RANDYS Worldwide Automotive

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Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    My experience at Randy's has been great, and I get what I put into it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    I have been working at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am heard, I can make a difference if I want to, I am asked to speak up, I am told to ask questions and make decisions, and if I don't make a difference it is on me and no one else. Too many "former" or so-called "current" employees want to complain about the environment but if you are a person who wants to make a difference and are ok speaking up and asking for help and being in a group of very involved people you will love Randy's. If you love creating and stirring drama join the others. Get so tired of those comments from people who are not here for a reason, and it follows them because they create it.

    Cons

    Hire and train better. test people to see if they will fit versus over-selling themselves. It is hands-on and the company needs to find those who fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out how to find the right people to grow the company and have less turnover due to making the wrong hires. find the right managers also

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great products from a poorly managed dictatorship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Everett, WA

    I have been working at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Premier, reboxed differential parts product on the market. Individual coworkers are good, down to earth friends.

    Cons

    Owner and President rule as absolute dictators. President sits in his throne and feels as though he is superior to all others. Other management is brought on to fill needed positions but have no real say or impact on company direction or growth. Your job is only as secure as their mood each day. Working in fear of your job security each day is not the way to run a company. Company growth is non-existent; unimaginable opportunities lost to competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working in fear of your job security each day is not the way to run a progressive company; reason why you are not progressive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive

    Pros

    This job will teach you how to perform under constant micromanagement as well as an in your face culture proud of its aggressive and confrontational style. Some great people, better than average pay.

    Cons

    I check on these reviews periodically and find it strange how "positive" reviews show up soon after negative reviews. If you are researching this company, read between the lines. If you need a job and take one at RANDYS, don't be shocked at the rumors you hear or the constant revolving door of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience has been good. If a person wants to make a difference and speak up when they need something it is great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Various in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Various in Everett, WA

    I have been working at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I am involved in many different things and I get to be part of a lot of things that I never got to be in a bigger company. The hours are great and most everyone is very helpful when I need it. It is fast paced and everyone expects improvements which is great. If not wanting to improve this is not the place for you. Too many people I read on these posts shouldn't be here and I could probably name most. Please find your place and learn from the situation and quit complaining about it.

    Cons

    Hard to keep up sometimes and priorities need to be clearer at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear on expectations, and consider annual reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Never a dull moment!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    I have been working at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Randy's is not for everyone, but if you don't oversell yourself, are confident in your abilities, and aren't afraid to continue to learn and ask questions, you will succeed. Randy's started as a small company where every detail was critical, and that focus hasn't been lost with continued growth. Employees coming from a "big company" environment probably won't like what they feel is a micro-management culture, but anyone who was succeeded in any entrepreneurially driven company will also make it here. It's a lean team, we do a lot with a little, and you need to earn the confidence that you're on top of your game.

    Cons

    A lot of energy is lost chasing "bright shiny objects"!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to manage the transition from small to medium to bigger company and things will go well!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hell on Earth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Not many. A few kind people - especially in the warehouse.

    Cons

    A culture of fear. Horrible work environment. Lack of communication. No trust. Big egos. Micromanagement. Favoritism. Huge turnover. Anal owner. No cost of living wage increases. No yearly salary increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage your employees. Don't lie to your employees. How about showing some appreciation? Don't just gather everyone together once a month to say how good the company is doing and that we appreciate all your efforts - rather, thank them everyday - face to face - individually.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Team & Collaborative Work Environment!

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

    I have been working at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People Throughout the Whole Company
    Company Respects Work/Family Life Balance
    Driven Company
    Quality Service & Products
    Employee input IS encouraged and frequently used on decision making
    Great Benefits, 401k with match, holiday, vacation, medical/dental premiums
    I enjoy coming to work.

    Cons

    High turnover is just in 2 roles; that being said, there are numerous people that have been here many many years.
    If you have a hard time being monitored and take offense to having to provide status updates this is not the environment for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More positive feedback and rah rahs....
    Compensation review for hourly associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    The most dysfunctional, unhealthy work environment.

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

    I worked at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They pay well. Free donuts or bagels on Fridays.

    Cons

    There was not one person who on a daily basis did not fear that they may lose their job. Considering how small the company is, the inability for departments to work together or help each other out was unreal. I have heard Randy is gone, but he rules/ruled with an iron fist, all of his reports followed suit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never leave, continue to marinate in your horrible work environment and hope that no else has to deal with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced continually growing company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Everett, WA

    I have been working at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I continue to learn more about our business and the sales process every day. The training I went through was intense. I had to learn a lot of technical information about differentials in a short amount of time. (Not a problem since I am very mechanically inclined.) Once I got the basics I was quickly transitioned to phones. I had some prior sales experience, but this was much different and much more professional. We have a great CRM tool and all of the needed technical info we need. The senior reps are very helpful when I have questions. You need to have a serious sense of urgency to be successful within our organization since a lot is expected of us. Most of the people are very nice and approachable. Even the President of the company along with the sales managers are willing to make calls with me if I need addition help landing a prospect. The company is growing very fast and we have very aggressive growth goals. The neat part is they are actually obtainable and it appears a lot of work goes into the goals to make them realistic. I am not sure why there are some negative reviews. I guess it is because you cannot have an "out of sight out of mind" type attitude. Management makes if very clear that they want the best employees so we can dominate our market. I truly enjoy my job and look forward to many more years.
    Also, great benefits, 401K, and you can even buy into the company.

    Cons

    They company needs to hire more sales reps. Sometimes it is hard to get time off due to not enough people to cover the call volume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More updates about the long term goals of the organization. The monthly meetings are awesome, maybe spend a little more time or do something like a newsletter. I know what is going on in sales, but it would be nice to know what is going on in all of the departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I’m proud to work at Randy’s and look forward to a long career.

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

    I have been working at RANDYS Worldwide Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Randy's is a fast paced, fun environment where time flies by and the people are great. The compensation / benefits packages are outstanding and the hours couldn't be better. I've been in sales for 17 years and it is refreshing to represent a company that always puts the customer first and sets the benchmark when it comes to manufacturing a quality product. Management holds the team to a very high standard but the lines of communication are always open and new ideas are encouraged and considered.

    Cons

    I don't see anything negative about Randy's. Many of the employees have been here for many years and look forward to being here for many more. Unfortunately, there are some bad reviews from individuals that didn’t understand how fast pace the job was and how important it is to be able to manage your time and work on multiple projects. With so much growth in the last few years, things happen very quickly here and if you don’t ASK FOR HELP when you get behind, the job could become very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would re-evaluate the current hiring process and begin to recruit differently and potentially find candidates outside of the automotive industry. With proper training and better hiring decisions, these new hires could learn the business and bring positive energy and experience to the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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