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Updated March 14, 2017
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Joseph V. Popolo, Jr
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Pros
  • Good benefits once you are made full-time (in 12 reviews)

  • Plenty of travel opportunities, Great Benefits with a strong ESOP program (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good but needs to focus more on staff's needs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freeman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Their attention and drive to exceed the customer's expectations is commendable!

    Cons

    The lack of resources and attention to meet/exceed employees' expectations is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more resources (systems and dept. support) and attention to the needs of your staff as much as you do for your external customers; if you do, you and your staff will be able to move mountains!


  2. "Senior Business Development Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freeman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous growth as leader in the industry.

    Cons

    Work/life balance horrible. Not enough staff to handle work load.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people so the great ones stay instead of burning them out.


  3. "Family and Employee Owned and Market Leading"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman full-time

    Pros

    Owns the market. Good ESOP and Benefits. Lots of opportunity to travel. Management supports employe development.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge.


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  5. "I&D supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Travel Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Travel Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    From senior management, sales department and all the way down to the entire everyday operations teams, this company is very well run.
    Starting as a small family run business in Iowa to a now highly industry respected global corporate giant.
    Company is still privately own, day to day family operated and still growing.
    From generation to generation family employees always welcome.

    Cons

    Trade show work hours and days can be brutally long and tiring. Including weekends and holidays. In some cases lots of traveling, too.

    Advice to Management

    Advance work Communications could some improvement. Part time employees could use some holiday pay and/or company bonus. I am very proud to work for such a good employee owned company.


  6. "Freeman"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great over time possibilities year round

    Cons

    Work/life balance is heavy on the work side


  7. "part time call center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Part Time Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Makes you feel like family. Does nice things for their employees.

    Cons

    Limited full-time opportunities. Hiring more part-time positions so they don't have to pay benefits.


  8. "Still waiting for pay check 1 month later and they say it will be 10 more days, whats up?"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    lots and lots of overtime

    Cons

    I recommend moving on it is obvious that they cant pay there employees because Ive been waiting for my check for a month, first time it was lost in the mail, AGAIN, now after putting a stop pay they say it will be another 10 day? It doesn't take that long to put a stop payment at BofA. Whats up they are broke and bankrupt, is the only explanation for not sending out our checks, I'm not the only person either...

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not Reccomended"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freeman (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ESOP, 3 weeks PTO, Large company, steady income, decent benefits, clean facilities, interesting industry, nice blue shirts, a few good co-workers.

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant. Little opportunity for advancement unless you can relocate. Top Heavy, Micromanaged. Insulting raises and pitiful Christmas Bonus. Excessive workload. Managers are inexperienced and force you into tasks that they themselves aren't willing / qualified to do.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promising people growth opportunities when you have zero intention of hiring from within. At least try to disguise the fact that unless your mom, or dad is a higher up you have very little chance of gaining meaningful career opportunities.


  10. "Unit Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Great People
    - Great Atmosphere

    Cons

    - People make a joke of upper management.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "nepotism cronyism favoritism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman full-time

    Pros

    Stock and Health benefits are slightly above average. Family-owned (third-generation), the owners work hard to maintain a family atmosphere. Leading in the industry (2016).

    Cons

    Nepotism. Cronyism. Favoritism. Top-heavy. Back-alley deals.



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