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  1. Not as bad as you would think.

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    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alticor as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Alticor was a global corporation in West Michigan. Lots of opportunity to move up in the company and it was an international and globally conscious workplace.

    Cons

    Stifling corporate culture. Everyone was very professional and nice, but weekend work was expected in the group I was a part of.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more perks to your employees to keep happiness and productivity high. Cultivate a culture of innovation.


  2. Hardly the American Way (Amway)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alticor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules offered in many departments and a few corporate perks. Pay better than average.

    Cons

    Lots of talk about the value of employees and their families, but little action to support that. Globalizing various departments is not the American Way. Company would rather hire new college grads than recognize and show value to long-term employees with proven track records of success. After 20 years, now being told to get a degree or see no further advancement is, well, disappointing at best.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so concerned with titles and hierarchy and actually come down from your pedestals to engage with your staff.


  3. Alticor pays very well

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    Former Employee - Call Center Support Tech in Ada, MI
    Former Employee - Call Center Support Tech in Ada, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alticor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, bonuses along with excellent benefits, vision discounts, dental plan, 401 contributions, must have a good review to receive your bonus.

    Cons

    Big corporation that has its click. Makes a difference between hourly and salaried employees. Best to not make waves and to just do your job.


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  5. Profitable in spite of the decisions made.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alticor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very family focus; Pay is good for the market; benefits are good relative to other companies; some leadership is good; opportunities for globla business experience and travel

    Cons

    Very resistant to change; not many opportunities for advancement; behind in supporting technology; slow to react to new information; too many "strategic" initiatives; very set in doing things how they've always been done

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to decide who it wants to be: are we a Consumer Goods company that sells an ever-expanding portfolio or products (only which some are profitable!)? Or are we a Direct Selling company with a compelling business opportunity. You need to communicate to the employees what is the focus of everything we do. Business decisions should be made that are good for the entire organization. The continual proliferation of products being offered (with the retirement of none) only adds to the complexity. Re-evaluate the product portfolio as it relates to the business. Focus on the things we do very well. Get out of the places we don't.


  6. Decent company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful people (both at the management and non-management ranks), great working schedule (around 10 hours per day, with Fridays off for most employees), good pay (probably above average for a company in the consumer products industry), decent cafeteria, employee morale seems above average.

    Cons

    The stigma of being associated with the Amway brand, workspaces aren't the most modern at the Buena Park location (although I will concede that the technology is fairly up to date... and it also depends on which department you work in), upward mobility seems limited to only a few people, miscommunication seems to be common (although unsure of whether the fault is on the company's side), seeming hierarchy between departments (which, in turn, make it difficult to reach crucial decisions that are agreed upon).

    Advice to Management

    I think Senior Management often talks about change but are unwilling to risk anything for that change. Management seems to be very idealistic, but the conservative culture doesn't allow the company to tap into the more creative solutions that could actually help the company reach it's goals/initiatives.


  7. Good experience but shouldn't start career here.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibilities and allow you to work on meaningful projects.

    Cons

    Too many pointless meetings that don't accomplish anything.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job.


  8. Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alticor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for and great attitude within the company. International travelling is something to look forward to. Affiliates are very warm to work with.

    Cons

    A bit laid back in accepting new technologies and thus might get bogged down personally if every attempt is not made to keep up yourself with the ongoing trend.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Very cultish, small town

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The products are really wonderful.

    Cons

    The almost cultish attitude of the company itself and its leaders. Very "small town" mentality, even in regards to HR and the way employees were treated.

    Advice to Management

    Look very closely at those in your lower management positions.



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