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I have been working at CSS Industries full-time (More than 5 years)RecommendsNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Most co-workers actually take pride in their positions and strive to excel which helps with being under staffed. Immediate management in trust worthy but our HR department gives them a black eye.
I am not sure what the company plans are for the future. They have been telling us, as they sell off MAJOR parts of the organization, that they are committed to growing via acquisition and expanding market share but in the last three years we only acquired businesses totaling about 8% of what was sold. We have NOT had any negative net earning years over the last decade but raises have been 0 to 2.5% over the last 5 years. They complain about lack of earnings for the abysmal investment back into their staff but they sit on 90 million in liquid asserts from previous sell-offs and nominal reinvestment. How can we grow without the proper seeding. I truly believe we are being setup by upper management for a takeover with plenty of cash on hand to facilitate their soft landing. I HOPE NOT !
Advice to Management
Treat us fairly and we will continue to surpass our goals but if not I believe the Brain Drain will continue.
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Every day is Christmas at CSS Industries, maker of seasonal and everyday decorative products such as gift wrap, gift bags, ribbons, bows, stationery, and cards, as well as floral, craft, and packaging items. The company also makes dye for Easter eggs (Dudley's), valentines for classroom exchange, and Halloween makeup and costumes. Customers include mass-merchandise retailers, warehouse clubs, and drug and food chains, primarily in the US and Canada. (Wal-Mart and Target account for a combined 36% of sales.) Originally founded as a furniture and department store retailer in...