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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Subpar (1)
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    1.94
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Western Distributing Company

Reviews - What employees say

1.94 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 24.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

No you can't bring up any difference in opinion. They don't care to hear it whether it would be an improvement or not. High level of nepotism and many cases of family members reporting to other family member supervisors.

Support from management

HR department is unwilling to review supervisory inappropriate behavior - if a manager behaves poorly, the problem is "swept under the rug"

Teamwork

Co-workers do try to work together as a team regardless of supervisor issues

Gender Equality

Very low # of women in supervisory capacity

Attitude towards older colleagues

They actually support long term employees as they are aging by keeping them employed as long as they want to work. Best thing about Western.

Career Development

I don't think the words personal development are in their vocabulary

Overall compensation for your work

Do offer good benefit options and pay on time. Salaries are low

Work-Life Balance

Vacation policy is weird. Not based on annual basis, but rather date of hire. Then you are stuck taking same # of days each year - from June to Jan and from Jan to June until you pass an anniversary which adds more vacation time. Your vacation period days are set by what you took in the first year of employment throughout your career.

Company Image

Not unless you are a member of the family

Handicapped Accessibility

No handicapped doors into offices at all. Many stairs

Workplace Safety

Training? What training?

Challenging Work

Individual accomplishment is based on each individual but is not necessarily acknowledged by management or company

Inclusive / Diverse

Not at all. Generally do not hire minorities at all and extremely limited # of women or minority supervisors in relation to size of employer

Suggestions for improvement

  • Move employees who report to a family member to other departments or have report to a different supervisor. Send HR staff to professional training so they understand the need for confidentiality when dealing with employee issues that should not be communicated to non-necessary personnel. Review salary within job categories and bring compensation level up to market standards.

What I like about the company

While they don't provide adequate training, they do allow you to learn on your own. The knowledge gained this way can never be taken away. It can be frustrating though when trying to "wade" through policies without direction.

What I dislike about the company

Too much nepotism. I know it's a family run company, but employees should never report to family members in a supervisory capacity. They are also unwilling to consider suggestions (at all) for improving working conditions or products. Human Resources department is in need of change - if you address issues that should be confidential, the HR Dept shares those concerns with others within company (sometimes even with the manager that an employee is concerned about). Gossip within HR Department to other departments is highly unprofessional.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave 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
    Western Distributing Company
  • City
    Denver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2012
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (1)
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    1.94
  • 0 applicants say

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kununu score comparisons

Western Distributing Company
1.94
1 review

Industry average (Transportation and Logistics)
3.02
57,574 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,665,000 reviews