I worked at Carlson Holdings
Pros – Great family culture - Great people - Dedicated people - high morals - great computer system - loyal customers - team oriented
Cons – The culture has changed in the past 12 months - business is heavily related to the housing industry which is still in the tank
Advice to Senior Management – Study who you were when things were great and develop a plan to get back to the culture which made you successful
2010-12-07 19:49 PST
I worked at Carlson Holdings full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Strong distribution company did well in their core competencies. Was trying to grow their acquisistion of Wegoma aggressively at one point.
Cons – Got in over their heads at Wegoma. Tried to dictate how the business would be run by using systems from a previously purchased engineering company. Caused more problems than it solved. They eventually wound up closing the once very successful Twinsburg operation of Wegoma.
Advice to Senior Management – Stick to what you do best. If you purchase another company, let them tell you how they can best do their jobs. You bought them for a reason, you should listen to them.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-07-15 10:26 PDT
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