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"Sales Associate"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Dunn-Edwards full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The company offers reliable employment, somewhat decent health insurance, ability to transfer to different locations, ability to work different jobs, possibility for advancement if you get in with the right crowd, the company actually produces a quality product.

Cons

Very hard to achieve pay increases, corporate easily "loses" your training paperwork, very laborious work (at the store, non-management level), if you make the wrong friends your chances of advancement are slim to none, the company does not value you as a worker, the company has no interest in helping you utilize your full potential, management is typically close-minded and insecure, company does not show employee appreciation.

Advice to Management

Don't be so insecure that you smother your employee's ideas, be respectful to your employees, prove that you care about your employees by acting as an advocate to ensure your employee actually receives any raises they earn, should earn, or were promised they would earn. Be productive with your time. If you have time to watch the cameras looking for the employee to mess up, you should instead use that time to help the employee get to where they want to go. Remember that it is a mutual professional relationship; you need them just as much as they need you. Go to school and get an education. Learn to clearly articulate what you want from your employee.

Other Employee Reviews for Dunn-Edwards

  1. Helpful (2)

    "If you're offered a job in the corporate office - be warned"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dunn-Edwards full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance – you can leave at an expected time every night, decent pay for management/executive level positions, tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    The corporate office is in a dilapidated building (owned by the company) located in the rundown neighborhood of Vernon. Filthy office space - one janitor to clean a building employing over 100 people. The bathrooms were disgusting with layers of dust caked onto the stalls, rust stains on the facilities, unbearable urine stench. There were reoccurring problems with ants and termites throughout the building. The interior was an embarrassment to bring in clients and vendors - peeling wallpaper, scuffed walls, faded cubicles, outdated wood paneling, rusted filing cabinets - very ironic for a company offering consultations on interior design and home improvement.

    Though some people have been with the company 20-30+ years, there was the feeling everyone is just trudging through their job, there was no sense of energy or aspiration to do more. New ideas are feared and squashed in budget allocations by top management so there was little motivation to offer anything that could actually help the company move past stagnation. Employee satisfaction and morale was very low and management did nothing to address. No employee recognition or perks, little to no appreciation for a job well done. Medical benefit costs are high. No 401K match.

    If you get a job offer here, be sure to ask for additional vacation time. Non-exempt new hires are offered 2 weeks but do not start to accrue vacation time until 6 months on the job. Sick pay does not start until 9 months on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at why people leave their job here for better opportunities and why people turn down job offers to work here. Invest in cleaning up the office to make it a decent, pleasant place to go to work everyday. Recognize talent and grow it instead of beating it down. Put employee appreciation programs in place. Embrace new ideas and technology – or the company will be left behind even more than it already is.


  2. "This company offered many great benefits, although you work hard for your money."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, gain experience in multiple fields.

    Cons

    Breathing in VOCs all day.

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