Randa Accessories Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Product Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Randa Accessories

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good company benefits- casual dress code

    Cons

    everything else. Young immature women who act like high school teenagers. If you are a man or over 28 don't bother to apply here. Management is more focused on promotion young people than getting in people who actually know what they are doing. Middle management is very weak. Upper management is blind to what is actually happening with the team members below them. Management can't agree on the direction of the company so you end up doing projects 2-3 times as they change their mind.. I read a bad review on this company before I took the job, but thought it might just be one disgruntled employee- I guess I should have listened and not taken the job. It was an entire year of misery!.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Revolving door of retail reps

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randa Accessories part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    none, this company is horrible, stay away

    Cons

    micromanaged, underpaid, store module is not manageable because stores dont put out product between store visits allowing backstock to accumulate to the point where it is not manageable. Impossible expectations from ditzy managers. , management is a clique of cackling hyenas, Dont apply here if you are looking for stable supplemental income, and the income is laughable by industry standards and can only be considered supplemental and you will be treated like a surf from the middle ages. only apply if you are looking for a couple of months of work and enjoy demeaning and unprofessional atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. Helpful (2)

    Stressful

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

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The fellow employees were super. Very hard working and dedicated.

    Cons

    Long hours are the norm with no reward. Management very unprofessional and has unrealistic expectations. Just mean. Never have I ever been treated so unprofessionally in the many years I have worked in the corporate world. It was shocking!

    Advice to Management

    Maybe your managers need some people training. It is as if they are dictators!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Worst Management Ever!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are many talented and intelligent people but most of them are not happy.

    Cons

    mean and incompetant supervisors, low salary, long hours, no growth.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to see how unhappy their employees are and should be more professional.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Wow is this one messed up company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time

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

    Pros

    The only true positive quality of this company are the employees who work under extremely dysfunctional management.

    Cons

    Extremely controlling management, who treat employees as objects that can be push aside and abused. Owner Jeff Spiegel has a little man's complex and walks around the office only choosing to say hello to random employees. He and his motley management crew and truly the B team, and in any other corporate environment these fools would be fired for acting so poorly. They have absolutely no clue how to manage people or build a true positive space for people to work.

    Advice to Management

    While I know Jeff's goal is to build this company to a billion dollar company, he'll never make it with this current tactics. There were several large Retailers during June market that said they have stopped doing business with Randa due to the lies and deception. Too much lost business on the retail side. People are becoming wise to the lies and poor partnership from Randa with retailers, and aren't putting up with it any longer.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time

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

    Pros

    Worked with some great people

    Cons

    poor leadership at the executive level - poor planning and zero communication - it is as if every aspect of the corporation's direction is a secret. Continued growth is great but there seem to be no plans to sustain it and no management structure to support it - control of the company is very centralized and held by only a few top executives who seem to have no ability to delegate responsibility so that multiple strategies can be executed simultaneously

    Advice to Management

    take a class - develop people - delegate - understand the details of the business operations better - have some understanding of what you are asking people to do - be concerned with efficiencies - create a management structure and allow VP's to handle some of the projects that are currently controlled by only the few top exec's. there is a hole in the organizational chart that is affecting the company's ability to grow along with the pace of aquisitions

  8. Helpful (2)

    Terrible company to work for, If you're looking for a company to grow and get promoted this is not it.

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    Former Employee - Selling Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Selling Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable portfolio, family owned business for over 80 years,

    Cons

    Extremely low wages, mean supervisors. Expect employees to work overtime and not get paid. Very low employee morale. No room for advancement or growth. Company spends a lot of money acquiring other companies but do not give decent raises to employees to live on to support families.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should recognize how dissatisfied employees are. This company has a reputation for treating employees bad.

  9. Helpful (1)

    The worst place I have ever worked at!!

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    Former Contractor - Creative Team in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Creative Team in New York, NY

    I worked at Randa Accessories as a contractor (less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well you have a job in NYC
    You can say you work in Midtown
    The creative work is pretty easy

    Cons

    Bad communication with staff and management.
    The work place is vulgar. Many angry people
    Lots of bad language and bad attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat Staff and Freelancers with respect

  10. Helpful (2)

    Traumatic.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a miserable person, a kiss-ass, delusional or masochistic, you will love it here.

    Cons

    It's not a creative or productive environment, it's a soap opera.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Cog in the Wheel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The associates are great people. They are friendly, hard working and are the only redeeming quality of the work environment.

    Cons

    -Always understaffed causing associates to work long hours for no overtime and no hope for improvement in the future.
    -It is a revolving door for Merchandisers because most people won't work under these conditions.
    -Management is great at reading emails, surfing the internet and giving criticism.
    -Crowded work environment.
    -Very beige, institutional office setting.

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees what can be improved about the working environment and actually change it. Have exit interviews with people taking jobs at other companies because of their dissatisfaction.

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