C&H Distributors Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Great environment to work at.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&H Distributors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Being sold to a competitor.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the business soon.


  2. Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at C&H Distributors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about what they do and go the extra mile for their customers

    Cons

    Losing marketshare and decreasing revenue year over year. They were bought out by Global Industrial this year (2015)

    Advice to Management

    Now that they were bought out by Global Industrial there isn't much to say. The writing was on the wall when I left (2013) that they were going downhill.


  3. This is for the warehouse, not corporate offices.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at C&H Distributors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is average or even a little above average for non-union job. Benefits are average for a non-union job. Health insurance is better value than average for non-union job. Laid off employees have been getting severance pay.

    Cons

    The management has always been more interested in consolidating and keeping power than in helping the company succeed or serving the customer. And who got promoted? Suckups and like-minded individuals. Quality workers either left or learned to shut up and not care. It became so obvious that the company was in trouble that the company president was fired and a new one was brought in from outside. He cleaned house somewhat a year later and about six or seven executive staff were let go, but the damage was already done: the incompetence of the upper echelon helped make the recession ten times worse and a lot of employees were laid off. And most of the managers that are still around haven't changed: the "teacher's pets" get away with anything and everything, the workers that aren't liked by the boss get subtly harassed. They still are more interested in looking good to their immediate superior than to the customer.

    Advice to Management

    If a company is in such bad shape that they fire the president and hire a replacement from the outside, talk to the employees about what's wrong. It's not a sign of weakness or indecision, it's an acknowledgement that they've seen the real problems and might have solutions. Just touring the facility and saying hi is not talking with them. Send out confidential questionaires, do interviews in private, something to get the inside scoop so that employees can talk freely without fear of revenge by management.


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  5. Misled and Poorly Managed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C&H Distributors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance and great coworkers

    Cons

    They will never hire from within.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and not in the outside consulting firm to do what your managers should be doing in the first place.


  6. Not a place for growth or consistent with current salaries in the job market

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at C&H Distributors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard to come up with any

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, leadership, growth potential, and most of all no compensation based on sales..poor commission structure.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees for their efforts. Enough with the favoritism . There is no accountability when issues are presented. Stop looking the other way.


  7. account manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&H Distributors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people, strong team, get to help paople

    Cons

    Empty, unfulfilled promises. Lack of leadership in middle managment

    Advice to Management

    Don't over promise, and not deliver on changes you say will happen.


  8. Helpful (3)

    One of my bigger mistakes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at C&H Distributors part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rarely if ever will you work past your shift time, but that's more of a sign of employee unhappiness than job perk.

    Cons

    Micromanagement to a level I've never seen before. Things were bad before, but became much worse when Global acquired the company. Senior leadership within C&H is virtually non-existent. Reviewing numbers is not leadership, those on that position should be expected to inspire rather than constantly criticize. If you absolutely need a job to pay your bills and are out of options elsewhere, reluctantly accept the job--but continue your search. I've yet to meet a person there that loves what they do.

    Advice to Management

    You hire adults to work for you, assume they'll be adults and do their job--breathing down necks and micromanaging is an environment very few will survive. Even fewer will thrive. Compensate enough so people can hold their head up high, rather than be constantly concerned with paying their bills. Have actual compassion for those who are helping achieve company goals, they're human beings not just a number.



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