Empire Merchants Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. packager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Empire Merchants part-time

    Pros

    Great work enviroment, and stable

    Cons

    Great pay, but only offer part time.


  2. Positive experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Development Specialist in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Account Development Specialist in Astoria, NY

    I worked at Empire Merchants full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, expense account, sale experience

    Cons

    Lack of structure, lack of direction and growth potential

    Advice to Management

    Lack of direction and growth potential


  3. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Empire Merchants full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I work in back of house, and company is very forward facing (sales). Most of the attention is given to sales group, and most of the benefits too, but the rest of the company is well taken care of. Good benefits, lots of time off and old fashioned company (in a good way). Good work-life balance as well.

    Cons

    If you're not in sales, it's pretty difficult to get noticed or recognized for your work. Which can be fine for some, or frustrating for others, depending.

    Advice to Management

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up in the company, this could really be improved.


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  5. Trade Development

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

    I worked at Empire Merchants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, Great sales force

    Cons

    Access to upper management and advancement is difficult


  6. Marketing Consultant

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

    I worked at Empire Merchants

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for personal growth and three weeks off.

    Cons

    Training is no the best.


  7. Nice Atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Coxsackie, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Coxsackie, NY

    I have been working at Empire Merchants full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Full-Time, Interesting work environment, good breakfast/lunch free, close to home

    Cons

    snobby people, unfriendly coworkers, no training

    Advice to Management

    Need Better Training


  8. Decent Hours, Aggressive Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Empire Merchants

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to many brands, good hours. The people around you are helpful and fun working environment. Get to meet many people.

    Cons

    Hustling managers that dont like to listen to what employees have to say. Work can become repetitive, and very fast pace.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Give more feed back consistently, and also show that you can do the work yourself too.


  9. A great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Driver in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Empire Merchants

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a teamster, the job is very satisfying and the pay scale is very good. The management is fair and the workforce is friendly.

    Cons

    At times management pushes a little too hard and the drivers and helpers feel like they have no one to turn to.

    Advice to Management

    I think that if the men and women at the company were made to feel like they belong, the company would get a lot more from them.


  10. Great

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

    I worked at Empire Merchants

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my job it was like getting paid to work out and its a very no stressfull Job

    Cons

    Soreness of body until you get used to the work

    Advice to Management

    None Excellent


  11. Helpful (1)

    No room for growth, your opinion is never heard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Astoria, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Astoria, NY

    I have been working at Empire Merchants

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products to sell
    Has a department just for lead accounts which helps with new accounts
    Can make your own schedule for the most part

    Cons

    Management is terrible
    District managers and Directors claim to listen but just blow you off
    Too many delivery problems
    Too many credit issues with accounts and the company workers themselves

    Advice to Management

    Start listening more to the reps rather then telling them NO each and every time
    Stop treating employees like 1st graders with meetings just to make sure we are around



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