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Elk Grove Village, IL
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Topco Associates is a top company in terms of private-label procurement. Topco uses the combined purchasing clout of more than 60 member companies (mostly supermarket operators and foodservice suppliers) nationwide to wring discounts from wholesalers and manufacturers. Topco ... Read more

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Topco Associates President & CEO Randall J. Skoda
Randall J. Skoda
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove Village, IL
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    I have been working at Topco Associates full-time (More than a year)


    Very competitive base salaries; regularly pay out at or near 100% on bonuses; trying to improve culture and reputation


    Low bonus % relative to comparable positions at other companies; higher benefit costs vs. similar roles at other companies; no vesting in 401k until 2 years of employment have been completed; business model makes it difficult to achieve goals, individudal cooperative members often make it difficult to do what's best for the entire cooperative

    Advice to Management

    Work on cost of benefits and a more progressive workplace environment to attract and retain talent long term, especially young talent to sustain the company. Also be more realistic about the time needed to implement processes and strategies and do more thorough preparation; understand what it will truly take to get things right the first time vs. moving forward asap and causing a lot of unnecessary work to fix issues that could have been prevented.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Topco Associates (West Palm Beach, FL) in June 2016.


    You go through either a recruiter or staffing agency, The Director will call you on the phone and speak with you briefly, then if they like you then you are asked to come in for a face to face. As you are interviewing, they show you only the good side ( of course ) but once you are there, it is a VERY DIFFERENT STORY.

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    • How would you handle a conflict between a vendor and member?   1 Answer
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