Ferrandino & Son Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Success comes from within

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferrandino & Son full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is the kind of job where you work hard, you can advance. I feel lucky to have such a wonderful job, where I can work hard, get paid for my hard work, ask for overtime (and get it) and also hang with people my age during and after work.

    Cons

    People who complain about their job. Work is just that, work!! Everyone who works here is lucky to have a job.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to be more engaged on the floor. They spend too much time in their offices having meetings.


  2. Solid Company Great Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Audubon, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Audubon, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The effort of the company to engage employees and promote a positive company culture is unbelievable. An extensive training program, weekly events to reinforce a positive environment, a very welcoming workplace. On top of that positive growth has been the standard so opportunity exists if your willing to work for it.

    Cons

    The work can be tough and you need to keep pace. Company growth has driven internal changes, which seem to be for the better but keeps employees adjusting their roles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building a fun workplace as happy employees are more productive then those that are not. Management training would be helpful when promoting within, all managers are not consistent in their direction and actions.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Cheapest Company Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Audubon, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Audubon, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferrandino & Son full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly Pay, Free Pretzels on Friday, Friendly Staff, though there is so much turnover I can't bother keeping up anymore.

    Cons

    Every possible way to possibly keep employees happy is being stripped away, and there is now a "spirit committee" to come up with things like getting a food truck and having dress-up days to distract from the fact that the pay is low (which used to be compensated by o/t) and they are trying to severely reduce paying o/t by trying to persuade everyone into doing shift work. It's cutting out about $5-10k per year of what people made in o/t annually. They switched from salary to hourly, and the HR director hounds the Ops Managers to micromanage the everyone's clock-ins so no one dare go over 40 hours. There is literally zero incentive to do a good job. No bonuses. No commission. Now, severely reduced o/t. Only 10 days of PTO which includes both sick and vacation days (so, should you catch the flu, forget about planning a vacation). In the bottom 1% of holiday time off nationally (read a Forbes article). There isn't even a legitimate salary increase from Acct Manager to Ops Manager. They say it's about $3k, but in actuality you'll get approx half of that on your annual raise, so it's only about $1500. And then, you disqualify yourself from o/t, so those lunches Ops Managers work through... It's probably the exact same pay rate. The big messages lately is to bring in more money, and not only is that with clients & vendors (e.g. not re-hiring good, pricier vendors, which would make OUR lives easier, b/c then we wouldn't have to find someone to clean up when the cheap, crappy vendors fail and our clients yell at us), but it's very clear that by severely reducing o/t opportunities, they are trying to save about $5k per Acct Manager (X 200). Again, ZERO INCENTIVE WHATSOEVER. The fat cats at the top wants everyone who works for the company to personally take hits and losses, so they can line their pockets. NONE of the staff cares to make the rich richer. Also, the office is freezing. Everyone is wrapped in blankets all summer long.

    Advice to Management

    It seems obvious, but eventually banking on desperation / turnover of your staff is not a working business model. Or maybe it is. If you're only goal is to line your pockets, keep doing what you're doing, but you'd think that eventually, there won't be enough desperate people to keep the company running. No one thinks that upper management cares about anyone anyways. If you are going to legitimately expand, and grow, then maybe be a company worth working for at every job level. You think there is going to be a "Ferrandino Group" when you alienate so much of the staff?


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  5. Overall Fair Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Audubon, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferrandino & Son full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has a lot of potential growth. We have been receiving numerous new accounts. They have increased their employee morale. They are open to the employees concerns and ideas. A job is what you put in and what you make of it. This is by far the worst company. It is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Every company is going to have pros and cons you have to figure out what you can and can not deal with. Upper management is open to the employees concerns and ideas. Do they listen and make the changes? Yes and No. But what company ever changes to every complaint? None. The biggest complaint is the salaries and health care. They will not budge on this topic at all. This is a major reason of the high turn over along with the very expensive health insurance. Human Resources is not for the employees she is on her own agenda. Policies are not across the board.

    Advice to Management

    The changes you have brought the company are very good. The main change your employees would like to see is increase in pay for upper management and a decrease in the health benefits. There is no significant pay change between an Account Manager to an Ops Manager not between an Ops to Senior Ops. When an employee does request it it's either take it or leave. It seems like every time these topics are brought up the attitude from the Senior Management team who has the ability to make this happen brushes this topic as if it's not an option. Maybe if you you really search for a lower and better insurance plan that would help with the amount you employees have taking out of their paychecks per pay. Other than that you are open to all other areas and ideas.


  6. Helpful (3)

    RUN!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun activities for employees. That's all!

    Cons

    Do yourself a favor and RUN! This is the worst company ever. Management has no idea what they are doing and bully the employees. It's a highly dysfunctional work atmosphere. Not to mention the nepotism! They will hire anyone because they are desperate. They can't keep employees because management is demeaning and has no idea what they are doing. Trust the bad reviews you read....they are all true!

