Dyno Nobel Employee Reviews

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Loved going to work each day
ADMINISTRATOR SPECIALIST/DOT & LICENSING (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 15, 2019
Worked on several different projects and jobs. The driver hiring process was for me to do. I worked HR for a while and got to know many people in Canada and how the union works.
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Extremely fast paced.
Administrative Assistant I (Current Employee) –  Parrish, ALFebruary 3, 2019
Very fast paced work environment. Everyone there is like family and treats each other accordingly. Work days can range from easy going and relaxed one day to extremely busy and stressful.
Pros
Family comes first.
Cons
Nothing
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4.0
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good
Blasting LABOURER (Former Employee) –  hollingerJanuary 24, 2019
dyno nobel was a good company to work for especially being my first career job, it was great, and i would do it again if i could, they had good management
Pros
good management
Cons
long hours
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4.0
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Good To Great, But Could Be Better
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 18, 2019
Safety and Health Culture-"we care about you", but seems stress/mental health is overlooked when it comes to workloads and work/life balance

A lot of pleasant individuals work there who are genuine, authentic and trustworthy. However, there are certain people within the organization that you can't be entirely sure if they're trustworthy and have your back.

Constant Change on many levels-Org structure, department structure, certain aspects of policies/procedures, rules to follow, safety guidelines etc.

Training is pretty good to great in most departments

In Utah, it was common to get together as employees for a good Summer party or Winter Event/Holiday Party. Also, opportunities to serve on committees for such events. Often times, there were charity events or certain causes in the community that would be supported through employee efforts.
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3.0
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Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Simsbury, CTJanuary 8, 2019
Dyno-Nobel has a zero-harm statement in everything they do...... But expect you to work 7 days 12 hour days many in a row and this leaves little time for rest and any kind of family life. There is the opportunity to make lots of money there but it's at the cost of safety and personal time and after years this can be very hard on your life
Pros
Money
Cons
No time for a normal life
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2.0
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Secure Job, No Upward Mobility
Diesel Technician (Current Employee) –  Carthage, MOJanuary 2, 2019
This job as a Diesel Mechanic is a decent job with minimal supervision. If you are not a self starter, you will not survive. There are too many people that pry into your personal life and professionalism is only employed when it is suitable for the moment.
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4.0
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Good company
Truck Driver Class A (Current Employee) –  Carthage, MODecember 22, 2018
Good company to work for. Get new trucks every 3 years. Great benefits. Slow to hire new people. Everyone gets along with others for the most Part and are willing to lend a helping hand when needed.
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5.0
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Great Place to work
Inventory Clerk / Relief Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee) –  Carthage, MODecember 4, 2018
This is a great place to work and great people to work with. The pay is good and the only thing is you have to start out with crazy hours. That is the only bad thing.
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2.0
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Great Hourly Pay - No room for advancement
BEX Quality Champion (Former Employee) –  Wolf Lake, ILNovember 12, 2018
The management at Dyno Nobel heavily relies on its hourly workers to not only do the production work, but also to carry the weight of many extra job tasks that are not reflected in the pay. The culture is very split between those who work, and management. There is very little room to advance and even less room for change.
Pros
Good hourly pay
Cons
benefits aren't great, They don't care about their employees
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4.0
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Business was BOOMING snd i had a BLAST
Truck Driver Class A / Blaster (Former Employee) –  Allen, KYOctober 1, 2018
It was a great job with great pay... stressful at times.. but u get to relax while waiting on the drillers to drill boreholes ... best job of my life and coworkers were the best u could ever ask for... it was ashame that the office had to close and layoffs happen
Pros
Benifits, pay, advancement
Cons
None
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Manager (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTAugust 15, 2018
Dyno is a good place to work. Management takes charge and helps when needed. Learned a lot and used various tools of my trade that I still use today.
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high pressure job stress out
Senior Machine Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Simsbury, CTAugust 9, 2018
mandatory overtime 12 hours works days 1/2 hour for lunch maintenance is blame for the scrap rate no food in the work place 5 minutes walk too food building
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2.0
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Two stars
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Lehi, UTAugust 1, 2018
If you are a white Mormon male, R&D at Dyno Nobel is the place for you. Here you will be given raises and bonuses for sitting in your office planning your next kid, be given the company car for 10 months when when your car breaks down, and be promoted over others for no reason.
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3.0
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na
operator (Former Employee) –  Medley, FLJune 20, 2018
its an awesome experience, but its crazy, because u can work 1 year and the next you can be getting laid off but its a great experince to do and work.
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na
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na
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Most the people who work here are great
MARKETING CONTENT AND CREATIVE LEAD (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMay 31, 2018
To be fair this is not a bad company it is just an old school thought company with no desire to drive success for the younger generation. The company talks about how people are the most important, after safety of course, but that is all it is, talk. There is a lot of room for improvement but upper management does not seem to like self-reflecting and taking criticism seriously.
Pros
People
Cons
Upper Management, not a lot of growth
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5.0
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A great company to work for.
Health & Safety Regional Advisor SE (Current Employee) –  Miami-Dade County, FLApril 27, 2018
Excellent Company”

The Leadership Team is completely in touch with the business. This is by far the most employee friendly company that I have worked in..
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3.0
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Good pay - no home life
Interstate Bulk Driver - (Former Employee) –  Cheyenne, WYApril 8, 2018
Dyno Nobel paid well, I had a great manager. The expectation of a 70 hour work week was hard mentally and physically. My body broke down. I offered to go part time, unfortunately the company was unable to accommodate me. If you are single, dont have a home to upkeep and rather be alone - this is the job for you. If you are a family person..... not a good match.
Pros
pay / benefits
Cons
70 hr work week ... every week.
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4.0
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not much
no title (Former Employee) –  Wolf Lake, ILMarch 18, 2018
Did not enjoy this employment was first hired by manpower and at first was great but when offered a fulltime position in another building it was pretty well cut throat everone was at each other and few cared about people
Pros
pay was good
Cons
poor managment
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4.0
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Good work palce with great people
Cast Booster Box House Lead (Current Employee) –  Carthage, MOMarch 12, 2018
Great place to work if your not affraid of explosives. Lots of time off due to 12 hour shifts.The work/life balance is something I truley loved about this place.
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3.0
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Difficult Culture to work in
HAM Operator (Current Employee) –  Simsbury, CTMarch 3, 2018
Pay and salary good, benefits mediocre. Almost a cult of overtime, no work/life balance. 10 days pto, have to save 8 for shutdowns = 2 days vacation per year for 5 years. Management claims operation works bottom up, but thinks top down. Very high stress, production is key, staffing is secondary.
Pros
Pays better than most
Cons
High stress, little time off, rotating schedules.
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