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Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping stone that you'll always remember"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hanson's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brian is an evolving type guy, and likes to put people on the spot, so if you're shy, steer clear. He's great at business and very hard working. His Dad would be very proud of the man he's come up to be. He's not everyone's "cup of tea" but that's what makes him even more awesome.He was always around and he's pretty fair.
     Mike Pence is an extremely stand up guy, and knowledgable. He has a very distinct laugh and reminds you of an leprechaun.
    The morale is pretty good, a little cliquey, but thats the social norm for offices this size. Everyone is pretty friendly and you really feel like you're walking into your second home. Very good place to learn sales, and expand on customer service skills.

    Cons

    Pay isn't ideal, but it will help out with your moms bills- that you will be living with.
    If you're good looking- all the guys will try to get with you. Some girls, too.
    Scratch that- you don't even really have to be good looking.

    Advice to Management

    Wtf is management?


  2. "Get it done!"

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    Current Employee - Data Entry in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Data Entry in Detroit, MI
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company lunches are fun. Happen about once a month. Try to have a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Great place to jump start your career. Love working and interacting with co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep having the fun atmosphere and team bonding.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't be lured in by false promises of high wages and happy employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They will keep poor performing and dysfunctional employees because they're "part of the Hanson's family." This includes employees with felonies, drug/drunk driving convictions and criminal sexual conduct. Because everyone deserves a second chance.

    Cesspool of negativity.

    Cons

    Constant promises that you can make so much $$$$ beyond the substandard pay. Unfortunately with so many rules and restrictions that it remains unachievable most times, and you are left with the blame.

     ONLY hiring for canvassers and sales reps. They'll post ALL SORTS of help wanted ads for different positions just to get you in the door.

    Advice to Management

    None, this is the way it's been and this is how it will always be.


  4. "Love this company"

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    Current Employee - Command Center Assistant Manager in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Command Center Assistant Manager in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for Hanson's is like working with family, everyone is friendly, supportive and work as a team.

    Cons

    No cons working at Hanson's!


  5. "Non judgmental and excepting of me for me!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, like a giant family

    Cons

    Have to have thick skin sometimes dealing with customers

    Advice to Management

    Managers needs to step up more instead of pushing issues onto the next person.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "At Least There's Food (Sometimes)"

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    Current Employee - General Office in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - General Office in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Willing to give people without office experience a chance, free popcorn, decent prices in vending machine, free pizza occasionally. Some people here are nice.

    Cons

    Abysmal pay rate (all office employees start at $10), raise system is ridiculous (first year raise is 3%-- 30 cents!), pay is capped at $14 and it takes TEN YEARS for an office employee to reach that. PTO is cashed out on anniversary so you can never take more than a sick day. Not that anyone could afford a vacation anyway. Many other employees have terrible attitudes. Certain people in management are creepy toward young female employees.

    Advice to Management

    Happy, well paid employees are happier and more productive.


  7. "I love my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Management in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been at hansons for 16 years and I cant begin to tell you all the good that I have seen. The people that work are truly family. I wake up everyday excited to go to work, not to many people can say that. The owner has given so much to his employees as well as the community that it makes working at this company even better.

    Cons

    I cant think of one bad thing about working here. I love my job!!!!

  8. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson's full-time

    Pros

    I`ve been with Hansons many years this is the place that you work and everybody is like family . Hansons is a fun place to work too !

    Cons

    i really have no complaints

    Advice to Management

    Keep being as great as you have been over the years


  9. "Pandora"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson's full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork throughout the organization is phenomenal. The culture created by Brian is a family community. Leadership is very perceptive and exercises this when placing individuals in their designated roles. Due to the culture, you are empowered to reach out to various departments for advice and insight.

    Cons

    Compensation is not ideal; however, the benefits offered are employee friendly.


  10. "General Office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanson's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is very positive and inviting. I like that the owner is involved and tries to get us involved in the community and different charities.

    Cons

    A con for me would be the drive since I live about an hour away.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and don't make them feel like they're bothering you if they ask for help


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