Extra hours and culture has completely decayed
Buyer (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – May 6, 2016
Senior management needs to figure out who/what they want to be and all row in that direction. While they attempt to figure that out, you will run endless hours of extra reports (on antiquated and/or under-utilized reporting services) and extra projects that wind up not being looked at when the direction changes. You will work extensive extra hours because of this. Can typically only work on actual job (buying) after management leaves for the day.
Individual teams (Buyer/Planner/Assistants/Allocators) are seated together, which is a positive for communication and you definitely build a close-knit relationship.
Great co-workers, but new management in certain divisions has pushed quite a few of them out. This company used to be about family/work balance and working as a team, but over the last few years that has completely fallen away.
Depending on who you work for, you do have a decent amount of autonomy in what you want your business to be, it's just that you'll typically have to work on that after hours or at home.
Additionally, all systems go down with a significant amount of regularity.
Autonomy, Close-Knit Buying Team Structure, Good Lunch Options Close
Poor Managment, Bad Systems, Long Hours, Not Enough Money