C&S Wholesale Grocers

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C&S Wholesale Grocers Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
153 Reviews
2.4
153 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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  1.  

    Growth on the horizon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers

    Pros

    Company outlook is positive with a focus on growth, thus providing individuals opportunity to learn and expand their breth and depth of knowledge

    Cons

    Vacation is short to start and increases based on years with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Large scale operation with no focus.... little opportunity to move up and poor management on sites

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    Current Employee - Order Selector in North East, MD
    Current Employee - Order Selector in North East, MD

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

    Pros

    Paid to work out...
    Paid on your actual work within the building to keep personnel motivated

    Cons

    Lack of career growth.... you will stagnate within the first few years here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees rather than hiring new potential disasters or lazy personnel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Questionable/inconsistent leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers

    Pros

    Above average industry. Discretion and autonomy

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership. Areas of focus change frequently and cause confusing workload.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting work, not interesting salary

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Keene, NH
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Keene, NH

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

    Pros

    As a business analyst, I had an extremely high degree of autonomy as to what projects I would tackle and where I put my energies. Since my job was primarily advisory in nature, the senior management of the company often relied on my recommendations without question.

    Cons

    C&S is not known for their generosity. They will low-ball you on salary if you let them. Easily one of the lowest paying employers in the region.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Policy can often feel like it blows in the direction of the wind. It can be frustrating to always have a different strategy to follow every 6 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Management could be better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment, it's a job. You can get in shape.

    Cons

    No flexible schedule, low pay, unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more into your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay but bad culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers

    Pros

    Good pay, better life as consultant

    Cons

    Bad culture, treatment of employees very bad, expectation unrealistic, unclear strategy, very bad project management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They never listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The company sucks

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    good people on the docks
    decent pay

    Cons

    Long hours
    Bad Management
    No diversity in upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't do It, unless your in need of $$

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Selector in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Selector in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    $550 week after taxes is better than a fast food joint.

    Cons

    Where do I begin??...this Job will mentally and physically break you. 9pm-9am with a 45min lunch and a few 15min water breaks. Sweating, lifting, wheezing, freezing, and shivering. If you're down to die for $550 a week sign up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to act like leaders instead of wardens and CO's. They boss you around and tell you suck it up, or leave and never return. That's not how you treat people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company, Poor work life balance, and Average Salary

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    Former Employee - Finance in Keene, NH
    Former Employee - Finance in Keene, NH

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

    Pros

    There are some wonderful people you meet while working here.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, no proper training, no appreciation or recognition for all the hard work. 1% or 2% raise annually is a joke. Lately, most employees seemed to be burnt out due to excessive workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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