Handleman

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Handleman Reviews

9 Reviews
3.8
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Troy, MI

    I worked at Handleman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting to meet all of the artists and entertainers in the music industry.

    Cons

    Communication for extra work could have improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more understanding when conditions are out of your hands and causing a problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    sales, regiona and district manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Handleman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities while it lasted

    Cons

    Company went out of business

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I worked at Handleman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    company is no longer in existence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    executive management slow to respond to industry trends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Handleman was a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Director in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Director in Troy, MI

    I worked at Handleman

    Pros

    Good company to work for. The atmosphere was conducive and allowed people to do their best. Great talent at Handleman.

    Cons

    Corporate strategy was Handleman's demise. Their strategy of being the last people in the distributing physical music (CDs) lead them to bankruptcy. It's a shame because so many talented workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would have been to diversify their company portfolio. Senior management was too interested in their retirement versus doing what was right to change in the industry and to do what was right for their lifelong employees.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at Handleman

    Pros

    Great people, great environment. Loved working at my branch

    Cons

    The company is downsizeing and going out of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up communications wider within the company, The biggest reason the company is having problems is that it seems to try and keep everything under the hat at corporate

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    5

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I worked at Handleman

    Pros

    Going to work every day and enjoing the work

    Cons

    Non, no complaints here at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Handleman Company

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Handleman

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros to working for Handleman Company unless you are/were one of the chosen few. If so, you would be given "vice president" titles and obscenely disproportionate salaries based not on merit but on who you knew in the power seats.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees
    No upper management integrity
    No career development program
    Employee contributions not recognized or valued
    No work/life balance
    Poor benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Handleman needs to look at the damage they've done to hundreds of key employees by handing over the reins to the group from REPS LTD. The people who comprise upper management at REPS are a looked at with disdain by legitimate players in the industry and have run Handleman into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I worked at Handleman

    Pros

    Great work employer, very supporting management, small company so lots of opportunities to work in other departments

    Cons

    Not very nimble. Hence good ideas are not picked and implemented quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more innovative managers into the ranks. There are lots people who have been working for years and seem to be out of ideas for the current business model

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Once proud company did not position itself for changes in music industry

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    Former Employee - Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Troy, MI

    I worked at Handleman

    Pros

    Fair to employees; Treated people with respect

    Cons

    Company has been disintermediated by trends in music distribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get out in front of industry trends that can affect long-term viability of company

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