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Walsworth Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. "Yearbook Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walsworth full-time

    Pros

    Lots of support within the company

    Cons

    High turn over rate for Sales Reps

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management


  2. "Solid Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Marceline, MO
    Current Employee - Programmer in Marceline, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family owned and stable. Corporate attitude not welcomed. Interesting and challenging work. By and large great experienced teams of friendly people.

    Cons

    Paranoid about appearances. Lack of upward mobility. Dated HR practices.

    Advice to Management

    Address specific problems with specific solutions rather than avoiding conflict by blanket policy changes.
    Don't just move the business. Move the culture along.

  3. "Sales Representative, Yearbook"

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    Current Employee - Yearbook Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Yearbook Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -If you are willing to work hard and are self-motivated, you can control your own income and career
    -CAREER: this job is great for those seeking a long-term career
    -Independence, autonomy: running a territory is like running your own business. You make decisions that directly impact your success.
    - Excellent sales training and support
    - Work schedule is cyclical: many hours during the school year, lighter hours during school breaks
    - Family-owned business: tight-knit, caring, fun people with which to work
    - You get to work with students. If you enjoy teaching and influencing young people, this is very rewarding
    - Work from home, so no cubicles!
    - Variety-- every day is different; every school is different.
    - Wear many hats: teacher, counselor, journalist, sales person, marketer, business person, etc.
    - Develop great relationships with yearbook advisers and students
    - Walsworth provides rewards and incentives that make reaching your goals fun and worthwhile
    - Requires balance between sales and service (variety)

    Cons

    - Work from home: this can be challenging if you are not self-motivated
    - Drive time: there is a lot of time driving
    - Independence: while there is a lot of company support, on a daily basis you work solo. You've got to be okay working alone/being alone
    - This job is a CAREER. You have to be committed to putting the time in to build a territory. Think long-term, not short-term payoff.
    - Hours: during the school year, you need to work 50+ hours a week. (on school breaks, you can work less, but you don't actually have a summer vacation like teachers)
    - Balance between sales and service: you have to do both. So if you are all about selling, but no service you won't succeed. If you are all about service but no sales you won't succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting our young sales reps with training and coaching.


  4. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Received a paycheck
    -Stepping stone until next career opportunity

    Cons

    -It's definitely a "sleep your way to the top" company. The men in this company should be ashamed of themselves
    -The "family owned" title is just that...a title...not a value
    -They do not treat each employee equally
    -Zero room for growth. They will keep you in your territory and expect you to grow it, make the manager look good, and give you a crap to none raise
    -Not a good job with family

    Advice to Management

    -Trust in your employees, make them feel valued and appreciated
    -Get rid of the old school mentality, it is not working in today's world


  5. "Work in operator. Machines"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Saint Joseph, MI
    Former Employee - Operations in Saint Joseph, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working there .work there plenty of time with no problems.

    Cons

    New management. The new supervisor on first shift .in st.Joseph mi.was racist. And that not fair.they have there pick and choose.i never had problems before.i work thru a temp agency. And they seem like they didnt care.people are rude and not fair at all.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring new supervisor cause hes black im white .he treated blacks people better.hes only deal with the other whites cause they dudes.and they been there longer then him .or in higher position then him.im hard worker and got kids and grandkids and a sick mother. Now.i dont have a job.he sent me home early .then two hours later he email my temp and told them he dont think its going work out for me.i work there plenty times never had problems before.this is so unfair and not professional. Im hurt and going thru pain suffering. Cause of this.the other employees. Dont do work they talk and gossiped alot.and get way with it.its Pregrant girl that works there thru a temp all shes do is put lables on boxes that way eaiser what i was doing.they real need to investigation to this place see what really going on.and then temp told me if i told on this company. I will never work for them again.u aint spossed have someone's that racism working there. I was always quite and did my job.keith mcgee is the one that did me so wrong.i been working in factory's for years .hes hasnt been there that long .cause i work there in 2007.he wasn't there .i work all shifts through the years.and never never had problem.i was only white woman on the floor doing hard work then it's more blacks .then its white dudes that been there for year's.im not racist. My husband. Is black and all my kids are half black.i treat everbody equal. I dont see color i see everyone is men and women.i would never do someone like that.please investigate. This problem before it happen to someone else.im not hear to started nothing.i just want company to know what's really going on thank u.


  6. "Sales Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walsworth full-time

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, flexibility, invest in their people and technology. Training is priority!

    Cons

    Employee turnover which is common in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Verbal recognition of a job well done goes a long way!


  7. "Great place but could Improve"

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Marceline, MO
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Marceline, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WPC treats its employees fair and consistent throughout. Decent benefit package and potential in growth if interested.

    Cons

    Department supervisor and managers are NOT fair and consistent with employees. They miss a lot of work but criticize employees if they need to take time off.

    Advice to Management

    DO your job as the company has outlined for you to do.

  8. "Family Owned and Growing Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people throughout. Very dedicated and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    A lot of long time employees which can limit advancement opportunity and openness to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people first.


  9. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Marceline, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant in Marceline, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good shifts and no problems

    Cons

    Humid and you just stand all day

    Advice to Management

    Listen to concerns


  10. "Sale Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walsworth full-time

    Pros

    Family-owned for almost 80 years. Produces a high quality product and customer satisfaction is a priority. Reps work out of a home office.

    Cons

    Certain times of the year can be very stressful and time consuming. Smaller company so changes sometimes take longer to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to find more ways to support sales reps so that they could spend more time selling the product instead of servicing customers


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