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Great Place to work

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Great Place to work! The pay and benefits are great. Start accruing vacation right away. 13 paid holidays and nearly 2 weeks off during Christmas. Great opportunity for advancement.
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Except for management this place is great

If you want to just put your head down and do the same thing over and over and over again with no words of encouragement or chance of advancement then this is your company. The supervisors and management will not train you and they dont even know what your job is anyway. You hit peak pay pretty quick and after that you are not getting more money. HR team is horrible. Many have come and go over the years because its just that horrible of a place. Dont expect any help from that team. But if you are ok with working 6 days a week for little pay and thanks and dont want to advance even if you are qualified then you should apply here.

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free coffee. thats about it. Usually about 2 weeks off for Christmas

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everything else
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Unsafe and unbalanced work/life

More worried about production of product vs safety of the employees! Overtime is the same 8hr shifts and is mandatory on Saturdays. Terrible place to work.

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Short breaks, only one place to fill water bottles
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Employee friendly

Employee friendly and great work culture but there are some areas that could be better. The goods far out-weigh the bads though. I have been with Danfoss for almost 10 years.The good:Employee-centeic culture (Scandinavian HQ), Good compensation, Work hours flexibility,Employee empowermentImprovement areas:Frequent team restructuringNot much recognition of good work HQ-centric decision making (the actual decision plus the people making decisions)
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Has plenty of great potential to be a good place to work... BUT

There is plenty of potential to be a good place to work at Danfoss. It's a clean facility, the people are friendly. Their BIGGEST issue is inventory. They claim to 5S... On the surface they do try, but it's not good enough. My line runs many (100s possibly) of pump models, with likely thousands of various parts involved. Most days I spend an exorbitant amount of time searching for parts needed for production, which leads to intense frustration and resentments. Management is mostly hands off. They have a slogan to run the company like it's yours... But really your not authorized to make those changes. Change anything and the next shift will freak out. Although plenty of changes do happen around you, work cells being moved, racking being moved about, the core of the problem remains. Your input to help fix things is politely heard and dismissed. Meanwhile your constantly asked to do more and work overtime to meet the production demands. If only they would actually address the underlying issues people could do their jobs better with less frustration and smoother production flow. Ultimately there is a huge disconnect with upper management as it seems like they don't really know what is needed on the production floor.

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Nice cafeteria, friendly coworkers, clean facility

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Short breaks, inventory issues, constant overtime
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Process operator

Work wasn’t hard as a full time student I was able to work on 3rd shift . But sometimes they make you work overtime which was really a pain for me because of my classes schedule .

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Great pay

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Mandatory overtime
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poor top management

All top management and decision makers are in Denmark. If you speak up or push back on any directives you are let go. You are only ever a number in a spreadsheet.

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in-house cafiteria

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no leadership positions reside in US
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Hollowed-out company, insecure management.

Danfoss is not the old Saur-Danfoss. Still the largest private employer in Ames, IA, but no longer a pillar of the community. In the past, it paid some of the highest hourly wages in Story county, and it could be the major donor for local projects, but that is in the past. Now, hourly wages are depressed, worker retention is low.In the 2008 financial crisis, when demand for hydraulic pumps & motors stopped, Danfoss provided the cash to pay the loans. In 2014 Danfoss became a privately held company, it was formerly a publicly traded company, but now it is controlled by a family in Denmark. And they are extracting the wealth generated in Ames.Corporate executives said: “We will grow Ames campus, expand building, and add jobs.” But within the year, the plans for expansion were reversed.Corporate management comes from Europe, and they spend a year or two in Ames. They seem to learn how easy it is to fire workers in America. Iowa is a “right-to-work” state, which really means no protection from being fired, for any reason, at all.In 2014, nearly all the senior leadership in Ames was fired. Remaining & newly appointed local management seem to know how insecure their positions are. 
And they pass it down. Colleagues just disappear one by one. Up to the moment of being fired, those colleagues may have been praised for doing good work. Management/administrators (like HR) quietly spread rumors of poor performance or some other reason. Management sometimes leaks that they offered the fired worker opportunity to improve, but that is usually a hollow lie used to cover for - 
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Great culture and flexibility - pay can be improved

Danfoss has a great culture and provided a flexible working environment. Work-life balance was above average with employees rarely working weekends and over 40hrs/week. They also have global travel opportunities which will lead to advancement within the company. Depending on the department you work there are opportunities for expat assignments in Denmark or Germany.The biggest frustration I had was their compensation and benefits package. They are below average for pay and many talented people left for more money. If they focused more in this area they would be one of the top employers.

