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IWCO Direct Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. "IWCO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IWCO Direct full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a good company. Good benefits. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent small company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Anal in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Applications Anal in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Culture and management not in alignment

    Advice to Management

    focus on representing the culture you claim to have

    IWCO Direct Response

    Mar 24, 2017

    At IWCO Direct, we strive to maintain a culture that is inclusive, open, honest, and respectful. We work hard to ensure that the experience of working at IWCO Direct is the best it can possibly be ... More

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Deadend for IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The worker level employees in OPS and in the Office, who still cared, were great to work with. In the Chanhassen location, they have an on-site gym which was very convenient.

    Cons

    Constant infighting between VP level management, no clear & unified message from leadership to the business fosters an environment of employee mistrust, unprofessionalism and employees who are simply putting in their time.
    The role of IT within IWCO is simply to keep a few core, antiquated, home grown solutions alive for the purpose of supporting their high-volume manufacturing platform. IWCO is a manufacturing company first and foremost, not an IT lead product\solution organization.
    IWCO continues to be a revolving door of young management talent that becomes disenfranchised and leaves to pursue better opportunities outside of the organization. What remains is a tired, old leadership team unwilling or incapable of looking to the future and an employee base too risk averse to look for something elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Jim & Joe become the leader that goes along within title of your position. Stop your VP’s personal agenda for aggrandization from filter down throughout the organization, driving new young management talent from the organization.

    IWCO Direct Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – VP Marketing

    We want every employee to have a long, fulfilling career at IWCO Direct. However, we realize not everyone will. For those interested in a technical career at IWCO Direct, we want you to know that we ... More


  4. "Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Little Falls, MN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Little Falls, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IWCO Direct (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. IWCO has been great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great job!


  5. "IWCO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Blaine, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IWCO Direct (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There weren't any as always rushing to complete customer deadline.

    Cons

    To many job set ups to provide samples to customers and the re-set up systems for live production.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you don't mind rubbing shoulders with rapists"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IWCO Direct full-time

    Pros

    12-hour shifts mean 3 or 4 days off every week. Some weekends off.

    Cons

    12-hour shifts. Constant switching between working and being off weekends makes it impossible to make plans without consulting a schedule, which is generally not released until mid-December for January of the next year. Lax background check policy (they'll hire anyone who didn't steal, no matter what else they may have been convicted of) means drug deals and gang fights are a common occurrence in the parking lot during breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring criminals. You're losing good workers because they don't want to work in that environment.

    IWCO Direct Response

    Mar 14, 2016

    IWCO Direct takes our employees' safety very seriously. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe work environment in our facilities and on our property and have a track record that proves it. We are ... More


  7. "Applications Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IWCO Direct (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are great, the company is run fairly well are there are some training opportunities.

    Cons

    As a printing company, you work in a production environment enclosed with not a lot of windows and there is no cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff and make sure they are happy and working together on teams.

  8. "machine operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IWCO Direct (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay Time Off for full time employees is good.

    Cons

    A lot of work politics, open discrimination, racist and no equal opportunities. No investment on employees who work very hard and under-paid.

    Advice to Management

    Invest on employees, treat them with respect, pay them decent wages like the other companies, or better still, give them back a little from the millions they are making for the company. Don't just share the profits among yourselves and forgetting those doing the job.


  9. "Machine Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 23 Year Barber and Hair Artist in Hazel Crest, IL
    Former Employee - 23 Year Barber and Hair Artist in Hazel Crest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They were strong on safety and good at teaching company knowledge to help you perform your best.

    Cons

    There were no cons asset this particular employer

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Shipping"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Shipping Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Shipping Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at IWCO Direct (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I liked the hours I worked

    Cons

    They didn't pay enough per hour.


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