Chuck Latham Associates

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Chuck Latham Associates Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Marketing in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Chuck Latham Associates

    Pros

    A lot of variety in assingments. Interesting

    Cons

    As with most of these types of operations the hours are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotion from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not worth applying.

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

    I have been working at Chuck Latham Associates

    Pros

    Somewhat Flexible work schedule; and it's about pets.

    Cons

    Poor pay rate...no raises. Physical work.
    Expected Work load per hour increases.
    Some supervisors in Central are demeaning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professional managers that treat employees with respect.
    Give incentives or bonuses since no pay raises are given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Pet Nutrition Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Awesome Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 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.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pet Industry Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Great great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Great Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Management and Collaboration is great

    Cons

    All their eggs in one basket

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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 a year)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule which is good

    Cons

    Management lacks qualified team players

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better Managers

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOT for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PNC
    Former Employee - PNC

    I worked at Chuck Latham Associates part-time (less than a 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

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