Handleman
3.8 of 5 9 reviews
www.handleman.com Troy, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 22, 2014

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Al Koch

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fun company to work for.

    Receptionist (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

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

    ConsCommunication for extra work could have improved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more understanding when conditions are out of your hands and causing a problem.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsGreat people to work with

    Conscompany is no longer in existence

    Advice to Senior Managementexecutive management slow to respond to industry trends

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities while it lasted

    ConsCompany went out of business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall Handleman was a good company to work for

    Director (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

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

    ConsCorporate 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 Senior ManagementMy 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Murfreesboro, TN

    ProsGreat people, great environment. Loved working at my branch

    ConsThe company is downsizeing and going out of business

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen 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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsGoing to work every day and enjoing the work

    ConsNon, no complaints here at all

    Advice to Senior Managementnon

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Handleman Company

    District Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementHandleman 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Troy, MI

    ProsFair to employees; Treated people with respect

    ConsCompany has been disintermediated by trends in music distribution

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

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