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Management is a minus at this company.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Collegeville, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA

I worked at Allied Wire & Cable

Pros

A great place to come in at entry-level, gain some experience, and use as a stepping stone to a better opportunity. Best for independent thinkers who can self-motivate and figure out how to side-step restrictive policies. Company supports a lot of perks for salesmen to offer customers to incentivize buying: sports tickets, gift cards, etc.

Cons

Management is stuck in the 1950s in terms of political correctness. Expect to be offended if you are not a white straight male. Sales management prefers intimidation to motivation. Sales goals and achievement tiers are changed at a moment's notice, no recourse. Salesman commissions are split with the house at every opportunity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It would benefit this organization to invest in professional management training as well as cultural sensitivity training for it's management staff in all departments, and owners.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    Great Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allied Wire & Cable

    Pros

    Allied is growing so I can see that there is some growing pains in much of the infrastructure, but I think it is all good. Managers want ideas from all of the employees, they encourage us to put in suggestions, not just complain when things could be done a better way.
    The senior management is very family friendly and is genuine in supporting people who need time when things come up in our daily life.
    Casual work environment, lots of employee activities.
    Accountability is key, take the oppotunity to own your work if you do great or make a mistake.

    Cons

    The growth can be hard to handle for anyone who wants to just punch a clock every day, not for those who want to coast.
    Need to add more staff to handle the growth in every department.
    Benefits are good but the cost is too much for me to afford, need a better deal and have the company give more to each employee for insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company grows, the changes that need to happen may not be so obvious to those who have been here for a long time. Bring in some fresh eyes to assess the processes for each department to get in tune with even more growth.

    Recommends
  2.  

    OK but look elsewhere for the future

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Current Employee - Account Representative

    I have been working at Allied Wire & Cable

    Pros

    -Great entry level position
    -They provide you with many tools to become a good salesman
    -If you stick it out you COULD make some decent money
    -The employees are helpful and fun to be around

    Cons

    -Terrible PTO (vacation days dont carry over)
    -Too many managers that have too much time to nit pick your work.
    -Endless meetings that waste valuable sales time
    -Management has little respect for employees
    -Commission structure is unbalanced - you could work there for over a year and not make commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allied is a an OK place to work but could be a great place with some tweeking. Management should be more respectful to their employees and compensate them better. This shows in their revolving door of employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
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