DCA Design - Stuck in a (strange) bubble. | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (14)

    "Stuck in a (strange) bubble."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The half day Fridays are great, rarely any stress or pressure on the job. As a technical/design engineering consultancy their offering is reasonable, the model making and prototyping skills are very solid (probably their core strength). Subsidised dinners, decent equipment.

    Cons

    The company is from an era past and creatively its output reflects that. Industry paradigms from the 80's and 90's rule here and hellfire be brought down if you mention that! It is a technical company masquerading as a creative one, however creativity requires broad thinking, an open mind and a progressive attitude.... essentially everything that scares DCA. Personal insecurity is cloaked in arrogance and rife...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest both to yourself and your employees. Accept who you really are and build on that.

    DCA Design2014-12-21

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Vibrant and Exciting"

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    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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