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Updated 27 January 2015
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  1. Fighting to Keep a Job Alive

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    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Louisville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Louisville, KY (US)

    I worked at Dakkota Integrated systems full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The atmosphere gets the jobs done, but the management will make or break you if your supervisor doesn't like you.

    Cons

    There are cliques here, and if you don't agree with how the supervisor shows favoritism, then you are next on the chopping block.

    Advice to Management

    If expect to keep great employees, then you should weed out the bad supervisors there.

  2. Worst job ever. Worst management ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dakkota Integrated systems

    Pros

    Nothing about this company is positive

    Cons

    Very low pay for the industry, long hours, no work life balance. Management does not care about employees personal lives regardless of the magnitude. Extra work is added to give salaried employees bonuses while the actual laborers make pennies. Barely enough pay to survive. This company is a joke and I can't wait to quit. Plenty of lying and favoritism to go around.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves

  3. My experience was great.

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Brownstown, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Brownstown, MI (US)

    I worked at Dakkota Integrated systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people there are very friendly.

    Cons

    There are no challeges working there.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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  5. A decent job

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    Former Employee - Operator in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Operator in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Dakkota Integrated systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work is fairly easy. Not much thought required. OT is available with seniority. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Always start at the same time in the morning, but you do not always leave at the same time. Could be a four hour day or a twelve hour day depending on the customer needs and if the computers/machines work properly. Can be physically demanding and the pay is a little low for the toll your body takes. Also is a union job so the are several drawbacks that go with that

    Advice to Management

    Fix your machines

  6. Dakkota-Their motto "Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Shipper in Trenton, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Shipper in Trenton, MI (US)

    I worked at Dakkota Integrated systems full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of overtime. You do learn a variety of skills.

    Cons

    I have worked in Assembly and Warehousing for over 20 years. This place is a joke. The Pay is too low for hi lo skills. They let employee's get away with sleeping on the job. Team leaders' are dictators.(Favoritism) They take away lunch breaks for punishment. Very unsafe workplace. The Safety supervisor is a lazy joke. Management makes up policy rules as they wish.
    Minority specified hiring-A person should be hired for their skills. NOT ethnic background, sex or color.
    Then HR gets a large bonus check for the numbers. While the employees who actually do the hard work barley makes enough to live on.I have watched employees get off work leave the job for several hours and return to punch out. Management is aware of this. They get paid off off by these employees.

    Advice to Management

    Headquarters should look into this. That warehouse has a lot of potential, but they need to clean house and remove these problems.

  7. Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lansing, MI (US)

    I worked at Dakkota Integrated systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly, upper management was approachable

    Cons

    Like most companies at this time it is cutting of heads in the workforce to stay competitvie

    Advice to Management

    More communitcation with the associates on line.

  8. My experience was a learning experience on have to put cars together.

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    Former Employee - Production Leader in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Production Leader in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Dakkota Integrated systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Leadership roles are easy to obtain all you need is a strong work ethic mentality.

    Cons

    The heavy work loads, hardly anytime for a single life. I would say it can be a family man dream job.

    Advice to Management

    Management can be very fair with great workers in crisis situations.

  9. Great company, but the hours can be rough

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    Current Employee - Material Coordinator in Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Material Coordinator in Lansing, MI (US)

    I have been working at Dakkota Integrated systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They have a culture of clearly defined job responsibilities, removing the need for helicopter management. I know what I need to do, and I know my manager will trust me to do it as long as I'm not screwing up. Helpful HR department, good benefits, and they're flexible with personal needs regarding time off.

    Cons

    Being an automotive supplier, the company runs a 24-hour operation. I work a late evening shift, and the hours are getting to be a strain on my health and happiness. If there were a position available on first shift, I'd probably move, but then I'd be starting at 6am. The job also demands a lot of overtime. Nobody is working on an 8-5 schedule, as far as I can tell. That's automotive for you.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints. Keep it up.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Worst company ever, the best day of my life was my last day at Dakkota........

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager
    Former Employee - Plant Manager

    I worked at Dakkota Integrated systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Local plant culture was team orientated and high performing

    Cons

    COO was a dictator sourrounded by yes men...does not care about employees
    No work life ballance
    Puntiive culture, need to place blame
    Mocro managers for top down
    Directors operate in a CYA mode and usually get ahead at someones expense
    Dakkota culture is a joke, no meaning behind this program, its taylored for hourly employees while salaried EE's are forced to work 7 days a week....and have in many cases had to sleep in their office to keep up with poor launches and inept systems causing customer issues

    Advice to Management

    Dump top management and start over...focus on the employees, training, and stop the politics and back stabbing

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