Alsco Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
41 Reviews
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41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Could have been better

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - District Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Alsco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Any pro that could be shared is the fact that there is a company car attached to the position.

    Cons

    There is no structure to how information is passed down to customers. There tends to be little to no accountability, therefore, it is hard to change a decaying system that's in need of an urgent overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and trust in the managers to execute the mission and purpose of their office. Some sort empowerment for managers to resolve customer issues would help limit customer frustration and distrust in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disgusting excuse for a employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Worker/Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Production Worker/Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Alsco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Finding another job and getting out of this pathetic excuse for a company

    Cons

    Everything is a con. Pay, unaffordable benefits, backbreaking work, terrible work environment. management,, no room for growth, no raises, no reason to want to do anything other than what you have to do to keep your job. coworkers are terrible, work conditions even worse, broken down trucks, petty cheap conmen owners, need I go on?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your job at ALSCO. Nobody else would hire you to manage anything. You couldnt manage your way out of a wet paper bag.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to develop skills and leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Family Owned and operated, leadership at all levels. Employees commitment to the company and to their customer. Bonuses available & reachable at all levels.

    Cons

    Known as the quiet company. Union involvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have quicker market adoption.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Consultant/Manager in Training Program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alsco full-time

    Pros

    - Pay was okay
    - Autonomy to work with other managers

    Cons

    - They don't give you time to do your job - constant monitoring of your sales number (quota)
    - Constant quarrels with customers because service department failure to perform their tasks
    - Lazy Regional sales manager - never available to coach or train employees when need it.
    - To each his own environment
    - Fears competition within sales consultant in the same company - Sales consultants willing to cheat colleagues to make sales.
    - Not a good environment for a recent college grad or young guy - almost every one is over the age of 40
    - Below average work environment climate
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent college grads, if you just want a job to make money then Alsco is not a bad place exclude the constant stress of thinking you'd loose your job tomorrow. Other than that, I do not recommend it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You can spend a life time there but you won't be rewarded

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    Former Employee - Level III Tech Support in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Level III Tech Support in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Alsco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very stable company. Conservative (financially) to a fault. They pay in advance which is different. Good location.

    Cons

    NO training NO advancements 1% pay raises Expensive (by comp) health care. The company could run without IT and they tell you that too. They are still on XP and dont even have any form of central control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think that upper management knows how much money, time and effort is wasted trying to keep IT expenses down. The IT SR manager needs to be fired. He is driving good people away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A revolving door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Alsco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If they ever got their act together and figured it out !! the industry is not a bad environment to work in.

    Cons

    Very long work hours and no reward for it. It's a hostile work environment with management at times. And the worst thing is in the last ten years there has been EIGHT Genreal managers and 18 Service manager so what does that tell you about the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP!! Put A team in place with qualified personal..and be consistent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great family owned company that treats you like family

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair salary, bonus, flexibility, privately owned.

    Cons

    A little old fashioned in some aspects of their business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the management needs to be re-evaluated. They are lacking some basic management skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Everything and more than was described to me during the interview.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, steady employment and great group of people to work with. From Jim Divers in Salt Lake to the janitor at our branch. Alsco takes their time with the hiring process and they genuinely care about their employees.

    Cons

    The Unions! Union members get caught up in the whole "me, me, me" and forget that we are all (management and owners included) in the business together. Consider having end of day production/service meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent with union write ups. Set precedent and follow through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like the job but they need to run the job a lot better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loader in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Loader in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    they have good hours to work and the work is not hard

    Cons

    it seems to be no room for growth

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feeder Folder/Flat Worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Feeder Folder in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Feeder Folder in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, benefits, 401k,and union

    Cons

    Pay is low, diversity is a disadvantage, coworkers are rude and disrespectful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HRM needs a serious upgrade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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