Administrative Assistant (Seasonal) (Former Employee), Merced, CA – October 22, 2013
Pros: relaxed enviroment
Cons: not busy
answer phones, take orders, run mail, file, count inventory place orders send orders talk to customers, bosses were nice people easy to talk to they don't explain some tasks very well they expect you to know what to do with out much training
Administrative Coordinator/Manager (Former Employee), Owosso, MI – October 7, 2013
I was with CPS for 12 years and in that time I learned what it takes to be a leader in the agricultural market.
CPS has the most advanced technology of any other agricultural provider. They are able to provide their customers with the best accounting service along with the most advanced soil and mapping technology.
I was consistently provided with – more... feedback on my performance and compensated on a regular basis. – less
Upper management does not communicate or pass on company requirements very well. Company manual states rules but each Division manager does not comply with those rules making it difficult to know what is required. In my opinion, when working for a company you are a team, co-workers are not team players.
Warehouse Specialist /Production Foreman (Current Employee), Visalia, CA – July 22, 2013
Pros: great vcation time, work with your person schedule
Cons: low pay, very low raises, every three to four years
come to work clock in get on computer and log in, check to see if there is ay change from yesterday, if none, proceed to work make sure all drivers got what they need, paperwork ,and product, now i can start get orders ready for the folowing. by contacting other branches and vendors to see if have any prodcut available,answer phone with answer that – more... any customer vendor or anyone has. learned a lot through out the years. never knew nothing about inventory and chemicals to being in charge of it. another one is i laerned was to have excellent computer skils. over all my manager has said i have excelled in all areas. I have great co-workers. one of the hardest parts of the job is not being able to deliver prodcut on time due to weather and product bieng on allocation and not available, lots of customers just dont understand that part of the business. best part. good part of the lob get to meet a lot of great people to co-workers and customers – less
Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee), Gresham, OR – June 6, 2013
A very enjoyable company to work for.....which was fast paced and we were left alone to get our work done and this made it an enjoyable work place. Our management trusted employees to get things done because they knew we were capable of getting the job done and done successfully.
I loved working with most of my co-workers. They had a great staff!
Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee), Salinas, CA – February 25, 2013
Pros: during the "slow season" we could leave work early for the fact there are no crops growing.
A typical day at Crop Production Services was very busy. I served as first point of contact and was in charge of directing and problem solving all incoming calls. Matched, mailed and filed approximately 200 Invoices to work orders on a daily bases while answering a 6 line telephone system. Assisted sales staff by taking work orders by phone and typing – more... orders for chemical spray jobs and feritlizer applications for Agriculture crops. I would also assist employees and Administration, when needed. I learned about pesticides, fungicedes, and fertilizers and how they can help with crops. I also learned how volume can effect pricing. The management was great at first and then became very dissappointed and discouraged when new management came in. The new manager would not take the time to see what is going on in each department. My office Manager was never at the office as she was having peronal issues which was fine except there was no support for the office personnel. We switched to a new data entry program during our busiest time of the year without any training on the new program or support which became very difficult and stressfull and unfortunately other co-workers and I became very discouraged. The office became a very stressful place to work which saddened me because that kind of atmoshere became very negative. The hardest part of that job was switching to a new data entry program without support which delayed alot of our chemical spray jobs which became alot of pressure for the Data entry team. The most enjoyable part was most of the staff. Even in the hard times I still loved working with the staff ! – less