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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    100%
    1.47
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for School Specialty Beckley

Reviews - What employees say

1.47 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 30.Sep 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Great for managers terrible for everyone else.

Support from management

No, No, and No. They don't care about what you think

Teamwork

No, the way the company is structured it puts sales against everyone else in the company.

Freedom to work independently

No, They track everything you do from your computer to a GPS in your car.

Internal Communication

Only when we are down do we hear anything.

Attitude towards older colleagues

If you are old your in! Then they wonder why sales go down.

Career Development

There is no way to advance your career here. Sure you can take classes but for what?

Overall compensation for your work

Absolutely not! Management is doing great though.

Environmental Friendliness

I think so but I'm not sure.

Work-Life Balance

If the company had it their way you would work every hour of the day.

Company Image

Nope! The customers are starting to catch on as well.

Job Security

No job security. You are a fire at will employee. Lets put it this way they had 300 Account Manager and are now down to 124 with a 30% layoff coming soon.

Challenging Work

Not really. If you're young (under 40) you have no chance at any good position.

Inclusive / Diverse

No it is a dictatorship.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay your people and the company will grow. Not grow and the company can pay you more. Stop investing in company infrastructure it is fine. Use that money to get people selling again. Hire people that have a clue about the industry and promote people that have shown excellence and not the company suck ups. Offer more career advancement to sales people or at least pay them decently.

What I like about the company

Not much. Operations is doing a better job but everything else is a mess.

What I dislike about the company

I could go on forever but bad senior management, bad commission plan that changes every year for the worse, no room for advancement, just recently reinstated a matching 401k after 7 years of none, bad customer care department, unrealistic sales goals for certain sister companies, to many chiefs, good old boy mentality, heading towards all inside sales and category managers, Always have to grow even in bad economic times, Filed for bankruptcy in 2013, company is run like a military operation, No pay increases for years, and last one very micromanaging mentality.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    School Specialty Beckley
  • City
    Appleton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

is offered
  • 15.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Sales

1.00

Freedom to work independently

Nothing good to say

Overall compensation for your work

Pay was decent

What I dislike about the company

NOTHING

Freedom to work independently
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered
  • Company
    School Specialty Beckley
  • City
    Appleton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    100%
    1.47
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

School Specialty Beckley
1.47
2 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.25
148,169 reviews

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3.28
2,614,000 reviews