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CSM Corporation Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great location in downtown Mpls with access to a gym and parking, free fruit, charitable work with Ronald McDonald House" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Helpful corporate office for HR and accounting questions" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "The HR department has turned over the most, over the last year with 9 employees leaving out of a department of 11" (in 6 reviews)

  • "The upper management are ruthless, and will fire anyone for any reason" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people but very dysfunctional leadership, especially in hr"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company, so flexible and willing to take risks. Lots of employee perks.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, led by cranky and unpredictable owner. The constant turnover throughout the organization should be sending a message that they need to make some changes in the leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who have left or are leaving.

  3. "Horrible Culture"

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

    I worked at CSM Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Financially stable company with lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    They pay well because they have to. There is always a fire drill.


  4. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We had great support from team members at hotel and from corporate/regional level

    Cons

    I cannot think of one

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  5. "Sales coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CSM Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Small company, growth opportunities, fair pay

    Cons

    Small company, limited hotels, have to use PTO for holidays, IT support is not 24hrs

    CSM Corporation Response

    Jan 9, 2018 – VP Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Glassdoor! We are glad that you recognize the positive aspects of working in CSM's hotel business. As you are are likely aware by now, the holiday... More


  6. "CSM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSM Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, fun place to work

    Cons

    Pay scale-men vs women-seems to be an issue


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSM Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at the corporate office for over 10 years and have very much enjoyed my time at CSM. There are a lot of talented and wonderful people at CSM that promote a team environment. The work is interesting and satisfying. The company is generous to its employees and many different charities.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Overall, a positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally competent staff, everybody who works there seems to know what they are doing.

    Cons

    Not a meritocracy at ALL-seniority is far more valuable than actual skill.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Do your homework before working at CSM"

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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 CSM Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location, subsidized parking, decent benefits, employees are enjoyable, free fruit, work-paid lunches about once a week.

    Cons

    I can't speak for the hotels, but the corporate culture is horrible. There is absolutely no informative communication, except weekly emails about people who have been fired or left the company. In the past year, the office has turned over 30% of the 100 person office - some positions twice. Executive mgmt has turned over 3 of the past 6 positions within the past year. Middle mgmt is normally hired from outside and not promoted from within. The owner doesn't trust that anyone can make a good decision so he continues to micromanage all real estate deals. The office is run very conservatively and stuck in the 1970s - no gender equity in promotions or decision-making.

    Advice to Management

    CSM has a bad reputation in the marketplace (specifically for employee recruitment). Hire younger employees to do entry-level work, promote from within, focus on strategic decision-making, focus on employee development and training.

    CSM Corporation Response

    Aug 24, 2017 – VP Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Glassdoor. We agree that there are many positive aspects of working at CSM’s corporate office! Our internal communication, in addition to what is... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSM Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great culture, great training

    Cons

    Pay a little low in industry


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