WinWholesale Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. A very good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Olathe, KS

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Professional. Great crew to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs NO improvement.


  2. Great Opportunity for the "right person" in the "right situation" with the "right mindset" and "realistic expectations".

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work if you go into it knowing "The Deal". You can make a lot of money, but most companies do not make the numbers they recruit with. You are your own boss and make a lot of local decisions within limitations.

    Cons

    You are not the final say! You are not an entrepreneur as they claim, you are a manager who is expected to get results working 60 hours a week for a tiny salary. Your true compensation comes from Profit Sharing and Dividends (if you can afford to buy the privately held stock of the company you run). Don't forget: Win owns the majority state in all Local Companies and will make the final decision in most strategic situations.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent. The backroom deals are killing any trust local Companies have in corporate. The business is changing, don't get left behind. The leaders you are recruiting want more than money.


  3. Very stressful work environment

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

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

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

    Pros

    met a lot of nice customers

    Cons

    worked with a lot of negative people

    Advice to Management

    let local companies run themselves without so much of corporates involvement.


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  5. Work for less but share in the success.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Rochester, NY

    I worked at WinWholesale full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Most employees are allowed to buy into the company. If you believe in their philosophy ownership is a good thing.

    Cons

    You work for less than what similar jobs offer in an effort to keep the company (our company) doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Your anti Nepotism policy is hurting you more than its helping. Its too aggressive, especially when many of your new acquisitions are family businesses.


  6. Outstanding

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

    I have been working at WinWholesale full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    An entrepreneurial and results driven positive spirit will thrive and become an autonomous company president. One can secure a prosperous life. Women are especially welcome and numerous have become affiliate presidents.

    Cons

    If one focuses on results he or she will advance. If the one is a standout leader, the affiliate president will sponsor the employees growth. The best move ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the unique entrepreneurial spirit.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Fired for trying to open a new company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WinWholesale

    Pros

    Company credit card, learning experience.

    Cons

    I was fired for speaking to someone in corporate about my interest in opening a new company. They always are promoting their "spirit of opportunity" however they don't seem to be interested in opening any new companies.


  8. Decent pay depending on your position.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee Services in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Employee Services in Dayton, OH

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

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

    Pros

    The best thing about the company is that each year in December they give around $30,000 to a few employee families in need. The employees donate the $ throughout the year and the President matches the donations.
    Local company employees are eligible for profit sharing bonuses. All employees can participate in the employee saving plan that pays an excellent rate.....better than banks and 401k.

    Cons

    Not all employees are eligible for profit sharing bonuses. Women and minorities will NEVER make it to the top, so don't waste your time trying.

    Advice to Management

    Extend profit sharing to all employees and develop your HR department.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Opportunity.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Unlimited opportunities. Control your own destiny. There is currently a push by the COO to go out and get young, competent, driven individuals to be local company presidents. This is the future.

    Cons

    Culture is hard to change, getting younger folks into the mix is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the push to get younger people into leadership positions!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Winnelson will use you ,then get rid of you

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesman in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Salesman in Groton, CT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. Unless your a favorite with the president on a local Winnelson , Then you get what you need to advance in this company .

    Cons

    No sales training .you work your ass off for nothing. The presidents give he profit sharing to who they feel like. No bonuses or profit sharing for salesmen

    Advice to Management

    Stop screwing loyal employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience for new sales reps

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales/General Manager in Pueblo, CO
    Former Employee - Sales/General Manager in Pueblo, CO

    I worked at WinWholesale full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing, ability to buy stock

    Cons

    Corporate has too much control

    Advice to Management

    Let the presidents control more



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