Ellwood Thompson's
1.6 of 5 5 reviews
www.ellwoodthompsons.com Richmond, VA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated May 24, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHealth Insurance and other benefits are decent. Mostly lenient time off policy. Paid day off for your birthday ever year.

    ConsVery unclean work environment (mold/dripping sewage in common areas was the biggest issue.) Upper management is a total mess. A lot of the "values" are just for show (with a lot of lying to the customers.)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    So many ups and downs.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsGood insurance. Mostly really good people to work with. Works with school schedules really well. Pto for both full time and part time. Lower level staff are all pretty much family and a tight bit community all of there own.

    ConsGross, falling apart store, equipment fails constantly. Hard to get a decent raise. Scheduled reviews but they are always running behind. This company does not reward loyalty because they will just get someone else and pay them less. Policies always changing. Never really know what's going on. The owner is an absolutely loony bin. He asks ridiculous things that never make sense.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward hard working people with decent raises. People that have been there forever need to be thanked occasionally. Raise moral because it is extraordinarily bad now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Under paid and never appreciated!!

    Steward (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsYour co workers are usually really easy to get along with. You get a discount, and sometimes really cheep products. They offer insurance and paid time off to FT employees.

    ConsThe pay is very low for most positions, $8 /hr. Raises are promised, but you really have to beg you mngr for it when the time comes. The store owner gets stuck on micro managing as oppose to looking at the needs of his employees. The building itself is gross, leaky pipes, rats, roaches, it sometimes smells of raw sewage in the basement! They are not Eco friendly they only use that as a selling point! They do not care about there employees they only care about $. Many of the upper management have actually lied on employees to have them fired. Sexual harassment from many managers and department heads. They make sure you know and feel that you are very easily replaced. I would not recommend working for this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou say you care about the community, but if you did you would pay your employees, who live in the community, a fare wage, and stop catering so much to the wealthy. Or take that $10,000 raise the head of HR recieved this year and distribute it to the people really running your store, the hard working underpaid employees!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Most worst, unfair job of my life.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsAmazing lower base employees that really make the experience awesome.

    ConsThe do not care how hard you work, they only care about money. They will literally work you overtime and justify it as not a legit overtime. Also, they make promises about raises, and then do not give them to you. They also, house management that continually sexually harass the women employees. They preach health and eco friendliness, but they provide in-organic produce and throw recycleables in the trash.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are eventually going to get sued.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great concept - poor execution

    Steward (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    Pros- Employees support the mission of the store and are VERY knowledgable

    ConsManagement/Onwership is more concerned with profits than the mission

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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