Colony Hardware Employee Reviews

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The sky is the limit with dedication and hard work!
Director (Former Employee) –  Orange, CTJune 20, 2019
Proud to work with a collaborative team in a shared initiative to continue this company’s success. Room for advancement in most departments with dedication and hard work. Compensation and benefits at or above regional standards. Colony is working hard to attract and hire talented and skilled people throughout the organization. Friendly atmosphere at all branches.
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5.0
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Growing Company who looks to grow from within
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 13, 2019
Hard work and dedication comes from the top down. From the Owners of Colony to Senior Management no one is afraid to roll up the sleeves and get the work done. As Colony has grown (at a tremendous rate), new positions have been created to help stay on track with the growth, those are fulfilled from within creating great opportunities both in the job title/responsibility and also in the physical location. Colony really works hard to keep the family atmosphere in place as they've grown and they do a great job at that. If you join the family be ready to work, but be ready to be rewarded for the hard work. Also prepare yourself for a call from the President/CEO on your birthday, he still calls everyone regardless of how long you've been with Colony, even though the number of employees has raised substantially surpassing 500 strong!
Pros
Benefits, Recognition, Career Advancement, Growth, Dedication
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5.0
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A great place with a great story to tell
Manager (Current Employee) –  Orange, CTMay 12, 2019
The company has a strong family culture. The owner/president calls each employee on their birthday. They do a lot of things to recognize the employees on a regular basis. It is a growing organization and will continue to grow. With that growth comes opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
Pros
Family feel, excellent leaders, opportunity to grow
Cons
can't think of anything at this time
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5.0
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Productive, fast paced workplace with great upper management and fun outside work events
Upstate NY Product Safety Specialist (Current Employee) –  Syracuse, NYMay 11, 2019
I am current employee of this company and have worked my way up through a few different positions. I started as an inside salesman and got promoted into outside sales. When a new position focusing on safety products arose, upper management asked me if I was interested and I accepted. I am now the upstate NY Safety Specialist and I cover three branches and the 4 major cities across upstate Ny. Making the move to Colony Hardware was the easiest and best decision I’ve ever made. I am completely satisfied with my direct communication line to the president and regional managers. Each person in management is open to new ideas and ways of achieving your goals. There are numbers you have to hit, but it’s nothing like other sales companies where upper management is over your shoulder watching every move you make.
Pros
Company/vendor outings, direct line to upper management
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1.0
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Stressful and belittling
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Wyoming, MIMarch 13, 2019
One of the worst jobs in my history! There's so much that's wrong with this job! So many that I don't know where to start! Head manager is clueless or doesn't care to address the problems. Warehouse Manager and Assistant are both the main sources of all the problem working there. High turnover rates 13 people quit when I started and that was less than 7 months.
Pros
No Pros
Cons
Too many to list!
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4.0
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Productivity
Technology Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Orange, CTFebruary 22, 2019
Go in and get your job done. Growing with the company with a new atmosphere as most of the people are new themselves. Growing quick and things are run top notch. More locations being added. More and more aquistions. If you want to be here to grow your career you'd be making a great choice.
Pros
discounts
Cons
location
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5.0
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Great and helpful managment
Delivery Driver/Warehouse (Current Employee) –  Madison Heights, MIAugust 19, 2018
Enjoyable work place. Staff is friendly and helpful. workplace is fast paced and not stressful.a typical day at work is making deliveries to contrsuction sites and customer warehouse.
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3.0
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long and hard
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Orange, CTAugust 2, 2018
long days
no ac in summer
not much heat in winter
on feet a lot
everyone isn't held to same standard
upper management good lower management not so much
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4.0
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It’s ok
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Orange, CTJune 21, 2018
If you need a job that pays the bills this company isn’t bad for it, just come to work do what you need to do and clock out. They never fire people unless you do something stupid.
Pros
Longevity
Cons
Poor raises
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4.0
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like most fill time delivery jobs
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Upper Marlboro, MDMarch 21, 2018
Early start to work days. punctuality was a must. Ability to adjust and to be a team player was a must. Routs were local and customer service oriented.
Pros
local
Cons
must be safety conscious or you may hurt yourself
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4.0
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fast pace
Warehouse/ Driver (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYMarch 9, 2018
always a workload throughout the day. when dealing with customer service there will be times you may have to bend over backwards to make accommodations.
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2.0
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Outdated computer system, Poor management, communication
Peasant (Former Employee) –  Orange, CTDecember 21, 2017
Computer system is outdated and not good for the volume that needs to be handled day to day.

