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Fun atmosphere
Customer Services (Former Employee) –  Addison, ILMarch 15, 2018
This is a great company if you like fun. They have a lot of activities that make your day go fast. This is a family owned business and you feel the family atmosphere. The benefit package is not that good and you don't get any 401k for the first year. The pay is not that good.
Pros
Fun Fridays.
Cons
bad benefits and low salary.
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Very good people to work for
Warehouse Manager Trainee (Former Employee) –  Addison, ILNovember 13, 2017
Management understands that their employees are people outside of the work place and are willing to go above and beyond to help them with both their work life and their personal life.
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good place towork
Forklift operator (Former Employee) –  Addison, ILMay 31, 2017
good place to work. company has a lot of advancement. typical day you get to work and pick and ck orders on forklift. the staff and management are a great help
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Great Company!!!
Project Management (Current Employee) –  Addison, ILApril 19, 2017
The Cary Company is a great place to work for men and women of all ages! Their family atmosphere and upbeat work environment makes it very enjoyable to work here. Our management is very understanding, innovative, and helpful. In addition, the Cary Company is growing at an unbelievable pace! In 2010 we had 34 employees. Today, we have 103 and counting! I highly recommend this company for people with high character who are looking for an opportunity to prove themselves and advance their career.
Pros
Fun Friday's!
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Positive and encouraging company
Intern (Former Employee) –  Addison, ILAugust 11, 2016
Promotes individual growth and achievement. Allows employees to reach their full potential. Every welcoming atmosphere where co-workers create friendships. Upper management is very involved with employees. Departments work cohesively with each other.
Pros
Fun Fridays
Cons
Short breaks, not a lot of physical movement
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Great Company to Work For
Pricing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Addison, ILAugust 11, 2016
The Cary Company is a family owned firm that's growing tremendously within the past couple years. With the vast array of products they carry and distribute, it's vital to learn and grasp your role immediately. Although it's a faced paced work environment, co-workers and management are very friendly and patient when issues or questions arise. Overall, I recommend working for this company.
Pros
Friendly and upbeat work environment
Cons
Multi-tasking in face paced work environment
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Friendly Work Atmosphere and great opportunities to learn and gather experience
Accounting Clerk (Current Employee) –  Addison, ILAugust 11, 2016
The Cary Company has grown and continues to make progress in the industrial supply business. Everyone is extremely friendly and truly care about the well-being and needs of their co-workers. Cary has added more employees, and has begun adding an expansion warehouse/office space because of its growth. Cary is a great place to learn and collect experience in a fast paced work environment. Also, Fun Fridays are great for interacting with co-workers in order to build stronger relationships between employees.
Pros
Friendly Atmosphere with plenty of room for growth and experience
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Stay Away From here
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Addison, ILJune 23, 2015
You will not advance in this company. They only promote friends and family. Management has no idea what they are doing and the warehouse is falling apart. One of the Assistant manager just drives around on Golf Cart all day and plays clash of the titans on his Ipad, but yet yells at you if you are not working fast enough. Stay away from this place. You will not advance here, everyone is in their own little clicks and gossip. Only good thing is the free food every Friday.
Pros
Free Food
Cons
No advancement, lazy managers, all politics
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Solid Company!
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Addison, ILJune 8, 2015
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!
Pros
Friendly environment, fun fridays, good all around business experience
Cons
dress code, steep learning curve
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Great company/great opportunity
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Addison, ILOctober 15, 2014
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.
Pros
Great people, fun fridays, company outings, low turn-over, good insurance
Cons
no sick days
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Growing company - Enjoyable, with a few growing pains.
Clerical (Current Employee) –  Addison ILOctober 15, 2014
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.
Pros
Good insurance coverage, Fun Fridays & Weekly pay
Cons
No vacation time till 1 year, no sick time, office can be clique-y
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Glass Ceiling
Solutions provider (Former Employee) –  Addison, ILSeptember 4, 2014
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.
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!!!
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Comment – 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
i would love to stay but only seasonal... i would just drive a forklift and collect orders all day and load trucks
Pros
great work enviroment
Cons
none
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Friendly family atmosphere
Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee) –  Addison, ILJanuary 25, 2013
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.
Pros
excellent work environment
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Rapidly growing company with a great workplace atmosphere
Purchasing Intern (Current Employee) –  Addison, ILJanuary 7, 2013
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.
Pros
great atmosphere
Cons
steep learning curve
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Expanding Company
Solutions Provider (Current Employee) –  Addison, ILFebruary 29, 2012
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.
Pros
people
Cons
no sick days, 1 year to get a week vacation, punching in and out
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Well positioned company poised for growth
Solutions Provider, Customer Service, QA (Current Employee) –  Addison, ILFebruary 26, 2012
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.
Pros
extensive new hire class room training, onboarding, and on the job instruction
Cons
long and steep learning curve
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Fast-paced family-like environment
Marketing Assistant / CSR (Former Employee) –  Addison, ILFebruary 24, 2012
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.
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
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Good Long Term Company
Senior Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Addison ILFebruary 15, 2012
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.
Pros
great benefits, easygoing atmosphere
Cons
long training curve
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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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