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Gensco Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Gensco, Inc."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Manufacturing in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Manufacturing in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gensco (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Successful family owned business which offers stability to Team Members. Gensco's benefits package is excellent.

    Cons

    Family owned business is naturally designed to benefit family


  2. "Great at first, then went down hill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime is abundant
    The team members are all nice, great sense of comradery
    The job is interesting

    Cons

    New management sees everyone is replaceable. People don't feel valued or appreciated and nothing is done about it.

    Advice to Management

    Value your team members more


  3. "Not an enjoyable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good customers, busy, Marketing and Operations support from HQ is good

    Cons

    Micro-managment @ Regional Operations Level. Stressful. VERY passive-agressive employees. Tons of gossip and unprofessionalism. It's like long-term employees know the 'game', play to do the minimum and watch others struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to listen to your branch mangers. They know there specific market. Be willing to work with them to find solutions, vs micro-manage to 'out of date' concepts and unethical management philosophies. Act like a 'best in practice' company and lead by example.


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  5. "Stay out of Manufacturing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant: ALL Inventory&Purchasing, Payroll, Human Resources in Fife, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant: ALL Inventory&Purchasing, Payroll, Human Resources in Fife, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Gensco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the employees are really nice.

    At the time, good benefits, 401k

    Cons

    Poor management.

    They give vague position titles in order to pay less.

    They expect you to do the job of 2-3 people, while the "Managers" sit around gossiping all day.

    They pay what they can get away with, not based on your duties or experience.

    Absolute favouritism.

    I received 1 $0.15 raise in the nearly 3 years I was there. They claimed it was a wage freeze, but when that was lifted, certain other employees were given retroactive raises to make up for it. As in several dollars an hour, raises (Not just speculation, I processed the paperwork).

    Even if you do everything right, they will still fire you, without grounds, if they want to replace you with someone else.

    If you don't start out on the manufacturing floor, DON'T expect to keep your job past a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your other managers are doing and how they are treating their employees.

    Pay your employees at a rate they deserve, and could actually live on.


  6. "frustrating but educational"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    financially sound company with resources to do what they want once they decide...

    Cons

    long time to decide what is really want.


  7. "Love the crew"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, amazing customers, good pay.

    Cons

    Corporate could care less about you


  8. "Gensco Seattle"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice enough. Pay was decent for position.

    Cons

    Promotions are rare as this company is family owned. Constant management changes were hard to stay on track with.

    Advice to Management

    Mandatory overtime for later shifts should not occur everyday. Branch managers should be allowed to run the branch as they see fit as long as it's working.


  9. "Bad place to work"

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

    I worked at Gensco full-time

    Pros

    Good in between job. Get to meet a lot of people, since most positions are revolving doors, with interesting stories. Relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Management is not honest with you. HR department does not respect your information and is not professional. When terminating employees they laugh and joke about it, we are people with families show some respect!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better, they are making the money. Take advice from the professional employees you hire, that's why you hired them! Respect employees and their families when dealing with separations.


  10. "High turn over"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees.. Really work as a team

    Cons

    The pay is poor.. Workers moral is very poor

    Advice to Management

    A few more dollars in hourly pay and more positive managing rather than dwelling on menial small things, would be a huge boost to moral. You have good people, try and keep them


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company if you do NOT want to advance or grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gensco full-time

    Pros

    Great people, decent benefits, financially sound and never a boring moment

    Cons

    No room for growth, no employee development, upper management is completely disconnected with employees and does not believe in employee moral, and absolutely no work/life balance. Expect to be insanely busy from the second you start until the second you leave...high volume and they completely believe do more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Boost moral...employees will give more if they feel appreciated. And that does not mean a ice cream social or a free t-shirt. Spend some money and show the appreciation....it's not like you don't have it to spend.



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