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1 person found this helpful  

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Floral Park, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Floral Park, NY

Pros

District Service Managers get free gas. Pay was decent. Guys atmosphere. Not politically correct. Didn't have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings or corporate sensitivity training.

Cons

Upper management is HORRENDOUS. Completely disrespectful towards employees. I mean actively insulting and demeaning. Leadership doesn't care to actually solve problems. I'm not sure if they're incapable of it or if they just don't want to. They refused to believe that their methods weren't working and just plowed ahead yelling at everyone underneath them when their master plan didn't work out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

First of all, respect your employees and their lives outside of work. This will drastically change the work atmosphere and morale. Your employees are miserable because they think you see them as slave labor. Secondly, be more open to feedback. Your employees have good ideas about how to fix problems, if you would only listen. Immediately dismissing them just adds to the consensus that you don't care and think you're above them.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disappointed with lack of ethics practiced by management & lack of team building skills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO

    Pros

    The benefits are good compared to other companies in Springfield, MO area. That's about the only positive thing that comes to mind.

    Cons

    Long hours & meetings with employees that tore them down instead of built them up to succeed. Couldn't believe the way employees, especially Route Sales Reps, were verbally berated in front of others. There is no real respect for management because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to build a team with positive re-enforcement instead of negative. Be honest with employees and customers. Give words of encouragement. Be more concerned with customers and employees instead of 'numbers'. The numbers naturally get better when these are top priority. Promote based on performance & merit. Previous management was respected - current is definitely not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Never a dull moment

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    Current Employee - District Service Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - District Service Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    company very stable
    very good at promoting within
    family feel is still apparent even though we have grown to a billion dollar comapny

    Cons

    long hours are the norm
    no time off during holidays
    with the focus moving to sales to keep up wiith the changing economy causes for challanges we did not have to face in past. All for the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    way too many deadlines to be meet all the time not allowing management to focus on running the business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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