Storr Office Environments

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Uninspiring but stable

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Storr Office Environments

Pros

Steelcase dealer, so it sells highly-respected products. Management always has best interest of the company in mind; they are not selfishly trying to suck the company dry. Strong values, and they do try to do the right thing.

Cons

Senior management has a horrible tin-ear when it comes to motivating and inspiring its workforce. I have heard it said by senior management more than once, "if they don't like it here, they should just get a job elsewhere." They do try to do right by employees through employee appreciation week and fun committees, but they are mostly childish activities. They display a large chip on their shoulder when they are being generous, as if it is a huge burden, and we are ingrates. They think of employees as children. People of color will not be found in leadership, and the token female position is constantly changing. There are no opportunities for advancement. Pay is mediocre.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They need to get people in senior management that think a little differently from them. The most effective senior management I've seen has polar opposites at the top, so that group-think does not set in.

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    No leadership on the front line...Death by Meetings.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Storr Office Environments

    Pros

    Flexible, provide employees with autonomy. Definitely an 8 to 5 culture if that's what you're looking for. Represent reputable product lines that are widely recognized. Employee appreciation events constantly being held. Warehouse and delivery staff on point and reliable. Awesome work environment (you're sitting in the best task chair on the market) which is also a showroom.

    Cons

    Leadership is extremely closed off from staff and are constantly in meetings, but rarely found on the front line where all the work is getting done. Support staff is extremely unhappy, overworked, and underpaid. Talented employees will likely leave to get paid what they're worth once the effects of the fancy office and $1000 ergonomic task chair ware off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be authentic with your employees...loose the fake smiles and actually get concerned about what's going on in the workplace. Lead your organization and stop yielding to corporate at every turn of the road. You've got really talented and loyal people...invest in them. If you hired a proven sales manager/director and invest in a CRM tool you'll drive more income and afford to pay support staff closer to what they're worth. You sell world class product, but you're far from being a world class dealer.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly, hard-working community of people; disconnected with forward growth and development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Storr Office Environments

    Pros

    The work space is beautiful, great demonstration of design capabilities of staff. Monthly "fun committee" activities for the staff. Available time off for important issues. Employees rally to help their colleagues in time of need.

    Cons

    Leadership does not do a good job at "grooming" individuals for future advancement and placement within the company. Leadership generally "plays it safe" and does not accept suggestions for improvement openly. There is a communication gap between the leadership team and the employees. Positions feel one-dimensional with a glass ceiling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back from the daily grind to see where the company is headed. Employees are willing and wanting to take on new experiences and challenges; but when a leadership team lacks the ability to see beyond the daily grind and discover untapped potential, promising individuals will want to discover new challenges with another company. Good talent will leave become unhappy and seek out new opportunities.

    No opinion of CEO
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