Chuck Latham Associates

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Chuck Latham Associates Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pet Nutrition Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chuck Latham Associates

    Pros

    Flexibility. Better then average salary for weekend part time work. Friendly management.

    Cons

    Many employees were laid off due to the loss of a big contract from Nestle/Purina

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new opportunities for employees that got laid off.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assisted Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Assisted Sales Representative

    I worked at Chuck Latham Associates part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management cares about their employees all the way up to Chuck, the CEO. Great bonus program, incentives, etc! Flexible schedule and very little supervision!!! Get to be around pets, while meeting new people, and making a little extra money. OVERALL AMAZING!

    Cons

    This role isn't for everyone. You have to want to work weekends and be ok with the fact that this position is a SUPPLEMENTAL income with very little supervision. You get packages to your house each month to read up on products...too much paper in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use so much paper when sending out monthly packets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great supplemental income but a little flexibility needed in scheduling.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chuck Latham Associates

    Pros

    I enjoyed the job. I was able to meet and interact with many different pets and pet parents. I was able to help pet parents make sound choices regarding various and see how they helped the pets. I was also impressed with the pay as it was a great rate for a part time supplemental income.

    Cons

    The training was non existent. I was given. O direction and didn't anyone from my team until I had been there 6 weeks. The communication also needs improvement. They try everything through email but a phone followup would be nice. The scheduling was done 8 weeks in advance which made it difficult to try and plan something out becuase i do not always have a schedule done 2 months in advance.Finally the product I was hired to do the parent company suddenly broke the contract and we were basically given no notice or call to explain what was going on, just all the assignments I had scheduled were gone. So the lack of communication is really troubling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate and explain what is going on more especially when it comes to people losing their jobs etc. Also try and make sure that training is done and have a mentor or work buddy at least for the first shift or two.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pet Industry Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asssited Sales Representative in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Asssited Sales Representative in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Chuck Latham Associates part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment, monthly territory where you make your own schedule Thursday through Sunday. DO your work, keep your customers happy equals almost never talking to your boss.

    Cons

    Company rarely follow through with new policies. Company did away with monetary bonus program and opted for a points system where employees trade in points for catalogue gifts no one really wants at the point level they have enough points for. One would have to work for the company for 100 years to earn enough points to get anything of value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work better at getting new clients and keeping old clients happy. When you start a new policy, for example, the goals and review policy, follow through with it. Many years with the company but I have never had a review. No one appears to care about the field staff here.

    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chuck Latham Associates full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed it much love to be hear every day all day

    Cons

    Nothing I can say of no complaints at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job and enjoy doing it to the fullest

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chuck Latham Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management and Collaboration is great

    Cons

    All their eggs in one basket

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chuck Latham Associates part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule which is good

    Cons

    Management lacks qualified team players

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better Managers

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOT for me

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PNC
    Former Employee - PNC

    I worked at Chuck Latham Associates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Being around pets,hourly wage was nice. I did enjoy the actual tasks of the job,etc.

    Cons

    They weren't honest about the true level of flexibioity. Also , often felt like management was using a not professional tone in emails ,and being quite rude. To top if off you only work 8 hour a weekend,you just cant live on that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend doing hands on training right away with an employee,allowing an employee to work any 4 hour chunk of time they want on designated days. I also recommend only one manager NOT 3 contacting an employee when there is a problem.

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

    Great weekend job for pet lovers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assisted Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Assisted Sales Representative

    I have been working at Chuck Latham Associates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hiring process was fast and easy. They send the paperwork via FedEx, and give a return envelope so you don't have to worry about that. My DM & head rep are available any time I have questions. All paperwork for the following month jobs are sent out in advance. Website is fairly easy to learn and navigate. They pay for drive time between stores, mileage, and data entry for when you fill out your surveys. Plus you get paid for anything you have to print, and the monthly conference calls. Pay per hour is about average for this time job. The work is easy and I love being surrounded by the different customers with their dogs. Sometimes the companies we represent send us goodies. Oh, and they have changed their stance on the whole tablet thing. I don't have one, but was told that they are going to be sending out tablets to employees that don't have one. After you are employed for 90 days, you get one, and you get to keep it after you are there for 90 more days.

    Cons

    The hours are somewhat lacking if you don't have many pet stores in your area. I have only 3, + 1 that is almost an hour away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more hours to your reps when possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Offered job, had funny feeling, turned it down

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    Former Employee - Field Representative in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at Chuck Latham Associates part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    After much thought I turned down the job

    Cons

    For the amount of money they were going to pay, over 8 hours, I would take home MAYBE 75 bucks. They seemed friendly on the phone and in emails. The amount of paperwork to start is ridiculous. I was going to work 2 miles from my house. I was not comfortable having to provide my insurance declaration info, etc. It was as though the background check were more stringent than getting top level security clearance.

    Sure I love pets and this would have been fun, but I had a funny gut feeling and I wound up just saying no thanks. Now that I read about having to provide my own tablet, etc, that sort of validates my thoughts that this wasn't a good choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up! Make less paperwork for what is essentially an independent contractor who is really not paid all that much when you think about it.

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