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bisco industries Reviews

Updated January 5, 2018
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Pros
  • This is my first desk job, Monday thru Friday 8-5 (in 20 reviews)

  • Solid base pay for entry level sales (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • As with all companies there are negatives their old computer system was out dated but they were working on a new version when I left (in 23 reviews)

  • upper management does not usually take suggestions from middle or lower levels (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at bisco industries full-time

    Pros

    I started at Bisco as an entry level employee and have had several promotions in the last 5 years that I have been here. They provide opportunities for those that work hard to get them.

    Cons

    Support departments (purchasing, accounting, warehouse) often make a salesperson's job harder than it should be which often results in good sales people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Hold support departments more accountable, stop putting every responsibility on sales. Consider allowing people who hit their goals to work from home, or have more of a flexible schedule.


  2. "Decent but can get boring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at bisco industries full-time

    Pros

    have promotion opportunities and continue to improve on fun office setting

    Cons

    boring, same thing every day, very strict, pressure to sell alot

  3. "Level 3, Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at bisco industries full-time

    Pros

    The people are the best part about Bisco. Everyone is so nice and I still connect with them after a few years after I left. And the job is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Wasn't the industry I wanted to work in. But it's not bad at all.


  4. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at bisco industries full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape, takes forever to get things done when dealing with other departments.


  5. "Reccommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training and work atmosphere

    Cons

    You are basically in Accounting, Supply Chain, and Sales all in one. Company is very Macro-Managed at times which can lead to low morale.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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

    I worked at bisco industries full-time

    Pros

    Payed Weekly
    Inside / outside sales

    Cons

    Poor technology
    Not competitive in Marketplace

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade technology


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Easy Job/No room for opportunity"

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

    I worked at bisco industries full-time

    Pros

    8-5 job, good benefits, never overworked

    Cons

    Commission pay was not fair, very routine job

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at bisco industries full-time

    Pros

    Some positives, but fairly negative place to work.

    Cons

    Negative teams, negative senior management, sometimes felt like you were working at a zoo. if you didn't have an established desk/department, good luck getting a bonus. I rarely got one, even when hitting goals.

    Advice to Management

    Have more supportive management. Does the CEO even know who works for him and makes him money?

     It's amazing how my life has changed now after I left Bisco, now that I have extremely supportive senior management, and CEO who actually knows who I am.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at bisco industries full-time

    Pros

    Looks decent on a resume.

    Cons

    Weak upper management, disrespectful supervisors, lack of ongoing training, lots of micromanaging, antiquated systems, dated processes, poor review system, strange bonus structure, and they encourage you to lie to your customers. I also had to consistently listen to the cell manager talk trash about our customers and area manager every day, which made it a hostile and awkward environment. Sales is also responsible for making sure the support departments do every step of their job, and must babysit orders from start to finish. This company asks a lot from their employees, and give very little in return. A very disappointing company. I am glad to be out of there, and a part of something better.

    Advice to Management

    Even if given advice, they will ignore it. Bisco's problems will continue.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at bisco industries full-time

    Pros

    freedom of the job to sale multiple goods

    Cons

    Disconnect from upper management to day to day work


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