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Associated Wholesalers Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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  1. "Store Councelor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesalers full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, and great customers.

    Cons

    Way too much upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers.


  2. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robesonia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robesonia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work - lots of professional growth opportunity

    Cons

    Limited resources / declining industry

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Good enough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Associated Wholesalers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent cash when you need it

    Cons

    Physical and night shift is tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what your doing


  4. "Great Employer, Fair Pay, Great Benefits,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesalers full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good group of coworkers. Leadership team cares about people. Compensation package is fair. Benefits are good - comparable to other companies in the industry. Generous time off package. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Business in New York and New Jersey is a challenge. Unions in that area are more difficult to work with. It creates uncertainty in the business that slows growth and weakens stability.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. AWI has strong roots and a foundation of hardworking people. The leaders are great to work with there and the culture is one where people matter.


  5. "New England Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Robesonia, PA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Robesonia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Customers, Staff, Environment, Knowledgeable, Growth

    Cons

    I loved what I did. I never had a morning that when I got up I said I don't look forward to the day. No Cons working at AWI.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communications open, as always


  6. "You will wear many hats working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Wholesalers full-time

    Pros

    Very open to pushing the envelope on technology. Lot of room to learn new things. Office tends to work well together, especially at the lower rungs of management.

    Cons

    Workforce is thin so expect to pick up a lot of responsibilities quickly. Expected support approaches 24x7. It can be hard to take off around holidays because coverage is so thin.


  7. "Was decent company to work for before the financial issues."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Wholesalers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The office culture was good before the bankruptcy.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and how the bankruptcy has been handled.

  8. "Fun and Community-Minded Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robesonia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robesonia, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    An opportunity to positively impact the success of the small independent retailer either directly or indirectly.
    Leverages strong and established vendor relationships to reach out to the community and non-profits in the area through employee events.
    Excellent organization for an individual who enjoys wearing multiple hats; provides a strong environment for learning and enhancing skills in core areas.
    Stellar PTO and 401K plans offered for employees to provide both balance and plans for the individual's personal future.
    Wonderful organization with a truly worthwhile mission - to promote the profitability of the independent retailer.

    Cons

    Create more open forum for communication between departments.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "AWI has the potential to be a great company but is hindered by parochial management and poor communication processes."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A number of employees are friendly and easy to work with. There doesn't seem to be a great deal of pressure to do your job.

    Cons

    Still thinks and operates as a "mom and pop" operation.


  10. "Close knit culture, but the company doesn't seem to be able to keep up with the times."

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    Current Employee - Store Department Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Store Department Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Good hardworking people. Pay is on par with the industry. You can learn a lot if you put out the effort.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. I can't see myself in a career here. I honestly do not see this company being in business for the long haul. There is too much politics in the different company segments, each trying to stick the other segment with product losses.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in some new technologies to increase efficiency. Modernize all processes. Cut the politics.


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