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Mackin Educational Resources Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. "An average job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mackin Educational Resources part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get time off, pays a descent starting salary and is not super complicated. if you're an independent worker, then you will like it.

    Cons

    It gets really boring after sometime, even with music. Only one of the supervisors introduced themselves, and it can be hard to get to know people if you want to. Didn't have the best training, but not the worst. Still don't know where a lot of stuff in the building is.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for starting people would be nice, no complaints other than that.


  2. "Value-Driven Company"

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    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mackin Educational Resources part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is very committed to values and makes sure that the employees are as well

    Cons

    Can seem like there is not a lot of upward mobility

  3. "Great and easy part time work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mackin Educational Resources part-time

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, most of the people are nice

    Cons

    Repetitive tasks, not allowed to talk much.


  4. "Keep looking elsewhere."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mackin Educational Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers who are hardworking.

    Cons

    Management are the only employees making a decent wage. Others are used until they get tired of working there-I think that management likes this so they don't need to give raises. Employees are not supposed to talk to each other or make any noise. Place feels like a funeral home. Low pay. Not any room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Start respecting employees. Better pay!!!!!!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "good pay, boring job"

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    Former Employee - Processor in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Processor in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, pretty easy job to do, can listen to music while you work, flexible hours, easy to get time off

    Cons

    it can get very repetitive and drag on, time passes very slowly, not much interaction with co-workers makes it even more boring


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great for you students"

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    Former Employee - Processor in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Processor in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mackin Educational Resources part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay competitively and have a lenient work environment. No real dress code and it beats fast food. All of the supervisors are friendly and there is PTO for even part time workers.

    Cons

    The work isn't altogether entertaining, often stuck doing the same task. The tasks aren't extremely physically demanding, but mentally it can start to get to you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! If you are interested in improving numbers, try having some of the more experienced workers share some tips with the students.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Keep looking!"

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    Current Employee - Receiving, Check-in in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Receiving, Check-in in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mackin Educational Resources part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice location, nice commute from the south.

    Cons

    This place is lucky it's still around after all the possible lawsuits from an unsafe work environment and discrimination. I've never worked for a company that can just look the other way when there is a problem or problems that really need to be investigated. The backstabbing, outright lies, slander and just plain unfairness all start at the top. Hidden cams everywhere because they don't trust their employees. No bonuses, just a paid day off for your bday and possibly Xmas eve. HR dept. only sees/hears what they want to.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and sell the company to someone that cares about their employees. Don't put on the big religious farce to entice employees and customers into believing you care.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Good company, but oblivious to the outside world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mackin Educational Resources full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They work hard to make sure employees will work well together, which tends to make the hiring process very slow. But I have made some great friends within my department. They are pretty understanding when you need to be flexible with your schedule and time off is very rarely denied. Casual dress code. Owners are seen around the office and know everyone's name.

    Cons

    Employees are not treated as professionals - not allowed to have your cell phone at your desk, talking to co-workers is discouraged. HR seems to be oblivious to what is going on. I've been working there for 2 years and have never had a review (I've heard the same thing from people who have been there for 10 years), but HR claimed they were not aware that reviews weren't being done. Isn't that your job?!? Pay is very low and benefits are not good. Very little room for advancement if you are even given the opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and treat them as the professional adults they are. Don't discourage your employees from being friends - it makes for a better work environment and the happier your employees are, the harder they want to work.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible job. HR is no help."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mackin Educational Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ample parking, holidays off, great location, a lot of great people to work with (if you are ever granted a chance to talk).

    Cons

    Owners and HR work together to make it a miserable place to work with horrible communication. Went without custodian for almost a year and place got filthy. Lots of tattling and talking behind people's backs. Some of the execs are making 6 figures a year but only friends of the family or family themselves. Looking for a job? KEEP LOOKING! Most depressing place I've ever been employed and I can't wait to start a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage. Be aware of the discrimination that is going on before it gets you into trouble.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Low Pay/Few Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mackin Educational Resources full-time

    Pros

    Fabulous people working who are willing to do whatever it takes to get things done and help each other. Employment includes book purchasing at a discount.

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to other companies with few raises and even fewer benefits. No performance reviews. Employees are treated as children with cellphones banned during the day, computer access strictly monitored and communication with other employees discouraged. Atmosphere encourages tattling on others that do not conform to these standards. Employees simply disappear and are no longer employed without explanation with assumption being that they are not conforming to above rules. People who remain are left to pick up the pieces and absorb the workload. There are "chosen" employees who are given free reign and the benefit of the doubt in all situations. Communication is very lacking and employees are not kept in the loop regarding much of anything. Technology is behind the times and lacking. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and get a grip on what a good work environment looks like. Make employees a priority and offer benefits and or perks that want them to stay-currently employees feel expendable. Pay people what they are worth and commensurate with their skills and education. When employees leave, hire new staff promptly to replace them or even have them train with the person who is leaving. Invest in new technology and not just the cheapest thing out there.


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