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Winmark Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great healthcare, slow to evolve"

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the people who work here have been here for many many years! Can definitely find wisdom if you ask the right people and questions.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is that many things are done in quite an archaic fashion. Sometimes it feels like the answer when asking "why something is done in a certain way?" Is alway "because that's just how it's always been!"

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to feel like there are opportunities to grow and to feel as though new ideas are seen as valuable rather than a burden.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, interesting work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel the country, work with great coworkers and franchisees, learn a lot about all aspects of business, very hands on and can be very rewarding to help people grow their business.

    Cons

    Notoriously low on base salary, but made up for with generous health benefits. Always a few bad eggs out there (employees and franchisees), but overall good people.

    Advice to Management

    It might be time to incorporate more of a work/life balance. Flex hours, option to work from home, increased vacation time etc. Continue to involve the company at a higher level instead of sectioning off each brand into their own world.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Field Operations Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Field Operations Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Winmark (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent schedule and pay

    Cons

    No option to work from home, communication lacks at times


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Winmark full-time

    Pros

    Very nice office. Good benefits. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    No flexibility on working hours. Rough commute if you don't live close.

    Advice to Management

    No comment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Operantions Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Field Operantions Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits, health, 401k, stable, basic tools provided

    Cons

    micro-managed, over worked, technologically behind the times


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Live your job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Operantions Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Field Operantions Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptional co-workers. Great parking and well maintained office environment.

    Cons

    You will not be able to start a family or have a balance of family and work. Benefits were reduced and increased in cost. Micro management allows senior level managers to drop their workloads on lower management. You must be in agreement with senior level management at all times. Major travel and they were looking to reduce benefits.

    Advice to Management

    You can't give advice to a group that doesn't want it.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Looks great from the outside"

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

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

    Pros

    Great medical and dental, not much else.

    Cons

    Besides the poverty level wages and treacherous hours, this company NEEDS to invest in its infrastructure and people more. All of the software is sorely outdated and the infrastructure is sad. The store owners know it, the employees, know it, everyone knows, yet nothing is being done.

    If you're reading this and thinking of employment, just don't. Don't make the mistake I did and walk away.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your company's infrastructure.


  9. "Great experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is responsive to industry/market changes. A family friendly environment, exciting new sales VP, great training, great compensation, I see a long-term future with this company

    Cons

    You work hard, but you can make a great living, wish I could work from home one day a week.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the current strategy, new VP of sales is great!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Pass on working for this company, will never compensate for effort. No Incentive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good HealthCare. Other than that this company will just use and discard you. The building looks nice from the outside. Not really any pros which is quite unfortunate.

    Cons

    Everything Else. Salary is far below standard, Life\Work balance is awful. Wear far too many hats at this company. No Growth potential. Zero appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Staff and stand up for them. When everyone is disgruntled that should waive a red flag


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced, high stress, and in need of stronger employer to employee communication."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Winmark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package, specifically, health insurance and 401K

    Cons

    Work/life balance, Advancement opportunities, Company Culture is in need of review/ change


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