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  1. Good place to start your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LaFrance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the fact that they give you half days off before a holiday, this is unheard of and really makes for high morale! If the local sports teams were winning you may get off early to catch a game.

    Cons

    Most disappointing is CEO humiliating workers in company meetings. You have to have thick skin at this company and roll with it rather than take it personal. If you speak out of turn or do not answer the CEOs answer correctly he will make you sit under the table for instance, or leave the meeting. IMO this was not professional. I also didn't care for how much complaining coworkers did, I wish there was more of a team feel to the working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need drop the "do as I say not as I do" live by your example and your workers may get in a better team oriented mood!


  2. Small family owned company with manufacturing plants in China

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager

    I worked at LaFrance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Will promote from within and willing to create new positions to keep talent.

    Cons

    Small company small pay, can change bonus structures on the whim.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better bonus and traveling pay structure, and stick to it.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Friendly and clueless

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at LaFrance

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and decent management practices. Reasonable salary and benefits. Convenient location. Small enough to make understanding the operation and people possible.

    Cons

    Striking ignorance of best practices for information technology and sharing. Stolid immobility in the face of technological challenges and opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    The first step in recovery is to understand the situation candidly. This is difficult for companies and substance abusers. The current management is remarkably self-satisfied, so this is a huge hurdle.


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  5. Lost in translation

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Concordville, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Concordville, PA

    I have been working at LaFrance

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Environment
    Communication
    Small Company so approachable management

    Cons

    Always changing direction
    Hard to grasp job goals
    Favoritism
    No professional growth

    Advice to Management

    Need a training process



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