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"Fulfilling and rewarding"

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Former Employee - Manager Operations & Infrastructure in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Manager Operations & Infrastructure in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Carlson Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Lots of opportunity, competitive pay and benefits, friendly culture. Global spirit and culture. Family ownership brings interesting history and strong commitment.

Cons

Unrealistic growth expectations given private ownership and capital constraints. Family issues in the past decade have been a distraction.

Advice to Management

Continue the return to core values.

Other Employee Reviews for Carlson Companies

  1. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance, flexible hours depending on your group, they care about employees being happy, ability to move up and around, development opportunities, a lot of community involvement

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on things that don't matter, way too many surveys, always asking for donations for EVERYTHING


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A culture and work environment in decline"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stated corporate values are commendable.

    Cons

    Serious lack of competent mid-and upper management. Much hype and fluff around vision, but daily operations don't reflect stated corporate values. High employee dissatisfaction. Striving for excellence with lots of mediocre employees and uninspiring leaders. Very hierarchical. Mired in historic methods and culture with aversion to progressive change, innovation and collaboration-even though that's the latest buzz word. Mediocre pay and sub-par benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at yourselves. Decide what this company really wants to be. If you want it to be create an employee-supportive environment, hire leaders and managers with people management skills. Invest in the best of your employees and provide on-going training. Many operations and practices are out-dated by 10-15 years.


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