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    Great place to work for those who enjoy challenges

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Maple Plain, MN

    Pros- Base salary is fair, all employees receive a year end bonus payout based on company growth
    - Advancement opportunities are excellent for most departments, such as manufacturing, operations, and development
    - Medical benefits for employees are better than most companies
    - Corporate culture is laid back and flexible; not micro-managed, management is very accommodating for scheduling time off, dress code is jeans and a t-shirt for most employees, even upper management/execs rarely wear ties
    - Management looks for the strengths of their employees and works to put their employees in a position to excel, rather than focusing on deficiencies
    - Cafe (in HQ building) and vending machines are subsidized by the company and food quality is excellent
    - Always cool stuff: not a month goes by where all employees aren't treated to a lunch, picnic, or free stuff (t-shirts, etc.)

    Cons- Departments are physically & culturally separated; left hand often does not know what the right is doing, stark differences in management style from department to department
    - No sick days, all time off comes out of PTO (but PTO accrues at a higher rate than anywhere else I've worked)
    - Adding family or children to medical benefits is expensive, but no reduction in benefit coverage

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime in position requirements to advance are bogus! When an employee meets all other requirements to advance, let them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the best company, not the worst company.

    Sales (Former Employee) Maple Plain, MN

    Pros-Decent base salary
    -Good medical benefits
    -Employee stock option plan
    -The lots of great people to work with (below mgmt. level).
    -In Sales you get paid for overtime.
    -Not micromanaged as much as some inside sales positions.
    -Very, very causal work environment.
    -Laid back dress code, you can wear jeans and a sweatshirt every day.

    Cons-Commission structure is horrible, very low incentives.
    -You don’t get paid on retention.
    -You only get paid on new business you bring in and you only get commission off that account for a year.
    -No one on the sales team makes six figures.
    - Mgmt. is very deceiving about the total salary you will be making in a sales position.
    -Everyone only gets a 20min paid lunch break.
    -No room to move up in company.
    -Has had horrible turn around in the last year in the sales dept.
    -No sick days, comes out of your paid vacation time.
    -Not a very professional work environment.
    -Mgmt has no idea what they are doing.
    -Executives are very disconnected from employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMgmt rarely listens to the concerns of its employee’s.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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