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Pride Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
39 Reviews
3.0
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Taking care of your people pays off and that's what pride does .

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Pride full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are competitive wages, room for advancement and friendly and outgoing staff

    Cons

    There are no cons . The work experience is great each day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the opportunity to advance from the bottom to the top with the great bonus program and understanding that family time is important . I'm always taken care of .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work, especially the corporate office.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pride

    Pros

    Seems like a good job. Management appears to listen for the short term. It does not last however and the turnstile method of changing out people begins again.

    Cons

    Unusual micromanagement style of top management cripples efforts, enthusiasm, forward momentum and any good ideas brought forth by mid-managers. I could go on forever...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "CEO" and see the company for the opportunity it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I'll miss this place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicopee, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicopee, MA

    I worked at Pride full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked for Pride for over two years and it was always a wonderful job. There are great advancement opportunities. I started as an overnight cashier and when I left was an assistant manager. Both of the managers I worked for were always good to me and really cared that I loved my job. They pay was great and I got to work with good friends. If I had not moved out of state I would still be working there now. When I left my former manager wrote me a very nice letter of recommendation.

    Cons

    The only thing I dont like about Pride is that they dont have any in Florida, I was unable to transfer and had to find a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees happy. Happy people want to go above and beyond for their employers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    GREAT COMPANY, GREAT BENEFITS

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

    I have been working at Pride

    Pros

    Great Company to work for been working here for close to 5 years and I love the enviroment, Great Managers and Great District Managers. They are here to answer your questions or even when you need time off they are very flexible. Nice to have Bob and Marsha come to your stores and care about the team and ask how we are doing. Alot of owners will not come out to stores and do what Pride do. Keep up the Good Work Pride you will have me here for 50 more years.

    Cons

    I don't have nothing bad to say. The only challenge I have is to have all these negative people talking about an excellent company. If you don't like what you are doing why you are still here. Something the company is doing right that you are still here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Great Work.

  6.  

    Great Local Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Springfield, MA

    I have been working at Pride full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has taken care of me for years with promotions, bonuses, and opportunity for personal growth. Everyday is different when dealing with new challenges, interesting customers, and being pushed to accomplish new goals. Its great working for a local company where I am not a number and the commute is under 10 minutes.

    Cons

    If there was any it would be long hours but this a 24/7 business so I understood that when I started there would be some late nights and early mornings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adding bonuses and increasing your minimum wage have been great things for your team members. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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

    I worked at Pride full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros.

    Cons

    everything, do not work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company with Room for Advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Pride full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment with great benefits. Able to learn new things and make advancements in the company. Good work-life balance. Flexible if a family emergency arises and concerned for you and your families welfare.

    Cons

    If you work hard and do your best you will thrive in this company. This company and management took good care of us for years and I have nothing negative to say about them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Read these reviews closely! Current staff is writing these! Beware!!!! Shady!

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

    I worked at Pride full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    All deceiving! Seemed like a great opportunity until day 1 of work!

    Cons

    Micro manage, disrespectful, rude, dirty atmosphere, closed communication, non forward thinking and non employee centric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and let employees do their work! You have some very qualified employees. Bob and Marsha you know what you know but have no clue how to run other areas... So don't!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Job (corporate)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Pride part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great manager who always was pleasant to work for and with. If you work hard you will be rewarded and enjoy your work. Great vacation benefits for a part-time employee and very flexible if you needed time off to care for a family emergency. This is by far one of my most favorite jobs, if I didn't move out of the area I would definitely be staying with the company. Everyday was different and I never felt bored in my position. Great co-workers & an enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    The only downside of the job is when you had to deal with difficult people who were customers, but even that can be handled by having a good attitude and doing your best to help them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are. You do a great job of caring for your employees both by compensation and be being concerned with their wellbeing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible inexperienced management and horrible owner

    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chicopee, MA
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chicopee, MA

    I worked at Pride full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours
    Fun co-workers
    Kind customers
    Nothing else
    Terrible company

    Cons

    Never receive off time
    Corporate staff mocks store staff
    10 min breaks
    No tipping policy, but instructed to put tips into drawer. Manager probably took it for herself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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