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Solid Company!
Inside Sales (Former Employee), Addison, ILJune 8, 2015
Pros: Friendly environment, fun fridays, good all around business experience
Cons: dress code, steep learning curve
The Cary Company has grown greatly in the past 10 years and it seems like that trend is going to continue. This is company holds onto it's family owned, small company feel as they quickly are becoming a medium sized company. The benefits are great. Everyone is very patient and helpful to new hires. On the downside, it is a very steep learning curve because of all the products they carry. Management understands this fact and are always willing to teach and help. All in all, I recommend working for The Cary Company!
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Great company/great opportunity
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), Addison, ILOctober 15, 2014
Pros: great people, fun fridays, company outings, low turn-over, good insurance
Cons: no sick days
The Cary Company is a great place to work for. In my time there the warehouse had tripled its employees, which really shows they're doing something right. I personally didn't have much contact with the office personal but anytime I talked to them they were extremely nice and polite. Its definitely a family company with good values and exceptional people. No company is perfect and this one isn't by any means but they are striving to become a perfect company and in my opinion they are well on their way. The Cary Company really values their employees and you really get the feeling that your part of the Cary family as soon as you step foot in the door.
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Growing company - Enjoyable, with a few growing pains.
Clerical (Current Employee), Addison ILOctober 15, 2014
Pros: good insurance coverage, fun fridays & weekly pay
Cons: no vacation time till 1 year, no sick time, office can be clique-y
Family owned company, so expectations should be as such. If you are enthusiastic about what you do, you'll enjoy it here. There is a learning curve to climb, but once you do, it all makes sense.

No vacation time till after 1 year and 0 sick days. Insurance coverage is decent, with a supplemental (no cost) HSA. Free dental and inexpensive vision coverage available.

Office dress code is shirt and tie, however there is an atmosphere of fun, especially furring the summer with weekly "fun Friday" events (food, games etc).

Free coffee is provided daily, doughnut delivery on Wednesdays.

Management is engaging, but can be interpreted as a "good ole' boy's club" at times.
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Glass Ceiling
Solutions provider (Former Employee), Addison, ILSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: summer activity's on fridays, low turnover, people are nice
Cons: no vacation for 1 full year, no sick days until 1 yr. of employment, people can be fake, and tons of gossip!!!
Don't expect to grow much with this company. They work off of close friendships and family connections. If you are not connected to the President's Son directly, you will go nowhere internally. The pay is low. For example, If you have a college degree in accounting you only be offered 12.00/ hr to start. They like cheap labor that is hard up for a job. Management is all family, So if you are looking for unlimited growth within the company..... this will not be the place for you, but if you are looking for a stable job at the very best with lots of rules, and regulations.... they hit the apply button.

They also like very crafty and creative minds. Graphic designers and young interns. the culture is somewhat "unique", and if you don't fit the bill, you will hate your job.

Lastly, They are and Idea based organization, but if you submit your ideas, they will not listen to you unless you are the Owners son.

November 3, 2014

12.00/ hr to start and minimal growth, and that's with a 4 year degree 13.25/ hr to start with a 4 year degree in accounting, and that's if you have a connection to the owner Trust me there are much better opportunities out there. keep LOOKING!!!

