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C&H Distributors Reviews

Updated November 9, 2016
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  1. "If only"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SEM Specialist in West Allis, WI
    Former Employee - SEM Specialist in West Allis, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C&H Distributors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people in this company. There was a lot of talent and many outstanding ideas were presented during my time here.

    Cons

    Most of those outstanding ideas were ignored. This company suffered from extremely poor decision-making by its executive and that not only crushed morale but eventually led to this 80+ year old company being bought out by a competitor. The other major flaw is that there doesn't seem to be any semblance of an opportunity for growth here. If you're hired into an entry level position you'll retire in that position.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to others. It is not okay to shoot down all new ideas if you aren't suggesting any of your own. Every one in this company lost faith in the management team and towards the end we were all sitting back just watching the ship sink while they did nothing.


  2. "Territory Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team environment. The Manager truly cared about you life at and outside of work.

    Cons

    Micro managed to death. Listen to live calls, listen to calls in the office, track number of emails sent, talk time. No CRM.


  3. "A Shadow of Its Former Self"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Pewaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Pewaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at C&H Distributors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hmmm...parklike location convenient to freeway and shopping.

    Cons

    When I first started at C&H, it was a family run business that embraced solid values and loyalty to its employees and customers. It was then purchased by a German company who valued customer relationships but treated employees as numbers on a spreadsheet. C&H has now negatively transitioned further to value only the bottom line since being purchased by Global Industrial.

    Advice to Management

    This office desperately needs leadership. Employees feel duped and left in the dark. Communication needs to improve. Goals need to be shared. Create a sense of inclusion.


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  5. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Co Workers are great to work with. Immediately had a sense we were in it together and not competing for sales

    Cons

    After Global purchased C&H, immediately things went downhill. Micro managing became a way of life and it looks like it's picking up speed. favoritism is rampant. Ok job if nothing else, otherwise, if you have a choice, pick somewhere else to work


  6. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Development Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C&H Distributors full-time

    Pros

    With our parent company, Systemax Inc, the opportunities are endless!

    Cons

    Not a lot of access to work from home. I would like the opportunity to work from home beyond our typical work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take chances on those with only an associate degree. There are a lot of people that have the drive but have not had the opportunity to go to college.


  7. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at C&H Distributors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about what they do and go the extra mile for their customers

    Cons

    Losing marketshare and decreasing revenue year over year. They were bought out by Global Industrial this year (2015)

    Advice to Management

    Now that they were bought out by Global Industrial there isn't much to say. The writing was on the wall when I left (2013) that they were going downhill.


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    "One of my bigger mistakes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at C&H Distributors part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rarely if ever will you work past your shift time, but that's more of a sign of employee unhappiness than job perk.

    Cons

    Micromanagement to a level I've never seen before. Things were bad before, but became much worse when Global acquired the company. Senior leadership within C&H is virtually non-existent. Reviewing numbers is not leadership, those on that position should be expected to inspire rather than constantly criticize. If you absolutely need a job to pay your bills and are out of options elsewhere, reluctantly accept the job--but continue your search. I've yet to meet a person there that loves what they do.

    Advice to Management

    You hire adults to work for you, assume they'll be adults and do their job--breathing down necks and micromanaging is an environment very few will survive. Even fewer will thrive. Compensate enough so people can hold their head up high, rather than be constantly concerned with paying their bills. Have actual compassion for those who are helping achieve company goals, they're human beings not just a number.


  9. "account manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people, strong team, get to help paople

    Cons

    Empty, unfulfilled promises. Lack of leadership in middle managment

    Advice to Management

    Don't over promise, and not deliver on changes you say will happen.


  10. "Not a place for growth or consistent with current salaries in the job market"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard to come up with any

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, leadership, growth potential, and most of all no compensation based on sales..poor commission structure.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees for their efforts. Enough with the favoritism . There is no accountability when issues are presented. Stop looking the other way.


  11. "Great environment to work at."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at C&H Distributors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Being sold to a competitor.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the business soon.



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