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A roller coaster ride

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

I have been working at School Specialty full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I enjoy what I do very much. I am hopeful the new corporate management will pull us up and out.

Cons

Managers are too distant from the people in their departments. Hoping this will change with new Senior Management.

Advice to Management

Perhaps corporate could be more visible. Start to get to know the employees individually (not too many of us left). Pretty scary right now.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    This company relies on a flawed strategy and approach to capturing market share and long term gains.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at School Specialty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, respect for family life outside of work, provider of materials to an ever changing marketplace.

    Cons

    Furloughs every year, lack of understanding and action on part of management to turn things around from steep declines in sales and performance.

    Advice to Management

    Have some guts and reverse course where success will follow.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Hanging On for dear life

    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The non management staff is friendly and down to earth. The company offers a good selection of k-12 products for schools and administrators.

    Cons

    Management is tight lipped about decisions that will inevitably have huge effects on sales staff which adversly affect the account base. Product training is a joke. District Managers are unable to make decisions to empower their sales staff. Company runs by the seat of its pants while making poor and outdated decisions on virtually every level instead of geo targeting the specific needs of each region. Bad benefits. Forced unpaid furloughs.

    Advice to Management

    Read the reviews about your managers written by past and current employees and hopefully take lots of current management courses. You need them in all areas.


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