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Updated February 18, 2018
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Jeffrey Garratt
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  1. "Best position in GC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aluminum Can Collector in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Aluminum Can Collector in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family owned company, not a number

    Cons

    Sometimes too nice to underperformers

    Advice to Management

    Find strengths in people and play to those.


  2. "Territory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garratt-Callahan full-time

    Pros

    It is a job and entry way into water treatment.

    Cons

    Everyone will eventually drive you nuts there.

    Advice to Management

    Help your team. Work with them. Be there

  3. "District Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. The Garratt's are genuinely concerned about your well being and offer great opportunities for success. You are in control of your financial destiny with a plethora of support from GC corporate!

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  4. "Company has a lot of Potential"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garratt-Callahan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Established company with good pay structure. Has some good, hard working people and company tries to do what is right for both the customer and employee.
    Some good resources for technical issues.

    Cons

    Company has a tendency to do what is "Easy" rather than what is "Right" or strategically sound for business. Lack of thought towards business strategies and direction.

    Lack of Aggressive Leadership:
    There are several managers (middle management, corporate, ect.) who are close to retirement (unmotivated) who are comfortable and just trying to "get by" for a few more years rather than push forward.

    Corporate Accounts has really struggled obtaining new business.

    A culture of "bottom - up" selling rather than a more modern "top-down" strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at how we can improve as company and put the right people in the right places. Pick a disciplined strategy for the company and make disciplined decisions to move the company towards goals.


  5. "Territory Manager"

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

    I worked at Garratt-Callahan full-time

    Pros

    The leadership in Cally is top notch. They make you feel very welcome.

    Cons

    Strong competition in the east coast was elevated more by working for a smaller company such as this and having a lot of your resources are in the Pacific time zone.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Garratt-Callahan (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    What a great company to work for. All the way up to Mr Jeff this company was wonderful to work for. Customer's are loyal. Training is second to none. Company support was solid. The company is focused on supporting the field people.

    Cons

    Health insurance was tough. But you find that common with many businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the 5 star field support


  7. "Territory Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garratt-Callahan full-time

    Pros

    A solid family run company with nation wide reach.
    Good pay as long as you prospect.
    Most customers are long term.
    Shipping is fast.
    Great customer service.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    I left because lower level management was having meltdowns and upper management did nothing about it.
    They were trying to emulate one of their biggest competitors which struggles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing things that brought you to the dance to begin with!

  8. "District Manager"

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    Current Employee - District
    Current Employee - District
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work at, owners love their employees, treat them well, pay them well, and recognize hard work.

    Cons

    Corporate office in California, excessive regulations, but that's the states fault.

    Advice to Management

    Continue making decisions that benefit everyone, not just the guys at the top like so many other companies are doing.


  9. "Sales Rep."

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Garratt-Callahan (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Healthcare, expense account.

    Cons

    Commission is too low. 10%
    Not as competitive as other companies in water treatment industry.

    Advice to Management

    increase commissions, increase profit sharing.
    Other than that, decent company to work for.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can't ask for a better company to work for, especially in sales. The compensation package is one of the best and they let you do your job. If you want to earn a lot of money, have great coworkers and bosses, and grow as a person, GC is the place you want to be!

    Cons

    I can't think of one con for this company. They want you to go out there and try hard and make mistakes and learn from them.

    Advice to Management

    Management just needs to keep doing what they are doing. This company's sales continue to grow nationwide and the people they are bringing on board continue to help us sell more!


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