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A Mediocre Experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in Concordville, PA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Concordville, PA

I have been working at LaFrance full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Courtesy half-days right before a major holiday (Christmas, New Years, Easter, etc..) - Occasional free luncheons that bring some semblance of a community atmosphere - Some friendly employees here and there

Cons

- A very cold, stale work environment. Many empty cubes because of a huge lay-off in 2008. - Disgruntled employees who don't seem to take pride in their work or innovation. Not much collaboration. - An elementary view of how business works and the development and growth that should be taking place. Not very many people seem to know what they are doing - Passive-aggressive management style - China is difficult to work with because of quality issues, time difference, extensive paperwork - Using your imagination to appreciate the products sold. Sometimes its difficult to believe in the products. - Compensation is far below industry standard

Advice to Management

Invest in a stronger ERP system. Have an outside consultant review the way this business is managed and systems operated. Hire more IT. Create a formal training program and solid HR policies.Celebrate employee achievements. Develop a mission statement and better identities for the company and each division.

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  1. Pressure Cooker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concordville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concordville, PA

    I have been working at LaFrance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Causal Dress code decent group of coworkers

    Cons

    High Pressure Low Pay, minimum benefits

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not slaves, you need to show some respect!


  2. Dead end...real companies do not operate like this.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Concordville, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Concordville, PA

    I worked at LaFrance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off is standard but give half days before holidays Very Casual Dress

    Cons

    Lousy Pay Lousy Benefits No Advancement Opportunities Hypocracy

    Advice to Management

    Dont push people over the edge..they will work better Don't take it personal Your not always Right and listen to your customers Your not going to grow with a business structure like this Its better to be respected than feared


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