E-filliate Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
6 Reviews
2.3
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast paced local company doing big things

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

    I have been working at E-filliate full-time

    Pros

    I am not quite sure why the other reviews on here are so negative because I love working at E-filliate. Whether it's working in on a merchandising team, in the DC, or on the catalog, there is always something new and exciting happening. Also the perks are great and include front seat tickets to Kings games, tickets to the state fair, the extremely generous Christmas party, and a break room with video games, ping pong tables, a pool table, and a state-of-the-art coffee maker. There is also a great sense of camaraderie amongst coworkers. We support each other in times of stress and tease and prank each other during breaks.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is not very good. As the company grows it's becoming more like a big corporation and it's hard to keep track of all the new faces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company grows management needs to reevaluate work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Disappointment With The Warehouse Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temp  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Temp in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at E-filliate as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The only reason why people are there today is because of the very few workers who makes it enjoyable. The CEO, Wesley Sumida, is a cool guy.

    Cons

    The warehouse manager, of this date, plays favorites. He does not give people the chance to advance. Except he brings in his "highly experienced" people that he interviewed onto the job. They drive forklifts into walls, shelves, etc. and will not admit to their own mistakes. This is why inventory is messed up in that warehouse. The people he brings in can't even count. The inventory has a lot of overage and underage. Stuff going missing. The warehouse has a poor way to keep track of its inventory. Its basically write and pray, hoping the quantity is correct with the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The warehouse manager needs to stop playing favoritism and let people who actually has knowledge about the warehouse advance. Instead of picking his favorite "highly experienced" people who has been there for less than 6 months with no experience that has no or little knowledge of the warehouse. He needs to stop, think and look at the few people who has been there longer than the "highly experienced" people, that has a lot of knowledge with the warehouse and give them a chance before he'll lose a lot of good workers that actually know what they're doing and fixing their mistakes. Just like he just loss a good worker like me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Poor management and treatment of employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at E-filliate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many good, hard working people. It's the people you work with that make it worth working at Efilliate.

    Cons

    Management is disrespectful to employees, racist, and allows for little autonomy. Wages are low as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people you hire to do the job they were hired for, cease the micromanagement and continuous questioning of what someone is doing every hour. Finally, treat employees like people who deserve respect, not machines completing tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Company was better in the "old days". Turned to dung later on.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Service Representative  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Service Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at E-filliate full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I had lots of fun working for this company when they were smaller. Monthly bonuses kept everyone happy for the most part. Was a solid job with decent pay but I hear that’s not the case anymore.

    Cons

    Red tape, shouting supervisors, and general low morale. Used to be fun to work here but that went downhill. CEO used to be awesome but got his panties all bunched up at some point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire supervisors that don’t shout every 2 minutes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ups and downs working for this company. Not much flexibility in schedule.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at E-filliate full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work in a job or department where most companies won't give you a chance, but keep in mind this is for entry level employees. You are still paid as entry level.

    Cons

    Benefits have gotten worse in recent years. Employee moral is down due to inflexibility and new "policies" being introduced without written or verbal notice. Expect to work hard for less than competitive pay and do not expect to receive flexibility with sick time, personal time or vacation time. The company is understaffed so many are working two or three jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on employee compensation, benefits, and schedule flexibility.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unreasonable expectations and responsibilities, limited resources and staff, minimal pay and benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E-filliate full-time

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, always willing to help each other out if they have the time. Good opportunities to work in all sorts of areas with this company even if you have limited experience. If you show an interest, odds are you will be given some duties in that area since the company isn't willing to hire the appropriately experienced people to do most jobs.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the downsides to working at E-filliate are many.

    1 - the pay. Pay is below average no matter what your position or experience. Senior management believes you should be appreciative that they have given you the opportunity to work for E-filliate and that should be rewarding enough. The company gives raises very sparingly, and when they do it is minimal - more of a slap in the face. Raises were frozen for over 3 years even though the company was making more money than ever.

    2 - the benefits. There are of course the standard medical and dental benefits available to you but at about the highest rates you can get. I know I was better off going on my wife's insurance than having any coverage with E-filliate. There are ZERO sick days and 1 week of PTO your first year (increases to 2 weeks after your first year). PTO must be used for everything, even if you need to take a few hours off. Important: this applies to SALARY employees also.

    3 - many layoffs, high turnover, not enough staff. There have been many rounds of layoffs through the years, including those of middle management employees, and no replacement of staff. With the company going in multiple directions, there are a lot more duties to be performed with about 50% of the staff, most of which are entry level, inexperienced workers. Add this to the number of people who have quit without being replaced and it's not the best situation to be in.

    4 - lack of training and experience. You are required to basically teach yourself every job that you are given since there usually isn't somebody around to help teach you (they have either quit or been laid off). The company is too cheap to pay for the necessary training either.

    5 - employee morale. Employee morale is very very low, and with good reason. You are verbally beaten down on a daily basis for never being good enough (well what do you expect when I am doing a job I have no training in?) and you are used to your co-workers continually quitting (good for them!) or being laid off. Not too much to be happy about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aside from the easy fixes (pay, benefits, etc.) I would advise Senior Management on something that really isn't easy to fix. Senior Management needs an attitude adjustment and really needs to start respecting those who work for them. A happy, healthy enviornment starts from the top down. Give the employees what they need to best perform their jobs, invest in their futures, and show them some appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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