Charles River Apparel

www.charlesriverapparel.com
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Charles River Apparel Reviews

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Barry Lipsett
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  • Not a bad company at all

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charles River Apparel full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Small company and everyone know your name, not a stressful environment.

    Cons

    Some managers want to control and be part of everything in the company instead of spending time on what is important.


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    Anonymous Employee in Sharon, MA
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Charles River Apparel (Sharon, MA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was not bad but definitely caused me to take time off my current job several times and re-arrange my schedule multiple times to suit them. I met with six people in person plus two calls. They acted as if they were a family friendly business but they are not. I did everything I could to accommodate them. I was told they were finalizing an offer and on that same day I found out my spouse had grand jury duty and I needed a few hours for 5 Wednesdays in a row because of lack of childcare. They offered me three options relating to my offer but I was able to get daycare coverage less than an hour after the call and let them know. I was told I would get a call in the afternoon the next day - instead I got an email after 5 pm reneging the offer. Needless to say I was shocked that it was in email form, a professional company would call and that this "family business of the year" couldn't be flexible or understand that this wasn't something we wanted or asked for and were trying to make it work. It also showed their true colors as people and as an organization. I think my honesty about being a caretaker for my parents and this small issue that I was able to resolve is what swayed them after relentlessly pursuing me for over a month. It's a shame that this is how the company is run, but then again I feel relieved and better off now that I see how they handle things and still have my current position that I enjoy.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't really decline, in fact I scrambled to re-arrange my life to meet their requirements and then they reneged their offer via email less than 24 hours later.

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Website www.charlesriverapparel.com
Headquarters Sharon, MA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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