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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 10 Carlson Companies Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.7
Growth Opportunities
3.8
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.5
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.7
Way You Work
4.3
Work Setting
4.0
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Carlson Companies Employee
in Minnetonka, MN

"I've worked for Carlson since 2007. My experience has been amazing, co-workers, environment and perks have been just as amazing. However, with the downturn in the economy, and being a smaller player, the company struggles to grow, in fact it's shrinking and jobs are now being eliminated. Still a great place to work, just not as it once was for me."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Carlson Companies Employee
in Hopkins, MN

"Good people but not a whole lot of innovation going on at Carlson Companies."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.1
Carlson Companies (17)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Priceline.com (6)
2.5 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Tickets.com (6)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,157)
Senior Purchasing Coordinator
in Carrollton, TX

"Great culture and awesome place to work."

What do you like about working at Carlson Companies?

"The people and the culture were awesome an made me love my job."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"A Carlson employee would need to be outgoing, fun and definitely a team player :)"

What don't you like about working at Carlson Companies?

"Unfortunately, I was in a position where I was unable to move up as a manager but still loved my job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"She was so busy and wore many hats that sometimes it was hard to find time to talk."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Operations Analyst
in Sydney, NS
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average Carlson Companies Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $4
Developer
in Minneapolis, MN
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.5 / 5
Support You Get 4.6 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 4.2 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Senior Technical Analyst
in Minnetonka, MN
Person You Work For 4.6 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Systems Integration Manager
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4.5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Manager
Person You Work For 4.4 / 5 People You Work With 4.2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5
Area Supervisor
in San Diego, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 2.2 / 5 Way You Work 4.4 / 5
General Manager
in Baltimore, MD

"Nice sales pitch but no substance. Company in turmoil from the top down."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1.2 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 1.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 1.3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Techno Functional Consultant
in Plymouth, MN

"Nice place to work at."

Business Analyst
in Minnetonka, MN

What do you like about working at Carlson Companies?

"I enjoy working with their corporate benefits plans, the corporate HRIS systems and most was their other clients who committed to served the Carlson Companies in a daily bases."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself and willing to serve their diversity clients. This is one of the large privately own company in America and with more than 290,000 employees world wide."

What don't you like about working at Carlson Companies?

"High risk of turn over employment due to kep businesses concentration on travel and hospitality."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I think the senior management at Carlson has done a great done but because of the high risk of the businesses the company in."

Vice President
in Newport Beach, CA

"Great place."

Director of Design
in San Clemente, CA

"They are a top-notch restaurant company with dynamic leadership"

What don't you like about working at Carlson Companies?

"The development organization is very susceptable to economic downturns."

Carlson Companies Employee
in San Clemente, CA

"I was happy there but they trashed my department"

What do you like about working at Carlson Companies?

"I enjoyed working with everyone there. I had an opportunity to build a business from scratch and built it to 5 million in sales. I did reached the top of my career level."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Work in a department that has been there for a long time."

What don't you like about working at Carlson Companies?

"I didn't enjoy the turn over of upper executives. A lot of corporate secrecy. A few people took advantage and took credit for my work. They didn't think out the box and change the business so that it would grow more, instead they shut it down thinking that I had nothing to do with it's success. Now they have about half the amount of sales from when I ran the show."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Talk to everyone. My VP and I never sat and talked. My previous supervisor acted strange and wouldn't reply back to VM or e-mails my last six months there."

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