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"A place for entrepreneurs to soar!"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at FoodServiceWarehouse.com full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Still operating as a start up, the absolute best thing about this company is being able to innovate and come up with new channels of business and processes to make company efficiencies. Fast-moving, lots of change and growth. Company culture here is fun, individualism is encouraged.

Cons

Because of rapid change and growth, the company some times moves so fast that company-wide communication becomes a struggle.

Some younger/green staff don't have the necessary experiences to properly lead departments, so there is a learning curve/tuition.

Advice to Management

Work hard to communicate company strategies, visions and initiatives to the entire company by strengthening the middle-management team.

FoodServiceWarehouse.com Response

Apr 17, 2014 – Human Resources Manager

Thanks for your feedback! We're definitely working to improve the areas you identified and hope that you will continue to enjoy and grow with our company!

Other Employee Reviews for FoodServiceWarehouse.com

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work if you are a brown-noser!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FoodServiceWarehouse.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seemed like a great opportunity and started off strong. Loved the people I worked with...mostly.

    Cons

    They hire & fire people on a whim! They say one thing and do another! The CEO is a pompous ass! It felt like being in High School all over again. The cliques. Upper management mostly seemed like a a bad impersonation of being in the movie "Mean Girls"...and they were all guys! An absolute joke!

    Advice to Management

    When you expect loyalty from your employees, you should try showing it as well.

    FoodServiceWarehouse.com Response

    Feb 3, 2014 – Human Resources Manager

    Hi, Thanks for your feedback. On behalf of FSW, I apologize that this has been your experience working with us and appreciate the opportunity to further improve our company. We take hiring and ... More


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Good place to grow if you're willing to suffer, but watch your back!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FoodServiceWarehouse.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to grow if you're willing to put in 150% and endless hours.

    Generous bonuses and raises (if they like you)

    They look to promote (generally) from within, even to other departments if you choose

    Employees are friendly (upper management is another story)

    Good benefits (health care, company matching 401k, vacation) and generous company outings (but if you decide you can't make the outing, or simply don't want to go, be prepared to be bullied by the CEO and then potentially fired)

    Generous Christmas time bonuses and gifts

    Young/lively/diverse atmosphere

    Free soda machine and unlimited coffee in break room

    Cons

    Where to begin...

    The place has grown fast in a relatively short time, but the upper management does NOT know how to manage that appropriately. The CEO is high-energy, long-winded and foul-mouthed. The entire office knows when he is upset (which is more often than not) and you better bring noise-cancelling ear phones if you wish to not expand your vocabulary, and lie low, or you're next. When he is in a rare good mood, the break room might score a new coffee carafe system.

    Management is disconnected from the "lowly" employee. Not all, but most are generally uncaring and expect massive projects/deadlines/margin/sales in ridiculous time-frames. The place is a locomotive that keeps gaining steam, but the wheels are coming off. Don't be surprised to work a 10-12 hour workday. They only care about the bottom dollar there, and don't care what you have to do to get it done.

    HIGH turnover. Unless you are a brown-noser or have a terrible attitude, don't expect to last there, especially in sales. The "watch your back" atmosphere there creates a sense of instability and stress in your own life. You never know when your time is coming, but you know it is indeed coming. You could be a hard, honest worker but make one mistake, or have a down week, you're out. Yet somehow there are people who have been there for ages who would turn your blood to vinegar if you look at them.

    No sick time. Depending on the department you may land in, they are ruthless about your time off. If you call in sick last-minute (without 7 days notice) you get a "strike". After 3 strikes, you're out. You better hope you, your kids, your mother, etc don't get ill enough that you miss more than 2 days without prior notice, or else you'll be out of a job. You better come into work sick, and thus infect the whole office. They don't care about your own health (physical or mental).

    On the same note, if you take time off during the day to go to a doctor's appointment, you better make that time up! The ten extra hours you put in the week before don't count.

    The office is so cold that you have to bring in extra layers to keep from shivering.

    The "optional" company activities are indeed NOT optional. You will get a personal visit from the CEO if you decline to go and will be bullied into going. Watch your back if you still decline, and start job-searching. The company meetings are pointless, take up your evenings and are only opportunities for the CEO to hear himself superfluously talk at the expense of your personal time.

    No training. Unless you are in sales you aren't given direction, but are given tasks and you better figure it out along the way. Sink or swim.

    Overall, the business is a good place to work if you like high-paced, constant and ever changing structure. But if you like to feel secure in a job and appreciated for what you do, run for your life.

    I appreciated the new skills I learned there, but it was a relief when I was let go.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down! Take a good look at your workforce and appreciate all the work they put in to make the machine work. Either hire more people to accomplish what you want, or bring down your unattainable expectations! Turn up the thermostat.

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