C&S Wholesale Grocers Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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C&S Wholesale Grocers Chairman and CEO Rick Cohen
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Pros
  • There were not many pros to working at C & S Wholesale except for the work life balance (in 17 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Below average senior management that creates a poor work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. Order Selector

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Selector in Westfield, MA
    Current Employee - Selector in Westfield, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Scheduling simple as that

    Cons

    Long Hours, breaks you down over time, freezer location

    Advice to Management

    Dont treat your selectors so bad since we make you the money


  2. Incentive Selector

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

    I worked at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got to meet some great people and learned how the warehousing industry works. I also learned that this is not what I want to do for a work career, and that they will hire anyone willing to work hard, even felons.

    Cons

    Long hours, not much incentive to work harder other than pay, they changed the system to hourly plus incentives when I was there from $.08 a box. You used to be able to make $20-$30/hr if you pushed yourself, now its more like $15-$20.

    Advice to Management

    Give out more down time, don't be so hard on employees, give them more encouragement to work hard.


  3. Conversion

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

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time

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

    Pros

    Fair company to work for

    Cons

    Does not communicate with their employees

    Advice to Management

    Communication


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  5. Rick Cohn needs to talk to lower level people in all regions.

    • 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&S Wholesale Grocers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    C & S is a greaat company to work for.

    Cons

    Upper Management does not care in some regions.

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees and supervisors.


  6. Engineering

    • 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&S Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Team of Engineers to work with. Good Boss to have. Feeling of a family atmosphere. Very fast pasted. Quick respect if you prove you know what your doing. Great first job out of college if you want to seriously challenge yourself and learn a ton super fast. Great exposure to the real world. Safety of employees is taken very seriously. Very stable company, good long term employment.

    Cons

    Long hours are very possible. Days could be 16+ hours. Work multiple weekends in a row. No profit sharing available. Just verbal thanks and written thanks in meetings. Never really know where you will be the next week or even the next day at times.

    Advice to Management

    Have a bonus program of sorts. Stock options, profit sharing anything besides nothing like it is now. Need to focus on one project at a time.


  7. Shipping clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk in Robesonia, PA
    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk in Robesonia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company cares about employees, give selector incentives, pay is decent, constantly busy, just upgraded all computers, most supervisors are great to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is way to much work to handle for one clerk, equipment needs to be update along with the wms.


  8. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for training, education Rapid advancement opportunities Very giving corporate culture

    Cons

    No work life balance Often kick long term employees to curb External contractors taking over IT

    Advice to Management

    Keene is too small a town to recruit new, qualified team members. Move to another location.


  9. ok still in training

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Houston, TX

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good pay get your 40hrs or more a week your two days off

    Cons

    wish they tell you when your leaving and can you take breaks


  10. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating and disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in North East, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in North East, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation, multiple opportunities for advancement, relatively easy workload, good safety culture, great community presence in regards to volunteerism and outreach

    Cons

    Long, tedious hours, no real upper management support, company is very behind the times on how to run a business from an employee relations and Lean management perspective

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who carry out your directives, and the associates that make the warehouse successful


  11. Hard Work Pays

    Current Employee - Warehouse Selector
    Current Employee - Warehouse Selector

    I have been working at C&S Wholesale Grocers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incentive Pay Flexible with students Positive work environment

    Cons

    Hard Work Long, late hours Some selectors work unsafely to benefit from incentive pay

    Advice to Management

    Provide further incentive pay to stay with the company longer



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