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Reviews for D A Burns & Sons Inc

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 1 of 1 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options No defined contribution plans/company 401(k) No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 1 reviews No flexible spending account Paid time off in 1 of 1 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 1 of 1 reviews No relocation allowance No life insurance

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs Employee discounts in 1 of 1 reviews No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 30.Jun 2017
  • Employee

Just no

2.11

Company Culture

Most people hate their jobs and are more than happy to spread nasty rumors about their coworkers or try to undermine them.

Support from management

If you have a problem, the management WILL NOT HELP YOU. They will "explain" to you why it's reasonable for your coworkers to harass you. They will talk down to you and will disregard what you say.

Teamwork

Some of the people here will actively undermine and tell lies to management about their coworkers to get ahead.

Freedom to work independently

Workers are expected to work independently, but the management will assume you slack off anyway.

Internal Communication

Some things are communicated effectively and professionally. Most things you will hear through the gossip mill.

Gender Equality

No.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Many of the people who work at Burns are older, and their skills/experience are valued.

Career Development

Many people who work at Burns start in the wash and eventually get transferred to a different department that they are interested in.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is decent, and benefits kick in after a couple of years if you can bear working there that long.

Office / Work Environment

Ventilation is good. Not sure everything is up to code safety-wise, and expect to freeze in the winter because there is no heating provided to those who work outside of the office.

Environmental Friendliness

There is recycling, yes.

Work-Life Balance

Workers with families are given leniency, which is nice. However, there is pressure to work overtime (without pay), especially for those without families.

Company Image

The company has a great reputation because the services they offer are really excellent, and the on-location cleaners are great reps for the company because they have the best job in the company.

Job Security

This used to be a stable work environment, but in the last year there have been many firings and jobs being cut/restructured. Many of these were surprising, unexpected and unwarranted and many of the remaining employees are uncomfortable with the situation, to say the least. I would not say that it's a stable work environment at all now.

Handicapped Accessibility

This workplace is not at all wheelchair accessible. Narrow stairs galore.

Workplace Safety

I think the company assumes you'll just use common sense to avoid injury. But back injuries from heavy lifting are common, as are cuts from the many open blades scattered around the plant.

Challenging Work

Will you be proud to turn a dirty rug into a clean rug, or a torn rug into a smaller, not torn rug? Then sure.

Inclusive / Diverse

No. Management may talk a big game but they (and many people in the company) will exhibit racism and sexism without compunction. If you are not a white man, don't expect your opinions to be valued by management.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make an HR position. Provide a legitimate means (with this HR person) for employees to air their concerns/frustrations/complaints without fear of punishment or invalidation. Listen to employees WITHOUT bias. Have an open mind regarding how things should be run and how people should be treated. Respect people's privacy, don't share their private information with anyone who walks into your office.

What I like about the company

There are nice, down-to-earth people that work there. You will also get paid pretty decently.

What I dislike about the company

Management (!!!). There is no HR, no support, a pretty toxic work environment as a combination of (a) selfish/disagreeable coworkers, (b) nice coworkers who are constantly stressed/exhausted from the work, and (c) management who will brush off your concerns. The work is exhausting and management will somehow always think you should be doing more with less.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    D A Burns & Sons Inc
  • City
    Seattle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
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