Block And Company
3.0 of 5 4 reviews
www.blockandcompany.com Wheeling, IL 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 8, 2014

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John Lanman


50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company to work for

    Staff Accountant (Current Employee)
    Wheeling, IL

    ProsFocus on continuous improvement throughout the company. Willing to listen and adopt new ideas and change. Casual dress environment.

    ConsOutdated office equipment and technology for office workers. Sometimes slow at adopting change. Office next to warehouse could be loud due to stamping presses. Outdated bathrooms.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Block and Company is on a slippery, downhill slope.

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Wheeling, IL

    ProsMost of the positives of working for Block and Company disappeared when Greg Carlson left the company. He carried the vision and kept everyone working for the same goals and gave people something to believe in.

    ConsBlock and Company has tremendous lack of vision and leadership for the future. Only the mediocre employees have stayed and are rewarded for mediocre ideas and a lack of results. Morale is very low, giving rise to increased turmoil between departments. There is very little confidence in the leadership of John Lanman.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to figure out the core value proposition and mission of the company, and provide a strategy for the future. The multitude of mistakes made in past year need to be addressed and employees reassured about having a future with the company.

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

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    One of a kind

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsExcellent leadership, especially with respect to industry knowledge.

    ConsLocation doesn't have cache of other areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company does an outstanding job of looking forward. Senior management is constantly engaged in reviewing the market and is open ot making the necessary adjustments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Until there is a new CEO stay away, Far Away!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Wheeling, IL

    ProsOn the plus side the 401k program is great and there are some good people that work there but leadership isn't.
    Small enough where you don't feel like a number

    ConsThere is potential as a company as whole as there is market penetration available and new business has never been sought after. The problem is that the Senior Leadership is completely out of touch with daily operations. Processes and Procedures and not properly implemented and the organization as a whole needs to be reworked. However, they run completely thin on personally, if there is a bad couple of months they go through reductions in force. I have seen three in this year. To boost profits the company just lets go of people and adds more responsibility to its current employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key and is lacking. You have also created a fear based culture and success is never recognized or celebrated. Listen to your people and leverage the skills set of the people who do good work, reward them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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