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Grimco Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2014
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3.1 30 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

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Bob Hummert

(21 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Unbelievable Promise & Unreal Expectation

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsBecoming a large company but still has the mom and pop feel, Great job for young grad first or 2nd job etc..Ability to work remotely with a measure of freedom

    ConsYes it is possible to get comfortable, time will pass you by therefore you must be conscious of your career goals at all times. Training is poor, If you are lucky you will be trained on what you will be doing. Oh but you will be expected to comprehend and excel, good luck!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMicro management is a joke, Review all employees every 3 months to ensure proper direction.
    In short every little thing that happens in the trenches should not travel up to the owner of the company.
    Every employee is an adult and deserves to be treated as such.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you're smart enough to use Glassdoor to research this company, you will not be satisfied with Grimco.

    Customer Development Representative (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsThe original illusion of decision making is exciting. Making 'sales' here is like considering the checker at the grocery store a salesman.

    ConsI like to call it an "order-putter-inner" position. But wait, I get to go out and do sales calls and build relationships with my clients. These relationships turn into you being an apologists for the mistakes made by underpaid, unattached warehouse and delivery people.

    Grimco cuts corners in every possible situation. Shitty computers, printers, desks, offices, forklifts, phones. Want to work in the ghetto? Google maps a location near you.

    The OS they use is AS400, which is dos based. The CRM is ineffective and for a sales company, laughable.

    There is no money in it. The market is over saturated with distributors, you will peak at maybe 55k after 10 years. If you like working hard for a corporation that gives nothing back to its employees, customers, or community, this is for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the company instead of rapid expansion. Have some transparency. Promote based on talent, not tenure. Stop putting friends into management positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Grimco experience

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Pompano Beach, FL

    Pros-Good experience for learning different areas of business.
    - Empowerment to decide prices and truly negotiate with customers.
    - You are not a number in a computer.

    Cons-Micromanagement
    -Unethical and unprofessional behavior from a lot of employees.
    -Low pay. Don't expect the load of work to be proportional with salary.
    - Only favorite employees receive good treatment from management.
    - Managers are young with good industry experience, but with very little experience leading and supervising groups of people.
    - Having young managers is very negative for the working environment.

    Advice to Senior Management-Pay Better.Take into account the job location to decide salary.( Different cities have higher costs)
    - Promote better. Good salesman doesn't mean good leader.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management Trainee (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat first job. First 2 years there I got 20% pay increares each year.

    ConsNo growth. Is a little click that runs the company. Managment give you alot of work and people to lead but keep your job title were it is so they don't pay you more. Very odd

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep employees for more then 3 years..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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