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Carlson Enterprises CEO Adolph Carlson
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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carlson Enterprises full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Very professional high quality roofing company with the capabilities of a general contractor. The company is going through a rapid growth progression and it's a good time to get on board to become part of the basic structure that will keep the growth pattern going up. There are a ton of opportunities in every aspect of this business and from cells to a production and management. Pretty good pay and benefits structure...

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    Cons

    Just your basic Growing Pains until everything is streamlined and a well-oiled wheel there will be small issues but nothing to deter anyone from becoming part of the team that's worthwhile.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the Growth!

    Carlson Enterprises2017-03-18

    Carlson Enterprises Response

    October 2, 2017Administrative Assistant

    Thank you for your kind words.

  2. "Carlson is a great opportunity! Just wait and see..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carlson Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    A caring, family oriented staff and management that will help you grow as an employee and a person. Carlson has been a good place to work, and I have learned a new industry. My background was not in construction or roofing but the training program quickly brought me up to speed. The management was helpful and knowledgeable. The team environment was friendly and helpful. I came to Carlson with the goal of working part...

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    Cons

    Due to the recent storms and previous management's poor decisions, the company has experienced some growing pains like many other construction and roofing companies in the Florida market. This is at times difficult to explain to customers who we would like to help quickly but cannot due to the process.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on your goal and we will weather the storms!

    Carlson Enterprises2017-10-13
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Very Unprofessional/Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carlson Enterprises full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paycheck - nothing more. And you get to leave at the end of your day.

    Cons

    MANY! Won't waste too much time listing them, but beware of the following: They create profiles on job sites and BBB to add fake reviews as a form of free advertising, hoping to recruit employees and customers. But once you're in, watch out, it WILL change on a daily basis. There are NO benefits offered to employees. Very immature, unprofessional and inexperienced upper management You can ask 5 people how a...

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    Advice to Management

    Won't even bother, they don't use these sites to improve their business - they use it for free advertising.

    Carlson Enterprises2017-06-29

    Carlson Enterprises Response

    July 3, 2017Administrative Assistant

    We have a 401k and health insurance made available to all employees after 90 days of employment at Carlson Enterprises, LLC.

  4. "Looked for a job, found a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carlson Enterprises full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I started with the company seven years ago with a background in service and sales industries. Quickly I was able to build a book of business as an entry level project manager with the help of a thorough training course that included classroom and field training. The pay and benefits has allowed for me to purchase a home, provide for my family, and save for retirement. Schedule allows for a good balance of work versus...

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    Cons

    Company does not provide vehicle.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to pick up the tab when meeting with your shingle manufacture at the IRE.

    Carlson Enterprises2017-02-27

    Carlson Enterprises Response

    October 2, 2017Administrative Assistant

    Thank you for your kind words.

  5. "IT'S A GREAT DAY AT CE"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carlson Enterprises full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - 1 hour lunch break - healthcare - 401k - friendly staff - growth opportunities for your career track laterally and vertically

    Cons

    There is a lot to learn about the roofing industry, but with patience there is possibility for growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Employees provide valuable feedback to Management and there is a balanced annual review and 90 day review.

    Carlson Enterprises2017-02-24

    Carlson Enterprises Response

    February 27, 2017Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for the great review!

  6. "Potential to Make Money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Carlson Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    High income potential if you are detail oriented, personable and willing to work in areas impacted by storms.

    Cons

    Must be willing to put in work and go door to door to generate sales.

    Advice to Management

    Have monthly goals that are consistent and reachable.

    Carlson Enterprises2016-11-09

    Carlson Enterprises Response

    February 23, 2017Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for the great review of Carlson Enterprises.

  7. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Field Representative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Carlson Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Though completely unrealistic, potentially high bonuses

    Cons

    Horrible company. They fire people for no reason and try to manage through fear. No benefits. Management plays favorites. Unrealistic sales expectation for a product that could be a scam. 100% percent door-to-door to start then referral business. No real leads provided. If you don't have the correct last name you will not survive in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Your managers play favorites! Train your reps. Give them leads, don't rely on them to completely generate your business. Make strategic plans.

    Carlson Enterprises2016-09-26

    Carlson Enterprises Response

    October 2, 2017Administrative Assistant

    We use several lead generation sources and having coaching in place to ensure the success of those who try to put the right foot forward, including weekly pay for representatives to help ease the transition into a 1099 career field. Several employees succeed.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "The Worst!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carlson Enterprises

    Pros

    Seriously do not have ANY pros. I did get paid on time.

    Cons

    I was a Sales Rep. There were 6 people in our training class. Currently only 1 is still employed. That was within a month's period. They tell you to buy a ladder and shoes and then they will let you go at the drop of a hat. As a Sales Rep you have to knock on people's doors. It takes a special skill and most people can't do it. Make SURE it is something you can do! It is the main part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some patience. You can't fire everybody you hire. Also have REASONABLE expectations. Too much pressure on EVERONE.

    Carlson Enterprises2016-09-20

    Carlson Enterprises Response

    October 2, 2017Administrative Assistant

    Any sales position will be full of challenges. Our company gives a brief stipend to Field Representatives just beginning their 1099 careers to account for purchases. We have coaching and programs in place to ensure that success is dependent upon the amount of effort put into the ...

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Carlson Enterprises

    Pros

    Possible high commissions with catastrophic weather event

    Cons

    Poor marketing and reputation. Lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Better align with local community and treat reps with more respect to improve overall direction.

    Carlson Enterprises2015-06-30
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