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great place
forklift operator (Former Employee), Addison, ILDecember 3, 2013
Pros: great work enviroment
i would love to stay but only seasonal... i would just drive a forklift and collect orders all day and load trucks
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Friendly family atmosphere
Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee), Addison, ILJanuary 25, 2013
Pros: excellent work environment
The Cary Company has been in business since 1895. Its foundation is built on family values. Each day brings endless opportunities and possibilities and is a place that I enjoy coming work everyday.
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Rapidly growing company with a great workplace atmosphere
Purchasing Intern (Current Employee), Addison, ILJanuary 7, 2013
Pros: great atmosphere
Cons: steep learning curve
The Cary Company is a great place to work. The family atmosphere and friendly co-workers make it exciting to come to work everyday. The Cary Company is a leader in its industry and is rapidly growing and expanding its products and services. What I enjoy most is the overall culture and opportunity for growing my knowledge and expertise in our product line. Co-workers and management are always available for assistance when you have questions, which creates an environment conducive to growth.
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Expanding Company
Solutions Provider (Current Employee), Addison, ILFebruary 29, 2012
Pros: people
Cons: no sick days, 1 year to get a week vacation, punching in and out
The Cary Company is a growing company to work for. There are new opportunities and a solid network to build. Working with the customers and co-workers is the most satisfying function to my job.
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Well positioned company poised for growth
Solutions Provider, Customer Service, QA (Current Employee), Addison, ILFebruary 26, 2012
Pros: extensive new hire class room training, onboarding, and on the job instruction
Cons: long and steep learning curve
The Cary Company is the kind of employer that many applicants think of when they picture their ideal workplace. You want a company with a solid foundation that's been around for awhile. At the same time you want to work in a progressive atmosphere where management will try new things and isn't afraid to push the envelope. The Cary Company strives to uphold both the traditional "old world" business values of taking care of their employees from both a professional and personal level while also fostering the aggressive forward thinking of a newly minted startup.
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Fast-paced family-like environment
Marketing Assistant / CSR (Former Employee), Addison, ILFebruary 24, 2012
Pros: easy to develop relationships, responsive management, utilizes your whole skillset, homemade birthday cake on your birthday, fun luncheons
Cons: no paid sick or personal days, over a year to earn 5 vacation days
If you love to keep busy, then this is the place for you. It is definitely a company that utilizes all of your talents, so you aren't stuck in just one role. There is never a dull moment. Management is extremely responsive to employee input, and it is impossible to NOT feel a part of the team. It was very easy to develop relationships with fellow coworkers, and there is always a lot of fun after work activities.
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Good Long Term Company
Senior Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee), Addison ILFebruary 15, 2012
Pros: great benefits, easygoing atmosphere
Cons: long training curve
The Cary Company has been in business since 1895, and it's a place that is always evolving and growing, both through the addition of new innovations as well as new people. If you're looking for a place where you can feel that you truly have an impact on the future of the place you work, then I would strongly recommend it.
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A great family friendly atmosphere!
Solutions Provider (Current Employee), Addison, ILFebruary 7, 2012
Working at The Cary Company is a great experience. Its family friendly atmosphere and professional work demeanor create a wonderful place to work. I have worked here less than 1 year, and already think of everyone here as family. Management is supportive and friendly and co-workers are caring and helpful in every way. The Cary Company culture is energetic and fun, and we all take pride in providing outstanding service and products to our customers.
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Family style company - with direct input to management
inside sales (Current Employee), Addison IL 60101February 7, 2012
Pros: fresh baked goods for every birthday, management supports family first values
Cons: timeclock punches
The Cary Company is a fast paced working environment with skilled workers and management with years of experience in the packaging and raw material industry. With outside/inside salesman, and a full support staff we are able to take the customer from design idea all the way to finished product. Employee input is welcomed at weekly meetings and we have a very close working relationship in the office.
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Great culture: A family atmosphere with innovative work ethics
Solutions Provider / Graphic Designer (Current Employee), Addison, IllinoisFebruary 7, 2012
Pros: great culture, fun, exciting, rewarding
The Cary Company is a great place to be apart of. As a whole, The Cary Company strives to improve in the industry and as a culture. Very innovative as a whole and always working on improving in everyway. Be ready to work to your best ability and be open to suggestion and improvement.
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The Cary Company has a great atmostphere, everyone if friendly and happy.
Customer Service/Inside Sales (Current Employee), Addison, ILFebruary 7, 2012
Pros: great benefits, caring and compassionate management.
It is a fun place to work and everyone gets along and is friendly.

About The Cary Company

The Cary Company, founded in 1895 by George B. Cary, is a supplier of raw materials, specialty chemicals, packaging, industrial – Read more