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Flexibility, Work-life balance, advancement opportunities

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Compensation and benefits
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Poor management

Management wants change without doing anything different in the processes. If only people make the difference, the company cannot be successful without being empowered.
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Nothing special

Ok place to work. They don't pay the best, and your only chance of advancement is if you have a piece of paper from a college, actually hands on real world experiences doesn't count or matter.

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Nice cafeteria, food and beverage options

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Pay not quite there and little to no advancement opportunity
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Horrible HR team. None are friendly and breech information about employee's to other's, when the information is not required to do their job.

Too many managers and an HR that is not competent in their roles. HR is a joke. Never available to help an employee. Doors are always shut. Never a friendly face. Doesn't follow up in a timely manner. Not supportive to employees with short term disability.
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Respectfully environment, cooperative management

I liked working in Danfoss, the management was respectful and hard working.I liked the flexibility in Danfoss, they cooperate with students, and offer scholarships to grade A student.

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Flexibility

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No free food
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Working at Danfoss

2nd shift line worker, terrible management and the pay isn’t worth it due to coming home covered in oil all day and OT is always mandatory for months at a time
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A good place to work if you willing to stay at the same position forever

I enjoyed working here and I worked there for more than 5 years. The people around you are helpful. The other positive is that work-life balance. But, the main negative is a career opportunity. If you join as an engineer, there is no guideline for becoming Sr. Engineer or any other higher positions. Your manager will not give you any clue even after 5 years of work that what you could have done better to promote into the next step of your career.

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work life balance

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No career paths whats so ever for engineers
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Good place to work first few years after graduation

Great Place to work after graduation, but do not stay for too long as it does not help you to improve your career if you work as a production worker. Overall, not bad and I did like it.
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Typical Factory Work, Too Many Chiefs, Not Enough Indians

I worked here as a temp to hire employee from 2002 to 2003. It is your average manufacturing plant, with your average plant work to be done. There was a definite and obvious division between temps and regular employees. You were a 2nd or 3rd class citizen in their eyes, and they let you know that. The HR person at the time was a lady whom if she didn't like you, would find a reason for you to be let go. The pay was low, even for early 2000's standards. The higher ups stayed in their offices, and only came out to tell folks they needed to work better or faster. They had constant meetings for frivolous things, just so those managers could feel better about their jobs. The managers who were the good ones, often were drowned out by the ones who were looking to be better than the rest of the managers. A lot of employees there liked reporting employees they did not like, which caused a lot of infighting among teams. You are just a number here, you are not a person of worth unless you know someone higher up in this company. They need to purge 75% of the managers, and probably just as many of the employees who caused all the trouble that was there when I was here. If you like assembly line work, and just putting in your time, and going home day in and day out, then this will be the place for you. Just a word of caution though, do your job, talk to no one, and go home. Don't engage in any of the silliness that goes on here. If you do all that, then you may last a while. And never ever offer an opinion either, that will get you walked out the door in no time.
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Nice place and clean

Build your career with Danfoss. There is no better place for you to work in Ames. A good company to work and build your dream income. I would recommed you to join Danfoss.
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Fun workplace with exciting opportunities

Danfoss does a good job at giving you all the tools to succeed, surrounded by some of the best people in the industry. They provide a good atmosphere for employees.
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Great company, customer centric with great products.

Was caught up in an integration/downsizing or I would still be there. Was in a highly responsible sales role with an account that made up about 40% of our stand-alone division. Integration into parent company and stand alone status was eliminated. Global company and great people.
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Overall great place to work

Overall, a good place to work. Management creates a clear focus of where we want to be and provides direction to get there. Everyone is friendly and works together to achieve goals.
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