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Variety Wholesalers Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Pros
  • No pros working for this company (in 4 reviews)

  • Rose's has some good people working there (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay/no benefits/company hates blacks but opens stores in poor areas (in 7 reviews)

  • Not being able to hire with pay more than minimum wage to associates that have experience (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Knowing my worth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pearl, MS
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pearl, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Variety Wholesalers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    They know my worth, but I don't get my worth.

    Advice to Management

    Working an assistant manager 48 hours a week on salary @ 24,000.00 = 9.61 an hour. Not worth it.


  2. "Receiving Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Variety Wholesalers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great friends, and to start your first Job

    Cons

    to hot in the summer and to cold in the winter

    Advice to Management

    don't lie to your employee's


  3. "Too much for one person"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Variety Wholesalers (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of "job security" as in there is too much for one person

    Cons

    STRESSFUL. Too much demanded in too short a timeframe to complete.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring more highly compensated Corp employees, hire a few more clerk level employees. We make the mgmt look better.
    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.


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  5. "cashier/customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Variety Wholesalers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is customer friendly, short distance from home.

    Cons

    I feel as though I could be doing more.

    Advice to Management

    If you have dependable people working for you, it should not be a problem to pay them what they are worth.


  6. "Asst. Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Variety Wholesalers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people and I love what I was doing

    Cons

    When you don't get credit for the things you have done

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key


  7. "Pope makes all the money employees get nothing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Variety Wholesalers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None it's all negative run don't work here ever

    Cons

    Low pay/no benefits/company hates blacks but opens stores in poor areas

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue have a responsibility to your employees treat them better and they do more for company that cares about the employees not just money going into popes pockets


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    "Former DM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Former in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Variety Wholesalers (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No pros working for this company. They treat you poor. Very old and crazy upper management. No no no pros

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very demanding. Old stores in poor shape. Horrible management. Many many many many cons. Poor poor poor

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better


  9. "packer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Variety Wholesalers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So polite and well manner and easily work

    Cons

    Production when you have to get certain many of pieces

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  10. "Personnel Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personnel Clerk, Human Resources in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Personnel Clerk, Human Resources in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Variety Wholesalers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly office environment. Great management in all departments. A lot of the employees have been there for 10+ years so they all know how each department works which is helpful for everyone.

    Cons

    Office building & warehouse are very old and outdated. They definitely need to modernize more & realize it is 2016. They're really strict on being on time which is a good thing but we are adults, some with children. You shouldn't be reprimanded for being late as long as you get your work done & do a good job.


  11. "Fun Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Variety Wholesalers (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meeting customers, great co workers, fun place to work

    Cons

    No direct deposit..high priced insurance, long Sunday hours

    Advice to Management

    Management was good


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