Hillyard Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company, tough industry

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

    I have been working at Hillyard full-time

    Pros

    Hillyard sales reps are equipped with several unique selling advantages. These advantages mostly center around computer technology and several key Hillyard products. They're designed to help the rep avoid selling just on price and lets him/her bring more to the table than other jan/san distributors (especially the smaller ones). Commissions are fair and managers treat you like a person. "What do I do for a living? I help companies keep their buildings hygienic and presentable and we place an emphasis on floor coatings."

    Cons

    Many companies are trying to get into the industry, which is driving prices (margins) down and making it harder to make money. There's not much training before sending you out in the field. Mostly a sales industry, so most of the jobs at Hillyard branches are sales -- very little opportunity to move into other types of roles. "What do I do for a living? I... sell toilet paper."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest a little more time on training new employees. Help branch managers grow their leadership skills which will in turn help them better develop their branch employees, which is healthy for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hillyard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management is very fair. I like the fact it's not that up tight corporate atmosphere and not a lot of unnecessary reports to turn in.

    Cons

    No car package!! You pay for your own gas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with some sort of car reimbursemet.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company on the corporate level, branch level suspect

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

    I have been working at Hillyard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly, family type atmosphere. GM and people in charge are approachable and remember who you are.

    Cons

    Some spoiled employees at corporate level, Branch level salesman and customers try to blame or transfer blame, not accountable since they generate business. Unrealistic goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand overworked people, that are not salespeople.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A good family owned business that has been in the industry for over 100 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Hillyard

    Pros

    Great training on products. Consultive selling. Value added sales process.
    Manufacture and distribute their own products. Not reselling someone else's products.

    Cons

    No cell phone allowance. No expense account or advertising budget for sales reps.
    No car or mileage allowance. They do not have their own laundry chemical program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your sales staff at the top of the list. Focus on the customers and the sales will come.
    Too much demand put on pushing promos instead of what is best for the customer.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The best company to work for hands down

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

    I have been working at Hillyard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Since they are family owned and operated they look out for your families 100%

    Cons

    No cons at all. It has been the best company I have ever worked for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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