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Variety Wholesalers Overview

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Henderson, NC
5001 to 10000 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
General Merchandise & Superstores
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Variety Wholesalers

Variety is not only the spice of life -- it's also a major purveyor of deeply discounted merchandise. With more than 410 stores in some 15 southeastern states, Variety Wholesalers has survived even Wal-Mart's march through rural America. The ... Read more

Variety Wholesalers Reviews

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader in Henderson, NC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader in Henderson, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved some of the Supervisors I worked for. Up front and to the point with everyone they supervised.

    Cons

    Top management was bad for employee morale. Very self servant. Very top management always talked down to employees and our supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Top level of management needs to spend some time taking a teamwork course and actually use it. To them nothing is more important than working 6 to 7 days a week and making as little as they can get away with paying you.

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Variety Wholesalers Interviews

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Variety Wholesalers.

    Interview

    I applied, then several weeks later was called in for an interview with the regional manager and district manager. The interviews were back to back at a store under construction. The questions were the basic situational questions. I was told that I'd hear something the next week. It was three weeks and several phone calls and emails later before the district manager called me back. He informed me that he had selected me, but that he wanted to offer 10k less than I was looking for. I asked him to give me a day or two to think about it, since that was a big cut. He pressed me for an answer by 10pm that night. Keep in mind this has been a process they had dragged their feet on for weeks. I agreed, and then called him back within an hour or two and accepted the position. He was excited and told me he'd get back with an official offer the next Monday. Once again this process dragged on for another three weeks before he called me back and told me that they had decided to go in another direction. The whole lack of communication, dragging the process out, and then rescinding an offer for no given reason was very unprofessional in my opinion.

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