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Reviews for C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.67
Support from management
2.24
Teamwork
2.85
Freedom to work independently
2.78
Internal Communication
2.44
Office / Work Environment
2.56
Environmental Friendliness
2.79
Work-Life Balance
2.41
Challenging Work
3.31
Inclusive / Diverse
3.08

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.04
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.84
Career Development
2.70
Overall compensation for your work
2.57
Company Image
2.77
Job Security
2.53
Handicapped Accessibility
2.80
Workplace Safety
3.33
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 8 of 73 reviews Parking in 34 of 73 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 6 of 73 reviews Stock or equity options in 4 of 73 reviews 401(k) in 38 of 73 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 1 of 73 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 3 of 73 reviews Desirable office location in 7 of 73 reviews Tuition assistance in 24 of 73 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 13 of 73 reviews 401(k) Match in 24 of 73 reviews Flexible spending account in 20 of 73 reviews Paid time off in 44 of 73 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 43 of 73 reviews Relocation allowance in 4 of 73 reviews Life insurance in 38 of 73 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 29 of 73 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 5 of 73 reviews Health and wellness programs in 24 of 73 reviews Employee discounts in 24 of 73 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 73 reviews Employee events in 19 of 73 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 73 reviews Fitness center on site in 3 of 73 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 73 reviews
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  • 15.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Salary ranges should be more transparent and vacation should either be earned as hours are worked or granted after 6 months.

What I like about the company

Everyone is very pleasant and welcoming. They are all eager to help out and work together for the success of the department.

What I dislike about the company

They sometimes require that employees leave early and the time is either unpaid or employees need to take vacation time. It takes a year before employees accrue any vacation time. Pay is rather low.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    C & S Wholesale Grocers (United States)
  • City
    Keene
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Allow workers to go incentive faster instead of keeping them in training for so long

What I like about the company

I like that the harder , faster & more efficient you work the more money you make

What I dislike about the company

You are stuck in training for a long time & stuck at the training pay even if you work hard enough to be incentive

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Relocation allowance is offered
  • Company
    C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
  • City
    Newburgh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 17.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Don't lay people off so frequently. And when you do, don't expect the other employees to pick up all the slack. At one point, 6 people were let go and I had to fill all of their roles at one time. And, as you expect, that was a trash fire.

What I like about the company

I did advance in my career. But I was in the minority. And I used the experience to leave the company.

What I dislike about the company

The culture of C&S is terrible. People treat each other like trash and everyone is miserable.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    C&S Wholesale Grocers Keene NH
  • City
    Keene
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would improve the communication between management and the employees and make it a little more comfortable for women to work in a warehouse of mostly men.

What I like about the company

Being able to get in shape/ staying in shape would be the only benefit to working at C&S

What I dislike about the company

The extremely long hours during the night shift and having more concern for the single parents that work there. I feel the hours should be more reasonable or offer more breaks when the shift is going to exceed 10 hours.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    C & S Wholesale Grocers
  • City
    Suffield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company Culture

Do not respect their long time associates. Cater more to hiring than retention. Leadership in Keene is clueless and don't respect field management and associates.

Support from management

Warehouse management tries but is handcuffed by corporate. Procurement management tries hard to support their associates but are handcuffed by corporate. Human Resources is completely incompetent.

Teamwork

Warehouse management is in complete disarray. Supervisors are worked too many hours and get zero respect. The associates see it on the floor.

Freedom to work independently

You can work independently but you have to work at home alot to get your work done.

Internal Communication

Communication is OK.

Gender Equality

Need more women in positions of authority, think some women are held back.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Always looking to cut their older workforce. No loyalty, cutthroat.

Career Development

Their performance management is a joke. They create a number no matter how much value add is and it leads to turnover.

Overall compensation for your work

LOw ball their long term employees, pay more to newcomers. Its sad.

Office / Work Environment

Produce or else. Corporate creates unattainable expectations. Better in procurement office.

Environmental Friendliness

They try to be eco friendly.

Work-Life Balance

Expect you to drop everything and C&S is #1 or else. Routinely worked over 50 hours every week, but even that wasn't enough.

Company Image

This is sad because they do a lot for the community, but owner Cohen doesn't allow it to be marketed so it is a detriment to the facilities.

Job Security

You are disposable.

Handicapped Accessibility

They do their share.

Workplace Safety

This is more a reflection of Hatfield than the company as a whole.

Challenging Work

You are challenged, no doubt it, you do learn a lot about the business.

Inclusive / Diverse

Try hard to be diverse. The warehouse is a veritable melting pot.

Suggestions for improvement

  • TAKE CARE OF YOUR LONG TIME ASSOCIATES AND REWARD THEM FOR THEIR DEDICATION.

What I like about the company

Before I lost my job I would have said stability. They do have good people there who try hard.

What I dislike about the company

Keene Corporate is totally clueless and it is to the detriment of their warehouses

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
  • City
    Hatfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 07.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Less turn around rate. Works better with employees.

What I like about the company

everyone worked together to get the work done for the day and it is competitive.

What I dislike about the company

Mandatory overtime and at times does not balance life and work very well.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    2016C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • City
    Bethlehem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would invest more in culture and communications instead of starving certain departments to shower others with money and special treatment. Weed out toxic leaders. Pay people fairly! If you require a college degree to fill a position, pay that college graduate fairly so they can pay for that education you required!

What I like about the company

This company is a great opportunity for people in tech or finance. Treats some employees very well. Fun events and discounts around town.

What I dislike about the company

Treats employees not counting the money or taking care of the money counting equipment very, very poorly. Leadership is a good ol' boys' club. Department while I was there had a very toxic culture due to very fearful and catty leaders. Budgets slashed and lots of stress.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
  • City
    Keene
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • 28.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • C&S provides little to no work/life balance. As a former employee, I was discouraged going to work everyday. While the company seems to try to establish a positive work environment, their management is mediocre at best & in my opinion does not being those visions to fruition. As a salaried employee, you are expected to just “get it done,” which would be okay, if you weren’t expecte to “get done” theee people’s work.

What I like about the company

I liked that the company had a vision for the community and engaged the employees with the volunteer opportunities.

What I dislike about the company

Mostly everything else, aside from the companies dedication to the community was pretty awful.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    C&s wholesale grocers (keene, nh)
  • City
    Keene
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Suggestions for improvement

  • cleaner - more parking - healthy air quality - handicap accessable

What I like about the company

I enjoy working with teammates all over the US.

What I dislike about the company

In our personal office building, the fact that it is run down and we get hand me downs from other facilities. It is not handicap friendly.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    2016C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • City
    Brattleboro
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The HR department is garbage. They are slow to respond and that department doesn't match the quality of the other departments. We've had excellent candidates apply and then stop pursuing employment with our company because getting someone to respond is close to impossible. Getting health insurance, 401k info or employee support is close to impossible. That department is by far the biggest issue for the whole company.

What I like about the company

There is room to make a lot of money. The teams are also wonderful, but they work hard! They were supportive of my maternity leave and welcomed me back with a smooth transition into a normal workload again.

What I dislike about the company

They need to respond to their team members who ask for help with heavy work loads. Sometimes management gets comfortable with a stressed out team knowing we can "barely handle" the work load rather than hiring an additional team member to alleviate pressure off of the whole team.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
  • City
    Keene
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee