School Specialty - It was a chaotic experience as the company was going through a bankruptcy and a lot of turn-over at the C-Suite level. | Glassdoor
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"It was a chaotic experience as the company was going through a bankruptcy and a lot of turn-over at the C-Suite level."

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Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Greenville, WI
Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Greenville, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very nice and dedicated employees, a relaxed work environment, great products, very positive atmosphere, good salary and lots of benefit options.

Cons

Lack of strong corporate leadership and a lot of employee turnover especially at the senior leader level, lack of current research to drive decision making, unclear driving goals and objectives, lack of accountability.

Advice to Management

Need to provide clear direction and stick to that direction.

Other Employee Reviews for School Specialty

  1. "Crazy, Fun and Frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great salary and products

    Cons

    Slow or no decision making from the C-level makes it difficult to accomplish anything. Last minute decision making makes for rushed projects and average results. Hard to excel and take pride in your work when you're always waiting for direction from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision and stick with it long enough to measure the results.


  2. "A job I'll miss."

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    Former Contractor - Art Prep: Receiving in Bellingham, WA
    Former Contractor - Art Prep: Receiving in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at School Specialty as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great, relaxed place to work (at least in the Art Prep department). There are deadlines, but it isn't difficult to meet the quotas needed. The first job I've had where I've genuinely enjoyed the company of everyone that I worked with at every level.

    Cons

    Vast majority of positions are seasonal, as the bulk of their business happens in the summer. Full time positions are few.


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