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S.A. Comunale Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2019

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3.0
67%
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S.A. Comunale President & CEO Stephen A. Comunale
Stephen A. Comunale
5 Ratings
  1. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Norton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Comunale full-time

    Pros

    People, flexibility, culture... family company

    Cons

    If you don’t know the industry it can be tough to get rolling

    Advice to Management

    Make all policies universal accords departments

    S.A. Comunale2019-02-15
  2. "Racist"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker 

    I worked at S.A. Comunale full-time

    Pros

    None. the benefits are decent

    Cons

    Where to start. Complete joke

    Advice to Management

    You are looking for a lawsuit

    S.A. Comunale2019-03-29
  3. "Get it in writing"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Comunale for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of turnovers so there's always someone else to blame as they are on there way out the door.

    Cons

    They tell you what you want to hear. Get it in writing

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they have not heard already. No changes will be made.

    S.A. Comunale2018-09-04
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Rather be unemployed."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westville, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Comunale full-time

    Pros

    Health benefits, 401k, co-workers, customers.

    Cons

    Negative environment, daily office screaming. Management buys gifts and takes corporate office employees on trips to gain leverage over HR, etc. Management picks apart good employees in the office and in the field even after a good days work diminishing what morale was there. Micro management from all ends. No room for advancement locally. Management pushes all responsibilities on employees while spending the day... making personal calls. Closed door policy. There is more, just beware, I would not wish this management style on my enemy.

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    Advice to Management

    They don't take advice, merely shove their hand in your face and tell you to stop speaking.

    S.A. Comunale2018-02-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "“You’re all my little white mice” - Owner of the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Comunale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The flexibility in schedule is good if you have kids Not a lot of micromanagement so you aren’t pressured to get things done all that quickly Holiday dinner is usually nice but not held outside of work

    Cons

    Not a lot of management..you can practically be up away from your desk for 4-6 hours a day and not get in trouble for not working. Previously, there was access to YouTube on the work computers and you could catch people watching YouTube videos all day. Owner has said that all employees under him are like his little white mice.. The lack of care from the company or management shows in people’s attitudes towards... each other. People will walk in front of you and not hold a door for someone behind them. People don’t respond to “good morning” or “how are you?” Inadequate staffing causes tension in departments. People seem to think their issues are worse than the next so they act as though everything you do is a direct attack on them and/or their work ethic. Inadequate training, you can be hired for a position and not know anything about the products and services provided. *honestly, I wouldn’t recommend working here unless you were in the family or applying for a job at the top of the totem pole. If you’re an honest person, who likes to do a good job and be cordial with your coworkers, find somewhere else that will allow you to be yourself. A lot of grumpy people who feel like they’re stuck remain there. If you’re in the family or if you’ve contacted the parent company for an issue you have indemnity for life and will never be fired for poor performance or lack of attendance.

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    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees complaints and suggestions to improve the company.

    S.A. Comunale2018-01-15
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work full of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barberton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S.A. Comunale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management. They teach you a lot Very quickly accepted into the team. Very open and honest. No behind the back stuff. This leads to accelerated learning. Very capable and willing to help with any problems or questions that come up. No competition for jobs. Your job is yours. Only you can lose it. No need to worry about somebody trying to take it because there is no success in that here.

    Cons

    All of the divisions are very separated.

    Advice to Management

    Give the related divisions the ability to work together. Get a little bit more "cross-training" going on between them.

    S.A. Comunale2017-08-24
  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Barberton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Comunale for less than a year

    Pros

    Many wonderful people within the company

    Cons

    A lot of yelling and screaming audible throughout the company. Little to no direction in 2nd department I worked in. Safety Department was amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Speak with employee's about issues in the office. Take the time to train. them.

    S.A. Comunale2017-08-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barberton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Comunale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The Comunale family are a very nice group of people.

    Cons

    Working for a family run company is not for everyone.

    S.A. Comunale2017-06-06
  9. "Refreshing"

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    Fire Extinguisher Tech in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at S.A. Comunale

    Pros

    Tight knit group.....people are the concern first and foremost. Profits are next. With out good people they make no money.

    Cons

    None at this time. Will review again at year mark:

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will care for you.

    S.A. Comunale2016-11-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Branch Manager"

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    Branch Manager in Batavia, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at S.A. Comunale for more than a year

    Pros

    Profitable company. They let you run your shop until something goes wrong.

    Cons

    Micro managed. Communication internally is at best sub par. Corporate culture is antiquated.

    S.A. Comunale2016-08-18
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