School Specialty

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1 person found this helpful  

Worst job I've ever had

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Former Employee - Seasonal Customer Care  in  Greenville, WI
Former Employee - Seasonal Customer Care in Greenville, WI

I worked at School Specialty for more than a year

Pros

You'll make enough money to pay for the gas to get there and home, but not enough to live on

Cons

Toxic work environment. Most are underpaid, but ineffective management is overpaid. Big brother mentality company-wide. Irresponsible upper management, causing the once prominent company to be on the verge of collapse. They often only hire temp/seasonal employees instead of establishing competent, well-trained employees. Training for years of program implementation is taught in 3 days and employees often grow frustrated with the lack of training and quit. You will get yelled at for using the restroom because you're not on the phones.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire full-time staff, train them well, treat them with respect and turn your company around!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    Crazy, Fun and Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenville, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, WI

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great salary and products

    Cons

    Slow or no decision making from the C-level makes it difficult to accomplish anything. Last minute decision making makes for rushed projects and average results. Hard to excel and take pride in your work when you're always waiting for direction from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision and stick with it long enough to measure the results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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