Follett Educational Services
3.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.fes.follett.com Woodridge, IL 5000+ Employees

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Updated Feb 17, 2014

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Chuck Follett

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great First Time Retail Experience

    Temporary Retail (Former Employee)
    Norfolk, VA

    ProsWork / Life Balance, Nice Employees

    ConsNot enough hours even for a temporary worker

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Follett was a good company to work for until the recent merger of the Follett companies.

    Coordidnator (Former Employee)
    Woodridge, IL

    ProsIt is rewarding to help school districts save money by offering textbooks at a discounted price as well as offering discounts on new paperbacks and other classroom supplies.

    ConsThis family owned business is not focused on helping their employees. There have been a large number of layoffs due to the merger of the Follett companies. Follett Educational Services was very profitable, but now many of high management have either lost their positions or have lost much of their responsibilities. It was their talents that made FES successful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your good employees and don't give their jobs to employees who work at the companies that have been losing money. That should be a no brainer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Part time Temp Hire

    Store Assistant (Current Employee)
    Hampton, VA

    ProsEasy to get to work, Great people including Management!

    ConsWas Temp hire for Fall Rush at TNCC

    Advice to Senior ManagementMangement is great!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoyed working there,very friendly,got along with every one and the work I enjoyed,and it only seasonal.

    Processor (Former Employee)
    Woodridge, IL

    ProsIt is a place that gives people jobs to start working and make a little money to spend and pay some bills when they come in.

    ConsThere are no down sides with this company because it hires school kids,people who come off the streets who are looking for a job for a little while.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am a very dependable person.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of focus on priorities and achieving employee input and cooperation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTremendous building. Excellent business area to be in, with few competitors. Had some exceptionally good employees.

    ConsLack of promotional opportunities. Poor communication from the top down, creating a lack of cohesiveness.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDetermine how to become a relevant company for current and future employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Total lack of communication from all management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Woodridge, IL

    ProsThe majority of the positions are very stress free except sales

    ConsLittle or no communication from management about company. Pay scale is very poor except for upper management

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the people know about future plans

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company culture and support but lacks in competitive compensation

    Account Executive-Field Purchasing (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    Pros-Excellent ongoing technology initiatives
    -Fantastic support network for outside sales force
    -Good benefits and time off
    -No evenings or weekend work
    -Lots of recognition programs

    Cons-Compensation could be higher to more in line with similar outside sales
    -Comission process far too subjective in determining final payouts
    -Very limited advancement opportunity

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more receptive to the innovation and suggestions of the account executives that are in the field day in and day out in order to improve results and morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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