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  1. "Family owned company that tried to expand in to areas it didn't full understand."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechainical Engineer in Twinsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Mechainical Engineer in Twinsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong distribution company did well in their core competencies. Was trying to grow their acquisistion of Wegoma aggressively at one point.

    Cons

    Got in over their heads at Wegoma. Tried to dictate how the business would be run by using systems from a previously purchased engineering company. Caused more problems than it solved. They eventually wound up closing the once very successful Twinsburg operation of Wegoma.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what you do best. If you purchase another company, let them tell you how they can best do their jobs. You bought them for a reason, you should listen to them.


  2. "Was a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great family culture - Great people - Dedicated people - high morals - great computer system - loyal customers - team oriented

    Cons

    The culture has changed in the past 12 months - business is heavily related to the housing industry which is still in the tank

    Advice to Management

    Study who you were when things were great and develop a plan to get back to the culture which made you successful