Carlson Companies Employee Reviews about "great place"

Updated Jul 10, 2016

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Carlson Companies CEO Trudy Rautio
Trudy Rautio
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Pros
  • "The department I worked in cared about work life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great place to learn the cnc machinist trade(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management ruthlessly rules the tribe with the ever-effective Attila The Hun management style(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Carlson energy

      Jul 10, 2016 - CNC Machine Operator in Wichita, KS
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      Pros

      Great place to learn the cnc machinist trade. Setup okuma and mazak equipment. Learn to adjust feeds and speeds

      Cons

      Disorganized. Everyone blames each other for errors. Lots of gossip

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Best place I've ever worked

      Jan 24, 2013 - IT Project Manager in Carrollton, TX
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      Pros

      Culture is amazing. They truly care about their employees and making it a great place to work.

      Cons

      Politics, but that is anywhere

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Party every other day

      Jun 26, 2010 - Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      cmw has a nice group of employees and overall it's a great place to make friends if that is your objective. There is a 'team meeting or party' every other day! It's great if you don't have a life but not so great if you do have a life.

      Cons

      One of the downsides is the incompetence of it's employee's nationwide. cmw also promotes employees who do not deserve to move up the ladder due to lack of intelligence. more specifically, these employees 'appear' not to use logic to solve simplistic issues.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Carlson Companies a great company for people who want work-life balance and a passion for hospitality.

      Oct 22, 2009 - Team Lead in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      Great place for people that don't have extensive education but work hard.

      Cons

      Tenure is extremely important and 25 year veterans are abundant.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to start a career.

      Oct 1, 2008 - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Carlson was a great place to work at an entry level position. The location and the rapport between colleagues was a huge benefit to my career development. Carlson's business ventures ranged from hotel/leisure industries to interactive marketing. There was a great portfolio of business interests to choose from: restaurants, marketing services, hotel, cruise, online, digital, media, etc. Carlson had the look and feel of a boutique agency but contained the resources of a full scale organization. I enjoyed the people I worked with, Minneapolis was a great city to work in and build a career. Many of my colleagues were much older than I was, so their experience proved as an asset later in my tenure.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, a lot of the ideas and vision were processed in a manner that hindered my career development. Goals and objectives were drawn without envisioning the entire scope of a project. The things I signed up to do were not close to what I ended up performing at Carlson. Many employees left due to a lack of vision. Alot of blame were placed on people that had minimal accountability. Upper management is always looking out for their own interests and the little people have to make a much proactive effort to stay within reach. Vertical promotion was not very frequent during my tenure.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent learning opportunity

      Jul 13, 2008 - Staff in Carrollton, TX
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      Pros

      Excellent learning opportunities if you are entering the food business. New and exciting product introductions at a dizzing speed. Lots to learn in a short amount of time, but you will pay the price by feeling stressed. A great place to be in to lauch a restaurant industry career.

      Cons

      Lack of planning seems to turn new product introductions into chaos management. Lots of finger pointing when things do not go as planned! Long hours with some recognition for efforts. Some improvement in the horizon.

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