DCA Design - Profiting, but frustratingly backwards | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Profiting, but frustratingly backwards"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Designer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DCA Design full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great legacy, founded in the 60s with a huge and varied portfolio of work. Big projects for large global companies. Benefits! Paid overtime, half day Friday's, regular bonuses, subsidised sports and lunches. The company is in great financial position, meaning good equipment, training, and exhibition visits. Passionate and talented teams with great capabilities.

    Cons

    Like many of the reviews mentioned on here... DCA feels like it's stuck in the past. Conservative management that love to say 'no, if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Internal systems are frustrating and backwards (most still done on excel spread sheets). People are friendly, but atmosphere still feels cold, impersonal and quiet offices. Can be difficult to work in varied sectors and disciplines. Procedures and red...

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    Advice to Management

    Work on encouraging a DCA culture. Get to know and value your staff more. Bring internal systems up to date.

    DCA Design2016-05-09

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Vibrant and Exciting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DCA Design for less than a year

    Pros

    DCA have refurbished offices which makes going into work every morning easy. The management seem to understand the needs of the individuals and aren't afraid to engage with everyone. The mixture of a young and mature workforce makes the working place fun. The varying design projects keeps the buzz going around the workplace.

    Cons

    Free on site parking isn't available which means it's a good excuse to get some exercise to the many car parks around Warwick.

    Advice to Management

    Try and keep hold of the young work force and keep giving them the good advice and mentoring which you are already doing.

    DCA Design2017-05-08
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Friendly, talented staff make DCA a good platform to start your career, but it's rigid mentality is often detrimental."

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    Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DCA Design full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + A number of talented designers in which to learn from as a junior designer. + The large size & reputation of the agency is a good platform in which to advance your career beyond DCA. + Good facilities and equipment, such as fully equipped workshop with numerous types of 3D printers, Wacom Cintiqs for all the designers, etc. + Opportunities to visit inspirational design fairs across the globe. + Fairly...

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    Cons

    - Often long spells of uninteresting project work, particularly in the area of FMCG. - A large percentage of projects are for giant corporations which seldom come to market. - There isn't much to do in the Warwick / Leamington Spa area. Living in Birmingham is a possibility but requires a long commute. - Staff are often frustrated at having very little influence over company decisions and direction, as much of...

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    Advice to Management

    Share your vision for DCA to a wider group and actually take their opinions/suggestions on-board, as you have a number of experts, creatives and intelligent thinkers who's ideas are rarely considered.

    DCA Design2019-04-28

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