Baudville Reviews

Updated February 7, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Graphic Production Artist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Graphic Production Artist in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Baudville full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment (even during the stressful seasons), good selection of coworkers, and good quality of work.

    Cons

    Communication was some times not fully understood because of the different software systems. Not really much to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thorough communication is key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Baudville, Inc.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baudville

    Pros

    Baudville has the best customers to work for. Smart marketers. Healthy work environment. Small company with local roots. Employees are top-notch and well trained.

    Cons

    Owners over-step their ego. High turnover in most departments due to low pay. They preach and sell recognition but have trouble incorporating it internally. Though it's practiced it comes across fake. Lacks sincerity and lacks true relationships. Employees "play along" and are constantly belittled by performance reviews that acknowledge achievements and end with negative input. Somehow, management is able to create the psychological impression that one is doing good enough to keep their job yet not good enough to look for employment elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practicing what you preach only works if leadership has the heart of a servant not the mindset of a corporation. Return to the companies roots and you will grow to be a corporation with an authentic corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun, Supportive Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Baudville

    Pros

    Baudville has a culture of teamwork and fun making it an enjoyable place to work. Everyone enjoys coming to work here.

    Employees go out of their way to make you feel welcome and are eager to help each other with projects or assignments.

    The company does a lot to recognize employees and celebrates company milestones with small treats, lunches, casual days and events.

    Team sizes are small, so employees get to know their co-workers and managers very well. Most employees have regular one-on-one meetings with their supervisor to get job feedback and discuss progress toward goals. Management is very hands on and involved in the day-to-day business.

    Cons

    Because of the nature of the e-retailer business, the company does not have very flexible work hours for salary employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating! Employees want to be kept in the loop, and they need management to include them in company decisions and share information willingly.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Tech Support in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Baudville

    Pros

    There is literally no pro's to working at this job, the only thing that was decent was the people that worked there were great.

    Cons

    I worked at Baudville and all of it was a huge lie and waste of my time. I was not compensated fairly, so i found a job with less responsibilities that paid almost twice as much and cared about their employees. I now work for Apple selling product and it's much better.

    Pay was unfair
    Benefits were not affordable unless you wanted to give away half your paycheck
    Management had no idea to what was actually happening in my department.

    Basically i was lied to about everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay you employees fairly and give them proper benefits and you will be surprised at how much more your employees will care!!

    Doesn't Recommend

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