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Midwest-CBK Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Love my job most of the time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love my job. This Company is working hard to give us all fresh new product every eight week. More product to sell means more money to be made. I've worked for many of our competitors in the past. My salary plus commission package along with paid expenses exceeds everything offered by prior employees. Is everything perfect, no but is management working on improvement, yes!

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel unreal expectations are placed on us. What we can sell is based on the product we're given.


  2. "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Midwest-CBK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great nice work life balance

    Cons

    Territories too large too much product

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Territory sales"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Midwest-CBK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Set you own schedule

    Cons

    Territory is way to large to manage.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good place to work"

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

    Pros

    co-workers are friendly, decent office space, lot's of freedom

    Cons

    location, size of company, not all the progressive in terms of design aesthetic

    Advice to Management

    be more open to newness and pushing the trends


  5. "Midwest-CBK is an awesome showroom in the Atlanta Gift Mart that I worked at in a part time capacity in a sales role."

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    Former Employee - Showroom Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Showroom Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midwest-CBK part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Sales teams are awesome! The rest of the staff are encouraging & fun to work alongside. It's a well run showroom.

    Cons

    I have no cons to name other than it can always be fast paced & frazzling at times, but that's the excitement of working downtown with all the hustle &. bustle ...

    Advice to Management

    Kay was always a perfect flawless practically Showroom
    Manager


  6. "They will ignore you if you quit!"

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

    I worked at Midwest-CBK (Less than a year)

    Pros

    none that i can attest to

    Cons

    too many to list here

    Advice to Management

    pay your former employees according to the state labor laws


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Don't humiliate yourself with these fools"

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Northeast, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Northeast, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few pros to speak of. You might find an occasional coworker that you become friends with. You create your own schedule but are expected to be on the road from 9-6. Your day is far longer than those hours though.

    Cons

    Extremely unrealistic expectations. The territories are shrinking as is the customer base. Retailers are going out of business every day. Their are way too many levels of management. If you are a skilled liar and enjoy game playing this might be the right fit for you. Account managers are catty and childish. Managers are rude and disrespectful. Upper management and CEO are overrated, egotistical, overpaid jokes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring managers to manage other levels of managers. Show some respect for the people who are busting their chops trying to sell your goods that aren't so good. Pay a decent wage, stop micromanaging people to death. The endless reports are ridiculous and should be completed during business hours.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Products & Dealers"

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    Former Employee - VP-Finance in Cannon Falls, MN
    Former Employee - VP-Finance in Cannon Falls, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midwest-CBK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My dream job was VP-Finance at Midwest! Loved interacting with peers and the dealers, as well as connecting with our designer products. Difficult economic times in 2008/2009 led to massive restructuring, consolidation, and purging. Great people in Minnesota and North Carolina!

    Cons

    Turmoil due to economic times in the USA; pressure from parent company; fractured relationships and fear were driving forces.

    Advice to Management

    Management has changed many times over since my time. I still love the products and emotions associated with our offerings.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Cannon Falls, MN
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Cannon Falls, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, good direct managers.

    Cons

    Underpaid, no raises in over 5 years, no maternity leave. Layoffs and tripled health care costs in the same year. Now we all are expected to do twice as much with no wage increase. I am currently doing more and making less then when I started.


  10. "Has Seen Better Times"

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

    Pros

    Small town company with many local connections. The company was founded in its home town by a local family. Many local businesses still value that connection

    Cons

    The company suffered many cutbacks throughout the years during buyouts and remote owners. As a result, most of the small town feel has disappeared. The company is now owned by a Canadian company and the main focus is profit, not quality or employee job satisfaction.


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