FoodServiceWarehouse.com Employee Reviews about "madhu"
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "Nice Building" (in 6 reviews)
- "Its so much fun, some people are nice and others are very highschool and childish." (in 5 reviews)
- "free food rules!" (in 5 reviews)
- "Subsidized lunches or free lunches some of the week" (in 4 reviews)
- "Great, fun, smart coworkers, for the most part." (in 3 reviews)
- "Egotistical CEO moving the company in too many different directions at once." (in 15 reviews)
- "Poor Management," (in 11 reviews)
- "Nearly all upper management was out of town at a conference, including the CEO." (in 6 reviews)
- "The training is minimal (one day) and the office is very loud and unprofessional." (in 3 reviews)
- "The culture and fun environment is gone, hardworking coworkers and friends are gone." (in 3 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
A place with amazing people and amazing culture.Jun 15, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I have worked at a lot of places and FSW is more unique than words can describe. You can feel the energy when you step inside. The people that work here are talented and dedicated to continuing to help it grow and expand. The CEO Madhu is not like any typical management person I have known in my career. He knows many of us on a personal level and has always taken the time to listen to my comments or give me advice on something I was working on. As the company has grown, it has continued to expand the amenities it offers to the people who work here - free food rules!
The pace is not for everyone - the place has grown by leaps and bounds since I have been here.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Quantity over QualityApr 24, 2014 - Merchandiser in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I was hired as entry level when this company first started. I was given the ability to advance quickly if I worked hard enough, which I did. I learned a lot working here and it's helped me a lot during the rest of my career.
Like I said, I worked hard and quickly rose through the ranks to management. However, when I asked for a management salary, I was quickly demoted and told that my new position didn't warrant a raise. The best part is that the CEO approved my salary, then demoted me and had his manager tell me I wasn't getting a raise. He didn't have the decency to say it to my face. The CEO, Madhu, is a bully and management are his lackeys. Anyone who can last more than a few years here does it by doing what he wants, when he wants it and not challenging anything he does. Besides the upper level management who has been there from the beginning (again, because they do what the boss says), anyone who reaches a certain level of expertise is demoted or put in a position to fail so that the CEO doesn't have to give any raises. It's a great place to start out, but don't expect to last long there if you get good enough to be paid a decent wage.
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
NO GOOD!Aug 22, 2014 - Sales in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
There are NONE! I am thinking any positive review here was completed by FSW executive management, because NO ONE other than executive management actually like it there. If they do, they are 'in' with management. They either like you or not. Walking on eggshells everyday descibes the (awful) culture pretty clearly. This is NOT a place to grow. This is NOT an entrepreneurial company and certainly NO entrepreneurial vision.
Mmmmm...where to start..... OK, how about the CEO, Madhu...such a fake. Seriously people....please do not consider working here because this guy is poison. This business would FAIL if not for consistent investor stream. What does that point to? That decisions are made without regard to logic. Waste money? That's ok- were covered! Train people add nauseum then fire them? No problem- were covered! Constant BULLSEYE on your back- what kind of professional, visionary culture is THAT?!Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Don't pass up an opportunity to work here.May 23, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
FSW has a great company culture and I really enjoyed the team that I worked with. I was given a good level of anonymity and ownership to pursue aspects of my position I felt would benefit the company. My department head Jason H was awesome and took the time to listen and communicate with his team. The CEO Madhu was also a really great guy. You can tell he really cares about the people who work for him and makes them a priority. He provides an environment that allows people to own their work, experiment. With him you don't have to be afraid to fail as long as you learn from your failures and improve the next go around.
The site is massive so implementing anything new was a slow process. They are tied to a number of industry constraints and relationships which don't allow them to be as agile as they could. It sounded like Madhu was in the process of releasing themselves from some of those bonds around the time I left not sure how far it was taken though. Office is located in the Suburbs.
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Freewheeling Sociopathic WorkplaceApr 1, 2016 - Sales in Centennial, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The people were/are wonderful. Some of the most outstanding, hardworking individuals you could ever hope to find. They kept up with the pace and pushed themselves to be better because they believed in the team. This wasn't always the case. Usually the people who would attempt to sabotage the good vibe were the managers because if it wasn't their idea, or if they couldn't find a way to shoehorn their name into someone's hard work, they would just kill it on the spot. Sorry, that's a con. I started too early. Not all managers were awful. Usually they were the ones done in by the CEO after being narced on by his hairy personal assistant or by a loud-mouthed, unprofessional jerk.
See the two up above. Sorry again, got carried away. The CEO (actually former CEO, come on HR) was most assuredly redirecting money to somewhere it shouldn't have been going. Somehow we went from being a $250 million company to a smoldering pile of tires in the span of a year. Lots of talk about margin compression killing the industry but if you have volume and you know what you're doing, it tends to make up for itself, right? I mean, Amazon does it. Oh, speaking of Amazon, the CEO was pretty sure he matched up with Jeff Bezos himself. Yeah, right. This is a guy who read something in a book, took two buzzwords away from it, and threw it back into people's faces to help synthesize it for him because he had no idea what the book was talking about. Vision without knowledge is a tornado destroying lives. He was constantly making people uncomfortable and making ridiculous threats. He is just a sad, tubby man with an inferiority complex and I hope whatever business he drums up next is halted by an arrest before he gets the chance to ruin more lives. DON'T WORRY THOUGH HE LOVES CARS HES JUST LIKE US!!!!1 In case you aren't up to speed, he's dirt. He bullies, he backstabs, he divulges sensitive information to others, he openly uses that same information to expose you to other people in front of your face, and he can barely wait to remind you just how much better he thinks he is than you. If you want to work at a place where you can be threatened to be put through a wall or thrown out a window, or if you're a female and want to be inappropriately touched, find whatever cardboard box Madhu is operating out of for his next failed business and apply.Continue reading