P.C. Richard & Son Reviews

Updated March 29, 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. working conditions

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    • Senior Management
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    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.

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. A very demanding commission only environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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  5. Not worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  6. Great job, not great people

    Former Employee - Customer Service in Carle Place, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Carle Place, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a customer service rep/office worker, I was spared the difficulties of working the sales floor. I got to hang back when the store was quiet and focus on my own work.

    Cons

    The salesmen are aggressive, lying people. They are so caught up in making their commission that they forget how to treat someone like a human being.

  7. Family business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager and Web Manager in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager and Web Manager in Astoria, NY

    I worked at P.C. Richard & Son full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    started out great enough. Salary was good.

    Cons

    Work was hard. had to wear many hats through the day. They brainwash you into the FAMILY BUSINESS mentality. Problem is, its all about their family. they care less about yours. I spent 18 year as a store manager. in that time, I was constantly demanded to work holidays and vacations. Once even ordered to take my laptop to Disney to perform my tasks. The worst was summer and Christmas. It was mandatory to show up for work if temp was predicted to exceed 87 degrees. They accepted NO excuses. If you didnt show up, you were threatened to be demoted or released. it was horrible. And you worked from 7am to midnight most of those days. it was a nightmare.
    I gave up too many days with my kids and MY FAMILY for that family. in the end it all about MONEY. not you. Work if you must, but be cautious of the FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY crap they push on you.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Talk about being a leech.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at P.C. Richard & Son full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I'm not sure there are any, let me know when you find one. I have worked a long time for this company and the way they treat their employees and customers keeps growing worse.

    Cons

    I have seen people get moved up to management positions .that had no business being there. Working hard doesn't count in this company. It's about politics.

    Advice to Management

    This company is not going to last much longer if they don't have better management in place.

  9. Great connections

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory in Levittown, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory in Levittown, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you are working with
    Great atmosphere
    Helpful managers

    Cons

    Pay could be better, inventory personnel not treated as well as the rest of the company

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone as equals

  10. Annoying.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Carteret, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Counselor in Carteret, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers become like a family..
    Everyone is nice
    Customers are great

    Cons

    You see them more than your own family.
    Long tedious hours
    No room for growth
    Don't appreciate the hard work you put in for the company.
    Only point out your bad, never good
    Commissions

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to talk to employees
    Show appreciation

  11. Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Yonkers, NY

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

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

    Pros

    I had a chance to work with the elderly, which I absolutely loved and was able to learn so much from. My greatest pleasure was to help them receive all benefits that they were eligible for and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Cons

    The worst part of this job was seeing clients pass away due to age and illness.

    Advice to Management

    Make positions permanent.

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