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Great company, but associate level employees are undervalued

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Former Employee - Assistant Buyer/Member Service Coordinator  in  Skokie, IL
Former Employee - Assistant Buyer/Member Service Coordinator in Skokie, IL

I worked at Topco Associates

Pros

Employee Benefits
Pension Program after five years of employment
Very Generous Prizes at Annual Employee Meetings
Company is unaffected (actually it thrives) in poor economy

Cons

Low compensation
Low opportunity for career advancement
Low annual merit increases
New HR staff is making many changes that are not in employees favor

Advice to ManagementAdvice

n/a

No opinion of CEO

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    My Comments

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Buyer in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Topco Associates

    Pros

    Good Benefits, free samples of different product

    Cons

    Too much politics in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to implement a reward system

    No opinion of CEO
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    New Management is weak

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Topco Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to be a VP or higher - passing the blame to retailers, suppliers, or brokers and allowing the new CEO/EVP's to assume all the credit for succeses

    Cons

    Turnover out of control - people in roles they aren't qualified for - Sr Management a bunch of yes men to retailers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what the retailers join Topco for...procuring product....stop listening to a few of the retailers (one in particular) that is challenging Topco to be more than you are capable of being...stop bringing in new VP's that have no people skills - partner with good suppliers and stop bidding process...you are cutting the quality of the products which will be the death of your organization and a number of the retailers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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