JLA Home Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Depends What you Like

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JLA Home full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people!
    Small company environment
    Pretty chill for the most part. Good work life balance

    Cons

    High turnover
    lack of investment to retain employees
    No lateral movement or promotions
    Cheap compensation while increased workload
    Some Upper are super difficult to work with. It would be tough for non Asian to "adapt" to the cultural norms.
    Salary people being treated like hourly might as well clock in and clock out.

    Advice to Management

    Its cheaper to retain employees than to constantly hire new ones.
    Its time to address the reasons behind the turnovers


  2. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at JLA Home (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Casual and laid back. Great people and design driven.

    Cons

    Lack communication, organization, strategy, and goals.


  3. I enjoyed every day at JLA and constantly grew and obtained new skills

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at JLA Home full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people, strong company with years of experience, growing businesses. Always on trend with colors and designs.

    Cons

    Sometime it takes time to receive answers from contacts that are overseas


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good people, good growth, lacking management and change.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Fremont, CA

    I worked at JLA Home full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Company hires some great people, most of my coworkers we're awesome people and worked hard. Good sense of work/life balance. A lot of interesting projects that never got boring.

    Cons

    Poor management. Even management was not empowered to make any real changes because it was a very Chinese company. The top management does not like to be told the truth. A lot of family working in the office and family members bought onboard early on. Some are very good at their jobs but others are just soso and ends up hard to work with because they have to be treated delicately. CEO can be MIA frequently working on his other projects. Too much office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Need to modernize the company and invest more back into infrastructure and people.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Should be in a lawsuit

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Position in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Position in Fremont, CA

    I worked at JLA Home full-time

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

    Pros

    The employees are generally decent and most you can build a good rapport with. My team mates were great and I miss our daily grind. I wish them well and hopefully something changes to benefit them.

    Cons

    There is a big imbalance with how different groups are treated in the company at the Corporate level. If your part of the Chinese group that works with China directly, you are treated extremely well. Other areas are treated horribly as if they are second class citizens. Being in California, there is sure to be a lawsuit cultivated from this action. Its inevitable.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all departments equally. You give out titles like candy yet, when it comes to other departments that are "Not Chinese" you tend to give them nothing and expect the world.


  7. Helpful (3)

    small company, not too bad !

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JLA Home full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Values great talents & hard works.
    Pays well for performance and loyalty.
    Very fast growing, good outlooks... multi faceted, opportunities in many different areas.
    Easy going work atmosphere, somewhat flexible working time.
    Pretty solid benefit, and paying 100% for insurance + 401k

    Cons

    Some senior emoployees takes advatage of the company and can be very lazy, difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Management should have really look into some of those senior employees job performance, and they are lazy and difficult to work.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Beware

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at JLA Home full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    They pay for full insurance.

    Cons

    Classic cheap chinese company. Low salaries, no room for promotions, as close to being at a communist company not physically in China.

    They sell to Costco, Walmart, Macys. Sooner or later, they will go under. Costs keep going up, sales go down, they're competing in a deadend market.

    BEWARE.


  9. Overall it's a good experience working in this company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at JLA Home

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurship environment. I have freedom to try whatever I like. Good co-worker relationships. Respects from my boss.

    Cons

    It's a cheap company hardly wants to spend for employees. And the chance to advancement is not big. Lots of remote workers, poor communication with Headquarter team members.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Upper management in need of an overhaul

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    Current Employee - Product Development
    Current Employee - Product Development

    I have been working at JLA Home

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

    Pros

    This company does provide health insurance for its employees. They hire personnel that are very talented in their field.

    Cons

    The upper management does not have a clue about what is required to manufacture good products. The view of upper management is everything should be done as "Cheap" as possible regardless of the outcome. They hire professionals, but then they restrict everything these professionals try to accomplish because of cost. They make a lot of promises as far as compensation, but never follow through on these promises.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your professionals to do their job without being hindered by the bean counting management. You may find out that you have better products to sell.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Average company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, NC

    I worked at JLA Home

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is a small company so you interact with all the departments.

    Anyone can communicate with anyone else (including the CEO).

    Pretty positive co-workers, friendly atmosphere.

    Get feedback from supervisor(s) easily.

    Good health care plan, but only if you don't have dependents. Free for workers, but costs a lot to include family members.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. It is a cheap company that hates to spend money on anything. Those that have been around since the beginning (company is 10 years old) basically have carte blanche. Some are lazy and really a pain to work with.

    Since it is a relatively small company, hard to move up. There was only one person between me and my boss in company hierarchy. He wasn't going to be leaving anytime soon, and even if he did, someone else would be brought in to take his place (big gap in experience between myself and supervisor).

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay. Provide more incentives for employees to work harder.



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