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Alsco Reviews

Updated September 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is good, with early starts and early end of day (in 4 reviews)

  • they have a good pay structure and opportunity to grow with the company (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours pay sucks work every weekend (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management does not trust us to do our jobs correctly (in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Physical"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alsco full-time

    Pros

    4 10 hour shifts are good.

    Cons

    Not much movement in company.


  2. "Run!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay there is pretty good.

    Cons

    Employees are disposable, at the drop of a hat, for any reason.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all managers and hire new, fresh management.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alsco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A paycheck that didn't bounce. Close to home, company car with little incurred cost for employee. Probably, the highest industry commission rate

    Cons

    Horrible management as they are inept. They lost a huge sales opportunity for me because of changing an already set appointment. My territory was cut in half in 6 months instead of a year like they said in the interview. No vacation accumulated until after a year of service. Not an 8-5 job you have enter data or do proposals on your off time which could add 2 more hours to the work day. Equipment doesn't work well and is outdated. Unrealistic expectations and goals. If you don't meet quota you will be fired! This job is a revolving door. Only take a job with this company if you have no other choice.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people from competitors just for a short stint and hope to get the business they work on . Get new management, Management is inept as they lost a huge opportunity for me, because an appointment was cancelled after it involved 3 people to set it up. The buyer didn't want to deal with us anymore because we wasted his time and he perceived us to not be serious.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company In the Industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone at the location treats you like family. You really feel with Alsco that everyone here wants you to succeed with all the support you get not only from the branch but the regional sales manager too. Commission structure is by far the highest in the industry. Don't let some of the bad reviews fool you, this is an amazing company.

    Cons

    Training isn't as in depth as other companies in the industry. Sales manager isn't located locally so face to face time with him is scarce. Other than those there aren't any other cons.

    Advice to Management

    Consider local sales managers above and beyond the regional sales managers so the sales teams at the branch have another resource.


  5. "Route Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alsco full-time

    Pros

    family company that support you

    Cons

    the pay could be a little better


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Get a job at Walmart instead !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays the minimum wage as they have to
    Working for Alsco makes you a better person as you strive to be unlike some of the management

    Cons

    Possibly one of the worst companies to work for .Walmart is a better option , staff morale is low & most employees scheme of escaping this poorly managed, outdated backward company.
    Advancement is non existent if you are a intelligent ,hard working & successful. Nepotism runs high. If you are part of the managements "boys club" & you are related ,a bigot, racist, enjoy bullying ,unqualified ,inept, lazy ,a drunk & dishonest YOUR IN.( Being a redneck helps )
     Some management spend most days creating ways to rip off customers ,reinventing invoice numbers & inventing new charges Bullying customers w legal threats is a common trait. Business practices are related to managements bonus & "What's in it for me" is mandate in this dysfunctional organization ,
    Training is virtually non existent & job satisfaction is low , Walmart is a better option.

    Advice to Management

    No advice as you cant change or influence stupid or ignorant folks .


  7. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very impressed with how much the company invested in me

    Cons

    Reliant on Service Dept not to screw up what youre selling

    Advice to Management

    Consider market differentials

  8. "Route Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - RSR Route Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Decent Benefits. Lots of time to get other things done. Work/Life balance is good, with early starts and early end of day.

    Cons

    Poor management. High Turnover of Middle management and support workers. Poor communication.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alsco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work every day/ all ways keeping busy

    Cons

    long hours pay sucks work every weekend

    Advice to Management

    treat your people like humans


  10. "Alsco"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alsco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable, International family-owned company. Growing yet fiscally conservative.

    Cons

    Growing pains, but positive movement


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