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  • 1 employee says

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    3.28
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Southwest Times Record

Reviews - What employees say

3.28 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 30.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Once again, you're expected to hit the ground running. The company doesn't believe in praising you for what you should be doing anyway.

Support from management

You're expected to hit the ground running with little support. To put it another way...sink or swim.

Teamwork

If you can't rally the troops you'll find yourself looking for another job quickly. You HAVE to be charismatic.

Freedom to work independently

You're an adult, and expected to take care of things on your own.

Internal Communication

Personal cell phones and emails are used to constantly keep in contact.

Gender Equality

I've seen women in positions of real authority, and several of them.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Generally you're given a little leeway if you're older as far as what is acceptable in the way of making mistakes.

Career Development

This job will teach you people skills, and how to manage difficult personalities.

Overall compensation for your work

Full commissions are intentionally impossible to obtain, they offer limited matching on your 401K, and you're better off getting health insurance from your spouse as theirs is expensive, and very detailed on what they will and won't cover.

Office / Work Environment

Working conditions can sometimes be outdoors or in the weather.

Environmental Friendliness

The company recycles, and does some occasional events to raise awareness of local charities, but nothing major since we stopped supporting the big golf tournament. That "support" was in the millions, and we got very little in the way of good P.R. for it.

Work-Life Balance

You're expected to do whatever you can whenever asked. If you get asked to do something on your offtime, and you do it then they consider that you "volunteered" to do it. That's the way they see it, and that's how they described it to me when I asked.

Company Image

I think most people who work here have a good idea of what the company stands for.

Job Security

We recently went through a series of layoffs in 2014 and 2015. No one was safe, and this is something that could happen again.

Handicapped Accessibility

Work is located on the bottom floor of a 2-story building, and has plenty of handicap access.

Workplace Safety

This is something you're already expected to know when you get here.

Challenging Work

Especially at first since you'll receive probably little training (if any).

Inclusive / Diverse

The company is very diverse. They don't care who you are as long as you can do the job.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Introduce a mentoring program for new employees to help them get better in a shorter amount of time.
  • Give the employees freedom to obtain materials they need for work without having to wait until they get ordered and shipped. There are several office supply stores in the area...use them!

What I like about the company

There's no micromanagement. You're an adult with a job to do, and are expected to do it without having someone telling you.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of benefits, only match some of 401K, health insurance could use improvement, work/home balance nonexistent.

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

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  • Company
    Southwest Times Record
  • City
    Fort Smith
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

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  • 1 employee says

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    Good (1)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    3.28
  • 0 applicants say

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Southwest Times Record
3.28
1 review

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