- Cornerstone Brands, Inc.16.Jun 2018
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyCornerstone Brands, Inc.
- CityWest Chester
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee
No grasp of diminishing returns or employee morale. HR is almost non-existent and the personnel management is terrible. You are a production percentage only, nothing more. On the plus side if you are willing to put almost any effort in you will almost certainly be in the top 10% and will see some production bonuses in your pay.
Management will not share any necessary or pertinent information. They won't tell you what your schedule is until they want to cut you early because they aren't hitting budget. Constantly making inefficient and morale destroying decisions as to workload distribution and working days/hours. They refuse to actually supervise the floor and leave that up to whatever employee is willing to put the effort in.
The average employee interaction is good. Generally offering assistance, training and organization to each other. Employees who have been there longer are usually helpful and offer unofficial floor leadership. Management and employee interactions are less successful.
Micromanagement seems to be limited to front office personnel. Production floor employees rarely saw management unless there were problems or budget issues.
Worst front office-management-employee communication I've seen from any company.
Significant number of older workers. Often part time just looking for insurance and a little extra pocket money. Treated the same as any other employee. No age bias apparent.
Minimal upward mobility but there is some and it can be quick if you display any work ethic.
Pay was on the low side for the industry even including potential production bonuses. Benefits were decent and not particularly expensive.
Relatively clean warehouses. Generally acceptable or even good for the industry. Lift trucks, PIT equipment and some important production systems are often old and suffer significant downtime.
Can't really speak to this as it was never really mentioned. Did participate in the relatively standard blood drives and similar activities.
When busy the hours were never excessive and left time for outside life(average 45-55 hour weeks). Hours could be very short(10-20 hour weeks) at time's due to slowdowns between peak seasons. Easy to get time off at these times. Still only two stars because of the often ridiculous way they handled informing(or not informing) people of what the schedules would be until the absolute last minute. Being told you had to work a mandatory Saturday the day after a holiday that fell on Friday is annoying enough. Being told that you have to do 10 minutes before you leave on Thursday night made it ruin a lot of holidays and family events. Bad for anyone with children.
Very rarely heard much good said about the company by anyone who worked there. Management included. Not the worst but definitely enough issues that bad was more often discussed than good.
Very poor job security. It's a warehouse. If sales are good they have hours if they aren't they don't. Layoffs and cuts are common. Saw many dozens of employees, seasonal and temp workers come and go in the time I was there.
Office workers at the main headquarters had decent accessibility. Distribution centers have almost none.
Only one notable accident in the time I was there. That incident was relatively significant and resulted in lengthy hospitalization and rehab for one employee. Was the fault of the injured party not the company. Generally as safe as a warehouse environment can get.
Moderate physical labor. Nothing particularly challenging.
A lot of people from a lot of walks of life and diverse groups. That and the camaraderie between the production workers were why I lasted 26 months in what I'd intended to be a stopgap while I looked for better employment after a layoff. Did not like the company or management but did like the people I worked with.