Daikin North America

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Daikin North America Reviews

Updated 26 July, 2014
Updated 26 July, 2014
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  1.  

    Not great. Management does not know how to properly utilize experienced people.

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    Former Employee - Technical in Decatur, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Technical in Decatur, AL (US)

    I worked at Daikin North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially medical and 401K..

    Cons

    Micromanagement abounds. Training is the same on-line "stuff" every year. Personal growth is not really available. Management dwells on "fluff" instead of important planning, customers and projects. IT Department definitely needs an upgrade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get away from the old-time trends and protocol. It is a Japanese company, but you are in the USA with mainly American workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Passionate team, leadership very down to earth, plenty of room for growth.

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    Former Employee - Applications Development Technician in Hanover, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Applications Development Technician in Hanover, MA (US)

    I worked at Daikin North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is definitely a lot of room for growth for Daikin America. Managers provide a lot of opportunity for personal and professional growth. The product line is interesting, and the industries that Daikin serves are varied - making the work interesting and varied. Company takes training seriously,

    Cons

    A slightly less tech-savvy population made it challenging to use information technology to our best advantage. Also, Daikin uses Lotus Notes for their email client - which was a little frustrating at times. Some teams are small, so although there is long term job stability and potential, short term prospects seem less exciting. There is also a reluctance to hire people, which led to some overwork and stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in better information technology. Be more willing to hire people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Stuck in time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineerer in Decatur, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Engineerer in Decatur, AL (US)

    I have been working at Daikin North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, small company feel, good pay

    Cons

    Policies are stuck in 1990, slow moving bureaucracy for the size company, long hours the norm, no upward mobility, no structured career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New blood. Most of the management has been there for 15-20 years and want to do everything the way it has always been done. Rock the boat change things up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    (UK) Woking Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daikin North America

    Pros

    Nice colleagues. No micro management.

    Cons

    Management is non-existent. Do not expect any support what so ever. The first 3 days I started I had no computer, no phone, no software installed. It was only when I decided to rummage around through filing cabinets I came across Daikins dedicated IT helpdesk number. 3 hours later I had it all setup and running. It's the most inefficient operation I've ever experienced. On top of all this, the 'manager's' simply delegate jobs to other people as they either 1) do not understand it themselves or 2) do not want to understand it themselves. They then expect you to make the processes more efficient but they do not bother to take the time in analyzing the weaknesses themselves and fairly quantify issues with a view to resolving them. On top of all this, I witnessed 3 engineers leave in 2 months and I was the 3rd to fill the position I had (2 before me were "let-go" - all this within 6 months). It was simply comical to work there. Worst place I have ever worked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Roller coaster ride

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Daikin North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Nicely furnished. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Some inept co-workers performing below expectations still keep their jobs because Managers are too afraid to confront them. Lack of personal recognition. HR? -Don't even know who they are . Not a female-friendly company and they pay females less for same positions held by men. Lack of investment in technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Was a great place

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daikin North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people want to do the right things to make the company great. The atmosphere changed over time and it became more political.

    Cons

    Senior leadership prevented the company from growing. They forced many good people out of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that actually do the work. Take a bottom up approach instead of top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good team to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern In Production Engineering in Ostend (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Intern In Production Engineering in Ostend (Belgium)

    I worked at Daikin North America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are serious and caring. I was an intern during a very stressful time for the team but everyone was well-organised enough to still be able to help me with my work.

    Cons

    No one seemed hugely ambitious or innovative. I was a bit disappointed with people's attitude to change. But then again, it was at an extremely busy time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Never a dull moment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Daikin North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A powerhouse in our industry. We are the global leader and THE force to be reckoned with..!!

    Cons

    Turbulent times due to our own success. The acquisition of the largest North American company into the largest Global company has been challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication channels open. Involve teams earlier in decision process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daikin North America full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, easy and lenient

    Cons

    Horrible accounting department and customer service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review ethical skills to Accounting Department

    Recommends
  11.  

    Hard to get on board

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daikin North America as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    From what I was told, the benfits are amazing, especially health

    Cons

    Daikin's business procedures could use some fine tuning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't REQUIRE 3 outstanding references from past employers. Take into account a person's hard work and efforts while working at Daikin as a temp

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