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"Worked like a dog, with little reward"

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Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at Grand & Toy full-time

Pros

Some very good, talented people working in the company.

Cons

Industry is dying "death by papercuts". Strategy makes sense -but execution is horrendous due to lack of internal alignment. Tendancy to focus/react to short term versus long term. Too many priorities.

Advice to Management

Stick to 5 key initiatives, instead of a billion. You may just get a few done. Make sure leadership team are all on the same page. You have a lot to work on in terms of culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Grand & Toy

  1. "great promotions if you stick with it"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Grand & Toy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -very large company.
    -everyone needs office supplies
    -hire within

    Cons

    -declining industry
    -slow to make decisions
    -not enough support from the USA

    Advice to Management

    leverage officemax


  2. "Poor Canadian leadership at a shrinking company in a declining industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    At the highest level, the marketing strategy is defined by two customer segments - small and large. If you are good at selling a plan attached to this - even if it has no real metrics for success or failure - you will have a long tenure with little professional satisfaction. The Business Development and Sales teams are the only reason that any salaries are paid. Work for them.

    Cons

    Absent leadership with no accountability to the the parent company. Money is lost year after year with no change in senior leadership - only job losses for those who are required follow their direction.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing senior leadership (Director and above) need to be accountable to hard numbers. Ensure that at the start of the year, senior leadership has put in place a detailed plan, created with the knowledge and buy-in of employees. Break the plan down to quarterly goals and allow employees the ownership and respect to see these goals through without disruption or priority change.


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