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Large privately owned company.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at W.B. Mason

Pros

Large privately owned company. Aggressively trying to grow by growth and buying competitors.
Good vision for continued growth. Good relationships with vendors.

Cons

With the concentration on rapid growth there is a huge need to better prepare people to become managers to facilitate the growth.

 Current management seems reluctant to trust people to carry on the original culture of the company.

  The "Whatta Bargain" area is not viewed as a real catagory but rather as an after thought.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stress the 1 stop shop potential of the company. Grow the furniture business by becoming involved with organizations such as IFMA and BOMA. Push the "Full Service" model by Sales of new and used furniture, taking trade ins to lower project cost to customer, service/repair of furniture and offering design services. Stress partnering with the customer to give the customer better value for their $$. Do not overlook the "Whatta Bargain" area. It has the opportunity for the largest growth % while having the best GP.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Dec 2012

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at W.B. Mason full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom- people leave you alone if you're successful
    Ability to make great money
    Great start for college graduates who want to enter sales
    Social atmosphere

    Cons

    No training
    It's office supplies so you are treated like a snake oil salesman until you gain trust from customers
    No car allowance
    No computers
    Archaic technology
    No CRM
    All data is on excel sheets
    Becoming increasingly outdated and irrelevant
    People who work hard as sales reps are promoted to management way too early with no concept of how to handle people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give sales people a computer or something
    Pay for gas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    WB Mason Former Driver

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    Former Employee - Driver
    Former Employee - Driver

    I worked at W.B. Mason full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great money and benefits and lots of Overtime. If you work 6 hours they pay you for the 8 and also get Overtime after 8 hours

    Cons

    Terrible Management, long hours, no help on busy days supply drivers average 40-80 stops daily furniture averages 8-15 daily

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and be more sincere with employees, stop threatening employees of their job we work hard enough

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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