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Topco Associates Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Topco HR, Please stop Writing Glassdoor Reviews..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Topco Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great coworkers, nice PTO, typical work hours.

    Cons

    Almost non-existent on-boarding process, and the transition to SAP was a dismal failure. We got a brief intro to SAP in the beginning of the process, but were essentially left on our own to learn SAP. Not much camaraderie among employees.

    Also, Topco HR is blatantly biasing these reviews, so please don't listen to the top "featured" reviews, written by HR.

    Topco Associates Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Corporate Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your insights about Topco Associates. Please know that we take your feedback seriously and use the information you provide to improve our culture, processes and... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Topco Associates full-time

    Pros

    Easy commute. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Not very many opportunities to work from home.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, bad middle management..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Topco Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, average salaries, pay ontime.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and planning. no real chances for career advancement. People are completely overworked and no incentives/motivation to do a better job. Seems like nepotism is the only way to work your way up, no matter how hard you work.

    Advice to Management

    Moving people to manager roles doesn't mean they are prepared for it. Mentoring is not enough, please train your managers so your teams can perform better and avoid the high turnover


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Transition Companyh"

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Topco Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous PTO/benefits package. Decent 401k match

    Cons

    Virtually no opportunity for upward mobility.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Topco Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and vacation time and insurance.

    Cons

    HR obviously filling this website with propaganda, as definitely not a true reflection of current culture or opinion of 75+% of unhappy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and true to values of company.

    Topco Associates Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Corporate Communications Specialist

    Thanks for your review, and I’m sorry to hear that your experience at Topco has been less than positive. Employee engagement and satisfaction is one of our top priorities. As such, we have encouraged... More


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Too Frustrating for Human Resources Directors"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sourcing Specialist in Elk Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Sourcing Specialist in Elk Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Topco Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits and great lower level people

    Cons

    Old boys club where women in upper management are merely tokens. Atmosphere in management is so polluted the last 2 Human Services Directors quit due to blatant sexism, and insular, arrogant upper managers. Project Everest is a spectacular failure which is being concealed from owners, (members). The company morale is in freefall with astronomical turnover. You have almost zero chance to come up to upper management thru the ranks, invariably, management comes in from the outside, former fraternity brothers and friends of management. Absolutely zero career development program.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the members is to come in, and fire everybody in upper management who is responsible for Everest and the sale of IT to Capgemini. What happened to the mentoring program?


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Like a rollercoaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpentersville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carpentersville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Topco Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were good, discounts on their products from a mini-mart inside the building, good place to learn CPG, Supply Chain, Logistics and Marketing.

    Cons

    poor morale, vested time for 401K is too long and favoritisms.

    Advice to Management

    How much more do you think you can consolidate? SAP fixed yet?

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair benefits and pay. Nice people.

    Cons

    It's about who you know, not the work you do.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Don't do it!"

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Topco Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits and the bonus structures are so accessible they might as well be gauranteed!

    Cons

    LONG hours for salary positions (10-13 hours). Upper department level management lacks accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. We give you honest feedback every year and have sit down meetings with HR to discuss it but it doesn't change!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Behind the times..."

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    Current Employee - Category Analyst in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Category Analyst in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Topco Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good vacation time when you're allowed to take it, ability to rise in the organization quickly due to high turnover, office is close to I-90

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover, frequent instances of favoritism, fear based & secretive management style, overworks high performers, inability to take action on employee concerns, rampant micro-management

    Advice to Management

    Listening to employee concerns every two years isn't enough. Take clear, decisive action that addresses at least some of those concerns, and trust your people to perform their jobs more than you are comfortable with.


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