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"Great Learning experience. Great place to begin a career and, take knowledge to other companies."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Buyer's Assistant/Member Service Associate in Skokie, IL
Former Employee - Buyer's Assistant/Member Service Associate in Skokie, IL
Approves of CEO

Pros

Provide tools needed to advance in your career. I started in the treasury department in 2008, with very little experience. I ended in the procurement department in 2010.

Very family orientated. For example; children of co-workers allowed to trick-or-treat at the office. My kids received more candy at the office, than they ever did going door-to-door. Also, when I got married, they gave me a bridal shower.

Cons

Unfortunately, company was going through a re-constructing. Many employees forced to retire(those who have been with the company 10 + years). Company hired a lot of newer people to do the work for less money. Also, company consolidated positions. Thus, what was once done by two to three people, now being forced to be done by one.

Advice: Learn as much as you can as fast as you can. Take knowledge to another company.

Advice to Management

Widen the channels of communication with your subordinates. The is why the treasury department ran so smoothly.

Other Employee Reviews for Topco Associates

  1. "A New Company!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing business - 10 years in a row
    Changing environment - new entrepreneurial feel to the business
    New leadership team - better directors through CEO in last 2 years
    Great long term benefits - pension/401k
    Nearly recession proof business
    Did I mention new leadership? - great news
    Painful CEO is gone!

    Cons

    Only fair salary levels
    Mediocre raises - barely meet inflation
    Horrible building - maybe new addition coming soon
    Antiquated IT systems and policies

    Advice to Management

    Keep pressing forward with the change that is starting. Don't let the long timers hold you back, move the business forward. Hurry the IT changes - they will make everyone's job better. Don't build, move instead.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work if you're just looking for a job rather than a career."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Topco is a good place to work if you're the type the likes to be governed/micromanaged. The employees are generally friendly. Within departments, a sense of community is received.

    Cons

    Communication seriously lacks within this organization. Employees are more apt to "pass the buck" rather than taking responsibility for duties assigned to them. Promotions are few and far between with little difference in pay.

    Advice to Management

    An incentive program would be a good way to improve employee moral. The only incentive to do the job well, is fear in losing said job.

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