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Grimco Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of energetic, fun, and hard working people (in 8 reviews)

  • Good company culture and great people to work around (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for growth- sales reps are all the same title, no tiers (in 4 reviews)

  • 5 days off during first year (no sick time) is unacceptable (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The majority of the people you work with are amazing and become every day friends.

    Cons

    It's a "what have you done for me lately" job, but then again what sales job isn't?

    Advice to Management

    Pay should be market-based instead of a flat standard that everyone starts at.


  2. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grimco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment with super helpful employees. Mostly everyone has been there for multiple years,

    Cons

    Bosses dont really communicate much information, A lot of information is thrown at you and you are expected to know a bunch of random information. Hours are 8-5 which it should be 8-4.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to happen more often

  3. "My experience with this company."

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

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

    Pros

    The only pro on this company was the location to me.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides with this employer was the lack of training I received and lack of management style

    Advice to Management

    Would recommend finding manager's who can manage one store/location and not have them spread out in a different state.


  4. "Unfair / Antiquated Policies / Overworked & Underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grimco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing & health insurance plans are generous.

    Cons

    Grimco expects entirely too much from their underpaid employees. They run extremely lean and want one person to do the job of five. They continue to fire good employees with no documented warnings and expect the rest of the team to pick up the excess work when they're gone. Work/Life balance is non-existent. Favoritism is blatantly obvious. Time off policies are antiquated. No sick days. Use it or lose your PTO. No structure on who can work from home and when. The company does not like to use titles, so there is no clarity of what is who's job. Extremely rude, unhelpful, and disorganized IT staff. They continue to acquire new companies when the current corporate staff cannot even keep their head above water on unfinished projects.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not a long term sales job."

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    Former Employee - Customer Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -For someone who is coming straight out of college this is a great first experience.
    -The job is of low maintenance and stress levels unless you let it take it over your life.
    -The insurance is great and is really hard to beat.
    -Its hard to say how each branch runs but if you have the right team this can be a really enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    -The base salary is not competitive and the commission structure is capped very low.
    -Dont hold your breath when it comes to reviews and pay increases. Your income is basically capped after your second year.
    -"There is always something around the corner that might lead to more opportunities" should be their slogan. I can't count how many times I was told that there might be more opportunities around the corner. This leads to false expectations of career growth.
    -There is little to no room for growth.
    -PTO is only 10 days coming in.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to hire the best and retain your current staff you have to be more competitive with your salaries. There has to be better career paths designed for your employees.

    I can't emphasize how much more you should invest in your employees. Everything from training, defining career paths, creating a company culture, and understanding that we need time to ourselves. Two weeks out of fifty two weeks as PTO is nothing. People want to work to live not live to work. Its time to catch up with the times.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owensville, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owensville, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are well a well established business

    Cons

    They lay off in the winter

    Advice to Management

    Try to level out the lay off season with stock merchandise


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Phenomenal Company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Grimco really knows how to take care of its people. Great work environment and very focused on developing their employees. Overall great company top to bottom.

    Cons

    Not really any that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    I can't say enough good things about Grimco. The way the company is managed and the care for their employees doesn't go unnoticed.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, Management, Company, Job security, Growing

    Cons

    I really have no major complaints.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best company ever"

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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 Grimco full-time

    Pros

    Been here close to 20 years. They really take great care of their employees.

    Cons

    System are good but maybe could be a bit better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up I love the business model


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The Grimco Machine"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Fenton, MO
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Fenton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Growing company. Good health care plan.

    Cons

    High turnover, high pressure, low pay. Unrealistic expectations. The Grimco machine chews people up and spits them out. The only thing that matters is 'profits'.

    Advice to Management

    None


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