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Grimco Reviews

Updated February 7, 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
  • I can't say there is room for growth or opportunities to move up and the compensation is par (in 3 reviews)

  • 5 days off during first year (no sick time) is unacceptable (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Poor company structure"

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    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good reliable M-F job. Benefits are good and they give you paid holidays. This company is good for recent college graduates looking for something entry level, but not a suit for true professionals who have worked in corporate jobs before and are looking for the structure you'd expect from a company so large. There is room for growth - if you are willing to move.

    Cons

    Management is very buddy buddy and if you aren't one of the 'favorites' you are quickly forgotten. The favorites are promoted even if they aren't the most qualified, given bonuses, brought out to corporate, wined and dined, taken to sporting events, the rest of the managers are barely addressed, even if your branch is exceeding goals and making the company a lot of money. If you aren't willing to fully commit your whole life to them (work 7-6 with no lunch, etc) they don't consider you a 'team player'. I actually had one manager tell me that they look down on people who take their full lunch hour and don't just eat quickly at their desk. Local managers are also very quick to take credit for their reps hard work to make themselves look better to corporate.

    Salary is not market competitive and 'raises' are more like cost of living increases. Each year I received five star reviews and not given any areas that needed improvement, yet was only given a $1000 pay increase.

    No business is kept personal. If you share anything with a manager or a member of HR, expect it to be shared with everyone in the company. They also put out false reviews on sites like Glassdoor, and they will email out poor reviews posted to managers to try to identity who they thought could have written it.

    Advice to Management

    Act like the large corporation you are. Stop the insanely inappropriate grade school like actions of your managers. Research competitive salaries for sales jobs in the local areas and be competitive. Give obtainable bonus goals instead of ones so high you know you will never have to pay out. Treat the people making you a lot of money well.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9 to 5 hours (sometimes)

    Cons

    Overworked and under appreciated. Company hires you under the guise of "Customer Service" then forces you to meet unrealistic sales quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and upfront about what you are to new hires. Review your business practices. There is a reason you all are so hated by many former clients


  4. "Unbelievable Promise & Unreal Expectation"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Becoming a large company but still has the mom and pop feel, Great job for young grad first or 2nd job etc..Ability to work remotely with a measure of freedom

    Cons

    Yes it is possible to get comfortable, time will pass you by therefore you must be conscious of your career goals at all times. Training is poor, If you are lucky you will be trained on what you will be doing. Oh but you will be expected to comprehend and excel, good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Micro management is a joke, Review all employees every 3 months to ensure proper direction.
    In short every little thing that happens in the trenches should not travel up to the owner of the company.
    Every employee is an adult and deserves to be treated as such.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "If you're smart enough to use Glassdoor to research this company, you will not be satisfied with Grimco."

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    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The original illusion of decision making is exciting. Making 'sales' here is like considering the checker at the grocery store a salesman.

    Cons

    I like to call it an "order-putter-inner" position. But wait, I get to go out and do sales calls and build relationships with my clients. These relationships turn into you being an apologists for the mistakes made by underpaid, unattached warehouse and delivery people.

    Grimco cuts corners in every possible situation. Shitty computers, printers, desks, offices, forklifts, phones. Want to work in the ghetto? Google maps a location near you.

    The OS they use is AS400, which is dos based. The CRM is ineffective and for a sales company, laughable.

    There is no money in it. The market is over saturated with distributors, you will peak at maybe 55k after 10 years. If you like working hard for a corporation that gives nothing back to its employees, customers, or community, this is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the company instead of rapid expansion. Have some transparency. Promote based on talent, not tenure. Stop putting friends into management positions.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Grimco experience"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pompano Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Grimco full-time

    Pros

    -Good experience for learning different areas of business.
    - Empowerment to decide prices and truly negotiate with customers.
    - You are not a number in a computer.

    Cons

    -Micromanagement
    -Unethical and unprofessional behavior from a lot of employees.
    -Low pay. Don't expect the load of work to be proportional with salary.
    - Only favorite employees receive good treatment from management.
    - Managers are young with good industry experience, but with very little experience leading and supervising groups of people.
    - Having young managers is very negative for the working environment.

    Advice to Management

    -Pay Better.Take into account the job location to decide salary.( Different cities have higher costs)
    - Promote better. Good salesman doesn't mean good leader.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "MT"

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great first job. First 2 years there I got 20% pay increares each year.

    Cons

    No growth. Is a little click that runs the company. Managment give you alot of work and people to lead but keep your job title were it is so they don't pay you more. Very odd

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep employees for more then 3 years..


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