P.C. Richard & Son Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Gary Richard
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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. Sales representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P.C. Richard & Son

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  2. road technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Farmingdale, NY

    I worked at P.C. Richard & Son

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  3. 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

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

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

    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


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  5. Demanding

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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.


  6. Ace

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ACE in Watchung, NJ
    Current Employee - ACE in Watchung, NJ

    I have been working at P.C. Richard & Son part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Outstanding managers and co workers also good amount of hours given weekly. Everyone is friendly and helpful great environment to work. Carteret meetings are helpful and fun!

    Cons

    The pay starting at $8.38 and hour plus 2% monthly commission. Getting paid ever 2 weeks at the rate makes it hard to have any left over money.

    Advice to Management

    RAISE HOURLY WAGE TO $10!


  7. Family

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay ok medical nothing else

    Cons

    No work family balance at all


  8. working conditions

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

    I worked at P.C. Richard & Son

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They give anyone a fair chance to succeed and provide training to get you there.

    Cons

    scheduling is less than ideal and changes often throughout the year

    Advice to Management

    You get more flies with honey than with vinegar.


  9. Working In a commission only invironment, tough, demanding and lucrative.

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

    I have been working at P.C. Richard & Son

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to make over $100k

    Cons

    To many salesman on the floor


  10. A very demanding commission only environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Person
    Current Employee - Sales Person

    I have been working at P.C. Richard & Son

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

    Pros

    Nothing the place is all cons

    Cons

    Hours, Pay, Draw vs Commission

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance would have happier employees


  11. Not worth it

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.C. Richard & Son

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Paid personal days, holidays and vacation time off. Solid company that has been around for years. But, there is a lot of room for improvement.

    Cons

    It is nothing less than a joke. The place is an insane asylum! No training for management or workers. They just point you in the direction of the work that has to be done and tell you to "go for it."

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to get good management. The managers where I work have little to no experience. Problems or concerns are routinely ignored. No rules. No procedures in place to deal with any issues that may arise. It is nothing short of a toxic, lethal work atmosphere. There are constant issues with personality conflicts. And most of the time the way management deals with the problem is by not dealing with it. The only time management will step in is only after the problem boils over. And even then they will only put a band-aid on the problem. And then the problem starts to build up again, until the next incident. My advice to the Richards is put a solid management training program in place, with clear procedures and guidelines to deal with any problems that might come up. Also, and this is very important, please put in place some kind of a work incentive program. Pay for performance will go a long way in eliminating the rampant laziness that infects my workplace. And please give management the power to fire workers who refuse to do the work, and are constant under-performers.



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