C&S Wholesale Grocers

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C&S Wholesale Grocers Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
139 Reviews
2.5
139 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great company

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    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
  3.  

    Bad pay but great work and good work life balance

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    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
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    Okay

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    C&S Wholesale Employee Review - Associate Buyer

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    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
  8.  

    Good, solid company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job stability, benefits are okay, fair work/life balance

    Cons

    If you don't know the right people, hard to find new career opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's better than no job.

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    Former Employee - Office Worker
    Former Employee - Office Worker

    I worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time

    Pros

    There are some good people that work there.

    Cons

    Clicky office culture, bad pay. Turnover is very high, for good reason. Nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with that. Nobody wants to work somewhere that makes that much money and doesn't allow their workforce to share in the success (like, with dollars). 1% raise? Are you joking?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    look closely

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You do have a job.

    Cons

    honestly, they make lots of promises but this is not an environment you want to invest your time. positive reviews are either by people who have not been there long enough to understand whats going on or by shills working for management painting a false rosy picture. potential employee beware.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a better company to work for.

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    Former Employee - IT Department in Keene, NH
    Former Employee - IT Department in Keene, NH

    I worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    For the Keene area the company pays pretty good when you start. They have a good IT infrastructure which allows you to keep your skills current, I have also had pretty good success at getting training when I have asked for it. People, for the most part, are great in the IT department. Like the rest of C&S, the work is fast paced and this may appeal to some.

    Cons

    Stress level is very high in this 24/7 company. Workers at local hospital call C&S "Coronary & Stroke".

    No pay raises, as it's usually just 2% each year IF your lucky. Health insurance is now a joke.

    Recently a large percentage of IT has been converted to "offshore labor", but they still refuse to call it outsourcing. This seems to have put a further drag on pay and how well they treat you.

    Your job enjoyment can be largely effected by the manager you work for, some are really bad, some are great.

    I have never been in a place with such low overall morale. Everyone is thoroughly "beat down" and burnt out. Get your skills current here and then move on to a less stressful environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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