Ernest Packaging Solutions Employee Reviews

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Micromanage to the max
Client Relationship Manager (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaSeptember 1, 2017
Managers do not know enough about their products or sales. They lure sales in by saying they are hands off and laid back. All smoke and mirrors fellas. They constantly bug you and ask for updates, expect three calls from management daily. They hire sales, have them find a few gem accounts then fire them and hand the accounts off to their customer service team eliminating the cost of sales people in order to make their numbers.
Pros
Warehouse guys are on their A game.
Cons
Horrible management
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Very Friendly Staff
Client Relationship Manager (Former Employee) –  Morrisville, NCJuly 6, 2017
The people that work at Ernest are great. Unfortunately the sales department has a lot of turn over and seems to create a sad environment. I would not recommend working here if you are looking for job security.
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Packaging distributor
Purchasing/Receptionist/AP/AR (Former Employee) –  Vista, CAJune 18, 2017
Started off as a purchasing expeditor. Assisted purchasing staff with the small purchases thru vendors, obtaining POD's, filing of all purchase orders, updated inventory in Great Plains system. When the receptionist had to retire management asked me to step in and fill in the position until they could find someone. That required answering the telephones, distributing sales reports and greeting customers on top of my purchasing duties. My final position with this employer was AR and AP. Again, one of the employees in that department left the company and I was asked to fill in permanently. Those duties included, working with inventory department and shipping receiving department. Call on past due customer accounts and make sure all our vendors were paid in timely manner in our location. Assist corporate office with all accounting responsibilities in this location.
Pros
Family oriented, they see ones potential and push you to do better.
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Bad office environment
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Vista, CAMarch 24, 2017
watch your back, they do not live up to what they present as an employer. office enviorment not professional management does not seem to care about office problems.
Pros
some good people to work with
Cons
bad management, they do not hold to there core belief but they preach it.
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Mislead on the entire job
Client Relationship Manager (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVMarch 21, 2017
This was a very good way to get my feet wet into outside sales. But I learned quickly that the commission structure was designed so that most reps would never actually sell enough to collect.
Pros
Outside Sales is fun!
Cons
Didn't make enough money for the amount of effort I was putting in
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The big Idea
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORSeptember 27, 2016
A very family oriented company.
some managers are difficult to work with. Over all not a bad place to work but defiantly needs some tweek's to make the location grow better and faster.
Pros
Nice people, great cusotmers
Cons
some managers, lack of training, micro management, no flow-changes daily
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Phenomenal Workplace
Warehouse Employee (Former Employee) –  Vista, CAAugust 10, 2016
Amazing work environment. Employees throughout the entire chain of command are treated with the utmost respect. Great communication between management and employees created a family like atmosphere.
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Rewarding experience
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Nothern CaliforniaJuly 2, 2015
Ernest Packaging Solutions, is one of the most innovative, thoughtful and growing companies, that I have ever worked for.
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CORPORATE CREDIT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Commerce, CAMay 20, 2015
Ernest is a company that's is second to none.

It is a trend setting company that has become a leader in the packaging industry, and their competition is following their lead.
Pros
Great benefits; great working environment
Cons
healthcare benefits are expensive
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Enjoyable Experience
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Commerce, CAApril 2, 2015
- Learned what corrugated boxes were and how they are made
- Management is better than average
- Great co-workers
- Hardest part of the job was going to all the training for corrugated
- Enjoyable part of the job was there was a new challenge everyday
Pros
Catered lunches
Cons
Can be a little stressful at times
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Never Happy there, Management could be better
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Commerce, CAMarch 13, 2015
When they say they need to Train you in a review to get you more on board, maybe they should do just that. Only considering themselves and not the company. Plus, if you want to work at a place where you are able to take all your personal calls, be on your facebook all day or even take the time off early to go buy yourself personal products that have no bearing on your job, you should work here.
Pros
Its a Job! Sales Personnel are the Best Ever to work with.
Cons
To many employees just don't know what it is to actually put work 1st.
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Team Work
Senior Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 22, 2015
Working as a team we have grown 51% in the last year. Communication is the key to being successful.
More employees needed to continue the growth pace that we are experiencing.
Pros
Team Attmosphere
Cons
Seeking Food Serive Opportunity
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Growing pains
Client Relationship Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 7, 2013
Great company. Still experiencing growing pains while struggling to find its true niche as a distributor in the Houston marketplace.
Pros
Growing company
Cons
Lack of/Poor mid level management
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Great Manager in Portland
Client Relationship Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORSeptember 17, 2013
Ernest Packaging is a company that is working hard to be competitive in the Portland market.
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great company and people
Sales Professional (Former Employee) –  Vista, CASeptember 8, 2012
I was last or the newest sales rep hired. when layoffs came they showed support to the senior people.
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Nothing productive about this company.
Sales rep (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CaMay 24, 2012
Middle management is scared to death of the CFO. After every management meeting, they come back frightened and take it out on sales.
Pros
good lunches at sales meetings, and they don''t even charge the sales reps.
Cons
if they had a new owner and cfo, they might be tolerable.
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