P.C. Richard & Son Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Benefits not bad, learned a lot about appliances and electronics (in 5 reviews)

  • Opportunity to learn about and possibly earn money selling many brands and types of electronics and appliances (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, abusive management, is one place I will start (in 5 reviews)

  • The store closes on thanksgiving, only so that we can have dinner early, sleep and come in at 3AM on black Friday (in 3 reviews)

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  1. solid place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesman in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Salesman in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at P.C. Richard & Son full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    not a terribly difficult job. I don't want to say anyone can do it, but near to anyone can do it

    Cons

    the cons you'd imagine with any job

    Advice to Management

    you have competent people your not paying attention to because they're not a richard or married to one. hire real business managers.


  2. Great Experience

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

    Pros

    Very helpful and welcoming staff, laid-back environment

    Cons

    Hours could be more flexible


  3. This place is like quicksand, you can get stuck there

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Old Brookville, NY
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Old Brookville, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at P.C. Richard & Son part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No critical thinking, part time, and good money for a college job. Not a great place to stay for too long.

    Cons

    Upper management is spiteful, pay doesn't change, and taking time off to attend to personal life matters can be a hassle.


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  5. A great opportunity to learn about the technology that powers and supports the retail industry.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at P.C. Richard & Son full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small team environment which means you have great opportunities to cross train in areas you wouldn't have access to in larger organizations. Opportunity to work with extremely smart people who are dedicated to their role, responsibilities and the company in general.

    Cons

    Because teams are so small there are significant barriers when trying to implement anything. Also any expertise you bring to the table will be dismissed or tuned out, however if ANY outside entity states or suggests the exact same thing management will take it seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Management should support innovation and employees continuous learning. Give people room to grow and a clear career path instead of micromanaging them and becoming bottlenecks to process.


  6. Helpful (2)

    High Expectations

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at P.C. Richard & Son full-time

    Pros

    The company presents a wonderful atmosphere in meetings with corporate and the CEO. They also try to take care of their customers and provide many tools and supporting staff to do so. They have been flexible at times when employees have needed special accommodations. There is potential for success and making good money, but only if you are willing to work very hard for it.

    Cons

    The wonder atmosphere is almost completely absent at the store level and that usually starts with district and store management. Taking care of the customer often comes at the expense of the employees and their paychecks. While it is understood that employees in retail need to be present during major holidays, the other corporate departments that support the stores often have that time off and are unavailable when needed most. At least a 3rd of the year is blacked out from taking vacations including June and July when families and their children are able to actually spend more time together. There is little room for negotiation on this matter as well. Many employees are underpaid and under appreciated (in relation to their responsibilities) which shows why at times there is a high turn over rate, especially among hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize better those employees that have put in a hard days work on a consistent basis and for hourly employees reflect that in their pay. Find a way to better bring the positive message and atmosphere that echos around corporate to the showroom level, and ease off on constantly beating up those that bring in the company's profits about their lack of numbers.


  7. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at P.C. Richard & Son full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great Co Workers

    Cons

    Extremely Long Hours, Politics like crazy, New CEO (Gregg) is not a great people person, Upper Management prefers people who submit to their every order and kiss up.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what go the company to where it is today, the people working hard at the store level, not the upper management!


  8. Sales representative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family owned, friendly staff & management.

    Cons

    Long hours, almost no holidays off

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee concerns


  9. road technician

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Farmingdale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company for technician on the road.

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    best place to start a career in cust service


  10. Helpful (1)

    sales conosultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Consultant in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Appliance Sales Consultant in Union, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at P.C. Richard & Son (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great source of income if you have the hunger and desire to succeed

    Cons

    No I repeat absolutely no work life balance. Family must be of zero importance if you choose to work here

    Advice to Management

    Allow your employees time with family as I believe the happier they are the clients will be. You are a company powered by the history of of family allow your employees to have time with theirs


  11. Demanding

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at P.C. Richard & Son part-time

    Pros

    Pay was great and you determined essentially how much you earned for the month.

    Cons

    Hours are ungodly and it leaves very little room for personal life, family and friends or to search for new opportunites.



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