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

  • sick time were extremely lacking (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, open office environment

    Cons

    Some sketchy delivery drivers, sketchy leads, bad manager in office, unsupportive of graduate school aspirations

    Advice to Management

    Manage people the way you want to be treated


  2. "Decent First Job"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great place to start learning the ins and outs of sales
    - great CEO who I believe truly cares for the company and the people
    - met some great people
    - learned the meaning of hard work

    Cons

    - often understaffed
    - no strategy set in place for when employees decide to leave the company. You could potentially stay understaffed for multiple quarters.
    - when warehouse employee takes vacation or for whatever reason leaves the company, the inside sales reps are expected to pick up the duties.
    - they appear to promote the best sales people into managerial roles, which often doesn't work out because they tend to lack certain people skills
    - commission structure during my time was not really a commission structure. A salesman from any other industry or company would mock it. It wasn't nearly enough to be considered a "commissioned" position.
    - most micromanaged job I have ever had
    - PTO + sick time were extremely lacking
    - employees out in the branches did not receive the same attention as corporate employees

    Advice to Management

    - Grimco is a good company with some really great people. Do what you can to not burn them out while you have them.
    - Have real plans for branches when the inevitable happens and employees leave.
    - Compensate better with a real sales commission plan. Don't be stingy on paying out commission if an employee truly deserves it.


  3. "grimco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grimco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership, great employees! Wonderful place to work

    Cons

    Salaries are small, but the benefits are great


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good job to gain experience, not a lot of room to grow"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Awesome coworkers and fun, competitive environment
    Mostly 8-5 M-F with minimal OT or weekend hours necessary
    Terrific chance to learn the ins and outs of business
    Rapidly growing

    Cons

    Minimal PTO for first two years, sick days count same as vacation
    High level of nepotism/cronyism and office politics among corporate management
    Very high sales goals (over 20% annual growth), commission often depends on hitting goals
    Promotions usually given to people with best relationships with managers, not most qualified or deserving
    Pay isn't great; most reps between $35k-$45k and they're expected to handle approx. $2M in sales annually.
    Recent corporate-controlled standardized approach to sales, irrespective of the market differences between Mobile, AL and Long Beach, CA.
    Reps used to have much more autonomy than they do now

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with individual branches. It's easy to feel forgotten in some regions.

    Pay reps more in markets with a higher cost of living. Hard to pay rent making $38k in California.


  6. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growing company fast pace sales

    Cons

    High turn over rate company


  7. "Grimco has some work to do"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun office environment, always something new to learn, great customers. Private held company. Has so much potential but need good people to do this. Very cool culture at corporate level.

    Cons

    Very "clicky", work hard and don't get rewarded, will hire out of college before they hire an experienced professional. Pay is not good, commission is a joke and they will squeeze everything they can out of you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better and pay better. Keep employees longer vs. turning and burning them.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Benefits, good pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, very lenient

    Cons

    not enough room for advancement, have to relocate


  9. "Customer development rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, allows you to be your own boss, strong leader in the industry, good start if your fresh out of college you will learn important skills for future endeavors, rewards for winning competitions between branches, great b2b experience, freedom to wheel and deal with your customers.

    Cons

    Stagnant salaries and no bonuses if your branch succeeds over goal. Management can be indecisive. Lots of good people leaving. Honestly all around a good company if your just starting out of college.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities for inexperienced, new to the business world, college grads"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Development Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grimco full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up if you are willing to relocate, and are open to helping you relocate to any branch that has an opening.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, no business is kept private. Personal or HR discussed with almost any of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging and let employees do their own time management in and out of the office.


  11. "Grimco has big company benefits with a small company feel. Not many people their Vice President knows who they are."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours of 8 to 5 - Monday through Friday. Very nice group of co-workers and upper management. The company really gives the employees the power to make decisions on a day to day basis.

    Cons

    First year you only have 5 paid days off. No sick days are given which makes going to the doctor or actually being sick very difficult to work around.

    Advice to Management

    Give sick days. It's a simple thing to give employees


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