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"It's been challenging and at times rewarding, I work with wonderful people, and have acquired new skills."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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I have been working at The Vermont Country Store (More than 3 years)

Pros

The people, wonderful co-worker's, positive environment, and the Orton's treat their employee's very well.

Cons

It's been challenging and at times impossible to overcome the nepotism factor shown by a few supervisor's to move forward within the company, advancement should be based on skill set and the best interest of the business rather than personal preference to family and friends, but it happens in a lot of companies just disappointing to see qualified candidates overlooked.

Advice to Management

Senior management is great, however, they could look at their mid level management and be sure they're doing what's best for the company in regards to advancement within the business. I believe it would increase moral in the North Clarendon location.

Other Employee Reviews for The Vermont Country Store

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Significant Changes for the Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    While there have been tough decisions made through the recent recession, management has tried to treat employees fairly. They are very generous with bonuses when the company does well. This year they paid the entire company a double digit bonus.

    Management has identified areas of improvement to make VCS an even better company for its employees and customers. The family is very supportive and is allowing management to do what they think is right.

    Cons

    Living in Vermont has its pros and cons and can make it difficult to hire people. VCS sometimes can be too frugal in the short term, hurting the long term benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the values and heritage of the company alive. Listen to your employees and customers. And invest in your people and resources that will provide the customer even more of what they want.


  2. "VCS provided invaluable training and skills."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Manchester, VT
    Former Intern - Intern in Manchester, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Vermont Country Store as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    This local company gives the feeling of a close knit work space while providing the opportunities needed to grow a career. The company values are unbeatable and employees treated with the utmost respect.

    Cons

    If you're looking for a fast paced city to live in, this will not meet the requirements. It's a lovely Vermont town but there aren't a lot of recreational opportunities without travel.

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