Buyseasons
2.5 of 5 21 reviews
www.buyseasons.com New Berlin, WI 150 to 499 Employees

Buyseasons Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014
Buyseasons – “Empty 1st Floor Desks”

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2.5 21 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

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Dev Mukherjee

(5 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great factory summer job for college students.

    Equipment Warehouse Operator (Former Employee)
    New Berlin, WI

    Pros-Can work overtime
    -Get 3 breaks during the day
    -Good people
    -Good environment and atmosphere

    Cons-Long hours. 11 hour days 7am-6pm usually 3 days a week
    -Can get very boring
    -Lunch break is only 30 minutes and don't let you leave during lunch or your breaks
    -Stand all day long
    -Low paying. Start around $8.00

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees to leave for lunch, and increase pay. Split the 11 hour shift into 2 shifts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rampant nepotism

    (Former Employee)
    New Berlin, WI

    ProsGood work-life balance, free parking, safe environment.

    ConsRampant, shameless favoritism for people who worked with management at Kohl's regardless of current employees'/contractors' skill set (someone who was a great producer on my team was let go because top management's friend needed a job - usually they just made spots, not took them), no follow-through on promised training, out-of-touch management, non-uniform treatment of employees, management says they want to take risks and refuse to take them, untrained or undertrained - and overworked - employees, non-employment related benefits (prizes, money, parties) given with contractors intentionally ostracized while still required to attend. I read these reviews and didn't listen - glad I moved on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConnect with employees regularly to ensure goals are met & follow-through with promises made at interviews. Analyze potential/current employees' skill sets thoroughly before discarding valuable employees to get friends a job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Workplace Enviroment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros*Has a great upstart mentality still and is stable.
    *Company seems to be on an upswing.
    *Incredibly relaxed environment with really good benefits all around.
    *Flexible Schedules for most employees.

    Cons*The pay is on the low side compared to other companies in it category, but it makes up for it in benefits, opportunities, and flexibility.
    *The company is a little behind on technology when it comes to the way they operate.
    *Seasonal periods can be stressful, but they are short.
    *A lot of the staff is a little leery from the past layoffs still, but new management is trying to make up for the previous management team's mistakes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would look into making sure your pay rates are more competitive and get some better talent in the sales and marketing side of the business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has potential, but failing to keep up with the times.

    .NET Engineer (Former Employee)
    New Berlin, WI

    ProsDedicated employees, decent benefits, good location, fun atmosphere, interesting projects, successful startup, unique products, decent culture, flexible work environment

    ConsOld fashioned development practices, bureaucratic, slow to change, legacy technology, not much of a voice, stubborn in some ways, some off hours work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I thoroughly enjoyed working at BuySeasons, Inc.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHuge company, small feel. Family atmosphere - people really care about each other. And it's FUN!!!

    ConsIn the process of becoming a little more corporate, however once that is all figured out it will be an even better place to work!

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to value your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Numbers are more important than people

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    New Berlin, WI

    ProsHonestly, the best part is the 50% discount

    Cons-management is not organized
    -low wage, raises are a joke
    -no room to advance within the company
    -sexist upper management

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be more listening and less telling people what to do. Also more proactive preparation vs. recovering from emergency situations that arise

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Started Great and the last two years company went down hill fast

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiscount on product, free lunch during the Halloween season and a lot of overtime

    ConsNew management that do not care about the employees, very hot in the building during the summer. The management tells you one thing and then they do the opposite. Your a number not a person

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with some respect and listen to them they are what made Buyseasons its not to late

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging business environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice people in the trenches

    ConsLack of investment in staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sinking Ship, consider employment elsewhere!

    Executive (Former Employee)
    New Berlin, WI

    ProsCostume culture, nice employees, ecommerce, digital marketing, good benefit package

    ConsExperiencing a major contraction with dismal hope of regaining market share
    2 waves of layoffs, one massive (90+)
    Gutting departments
    Ousted CEO
    New CEO/VPs with plans to cut everything in sight in order to make company profitable
    Disingenuous about their investment in employees/job growth potential
    Blame culture
    Poor communication between teams

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake accountability for your contribution to the companies downgrade vs blaming it on staff. Be pro growth vs pro cutting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once the company changed from privately owned to corporate, the company mentality switched from caring to profits only.

    Customer Service Team Lead (Former Employee)
    New Berlin, WI

    ProsYou could get medical insurance, but many of the positions have transformed from full time to part time, so your chances are slim for even that.

    ConsNo job security. Poor pay. Management flip-flopping. Termination without much merit. Very poor explanations for decision making.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou've got to stop thinking about your bottom line. If a company must resort to firings, out-sourcing, consistent terminations, flip-flopping rules and regulations, and hypocrisy in order to stay float, then the company is destined for death and should have died instead of caving morality for the sake of keeping profits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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