Management is deaf, dumb and blind to its workers. Does not care about opinions or ideas that would improve day to day tasks.
This includes not only warehouse workers but office staff.
They may agree with your idea but laugh behind your back. Secretive.
There is no advancement. The more you do the less your compensated. The less you do the more you are recognized.
Favoritism.

Not much time for anyone to learn anything new. You're put into a position and there you stay. No advancements.

They speak about a TEAM Culture but that's about it. Nothing about integrity, family, customers etc.
Pros
401K match
Cons
Dirty facilities, outdated computer system
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1.0
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bad managers
clerk (Former Employee) –  ConnecticutDecember 5, 2017
Bad Management BAd supervisor Had a bad experience with a supervisor Stayed in the office all day and didnt made a peep No help at all Then fired me for no good reason
Pros
free food
Cons
management
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5.0
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Productive
Head Maintenance (Current Employee) –  McCook, ILNovember 1, 2017
Work environment is great. There are time time's that work will be slow and other times that you will be busy. Other times we will work weekends to catch up to make sure that we're all set for the next week.
Pros
Free Lunch's
Cons
One break a day
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3.0
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Warehouse work
Confirmation Specialist (Current Employee) –  Orange, CTAugust 23, 2017
Shipping and receiving , it's an ok job been there 3 years , the raises are not that good , Its good job if you work in the corporate parts but if you work in the warehouse it's not that great , the warehouse need a a.c., only the corporate offices have ac, the CEO is a great guy but the people in power below are not the best people on earth, sometimes they may or may not speak to you when you say hi
Pros
Weekly pay
Cons
Insurance
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4.0
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Productive and helpful work place for better opportunities
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Orange, CTJuly 12, 2017
Colony gave me a opportunity to leave more about labor work. Colony employers trained and certified me on the forklift, I made new friends and everyone was treated fair.
Pros
Colony acknowledged hard work
Cons
Breaks to short
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4.0
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Overall my job and the company are good.
Driver Class B/Utility Personnel (Current Employee) –  Orange, CTApril 11, 2017
The part that I enjoy the most about Colony is that when I show interest in more hours; they for the most part give them to me. They are very family oriented.
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1.0
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They under pay you Over work u
Driver (Former Employee) –  Washington DCOctober 20, 2015
Don't care about employees, over work employee
An Mangerment is terrible. Boss don't care about personal life an problem.There's alway someone
Watching or following u well on ur route.An Mangerment do respect employees
Pros
Work 1 Saturday a month
Cons
Overwork u under pay you
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3.0
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If you are axed, they probably burn your reviews as well.
Driver/Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Orange, CTOctober 13, 2015
Work presented a couple of issues. The management did not want to hear about anything, nor would they consider a thought, that they did not think of. That is a shame because some things needed changing. Their really is no advancement or being able to transfer into another department if you have created any ill will. Workers were constantly wishing they were home as they just punched in. If the owner knew this was true, there would be some changes; not of the workers but of the supervisors.
Pros
The company does provide free food on holidays. There seem to be a lot of holidays.
Cons
You do not get school related days off. Only the bare minmum.
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3.0
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Fast paced, Short staffed, Mandatory OT excessive
Operations/Night Manager (Former Employee) –  Orange, CTSeptember 28, 2015
Extremely fast paced. Attention to detail a must. Job very stressful. High turnover. Always short staffed. Inadequate training.
Pros
Good salaries for management. 401K match
Cons
No breaks for night shift. Staffing, too much mandatory OT.
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