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Winmark Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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  1. "Archaic Management Practices"

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Good health coverage. The cost is very good and the benefits are above average. Good opportunity to travel and experience different states.

    Cons

    A lot of travel. Management/leadership is clueless about the importance of work/life balance. They micro manage set office hours and there is no opportunity to work from home. You have to be in the office by 8am and can’t leave 1 minute before 5pm, Very poor environment. Top leadership plays favorites and it’s very apparent and accepted behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Get in the current century with employee management practices. Telecommuting is common practice with reputable companies that value their employees. You would have less turnover if you allowed telecommuting in some cases. Also consider re-evaluating if your wages are competitive.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Good 'ol boys club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great medical benefits. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management want you to keep silent. I witnessed bullying and sexual harassment. I also saw people who tried to bring attention to it, were fired or pressured to quit. Substandard performing employees treated same as hard workers. Hard workers were given even more work, while lazy people continued being lazy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat people the same....they aren't. Reward and recognized hard workers and stop coddling non-performers. Put your ego in check and really listen to the opportunities in the company. There are great ideas but employees know what will happen if they speak up


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Live your job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrating job where egos rule over common sense"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Winmark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits
    Great brands

    Cons

    Does not get rid of lazy or incompetent people. Views employees who questions (even respectfully) management as troublemakers. "Good 'ol boys club including bullying and sexual harassment

    Advice to Management

    Put your ego in check and listen to the people that question, they are bringing up concerns to make company better


  6. 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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