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Patrick M. Lavelle
Pros – Great people (at least in the NY office). Senior Management were all very bright people and I learned a lot from.
Cons – Seems to be two camps, one in NY and the other in Indianapolis. Unless you were "born" into the Indy team, you are never accepted.
Advice to Senior Management – More consideration should be given to the people affected when cutbacks are announced.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Low key work environment. Nice bosses, coworkers. The heating system works most days, but not so much in the repair department.
Cons – Working on hourly + incentive, not enough repair work due to sluggish retail sales. Lacking in positive communication, leadership, motivation by mgt & supervisors.
Advice to Senior Management – Need more timely innovative consumer electonics products to be competitive in the market. In the meantime keep expanding, diversifying, and buying other companies to keep the stockholders happy...even if no company products are actually manufactured in the U.S. and there is not enough work to justify still having a repair department.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – other employees make this work place a better place to work. my dept is a great dept, but needs better leadership
Cons – lack of communication from senior managment
inablility to make decisions
inablility to stick with policies
Advice to Senior Management – communication is key
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Pros – Decently sized company with a diverse group of employees.
Cons – Management not focused on their employees. It's a large company and you can get lost there pretty easily. They have reserved parking spots so if you are not a special person you have to park al lthe way in the back of the lot. And when it rains or snows it is really dangerous. Also they have a terrible lunchroom, it is dingy and it has an old TV in it that barely works. the bathrooms are really old and worn out, you would think they could spend a couple of bucks and fix it up a little bit, huh?
Advice to Senior Management – Pay more attention to the little people
Pros – Always expanding (acquiring brands) which helps them to keep growing. Some of the brands are not household names.
Cons – In desperate need of organizational structure and standard operating procedures. Management looks at the business year to year instead of two to three years ahead.
Pros – opportunity to earn a paycheck...that's about it
Cons – If your not family your not in management. Very limited growth potential unless you marry into their family. Creativity is looked down on and you have to constantly kiss their asses to keep your job.
Advice to Senior Management – Get some new people in there with new ideas
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Pros – Worked on new and exciting products (as long as they lasted...)
Mid-level management was very reasonable and recognized the efforts of the employees.
Cons – New projects get canceled because they wanted to make money right off the bat (no faith in long-term R&D).
As a software engineer, don't expect to be working only on software (at one point in time you might find yourself spending several months doing QA type work!).
Advice to Senior Management – Take better care and recognize the hard efforts of your employees. Have faith in bleeding edge technologies and in advanced research and development. Long-term you will see that the investment in this area will pay off.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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