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Suddath Companies Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "Easy to get a job here, some great people to work with" (in 5 reviews)

  • "This is a fun environment--we celebrate people, employee appreciation week, our football teams, and busy peak times with food and fun" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is very political" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Too much of a good old boy network" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Project mngr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Suddath Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Contractors are hard to work with

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give them


  2. "Good place to get started"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Suddath Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and people

    Cons

    No real Onboarding, training, or career planning; your given the basics and then thrown in the fire in most positions.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your employees goals and career paths - not just a one time checkin during annual reviews.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wow, really poor management skills and communication from the management."

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    Former Employee - Need to Keep Private in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Need to Keep Private in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suddath Companies full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people there were Minnesota nice.

    Cons

    Poor communication by management. Everyone was in disarray. Turnover was constant. People were complaining all day everyday about how bad the atmosphere was. The customer service team tried to make their days more fun with food. Always bringing in food their group. It was a very divided atmosphere with poor management. It started at the top of the local organization at that time.
    A certain prominent employee walked around constantly without socks on. Unbelievable atmosphere.
    Managers from different Suddath locations were fighting with each other. I was caught in the middle and used like a pawn. They showed no concern as to why I left and didn't care to do an exit interview. You live and learn in life. I learned a lot of what I don't want at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the reasons why you value an employee. Is it just to pay them a hourly wage?

    The uppers have it made built off the backs of the worker bees.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker

    I worked at Suddath Companies full-time

    Pros

    Management does a good job of dividing tasks at work and keeping people informed.

    Cons

    Some people can be tough to work with.


  5. "It was just OKAY..."

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

    I worked at Suddath Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    2 Weeks Paid Vacation after the first year, wonderful people to work with and currently you get 2 days paid at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Cons

    Suddath is a lot like a good old boys club, you don't get too far unless you are one of them. They have token women in key positions to keep it from appearing as so but it is still true.


  6. "Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Suddath Companies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some employees are good to work with.

    Cons

    Other project managers are back stabbers

    Advice to Management

    Established project managers blame the new project managers for their own mistakes and managers don't see it.


  7. "Miserable work environment."

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

    I have been working at Suddath Companies full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Suddath for a few years in management. Somewhat flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Evironment became too corporate, full of politics. Good employees quit because of lack of support. Bad employees remained because they are friends with higher management. Vacation and Sick leave were fairly good, then changed to Paid time off, if you are sick, it come out of your PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Foster an environment in which good employees can be retained. Promote within. Get rid of idiots (directors) that don't know what they are doing and hurt morale.

  8. "Old school values but needs to enter 21st century"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Suddath Companies full-time

    Pros

    The company shares great values and makes you feel like family. I really enjoyed my time working there.

    Cons

    some stakeholders are hard to please and the benefits are absolutely terrible.


  9. "CSR"

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

    I have been working at Suddath Companies full-time

    Pros

    Good old boy club at its best

    Cons

    Must be a good old boy to fit in.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more than your friends


  10. "Crappy"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Suddath Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited amount of work hours available.

    Cons

    Terrible management, horrible attitudes, bad culture.

    Advice to Management

    Wayne NJ, have more respect for people.