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Quality Importers Trading Company Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "Great place to learn"

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

    I have been working at Quality Importers Trading Company full-time

    Pros

    Business and personal growth opportunities. Diverse team with lots skill sets and engagement from all levels. Owner on board leading by example.

    Cons

    Not the type of company to sit in and ride along with. Everyone is in a spotlight to perform.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Concentrate on those who are 'all in' for the long haul. Tune out the noise, and stay humble.

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Owner

    Thank you for taking a moment to express your experience at Quality Importers. Everyone on the team is really working hard to receive feedback like this, and your review validates their results... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quality Importers Trading Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have never been part of something so inspiring. I say this because I'm challenged each day, motivated to do my best and feel supported by my management team. It's a joy coming to work each day! The owners expect from themselves first and then from others. They lead by example,
    very professional and also openly human. They show excitement when things go well and show sincere appreciation for hard work and extra effort. All I can say is that I have been lucky to have great leaders as my superiors. Not very many could inspire me to dream and achieve beyond my own imagination and capacity . Thanks for converting my mistakes into lessons, pressure into productivity and skills into strengths.

    Cons

    Broken information flow. We need more communication. While everybody is busy doing their work a lot of information slips through the cracks and does not get shared internally, which negatively affects productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the right people who fit the company culture and everything else will take care of itself.

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Owner

    What an inspiring review of our efforts. Thank you for that. This is what we ultimately wake up in the morning for, to inspire and to grow. Regarding the information flow, we are addressing this... More

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and leadership in place, far different look than from previous managers. A lot of hands on managers that seem to care about their people.

    Cons

    Communication. It's could be a lot better. Announcements of new people on board or people that are no longer with us.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to all employees. We used to have company meetings and get togethers. It helps with moral.

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Oct 19, 2017 – Owner

    Thanks for taking the time to voice your support for QI. Often in this fast paced world our hard working team is busy making success happen and doesn't have the time to think of stopping and... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A company with a clear objective"

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

    I have been working at Quality Importers Trading Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -great opportunity for personal growth
    -clear and concise mission and objectives
    -hands on President and CEO
    -Upper Management open to employee ideas
    -hiring team members that want to be here
    -many years of industry experience under one roof
    -well known in cigar industry

    Cons

    -lack of employee training specific to each role
    -company news (internal repository of and new information)
    -conference room space (for now)
    - No vending machine
    -lack of Koffee Kult blend rotation

    Advice to Management

    -perhaps subject all new hires to run through a formal employee training program where each employee spends time with each department and learning exactly how each department works the first week of hire. Would enable each employee to understand how the machine runs and why we do the things we do. Perhaps our employees may have insight or ideas on doing things better
    -company events that do not interfere with work day
    -offer employees samples of the products they represent to have a personal experience of our Products.
    -company meetings and reestablish the Employee of the Month recognition

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Owner

    Lots of comments and feedback, this is what we seek from our team. We are working on building out our extensive knowledge base for the team to assist in on boarding and ongoing training. Conference... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A quality company"

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

    I have been working at Quality Importers Trading Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked with this company for years, both as a full-time employee and as a contractor. I have seen the company grow and evolve, and believe there is even more room for growth in the future.

    The owners are passionate about their products and the services they provide, and as the company name suggests, quality is expected. If you have a strong work ethic, desire to succeed and take pride in your work, you'll do well here.

    Cons

    Fast paced, can be stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Continue to streamline processes to save time and maximize efficiency.

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Oct 31, 2017 – Owner

    We appreciate you contributing your feedback, as you know for the time you have spent working with us over the years, we push through all obstacles to pursue growth. Yes we do expect quality, not... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Warehouse worker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quality Importers Trading Company full-time

    Pros

    Excellent staff and pay. Pretty easy and straight forward job if you do the right things.

    Cons

    It is a pretty hot warehouse located in Florida.

    Advice to Management

    Get better insulation or maybe some fans

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Sep 20, 2017 – Owner

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on your position with us. Your advice is heard and we will be looking into it further based on your suggestion. Keep up the great work, we look forward to... More


  7. "Negative and belligerent atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Professional in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - Contract Professional in Weston, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quality Importers Trading Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clean, they have lots of clients and products. Clearly all the good and Talented people always leave. Smoking indoors is normal there. “we’ve been profitable since day one” is

    Cons

    One Professional left walked out crying and unwilling to submit unjustified will of management of double work positions for less pay.
    Management clearly sees professionals as a commodity.
    Very sad but true.
    Management pays professionals to do something just to prove them wrong. This obviously boosts ego, arrogance and make them feel a little taller.

    Other employees expressed fear
    Corporate culture does not exist. No shares desire to smoke tobacco still death.
    Fake birthday parties, child like employee of the month recognition.
    Employees next to me came with smile and left with grim look.
    Do not trust anyone.

    they fired professionals to spread fear amongst others in the hope that they served as examples.
    Management will come up with ridiculous and unrealistic date-line based on nothing but the pure excuse to get rid of professionals. Management reacts erratic, rude and grotesque when under pressure.

    Always bringing in smelly people holding cigars half way smoked. The smell is just too disgusting.

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Oct 6, 2017 – Owner

    Hello, we appreciate your positive outlook for our company, and thank you for sending in your comments overall. As you know, working with us for the time that you have, we are in the Cigar Business... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "This company cares about their team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Weston, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Weston, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quality Importers Trading Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clean office with nice decor
    Many new opportunities for advancement
    Professional staff with a team environment
    Really good coffee available all day for free (Koffee Kult)

    Cons

    No day care or company gym currently available

    Advice to Management

    Would be good to create a program to pay for college tuition

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Aug 20, 2017 – Owner

    Thank you for your review. All reviews no matter what the rating or comments, are useful and important to us. But at this time, this review is validation that what we are doing is rooting itself... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hostile workplace with changing pay structure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quality Importers Trading Company full-time

    Pros

    Fun work parties from time to time

    Cons

    Difficult work environment hidden behind a faux 'company culture' - Owner is a control freak who doesn't allow for any beliefs aside from his own. A great deal of patronizing and negative feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people to run things and manage your team so that you can grow a loyal, devoted staff.

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Aug 20, 2017 – Owner

    Thanks for contributing your review. Everyone loves the parties. We work hard and we party hard. Yes work can be difficult no doubt. The company culture is who we are and it is what we built a... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Company with great team atmosphere pulling towards one goal, Success!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative/Sales in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative/Sales in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quality Importers Trading Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of people of working, no politics, everyone is very welcoming and nice to each other.

    Cons

    This is not for the weak, no yes men here and no free agents so not much for cons

    Advice to Management

    More company events and team building exercises

    Quality Importers Trading Company Response

    Aug 20, 2017 – Owner

    Thanks for the feedback. Great suggestion for more company events and team building. We always have a great time getting together with our team and their families outside the office. Will have a... More


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