Walsworth

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Walsworth Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family-owned company

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

    I have been working at Walsworth full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    make your own schedule
    managers generally leave you be if you get things done
    response times are quick
    company values
    everyone seems to love what they do

    Cons

    communication needs improvement
    they never fire anyone so areas are left in shambles by the time they leave
    very stingy with compensation
    your first few years are insanely hectic with 12 hour workdays being the norm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication--do what you say you're going to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A family owned business that needs to remember other employees outside of Marceline, MO.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Saint Joseph, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Saint Joseph, MI

    I worked at Walsworth full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked with allot of great people in the northern facility and we were a tight knit family until the arrogant family from the south came along. I really liked my job and it was usually fun while getting results.

    Cons

    There is nothing quite like being called part of the Walsworth family when you are not treated as part of the family. When they took over it was all about the employees and the COMMUNITY, were did that game plan disappear to? I think they should have stuck to Year Books instead of entering a market they had no experience in and completely brought a good printing plant to its knees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you going to recognize Walsworth for what it is you need to include the ones that really make you the money YEAR AROUND.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smoke and mirrors

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

    I worked at Walsworth full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good family atmosphere. You won't see anyone working over-time, staying late, under any circumstances. When the whistle blows, they clear out.

    Cons

    Senior management is weak, and full of themselves. They use fear and bullying as their primary motivational technique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't fix stupid, and you can't trust liars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Amazing family oriented company

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

    I have been working at Walsworth full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone gets to know you and helps you tremendously. You make your own schedule and have very reachable goals. Summers are filled with workshops and travel.

    Cons

    Some months are very very busy. Not considered one of the "Major" yearbook companies to some schools.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience with a family owned and run company.

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

    I have been working at Walsworth full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provides you with great training and the supplies to be successful. Great motivators and many many long term employees you can use as mentors. They produce a great product and you can be proud to work for them.

    Cons

    As in any sales job, the wear and tear on your car (but that isn't the companies fault). Overall I really don't have any Cons for working with Walsworth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard during a school year, rest in the summer, pay is good but territory makes a huge difference.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Yearbook
    Former Employee - Sales Yearbook

    I worked at Walsworth

    Pros

    Competitive base pay, free time throughout the summer months. Flexibility where you may work 12 hr days, but can end a Friday early here and there.

    Cons

    Sales management aren't skilled in coaching and developing. Great, developed sales process. But if they aren't willing to address head-on how to compete against superior reps in a territory, the process will fail, and customers will break their contracts because they know they'll never be sued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just make sure reps are putting in the activity. Make sure they know how to differentiate, and how to attack a weak territory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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