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U.S. Venture Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at U.S. Venture full-time

    Pros

    Exhilarating pace, growing company, cares about its employees and the community, very philanthropic, fun, smart people who work hard

    Cons

    I thought the pace at my previous company was fast but this is crazy fast. I'll take it. Better to be working with a growing company than one in a downward spiral. That latter is no fun. Been there. Done that.

    Advice to Management

    Share your vision and repeat it often. We are all in the race together. When the horn sounds, we all need to be running in the same direction if we are to win. Let's win together.


  2. "It feels good to be valued!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Combined Locks, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Combined Locks, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Venture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quickly growing company
    Great pay
    Great benefits
    Great people
    Flexible hours
    A very positive atmosphere created by positive people
    Annual pay increases and reviews

    Cons

    Nothing that couldn't be worked out. Someone is always willing to listen and help resolve.

    It's a busy place, so hang on!

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Not the company they pretend to be"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Venture full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good. They offer tuition reimbursement and health/fitness benefits.

    Cons

    The company is in growth mode but they aren't paying attention to the work environment and the people. It has become a negative place to work with a lot of internal struggles. In many ways, they are imploding which is why I left.

    The company talks up a lot of great things but the reality is very different. Employees are overworked and unappreciated. The environment is hard to describe and nothing like it is advertised. If you aren't part of a favored group, you won’t get the same opportunities from the leaders in charge. I was so excited to work for this company based on the way they market the company but the reality is much different. They will tell you what you want to hear but then turn around and do something else. They say they want to empower the employees but only select people hold the power and you better follow what they say. Management wants you to believe they are open and honest but they operate very differently. I had spent almost 5 years at US Venture but it was time to leave.

    Increases are minimal and paying more to the recognized select few is emphasized but of course, these are the management favorites. They say this is rewarding the top people but what it does is reward the few and drive tension within the groups. After all, it takes a team to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Know who and what you are and stop trying to be something you are not. Start listening to the employees. Knowledge makes people humble. Arrogance makes one behave as if they are more important than, or know more than others. There is a lot of arrogance within this company.


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  5. "Look elsewhere"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Venture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They support volunteer opportunities. The variety of benefits are pretty good but the insurance premiums are a little high.

    Cons

    Overworked employees. Poor management and leadership.

    The pace is fast which would be fine if the leaders would be more supportive. They throw tons of work at you and there is little guidance. There is a constant flow of new priorities without allowing you to finish other projects. This leads to disorganization and dissatisfaction. Leaders seem to believe this is normal behavior for a company but it adds to the dysfunction and chaos. They don't listen to the employees, either because they don't care or this has become the norm at this company. It also doesn't pay to talk to HR as they appear to have bought into this. If you try to discuss the work environment with leaders you are a complainer so employees keep their mouths shut and eventually leave. If you are looking to work for this company, I wish you luck. I'm looking to get out and make a quick exit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop patting yourself on the back and take a good look at the work envirnment.


  6. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Venture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A company that sincerely gives you the opportunity to grow. Open door policy to top management. CEO is a class act.
    Caring people and a top notch place to work for. Always giving back which goes all the way back to the original founders. Proud to say I work here!

    Cons

    I truely don't have any that we haven't been able to fix

    Advice to Management

    Streamline decision making process


  7. "A good company, but the pace..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Venture (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Treated like an adult.
    Surrounded by smart, motivated people. No deadwood.
    Compensation more than fair.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt like the work was coming too quickly for the time allotted.


  8. "Good job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Express Driver in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Express Driver in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Venture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well for the job
    Fun co-workers
    Great hours
    Warehouse is fairly clean
    Fast and easy interview process
    Fun and friendly work

    Cons

    Needs more people working at all times
    People take breaks and leaves 1 person working during the busy hour
    More supervision


  9. Helpful (1)

    "work life at us autoforce"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Venture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    my pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    lack of communication between main office and our warehouse. high employee turnover.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at U.S. Venture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Progressive company, fast-paced environment, recognizes and rewards employees well.

    Cons

    Growth rate seems exponential and could lead to a drastic downturn.


  11. "Fun and Challenging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Coworkers are great
    -pay is competitive for the area
    -benefits are great!
    -work life balance is pretty good

    Cons

    -workload can be stressful at times
    -no specific requirements



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