Orgill Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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  1. Started off good but went sour

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Kilgore, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excellent pay Busy job Great benefits Relatively easy work once you get the hang of it Good vacation time

    Cons

    Hours changed to super early Management didn't know what they was doing Micro managed

    Advice to Management

    Hired a new manager from different company and didn't understand Orgill


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    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orgill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Orgill is a great company to work for. The company has continued growth and expansion so the since of job security is strong. As a manager you are not micromanaged from Sr Management as long as you do your job they seem to be pleased.

    Cons

    Some downsides of working for Orgill there seems to be the buddy buddy system meaning friends are hired into positions that they may or may not be qualified for. Promotions are hard to acheive because of the friends politics within upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Sr management should consider what is best for the company and promote people who deserve to be promoted and who understand the positions to be promoted into. Yearly reveiws should be required for every department nd for every employee.


  3. Stocker- best Job anyone could ask for in college.

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    Former Employee - Stocker in Tifton, GA
    Former Employee - Stocker in Tifton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Orgill part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for a company that truly cares about its employees is a major plus. Also, the people you work with are normally just as happy to be there as you are. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The pay is incredible too.

    Cons

    The company cannot control the weather outside. My only complaint was how hot it would get inside the warehouse in the summer. The company would provide Gatorade and water coolers to try to help.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing.


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  5. Territory Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing, dominant company in the distribution industry.

    Cons

    Political senior management with some "team members", that are NOT "team players". Most upper management is only concerned with their own advancement, and not the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of 25% of upper management and make sure that the remainder is company focussed.


  6. Project Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with great values.

    Cons

    Communication is horrible between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the good workers and get rid of the nonproductive workers.


  7. good company for college students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay for working your way through college

    Cons

    not a long term career job

    Advice to Management

    Your employee is your number 1 asset


  8. Lucky their competition isn't very good

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orgill full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of merchandise, very complete assortments. Like most companies, if you are new to the company, or your major accounts are new, you can count on excellent support for the most part. If you have consistent sales increases, you will receive better than average support. The Dealer Markets are very well done. The online catalog and ordering services are also top notch.

    Cons

    As much of the sales force is on 100% commission, a slowed economy stresses not only your paycheck, but also how the company views you. Because the overall Orgill coverage is nationwide, there are always areas that are not experiencing declines, so you can look bad by comparison, even if it's not an exact one-your area may have more trees than people, and you might be in a mature territory bordered by several other Orgill reps with no real opportunities to pick up new business, but you'd best somehow generate yearly increases. In terms of work > life time balance, the geographical size of your territory plus the needs of your customers will determine how much time you need to devote to the job. In my case, over the 25 years I was in my territory, increased computerization reduced the time it took to make and place orders, although there still were some mostly smaller accounts that weren't as computerized as they could have been, so they took more time than they should. As Orgill bought up wholesalers, you were surrounded by former competitors that now worked with you, but there was no guarantee you got to keep all of the accounts you competed against them in. Many times, reps lost key accounts in these types of consolidations. That last year I was there, the company was cutting ties with older sales reps and replacing them with younger, salaried ones-which put more $$ on Orgill's bottom line as they paid no commission to the younger reps, and their health would be better, reducing the company's insurance costs.

    Advice to Management

    As with most companies, the quality of your direct manger has everything to do with how you are viewed and treated by the company. If your manager is not strong, and your region's sales are not good, you eventually feel like just a number, as you watch your region be wagged like the tail on a dog. The company is not good at helping lagging areas pick up new business. Their idea of competitive wholesale pricing is laughable at times, when dealers having to commit to $100K in yearly purchases to receive a better price could often buy key items cheaper at Lowes, Home Depot, etc.


  9. Growing company stuck in time

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orgill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a very team oriented place to work; they have grown too quickly to keep up with the times.

    Cons

    Very old School, their IT Department is very antiquated. Doesn't like the change that is needed to keep up with the times.


  10. Toxic company culture, Poor management, Unprofessional work environment.

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    Current Employee - N/A
    Current Employee - N/A
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    "Pro" isn't the word to use, but it's a job.

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of communication. Shockingly, Orgill employees often refer to their own customers as "stupid". Considering customers are what drives an actual business, that type of disgusting attitude speaks volumes. Orgill employees also prefer to use profanity and childish insults as a means to "communicate". This was absolutely the poorest display of "company culture" and "professionalism" I've ever witnessed. If you're seeking a professional environment with quality management, Orgill is NOT the place to work.


  11. Great little place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the best! HR Department is great! Nice office and onsite facilities.

    Cons

    Pay is behind the times.

    Advice to Management

    Need better pay!



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