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Grimco Reviews

Updated July 24, 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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    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. 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

  3. 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.


  4. "Fun but risky"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fair and challenging. Lot's of space where they need help.

    Cons

    Needs more people to grow faster


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - N/A in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grimco full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits for a warehouse environment

    Cons

    Hiring through a temporary service, the company gets a lot of inept workers

    Advice to Management

    Direct hiring.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "satisfactory job experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great entry-level employment. Easy to rise if willing to put in the extra man hours and exceed goals. the postition gives the freedom in the office that is desired but always just a phone call away.

    Cons

    rough workload at the beginning and position becomes very repetitive. If not able to make outside calls the phone is a constant nuisance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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

    I have been working at Grimco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hands on management, flexible with furthering education

    Cons

    Schedule, PTO, no clear career advancement paths

    Advice to Management

    Salaries should be examined by market not by position.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hard but rewarding work environment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Grimco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, competitive work environment, small teams, feels like you are running your own branch.

    Cons

    Customers can be picky and require a lot of attention.

    Advice to Management

    Have better communication between HQ and branches.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A decent first job"

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

    Pros

    A great, close-knit company where you feel like you know everyone within the company because it is still relatively small and you talk to so many people on the phone. The hours are strictly 8-5, M-F with the typical paid holidays. Health benefits are EXCELLENT. The company culture is great.

    Cons

    The job itself is pretty monotonous. There is a lot of pressure to earn new business when quite simply, it isn't always there. You are often calling the same people over and over again.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that profit isn't the ONLY measure of an employee's success.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Huge company growth, big potential/opportunity for self motivated individuals"

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

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

    Pros

    1) Growth-company is extremely aggressive in opening new business centers, buying competitors, expanding internationally. The work environments are fun if you share the passion to be a part of that.
    2) Opportunity-with success comes as much responsibility as you are willing to take on. The company is begging for people who want to drive their own success. Some take it upon themselves to surpass goals and end up with the biggest opportunities. The most aggressive salespeople can climb ranks quickly into management positions.
    3) Flexibility-the company gives newer staff decision making capabilities very quickly. This allows new hires to get great experience early on that most companies would protect with red tape or a title.
    4) Benefits/Compensation-long term, successful, loyal employees are rewarded through compensation but just as important, a great 401k with company paid contribution annually.
    5) Work-life balance-this is a great part of Grimco. You are expected to work harder than everybody else Monday-Friday, but working 12-14 hour days and weekends is not necessary or effective at Grimco.
    6) Upper management will take any call from anybody in the company when available(and they almost always are when you call), including the owner.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, especially one that is expanding as rapidly. But here are some thoughts:

    1) Flat structure-because the company is lean at the middle and top and doesn't create a lot of unnecessary positions in upper management, it creates less opportunity for younger employees to visualize their succession into upper management.
    2) Organization-growing exponentially year over year makes almost every decision short term. There is little long term planning and for some people, they don't like the ever-constant change and prefer stability.
    3) Some branches end up "sink or swim" with new employees due to unexpected turnover(which all companies face), and although it is great experience for a new employee to have to run a branch and drive sales, it can be overwhelming for some and lack direction and positive reinforcement. Some new employees want somebody holding their hand the whole time, Grimco isn't like that.
    4) Review process is formal but typically isn't thorough enough. Employees need to keep in contact with their manager to ensure they are fulfilling expectations to really know their status. Some employees feel they are exceling and are shocked to hear they are not.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the family feel as the company continues to grow, but become more formal throughout the company. The small feel of the company will create loyal employees but there needs to be less "drama" surrounding personnel and operations.

    The aggressive mind state to take market share everyday is exciting to work for. I hope the company continues to bring this thought process throughout my tenure and can motivate new employees to buy into it long term.

    Overall this company genuinely cares about its employees, the customers, and is on an exciting path towards owning the industry they play in. New hires couldn't have more long term opportunities if they bring the right personality and drive.

    Add as much talent as possible, and quickly! Being aggressive can limit us long term without more great employees.


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