Grimco Reviews

Updated May 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Grimco promotes from within, so there is plenty of opportunity for hard working employees to move up the ranks (in 6 reviews)

  • It is a fast paced sales environment with great pay, incentives, and great people around you and across the entire company (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • I believe in hard work but I'm not going to make this job my whole life (in 5 reviews)

  • When you are "Let go" it is done over the phone, with zero notice (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Warehouse Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Grimco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with! I have a Manger and a Regional manager that listen to me and understand my questions, comments, and concerns.

    Cons

    I think that the one thing that sticks out the most is our delivery service could be much improved. They need to have a more structured crew.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that the company provide the warehouse employees some uniforms so that they do not mess up their own clothes.


  2. Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Grimco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands on management, flexible with furthering education

    Cons

    Schedule, PTO, no clear career advancement paths

    Advice to Management

    Salaries should be examined by market not by position.


  3. Hard but rewarding work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Grimco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, competitive work environment, small teams, feels like you are running your own branch.

    Cons

    Customers can be picky and require a lot of attention.

    Advice to Management

    Have better communication between HQ and branches.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A decent first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Grimco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great, close-knit company where you feel like you know everyone within the company because it is still relatively small and you talk to so many people on the phone. The hours are strictly 8-5, M-F with the typical paid holidays. Health benefits are EXCELLENT. The company culture is great.

    Cons

    The job itself is pretty monotonous. There is a lot of pressure to earn new business when quite simply, it isn't always there. You are often calling the same people over and over again.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that profit isn't the ONLY measure of an employee's success.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Very focused on profits, not people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grimco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management training program allows for increasing responsibility, however the pay and benefits do not match the amount of energy and responsibility that they ask of you.

    Cons

    You can be very secure (financially and organizationally) at Grimco but it takes about 6-8 years to get there. Until then they will treat you and pay you like college interns. They expect that all staff work through lunch, and shame those that don't. They offer ridiculously low PTO (5 days first year, 10 days after that) and this includes your sick time. I was very good at this job and did not feel appreciated until I gave my notice and was asked to stay.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grimco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small Team
    Great Place to develop entrepreneurial skills
    Freedom and ability to market how you want
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Start you off at low pay
    Goals are sometimes unattainable

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to new candidates and you might get a better pool of candidates to choose from


  8. Helpful (1)

    Customer Development Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Grimco full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth
    Grimco will reward you- you get out what you put in
    Good work-life balance for being in sales
    Company cares about customers and being the best in the industry

    Cons

    Not a sales position were you sit back and relax-have to be high energy
    Be prepared to be busy and on the phones a big portion of your day-lots of incoming call and still make time to prospect

    Advice to Management

    Slow down-At times I felt like things were growing to quick and the company and management could not keep up.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales Representative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Grimco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked for Grimco for over 4 years. They are committed to being the best in the industry. There is plenty of growth happening and opportunities to show what you can do. My manager is very approachable, open to new ideas, and committed to the branches employee's success.

    Cons

    I've worked for Grimco for over 4 years, and there have been some times of change that were uncomfortable, I honestly can't think of anything negative that is worth warning about.


  10. Employee

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Grimco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    First couple of years it is great.

    Cons

    They are more concerned about their impression to the public. They are very discriminating with older employees and gender.


  11. Warehouse Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grimco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Warehouse position with Grimco. I worked in the warehouse for 3 years. A typical day at the warehouse was hot and hard working. Didn't really learn anything everything was common sense. The management was good the co-workers were good to. Because its constant work non-stop you have to be ready to go and work fast.

    Cons

    Some days things would get hectic and become to much. I would say bring in more temp workers when the busy season starts.



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