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School Specialty Reviews

Updated March 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people with a desire to produce great work and make the company better (in 14 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is excellent at this company (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No pay increase, no acknowledgement of job well done, no 401K match (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management suffered very little, but the average worker certainly did (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Order Filler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at School Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Great pace, always something to do, and always stayed hydrated

    Cons

    Performance review the day before my last day, work floor too hot, and conveyor belts did not work sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Have monthly reviews


  2. "Way to go Joe!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at School Specialty full-time

    Pros

    Strong leadership and vision. A true rebirth of the company is occurring and I'm proud to be a part of it.

    Cons

    Company still operates in silos as a result of past acquisitions that were never integrated. This makes getting things done challenging and adds conplexity

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course!


  3. "Horrible management, company will be sold, employees all considered expendable!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at School Specialty full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun working with schools..

    Cons

    CEO has one goal. Sell the company. He is on the board. He is laying off employees and cutting commission to make the company look profitable! RUN from this company!

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to care for your employees! You have destroyed an incredible company! Do not work here! You will regret it!


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  5. "Former Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School Specialty full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay for the Territory Sales Postion

    Cons

    long hours for the Territory Sales Position

    Advice to Management

    Think out strategies before implementation.


  6. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours during the week

    Cons

    None. I liked the job a lot


  7. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VNA Worker
    Former Employee - VNA Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School Specialty full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, personable people and a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    I just needed five words.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and stay connected with all the employees.


  8. "Order Entry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are really friendly.
    Job is pretty easy.
    Management is understanding.
    The benefits and vacation time are very good and start immediately.

    Cons

    Low pay and constant sitting.
    Training could be better.


  9. "Sales rep"

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

    I have been working at School Specialty full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a good company until it went public. Other reps are good people worked under a good manger. Good sales meetings

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Little care for employees. Was a much better place under Dan spaulding. Terrible benefits and 401k underwent bankruptcy restructuring


  10. "Worked at SSI"

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School Specialty full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Creative services team was given what we asked most of the time. Remote work offsite and no micromanagement. Casual dress if no upper management onsite.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to my contemporaries. Two bonuses in 8 years. Furloughs every year. Bad offices and no rewards for my team. Received two pay cuts in my first 4 years.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Looking good!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at School Specialty full-time

    Pros

    - People are great.
    - Executives are making a lot of long over due changes.
    - Changes are making positive impact.

    Cons

    - Has gone through some rough times
    - Reputation is not what it use to be

    Advice to Management

    Good job in turning the company around.



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