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Johnson Brothers Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Lynn W. Johnson
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Pros
  • Family owned company that looks to hire and promote from internal applicants (in 9 reviews)

  • The company pays well, and they have great benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance consists of work (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours are expected out of you (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Territory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great company all around

    Cons

    no down side to the company


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family owned
    Great benefits
    Care about there employees

    Cons

    No holidays off
    Always having to hit quotes that are not obtainable

    Advice to Management

    Better incentives that are not imossible to hit

  3. "Improvements"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Brothers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great improvements in day warehouse operations since October. Better communication, cleaner environment and improved employee recognition. Teamwork attitude is increasing. Thank you

    Cons

    Warehouse equipment needs an overhaul, very old and not functioning properly. Keep working on sanitation and training opportunities. Thank you

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in you current direction.


  4. "Sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun job, money is ok for the work you do.

    Cons

    Depends on the market, but in south Florida we didn't hold that many products

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  5. "Not so nice people"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnson Brothers part-time

    Pros

    Good people in office enviroment.

    Cons

    Warehouse is super dirty. Bathroom is a no no. I just started a few days ago and right when I got there, they gave me a saftey vest and threw me at docking. Then not even an hour into working, they pulled the guy who i was working with to a different dock and left me all by myself. After I loaded my first truck, i proceed to flag the supervisor down and he just walked away. No breaks. I didnt even know who i report to and people there are shady. Supervisors don't even have the decency to come meet their new employees. Wow, just wow!! Worst professional enviroment I ever worked in!! Do better Johnson Brothers!

    Advice to Management

    Do better Johnson Brothers.


  6. "Good but could be GREAT!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payroll Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Payroll Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy to build and create processes. Good pay and benefits. Hardworking and fun coworkers.

    Cons

    There was favoritism to a few that made it difficult for the rest of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the right employees.


  7. "Johnson Brothers Liquor Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive (Retail) in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Executive (Retail) in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financially secure company
     Industry leader in the state
    Family owned
    Strong Portfolio of Suppliers
    Strong sales teams throughout

    Cons

    Heading towards national management tactics, family "feel" is evaporating
    Senior managers have been cut the last few years due to cost savings
    Penny pinching on warehouse and delivery logistics hurts image with key customers
    Focus is too broad at times
    Lack of communication is prevelant

    Advice to Management

    See comments in Cons

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnson Brothers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management cares about their employees. Many new initiatives recently, aimed at employee appreciation have gone a long way to retaining the high quality employees they have attracted.

    Cons

    Slow to adopt new technology makes it difficult to compete in the market as well as stay sharp as a member of the workforce. At times, it is difficult to ascertain the direction of the company, which makes it challenging to move forward on various projects.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a clear, concise strategy and plan. And share what you can with as many people in the company as it makes sense. We should all be working toward a common goal. If we know the direction of the company, this is much easier.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales/Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johnson Brothers full-time

    Pros

    Stress free work environment with great pay.

    Cons

    High probability of on work injuries.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make your own hours (kind of)
    You control your own income (commission based) with no max
    Enjoyable coworkers
    The company is always trying to get better

    Cons

    Need to exercise patience when dealing with customers/clients
    Things don't always go according to plan and you need to be able to deal with that


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