations. I was forced to choose between doing what was right and doing what was best for the company.....pretty lousy spot for a boss to put their employee. Needless to say, I quit.
The leadership at Dematic is, of course, concerned about profits. I can't blame the leaders, but in their pursuit of the highest yields, they step all over the very folks who gave them the opportunities in the first place. Employees are often pushed so hard that they either quit or become depressed. The excitement of learning new things is lost at Dematic. Innovation is only looked at positively when huge profits can be made...often shorting the customer in the process.
I learned a lot about the effects of toxic leadership, How an employee grows to resent their supervisor in the process.
Toxic environment initiated and sustained by leaders at all levels.
Dematic has numerous locations as well as remote positions. For the most part they are a great company to work for. They pay well, they have great benefits. It was only at the particular location I worked at where the manager was back stabbing and cut throat so that he poisoned the entire team. Some of the safety requirements were a bit over the top. It was to the point where the safety protocols actually hinder you from doing your job.
Really great benefits
Should look more outside the company for team managers rather than always promoting from within.
CNC 1.9 Roller Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – December 30, 2017
It used to be a good company up till about ten years ago, but the upper management for some reason doesn't like their employees, it's a multi billion dollar company that just keeps trying to take more and more money and benefits away from their employees!