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Small private company in need of help

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

I have been working at LaFrance

Pros

LaFrance (LF) has a clean and casual work environment. When it is doing well, the company has numerous company sponsored events that promote a fun team environment. The majority of the company is 35 and under.

Cons

Micro management seems to be the encouraged style here, from top to bottom. Growth and opportunity for advancement is extremely small at LF. Salaries are only OK for college grads, but raises are hardly acknowledgeable. Manufacturing capabilities of the company are limited investment in improving them are slim. Retirement plans are dependent on the employee, as LF basically doesn't make any contributions outside of profit sharing. Paid vacations are limited (10 days/yr) to start, with minimal increase every year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

After the massive layoffs, LF is left with the most experienced employees and they continue to complete the workload that is only increasing. However, we have received minimal, if any, monetary reward. They haven't offered additional time off or other options to make up for this. We are treated like school children, where we HAVE to be in the office 8:30 to 5, and lunch from only 12 to 12:30 or 12:30 to 1. We are only allowed to flex once a month in the summers, and even that is frowned upon. Management needs to realize that if an employee works from home on occasion, it is not the end of the world. We send emails all day long to customers and to our team in China.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Lost in translation

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

    I have been working at LaFrance

    Pros

    Work Environment
    Communication
    Small Company so approachable management

    Cons

    Always changing direction
    Hard to grasp job goals
    Favoritism
    No professional growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a training process

    Approves of CEO
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    Laid Back Company with Narrow-minded management, no respect for employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LaFrance

    Pros

    I would say LF is a very laid back place, with flexible schedule and casual environment.

    Cons

    To sum up, inefficient company.....The upper management is very narrow-minded, they only listen to people who are in the "trust-circle", and they have a philosophy that all employees are replaceable, anyone can do one's job when one's placed in a "structure", they don't invest in their employees so they can grow, very short-sighted, and thus they also pay very low respect to their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No hope basically, I would have to say they need to replace the whole management team to uproot its unhealthy philosophy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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