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Best-kept secret in the north-west

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Current Employee - Help Desk Technician  in  Issaquah, WA
Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Issaquah, WA

I have been working at SanMar full-time for more than a year

Pros

Family like atmosphere and culture. The company is growing, new people being hired in every department. The managers are nice and available. I am happy to be working here.

Cons

The benefits could be better.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to make connections

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SanMar as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros: -decent starting wage.
    -Able to work earlier in the day, and have evenings with my family
    -great coworkers
    -I had a fantastic supervisor

    Cons

    Cons:
    -Uses interns as cheap labor, not as prospective employees
    -Very Cliquey atmosphere. The company highly values "niceness" and it's often fake and forced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    The most dysfunctional IT department I've ever seen

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA

    I have been working at SanMar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good cafe - good food at a good price
    newer building
    plenty of parking
    more good people than bad to work with
    most people are customer focused
    cornered market and SanMar is at the top (for now)
    loyal customer base

    Cons

    lowest pay in the area
    micromanagement culture
    little to no career opportunities or incentives for technology people
    cube farm work environment
    silo-ed organization that's expect to share resources
    not enough resources to accomplish what is expected
    technology infrastructure is about 3 decades behind the times and failing everyday
    lack of vision from leadership is profoundly crippling progress - working in IT is like sailing a boat without a rudder and any attempts to install one will result in consequences
    high turn over in IT
    very few paid holidays
    lack of transparency around company success and decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Toss the bad apple, it's spoiling the bunch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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