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It was a chaotic experience as the company was going through a bankruptcy and a lot of turn-over at the C-Suite level.

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Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Greenville, WI
Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Greenville, WI

I have been working at School Specialty full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Very nice and dedicated employees, a relaxed work environment, great products, very positive atmosphere, good salary and lots of benefit options.

Cons

Lack of strong corporate leadership and a lot of employee turnover especially at the senior leader level, lack of current research to drive decision making, unclear driving goals and objectives, lack of accountability.

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Need to provide clear direction and stick to that direction.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. Disconnected strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at School Specialty

    Pros

    low stress environment at operational level

    Cons

    company went through multiple rounds of furloughs and layoffs to meet financial numbers. Pay scale seemed to be lower than market.

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  2. A job I'll miss.

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    Former Contractor - Art Prep: Receiving in Bellingham, WA
    Former Contractor - Art Prep: Receiving in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at School Specialty as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great, relaxed place to work (at least in the Art Prep department). There are deadlines, but it isn't difficult to meet the quotas needed. The first job I've had where I've genuinely enjoyed the company of everyone that I worked with at every level.

    Cons

    Vast majority of positions are seasonal, as the bulk of their business happens in the summer. Full time positions are few.

    Recommends
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