Compare COTG vs Michigan Office Solutions BETASee how Michigan Office Solutions vs. COTG compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at COTG full-time for more than a year
COTG really cares about their employees. I have been working here for just under a year now and I cannot imagine being anywhere else. Not only does COTG look to their employee's opinions, they have... very open communication throughout the organization, and really care about how the workers feel working every day. Morale is extremely high, especially due in part to the Employee Committee. This group of dedicated individuals strive to create fun and engaging events for the entire company to boost morale, interact with other departments and overall just have a good time at work. On top of that, the committee, and COTG by association, raise money every year to donate to amazing programs such as "Operation Christmas."
The only downside for me, personally, is my long commute every morning. I travel from the south suburbs of Chicago and it's about 45 minutes to an hour each way. However, that being said, being able... to get past the long commute should show how much working for COTG makes up for that.
Advice to Management
Keep true to the culture and ideals that you have already set. No matter the changes that may come from a higher power.
I have been working at Michigan Office Solutions full-time for more than 3 years
One of my favorite things about MOS is that you are given the opportunity for development. In the past couple years, they have implemented a 6 month Mentorship Program as well as a year-long... Leadership Development Program. These programs are available to people from all positions in the company. There has been a good mix of people from all positions in these programs (service techs, sales reps, administrative, and IT). Both programs have helped me succeed in my current position, and have prepared me well for promotions in the future. The work/life balance is very good. The expectation of working 8-5 M-F is the norm, and working any extra outside of that just increases the chances to succeed. There is an uncapped commission structure with a reasonable base salary. You have the ability to make a lot of money quickly if you are willing to work hard. You also get a car allowance that increases if you exceed your quotas. There is an annual President’s Club trip that sends top performers and a guest on an all expenses paid trip to a destination spot (last year was Costa Rica). The President (Paul) really cares about his team members and the success of the company. He is sincere and wants to get to know each employee on a personal level. Despite being based out of Grand Rapids, he is in Novi at least every other week making his rounds, attending meetings, going on ride days with sales reps and basically doing whatever is needed to help us succeed. There aren’t many companies of this size that the top leadership executives make themselves as available as here. I have recommended joining this company to numerous people and those that have joined have been happy they did.
This is truly a “you get out of it what you put into it” business. If you aren’t able to be self-motivated, this probably isn’t the best job for you.