C&S Wholesale Grocers

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C&S Wholesale Grocers Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
143 Reviews
2.5
143 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • C&S is definitely a fast-paced environment, but if that excites you, you'll do great (in 17 reviews)

  • Like the rest of C&S, the work is fast paced and this may appeal to some (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • they have poor work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Workers at local hospital call C&S "Coronary & Stroke" (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A Great Company to Work For!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great, low stress place to work. You have the ability to go in, do your job, and leave it all behind when the work day is over. Upper management was very easy to work for and accommodating to non-work issues. From the top down it work had a family atmosphere to it.

    Cons

    Sometimes supervisors would be inconsistent with discipline. Harder on some people and softer on others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The pay can be good but your body is put to serious work.

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    Current Employee - Selector in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - Selector in Aberdeen, MD

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can make money since the pay is incentive based. You can take a break whenever you want(at least in the freezer).

    Cons

    In the freezer its -20 degrees. The base pay could be more. Management doesn't really care if your sick or not feeling well. have to wait a whole year before you get leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Faster you work, more money you make.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Selector in Chester, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Selector in Chester, NY

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Point system, incentive bonus, free lunches and prizes for certain safety milestones, benefits ok

    Cons

    Hours are 6am-? Never know when ur gettin out. High turnover. No guaranteed 40hrs. Have to maintain 32hrs to get PTO and vaca. Supervisors play favorites. Most selectors are just selfish and only out for themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Selector

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Selector in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Selector in Bethlehem, PA

    I worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Take break whenever. Make hours

    Cons

    Incentive makes no difference. Supervisors don't look up for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is bad. Too much Preferences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    If you like working at a sweatshop this is the place for you!

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    Current Employee - General Warehouseman in Robesonia, PA
    Current Employee - General Warehouseman in Robesonia, PA

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The salary is ok. Paid breaks and lunch. Company provides safety shoes for warehouse employees. The company has a huge emphasis on safety.

    Cons

    Lousy benefits and horrible work environment! 6 point global discipline policy is in place to weed out workers. Revolving door of new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to build your empire on the backs of loyal warehousemen and women! Break down the barrier you created between company and union employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and company rules.

    Cons

    none. good team work and benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up. Private company

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad pay but great work and good work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time

    Pros

    There is good exposure to upper management when you are in the right position. Lots of long term employees still work for the organization. The work culture is very family friendly. Work is fairly fast paced and lots of variety.

    Cons

    Large and clunky organizational structure
    Very little diversity
    No real structured support for career advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers

    Pros

    Good people, awesome associates, occasional cookout

    Cons

    Hours hours hours hours hours poor pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micro-manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stable company, terrible benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keene, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Keene, NH

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, C&S is involved with local charities, work is never boring.

    Cons

    Benefits stink, communication is not the greatest, and there is sometimes a blind eye turned to slacking off. Ex: People on salary can pretty much come and go as they please without working a full 40 like the hourly people have to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get better health insurance! It's expensive and yet covers so little, it's cost me tons of money in medical bills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    C&S Wholesale Employee Review - Associate Buyer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If your consider work ethic your strength, and you're motivated enough to get where you want to be, this company will only help you. Fast paced, high volume environment that demands efficiency and attention to detail. Nature of being a buyer fine tunes your business capabilities by exposing you to the entire supply chain.

    Cons

    Below average senior management that creates a poor work/life balance. Salary is low, but the environment you work in is dependent of your team, which is pretty much all you deal with. The C&S work experience is rewarding, but socially withdrawing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give your employees more freedom. We all have bright minds and want to do a job to benefit the company pockets, but it would be beneficial if you made us realize how big of an asset we really are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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