Topco Associates - Salary was OK, Environment was Good, a LOT of deadweight, especially on the Senior Manager level and above | Glassdoor
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"Salary was OK, Environment was Good, a LOT of deadweight, especially on the Senior Manager level and above"

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Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Braintree, MA
Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in Braintree, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Good hours (the work-life balance is why everyone that is there stays)
Decent Pay
The Benefits are not bad.

Cons

Management often promotes people based on politics, not skill
A lot of deadweight
A lot of empty promises (it was always surprising to see who got promoted.)
One Director doesn't do anything, eveyone knows it, but he doesn't get fired because he has been there forever. (which kills morale)

Advice to Management

Find a way too keep your good employees. Fire the deadweight.

Other Employee Reviews for Topco Associates

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "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.

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