Poor culture and corporate management
Department Manager (Current Employee) – St. Cloud, MN – March 2, 2018
When I joined Coborns 6 years ago it was a decent company to work for. Since then there has been a drastic decline. Upper management is so disconnected from store level management that it is almost impossible to work with them. They have overly ambitious goals that boarder on ludicrous, with the amount of labor needed to follow through versus what you’re allowed to use. The company doesn’t care about you as a human being; the whole point to your existence is to pad the bottom line. Policies changes and new initiatives come down almost constantly, and most are changed or completely scrapped before they’ve even been fully implemented. They have created a toxic culture that completely disregards any ideas, experiences, knowledge/expertise, or information that doesn’t come from the corporate office. We can be constantly seeing events unfold at store level, and it’s like they’ve created a information bubble around the corporate office and anything that’ gets passed up the chain gets stopped at the door (you usually receive no response at all from you supervisors). This culture starts from the top and filters all the way down through the ranks, making it a terrible place to work. There is currently a “culture reset initiative” coming from the office, but they refuse to acknowledge any issues where the root cause is from inside their own building.
Many locations, can find a new position throughout central Minnesota. Fairly flexible scheduling.
Difficult to work with management. Toxic work environment.