Alticor

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Profitable in spite of the decisions made.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ada, MI

I have been working at Alticor full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Very family focus; Pay is good for the market; benefits are good relative to other companies; some leadership is good; opportunities for globla business experience and travel

Cons

Very resistant to change; not many opportunities for advancement; behind in supporting technology; slow to react to new information; too many "strategic" initiatives; very set in doing things how they've always been done

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company needs to decide who it wants to be: are we a Consumer Goods company that sells an ever-expanding portfolio or products (only which some are profitable!)? Or are we a Direct Selling company with a compelling business opportunity. You need to communicate to the employees what is the focus of everything we do.

Business decisions should be made that are good for the entire organization. The continual proliferation of products being offered (with the retirement of none) only adds to the complexity. Re-evaluate the product portfolio as it relates to the business. Focus on the things we do very well. Get out of the places we don't.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

7 Other Employee Reviews for Alticor (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Decent company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Alticor

    Pros

    Helpful people (both at the management and non-management ranks), great working schedule (around 10 hours per day, with Fridays off for most employees), good pay (probably above average for a company in the consumer products industry), decent cafeteria, employee morale seems above average.

    Cons

    The stigma of being associated with the Amway brand, workspaces aren't the most modern at the Buena Park location (although I will concede that the technology is fairly up to date... and it also depends on which department you work in), upward mobility seems limited to only a few people, miscommunication seems to be common (although unsure of whether the fault is on the company's side), seeming hierarchy between departments (which, in turn, make it difficult to reach crucial decisions that are agreed upon).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think Senior Management often talks about change but are unwilling to risk anything for that change. Management seems to be very idealistic, but the conservative culture doesn't allow the company to tap into the more creative solutions that could actually help the company reach it's goals/initiatives.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience but shouldn't start career here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Alticor

    Pros

    Lots of responsibilities and allow you to work on meaningful projects.

    Cons

    Too many pointless meetings that don't accomplish anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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