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Top salesperson, lowest paid.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Customer Development
Former Employee - Customer Development
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

A consistent schedule. No issues with HR. HR is actually very efficient and reliable. Entry level job for a few college kids with no where else to go.

Cons

Commission structure is a joke. If you want to make any money on it, you have to basically kill yourself to get it. Base pay is not up to par with current times. Company stuck in a 1985 mindset with no room for innovation. They were scared to get a Facebook page and Twitter page originally because they were afraid of all the negative feedback they would get from their customers. Unwilling to change in the least bit. Management is very two-faced - As in they literally believe that they can lie to you and you will accept it regardless of facts. The corporate culture is the "good-ole boy" mindset. Only males at the top, and they hold on to their power with a strangle hold. They value the person that will literally make Grimco their entire life. They will sometimes expect you to work far beyond your salaried hours with no compensation in return. (As in until 2am in some extreme cases)

Advice to Management

Pay your workers! You are already having major staffing issues throughout the country, and more will be coming soon.

Other Employee Reviews for Grimco

  1. Great Company-Fast Growth- High Tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a fast paced company with solid management and big growth and advancement opportunities. The company now has 45 branches throughout the USA and six in Canada. It is the industry leader in the sign and color graphics industry with great products from HP and 3M and other industry leaders. Employees who work hard advance quickly with opportunities in branch and regional management. Grimco has won numerous customer service awards from its national accounts.

    Cons

    Grimco's "can do" culture is a big part of its success. Employees are given a lot of responsibility early and encouraged to take ownership and responsibility for their customers and their own success. Sales and profitability goals are very important. If you are not a motivated individual with a good work ethic, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the company and that will create more and more opportunities for employees.


  2. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forward thinking company, always working to improve and grow. Non discriminatory based on gender, race, sexual orientation. Also falling in line with forward thinking and growth. Every day given an opportunity to make decisions like it is your company. You are treated like an adult- knowing your goals, true cost of products, ability to adjust price and inventory levels to improve your branch and growth. Fun work environment. Management is challenging, but fair. Always encouraging you to improve and do your very best for your own growth and the betterment of the branch and company. Owner truly cares about his employees: Haven't raised employee portion of health insurance costs in 6 years- this is unheard of these days! More than generous 401K contribution by Grimco. His door is the first you see when you walk into headquarters and it is always open. He is willing to sit down and talk/ hear out his employees. You can tell he genuinely cares. People who work hard are rewarded and appreciated. 8-5 M-F I wouldn't suggest this job to everyone because you have to work hard, it is not super easy, but for those who want a healthy challenge and have a solid work ethic it is a wonderful place to work. I enjoy coming to work every single day. The people who haven't made it simply didn't see the overall vision and that is too bad because they are missing out on an awesome opportunity. If you have a strong work ethic, have the ability to prioritize your time with a high attention to detail, are looking for a career and not just a stepping stone to your next adventure Grimco is an wonderful place to look! The individuals who give Grimco poor ratings probably didn't see the overall vision or buy into it.

    Cons

    Time off could be adjusted to include specified sick days. We work very hard, 'mental health' days are a need.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more activities on the branch level for employees to get involved and bond. I know they do this at the corporate level, but not much at the local level. I think it would improve on the cohesion of the branches and promote a team atmosphere. Don't hang on to employees who aren't performing. This doesn't do them or the team any favors.


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