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BlueStar Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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  1. "csr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlueStar full-time

    Pros

    This a great company to work for. good benefits and pay. Laid back. Nice area to work near also. Great management.

    Cons

    I am satisfied with everything so far. I have no complaints as of yet. It is an easy commute and the people are professional.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice. I am satisfied with my experience so far. I have no complaints as of yet.


  2. "Vertical Manager"

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    Current Employee - Vertical Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Vertical Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Approachable executive team, decent pay for the area, growing company and good corporate culture

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility potential, low compensation when compared to similar national technology companies

  3. "No complaints"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, good people, hard working peers, growing

    Cons

    Minimal advancement, minimal pay outside of management

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. Helpful (2)

    "The job is easy but management makes it unbearable."

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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay with weekends off and super easy job sometimes food is catered or you get left over food from the office.

    Cons

    Management is disgusting. The favoritism is absolutely ridiculous you can pick them out your first day. Managers constantly choose people to pick on and upper management lets them do whatever they want. The "packing leads"/wannabe manager, they are just nasty and have no people skills. Also you never know what time you'll get off work, rarely earlier than 10.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your grunt workers. Their complaints are valid. You want to expand when you can't even keep the few good workers you have. This place has so much potential but you let managers bring morale down and it becomes an angry depressing place where nobody wants to be. I saw more appreciation from office workers than I ever did from management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Job Not Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BlueStar full-time

    Pros

    Privately owned and provides some opportunity to sharpen an employee's skills.

    Cons

    Very flat organization that does not provide a career path for individuals to grow with the company. The primary owner's family are warranted excessive privileges that the general employees do not have. Executive management fight between themselves in front of employees often forcing them to take sides. Management makes it clear that an employee is there to do a job function and ideas are often diminished by the input of antiquated business techniques that rarely work today.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in NEW mid managers and empower them with REAL power to manage their people without influence or over riding their authority. Consider the reason there is so much turn over and make a sincere attempt at making corrections.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Cautious"

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

    I worked at BlueStar full-time

    Pros

    family-like atmosphere, great opportunity to learn if you do not have industry experience, fast-growing organization

    Cons

    flat departments/organization with little room to grow career. Mgmt stuck in old mindset with certain policies (work from home, travel, etc), no mid-mgmt. to offset departmental growth, little financial reward/reviews/bonuses in place

    Advice to Management

    start bringing in middle-mgmt. to help promote growth and show your dedication to staff after hearing same issues in all exit interviews.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fast grow company, international operations, Europe, North America and Latin America, good if you are looking the first opportunity job, family environment.

    Cons

    Lack of mid management, there is no a Vertical Grow, lack of communication skills from head's there is not a employee retention plan, VP's just look into detail and do not see the big picture.Micromanagement. Old fashion manager style.

    Advice to Management

    Relay in your team, invest in your people, pay on time. Establish clear metrics and objectives. Renew your Manager and Directors positions. Stop to be the Boss be a leader

  8. "BDM- Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BlueStar (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for. Good Manager and opportunities to move up into managing position. Good team work

    Cons

    If you do not follow the company strategy you will not sucess

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "buyer"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Buyer in Florence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BlueStar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing company within a evolving field. Could be a good place for new graduates to gain some real life work experience.

    Cons

    There is no growth potential. If you have career advancement objectives this is not the place to pursue those. Very limited in lateral movement as well.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Cannot Retain Top Talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Privately held and flexible company that has a strong focus on their customer.

    They have a few key contributors that produce most of the company's results.

    Cons

    Executive management team is made up of second stringers that would not be in management roles with similar organizations and practice outdated practices.

    There is a huge discrepancy in pay from the executive team and everyone else

    The culture is stale with high demands made on its employees and few tools to get the job done

    Sales team is re-active yet take all the credit for sales that are made within the Business Development Team.

    Vendor headcount is not fully used on BDM headcount and goes to fund other things not related to that vendor... Unethical behavior related to rebates

    Advice to Management

    Start being leaders and not bosses.

    You're growth has less to do with you and more with your greatest asset... "The employees".

    Share the success and give to the people or team the credit that they deserve for accomplishments.

    Observe how executives at large organizations behave and model yourself after them. They usually don't act as though they are any more special than anyone else.

    Pay your valued employees fairly with raises annually and in a timely fashion

    Pay bonuses and commissions in a timely fashion

    Share company vision... There doesn't seem to be a clear company objection.

    Your employees time is just as important as yours... Do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it.

    Stop having disagreements between yourselves in front of your employees.


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