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Freeman Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits once you are made full-time (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits, Family Oriented, Management is willing to work with employees (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "There is a very good reason why I've been here for almost 30 years..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our Freeman family, our leaders, our people, our purpose, our culture, our diversity, our training, our continued development, our resources, our continued need to improve and get better and better for both our internal and external customers, the list goes on and on.

    Cons

    No doggy day care! Seriously, I can't even answer this question!


  2. "In progress review"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Kearny, NJ
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Kearny, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family and worker owned company. There is profit sharing and 401k contribution/matching by the company.

    Cons

    Trade show industry consists of crazy hours, stressful deadlines, and seemingly endless work at times.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best people in the business"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The smartest, hardest working teams in the industry - and outside of it. Family values (the good kind) and team spirit make up a culture that is rare and incredibly valued. Management is smart and forward-looking.

    Cons

    Service culture by nature is demanding, and the speed at which the organization has grown creates its own challenges - although I'd argue those are good challenges to have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking to the future, and driving the industry, but please make sure you bring your teams along in the process. They want to please you, and they want to deliver meaningful experiences for customers.


  4. "Proceed with Caution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freeman full-time

    Pros

    Best in class for what they do, with stronger customer focus than employee focus. ESOP is a plus.

    Cons

    Field offices are better run than corporate function; unconventional management practices, uneven application of existing policies, seemingly arbitrary and high-dollar decisions without solid business case, over-emphasis on trends and initiatives versus solid long-term forecasting and planning. Infrastructure untidy and technology cobbled together. Multiple challenges and obstacles getting assigned objectives met.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your roots. Far fewer high-dollar commitments to ideas, more high-dollar commitments to infrastructure. Don't make even one more acquisition until all previous acquisitions are *fully* integrated. Be more accepting of proven expertise and practices which come to you from outside your industry.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freeman full-time

    Pros

    variety of projects, co-workers, flexibility

    Cons

    pace makes workers responsive, not enough time to plan/make better recommendations, client demands push prices down


  6. "Forklift Driver"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pension, lots of overtime

    Cons

    Seasonal, very little work for extra boards

    Advice to Management

    Be fair rotate the forklift jobs with everybody, dont keep the same poeple on the forklift cause they are your buddies. Every one needs an equal chance.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeman full-time

    Pros

    Value employees and their feedback. Growing creative culture

    Cons

    Sometimes to loyal to underperforming employees

  8. "Director of Business Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Creative Industry. Family Owned. Excellent Pay and Benefits . Best Leadership Team / Employees. ESOP Is One Of The Best In The Country .

    Cons

    It's very hard to come up with anything .... maybe a little more PTO . There realty isn't any .

    Advice to Management

    Keep Up The Great Work!


  9. "Truly A Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freeman full-time

    Pros

    There's so much that I could say about this company but not enough characters. I will leave this and say that they are a class act in terms of how they make everyone who is an associate feel right at home.

    Cons

    I can't think of any at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the outstanding work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very Exciting Place to Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, diversified positions across hundreds of commercial markets, innovating their approach by thinking beyond the business and deeper into the purpose of "bringing people together in meaningful ways"

    Cons

    Fast growth over the past 10 years without the system/infrastructural building needed to support it - requires some major overhauls that will be painful while we still run the business. Also - not great at bringing people on-board.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in leadership/change management training so your leaders can optimally help teams navigate change/contribute to future success!

    Freeman Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – EVP - Chief People and Inclusion Officer, Corp Human Resources

    Thank you so much for sharing the experience you’ve had here at Freeman. We’re very proud of our entrepreneurial spirit and the continuous innovation our stakeholders deliver to our customers. Your... More


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