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage your employees better. Scare tactics and wordplace bullying are only going to set you up for a law suit!!


  7. Helpful (3)

    Worse than the government.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ferrandino & Son full-time

    Pros

    Great mesh of personalities amongst peers Weekly pay Close to good restaurants If you get there early enough you can get a front parking spot

    Cons

    Management. This company continues to promote the wrong people & they don't all deserve it. They put on a great show of "everyone is so happy" to upper management and clients then turn around and threaten your job if you don't meet the 99 goals that are due in an hour while also supplying them with detailed updates every ten minutes. Did I mention the trash talking on the account managers? "None of them are worth anything." It must be nice sitting around with your feet on the desk cooking up ideas on improving productivity when you have no clue what it takes to execute them. And don't bother asking for any help. You'll either be completely ignored or given a "brush off" answer. Managing a person out is their approach towards anyone not meeting the ridiculous standards they've set. Instead of guidance and training, you'll be bullied via email (and some of these emails go out to your entire team), written up and stalked. Yes, stalked. Everything is top secret too. Account managers are not to know of any changes pertaining to anything EVER.

    Advice to Management

    Leave. If you really care about this company you'll do it good by removing yourselves, you know who you are!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Schwenksville, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Schwenksville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ferrandino & Son (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to get hired as an Account Manager

    Cons

    Not much room to advance. When you do advance, the salary increase is minimal. Over time, you work your butt off in a stressful job where the compensation doesn't progress with your skill level.

    Advice to Management

    Review your compensation structure and offer monetary benefits other than things like Theme Thursday. Also investigate the career skills that your employees have outside of F&S and try to see how they could benefit the company and make contributions outside of their job title. You might be surprised at the breadth of skills and experience that people have. Also, the cost of benefits to the employee is extremely high.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Place Sucks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferrandino & Son full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime and food on Fridays. Many good hard working people here. Good camaraderie among team members. Busy day so day moves fast.

    Cons

    Where does one begin? Micromanaging Supervisors who suffer from extreme cases of OCD. Expect you to learn all aspects of the job in a week. They will send you 27 emails a day asking about your progress. But if they realized how time consuming that was - maybe just MAYBE the account managers could work efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Step up and get real.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Working for Ferrandino is the Biggest regret of my life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferrandino & Son full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Pretzels on Friday. Paid with our vendors money that they think they are going to get in "60 days" can't think of anything else

    Cons

    -Entire companies lack of Work ethics and morals. Lack of training for new hires, lack of PTO. HR consist of 1 person for over 300 employees. No real accounts payable department The management is a joke and the biggest reason why this company is losing business, good employees and overall failing as a company at a rapid speed. The Sr and ops managers talk and laugh with each other all day and bark orders orders at their teams to do more work than one person can handle and then belittle you and use intimidation to hopefully scare you into working harder and faster to please them. They are unhelpful if you need assistance bc they don't even know what to do 90% of the time. So they will tell you to do something and when it's wrong and now the client or vendor is cursing you out bc what you were told to do by your boss wasn't right and you have to sit their and take it bc Guess who is taking the blame for that. You! There is no promotion opportunities at this company. People are walking out and quitting left and right. Company is so understaffed right now that it makes every second a living hell for any one that is sitting in a cramped 2x2 desk looking at a computer and lying to everyone on the phone. Terrible customer and vendor relations. Clients are pulling their accounts from this company every month bc nothing gets completed and ends up being more of a head ache and money spent for them bc managers can't run their teams and manage their accounts. It's not like they care because at the end of the day. They are the ones getting praised and bonus' and the account manager gets the blame if something goes wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Ponder this . 2+2 =4 . 4 is the right answer and the only one. Now try getting f and s to get the right answer to their equation.... Here's a couple variables of what's needed to get the right answer in this equation. Quality management, honesty, integrity, work ethics and morals is needed to come up with the correct answer. Erase the equation from the chalk board and start over again, The answer that you came up with using this formula has proven to not be the right answer. Hopefully you can figure the rest out bc I pretty much gave you the answer. You just need to put it together and execute it. Hope you figure it out soon or else there are going to be a lot of employees on trying to get unemployment line bc you couldn't do simple addition. You are welcome.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Account manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Audubon, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Audubon, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ferrandino & Son full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is now recognizing that it struggles with employee morale. There are strides being made to change this.

    Cons

    Middle management is in dire need of training. Promoting internally is great but there should be mandatory PROFESSIONALISM training. The amount of mismanagement is staggering and could be easily avoidable.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the workload your employees carry. Don't threaten them when you know your standards are not able to be met.



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