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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 for 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.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to provide clear direction and stick to that direction.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for School Specialty

  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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Difficult to work in constant chaos

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at School Specialty full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people in the trenches and School Specialty provide products and services to schools at a good value. The curriculum pieces in particular really help struggling students.

    Cons

    Difficult to work with fluid leadership, bad pr, bad decisions, and a never ending cut to benefits, salaries, and work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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