I have been working at Ennis full-time (More than 10 years)
Ennis is the leader in their industry. In an industry that is consolidating they are the company acquiring the businesses versus being acquired.
The large product offering makes it more likely to find products to sell to your customers benefiting the distributor customers.
Lots of locations in small towns with hard working employees.
Ennis is in a consolidating industry where some product demand is declining. Unfortunately this has resulted in some plant consolidations as they've continued to acquire companies that may overlap capabilities in the same geographic area and right sizing of the workforce to meet this smaller demand.
With this right sizing there are now disgruntled ex-employees out there writing negative reviews in forums such as this.
Advice to Management
Continue to manage the business taking into account the employees, customers and shareholders. Leave one of those three out and there will be trouble.
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Ennis in June 2012.
The interview process was conducted primarily by the person who I directly reported to, very easy to talk about the position with. The marketing CEO was extremely upfront about everything.