School Specialty

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In financial trouble

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at School Specialty

Pros

Some divisions are better than others

Cons

Some business units were so poorly managed that their sales have drastically fallen over the past two years. Since these units represented more than 40% of total revenue, all units are paying the price, even if they are doing well independently.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Spin-off/sell the most profitable parts of the company, so that they don't go down with the rest of the troubled parts.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    what a joke!

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Customer Service in Greenville, WI
    Current Employee - Seasonal Customer Service in Greenville, WI

    I have been working at School Specialty

    Pros

    The only good thing I can say about this place is the people you work with are more than willing to help you out ( not management)..... also the customers are very very friendly and patient.

    Cons

    1. training was a joke I leaned for from a co worker than in class... but I will not says it the training departments fault completely (more management) 2. you are only aloud 5 minutes 3 times a week to take a unscheduled break... so basically if u have to use the bathroom....hold it. or else u might get written up. 3. they tell you alot of lies to get you in the door... then never make good on what they say or change stories once your an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management...HAHA I report to a supervisor that is so over stressed she cant do her job right second upper management feels the need to mirco manage ever aspect of you job..... if you are going to run a call center run it like one... dont run it like a day care...... use programs that are suited for the call center envoirment!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Resume-builder, but not a place to stick with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, WI

    I worked at School Specialty

    Pros

    SSI has a lot of upside potential; great market share and a huge sales force. They are well-known and well respected by the market.

    Cons

    This is a massively disfunctional company. A conglomeration of more than a dozen companies and rampant infighting among leaders. There is very little trust of management by the general employee ranks because of all the off-the-cuff firing (i.e. not justified) that goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage in a fair, conscientious manner to build trust with employees; then appreciate and respect the contributions being made throughout the company.

    Disapproves of CEO
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