SanMar - Best-kept secret in the north-west | Glassdoor
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Helpful (5)

"Best-kept secret in the north-west"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Issaquah, WA
Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Issaquah, WA
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at SanMar full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Family like atmosphere and culture. The company is growing, new people being hired in every department. The managers are nice and available. I am happy to be working here.

Cons

The benefits could be better.

Other Employee Reviews for SanMar

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to make connections"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SanMar as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pros: -decent starting wage.
    -Able to work earlier in the day, and have evenings with my family
    -great coworkers
    -I had a fantastic supervisor

    Cons

    Cons:
    -Uses interns as cheap labor, not as prospective employees
    -Very Cliquey atmosphere. The company highly values "niceness" and it's often fake and forced.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "The most dysfunctional IT department I've ever seen"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good cafe - good food at a good price
    newer building
    plenty of parking
    more good people than bad to work with
    most people are customer focused
    cornered market and SanMar is at the top (for now)
    loyal customer base

    Cons

    lowest pay in the area
    micromanagement culture
    little to no career opportunities or incentives for technology people
    cube farm work environment
    silo-ed organization that's expect to share resources
    not enough resources to accomplish what is expected
    technology infrastructure is about 3 decades behind the times and failing everyday
    lack of vision from leadership is profoundly crippling progress - working in IT is like sailing a boat without a rudder and any attempts to install one will result in consequences
    high turn over in IT
    very few paid holidays
    lack of transparency around company success and decision making

    Advice to Management

    Toss the bad apple, it's spoiling the bunch.

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