School Specialty

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A roller coaster ride

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashua, NH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hanging On for dear life

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

    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 Company runs by the seat of its pants while making poor and outdated decisions on virtually every level instead of geo targeting the specific needs of each region.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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Ok. Great company if you like flexable schedule

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Appleton, WI

    Pros

    Flexable schedule and good benefits

    Cons

    tehnology behind the times and catalogs need updating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add better technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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