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Former Employee - Sales
Former Employee - Sales

I worked at Carlton-Bates full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

If you're one of the chosen few, you can practically get away with murder, and your job is secure.

Cons

Don't expect to get ahead if you aren't close personal friends with the managers. Extreme favoritism and nepotism all over the place. Those who cut corners get ahead, and those who try to do an honest job get steamrolled.

Advice to Management

Recognize the value of your loyal employees who put up with your endless changes and requirements.

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  1. A slow pace boring place to work

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    Current Employee - New Product Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - New Product Technician in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Carlton-Bates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Easy going
    -No stress
    -flexible work time
    -Air conditioned
    -Clean work enviroment

    Cons

    -Slow paced
    -No responsibility
    -too much management on simple projects
    -floor supervisors (hourly associates lack the experience, leadership skills, and confidence in their subordinates to get the job done efficiently and effectively

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified people and pay them more. But give them more responsibility and let them make decisions with the customers in mind.


  2. Nice place to work if you don't want to go anywhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Carlton-Bates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great place to work if you don't want to grow/develop in anything other than Sales/Distribution
    Solid positioned for growth. Margins running in the 20 - 25% range and net coming in in the 15-18% range the company will be around for a long time.

    Cons

    If you are not a Sales person then your career path is a true DEAD END. Career advancement is not about the blood, sweat, and tears you put in but who you know. The good ole boy network is alive and well; if you are not based at corporate (Little) then you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate changes; when people are reassigned or let go or leave the only way someone figures it out is via a bounced email. Historically a CBC all email blast would go out notifying people of the changes. That was over kill and the fact that it was eliminated is a positive but the Managers are not communicating the changes to the troops on the ground.


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