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Grimco Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.2 32 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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Bob Hummert

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Huge company growth, big potential/opportunity for self motivated individuals

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    Pros1) Growth-company is extremely aggressive in opening new business centers, buying competitors, expanding internationally. The work environments are fun if you share the passion to be a part of that.
    2) Opportunity-with success comes as much responsibility as you are willing to take on. The company is begging for people who want to drive their own success. Some take it upon themselves to surpass goals and end up with the biggest opportunities. The most aggressive salespeople can climb ranks quickly into management positions.
    3) Flexibility-the company gives newer staff decision making capabilities very quickly. This allows new hires to get great experience early on that most companies would protect with red tape or a title.
    4) Benefits/Compensation-long term, successful, loyal employees are rewarded through compensation but just as important, a great 401k with company paid contribution annually.
    5) Work-life balance-this is a great part of Grimco. You are expected to work harder than everybody else Monday-Friday, but working 12-14 hour days and weekends is not necessary or effective at Grimco.
    6) Upper management will take any call from anybody in the company when available(and they almost always are when you call), including the owner.

    ConsNo company is perfect, especially one that is expanding as rapidly. But here are some thoughts:

    1) Flat structure-because the company is lean at the middle and top and doesn't create a lot of unnecessary positions in upper management, it creates less opportunity for younger employees to visualize their succession into upper management.
    2) Organization-growing exponentially year over year makes almost every decision short term. There is little long term planning and for some people, they don't like the ever-constant change and prefer stability.
    3) Some branches end up "sink or swim" with new employees due to unexpected turnover(which all companies face), and although it is great experience for a new employee to have to run a branch and drive sales, it can be overwhelming for some and lack direction and positive reinforcement. Some new employees want somebody holding their hand the whole time, Grimco isn't like that.
    4) Review process is formal but typically isn't thorough enough. Employees need to keep in contact with their manager to ensure they are fulfilling expectations to really know their status. Some employees feel they are exceling and are shocked to hear they are not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the family feel as the company continues to grow, but become more formal throughout the company. The small feel of the company will create loyal employees but there needs to be less "drama" surrounding personnel and operations.

    The aggressive mind state to take market share everyday is exciting to work for. I hope the company continues to bring this thought process throughout my tenure and can motivate new employees to buy into it long term.

    Overall this company genuinely cares about its employees, the customers, and is on an exciting path towards owning the industry they play in. New hires couldn't have more long term opportunities if they bring the right personality and drive.

    Add as much talent as possible, and quickly! Being aggressive can limit us long term without more great employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A growing company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGrimco is a great company to be a part of if you want to learn a lot and grow. Responsibility is given out very early and they give you a chance to stand out. What I love is the opportunity to make a difference and contribute in a real way. I know that my suggestions are taken seriously and my ideas are being put to action. The hours are good and managers are very flexible with schedule. Executive management is very friendly and the doors are always open.

    ConsThe PTO policy could be better. The amount of PTO given should be more competitive with the market. Because Grimco is growing so rapidly, their policies/procedures/programs could use an update to keep up with the amount of employees. Some processes are too time-consuming and don't make sense for a larger volume.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep yourself involved on the employee level. It will be easy to lose that as Grimco grows and its important that employees know you care about their success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great values and goals, but lack of direction.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat executive accessibility. Good work/life balance.

    ConsTaking on additional tasks is not rewarded. No directly laid out path opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpread senior management throughout the company physically, not remotely.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good First Job

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsGiven a lot of responsibility off the bat. Able to make immediate decisions. Growing company that is doing better than the competition. Great benefits.

    ConsLack of technology you only get a server box which is slow and not fun to use. Pay is not up to standard for market. Lack of guidance for advancement they expect you to work for a while until you get any type of promotion which is not ideal for a company trying to hire young ambitious workers out of college.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook to pay employees better. It cost more money to train a new one then give a pay increase.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good but Can Be Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall Teams, Family / Tight feel. Really good people. Hard work and dependability are seen as assets. Managers available to employees to talk. Fast pace.

    ConsManagement means well, but can seem clique-like at times. Pats on the back are nice, but real recognition and pay will go further! Non-sales employees that excell that their jobs can often stay in the same role for long periods of time - just with more responsibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognition and Pay increases are important to non-sales employees too. So is training and development for non-sales employees. Watch growing too fast - we can do this better if we involve more employees in the process. Spend some money on current employees, rather than purchasing additional companies for a while, please!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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