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  1.  

    Great people, pleasant work environment with some management issues.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA

    I worked at RISO

    Pros

    great people, pleasant work environment, benefits, birthday cakes, parties, great hours, supportive of education and training, supports mothers hours, fun

    Cons

    indecisive managment, ground hog day, history repeats, constant change without meeting objectives, lacks enforcement of accountability, HR is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to managers, make list of success and failures don't repeat failures, recognize duplicator value, hold people accountable, can abusers

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Got laid off. Closed all sales offices

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at RISO full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Had a very good sales force./

    Cons

    Closed all offices with no warning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No management left. Co closed all direct sales offices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A foreign company with foreign ideals

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    Former Employee - Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Management in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Although the product is no longer relavent in today's office, the focus and dedication to the technology was admirable

    Cons

    Japanese management do not respect the Americans or the American lifestyle. They are more interested in playing up to the Japanese executives in Japan than leading the American company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is the USA not Japan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Management

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    Former Employee - Management in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Management in Danvers, MA

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

    Pros

    Small company enables wide variety of responsibilities and experiences.

    Cons

    Japanese company does not adapt to USA customs easily

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    In its hey day, it was a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Danvers, MA

    I worked at RISO

    Pros

    Small company, but has support of large parent. Convenient location. Decent work/life balance. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Comany is faultering. Major downsizing with no apparent direction to re-grow or move forward. Products are not industry leading and are in need of major improvements. Heavy competition from major manufacturers. Parent company does not listen to the needs of its subsidiaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your customers want, then make the products that meet their requirements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Riso, Inc

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Dallas, TX

    I worked at RISO

    Pros

    RISO has repeatedly developed the world’s best solutions to a variety of specialized sectors in document printing and duplicating. We are still the world leader in digital duplicating technology,

    Cons

    RISO strives to create fundamentally unique new technologies in paper-based communication through an approach that emphasizes productivity, cost containment, and versatility. A better price point structure for their current base of customers needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RISO’s tradition of innovation in both technology and service continues to fuel the expansion of their product line and base of loyal customers. They need success with the Pitney Bowes relationship as well as their own dealers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Opportunity, but forewarned is forearmed.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX

    I worked at RISO

    Pros

    Manage your own time and territory

    Cons

    In Houston, management isn't proactive, and doesn't get agressive when needed. Additionally, mgmt is incapable of managing staff, and they pretty much run him. Corp is aware, but as long as branch is turning a profit, the inmates are in charge. Additionally, often new products are introduced without proper corp. support, and again, Houston mgmt. is very weak on staff training per corp. policy, so staff has to be willing to self train. Also, communication is zero from corp. to staff, as mgmt neglects to pass crucial info along, leaving staff in the dark as to new corp mandates, product or pricing decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See downsides. Regardless of profit, new management could decrease turnover (save money on training and new hires) and probably double profit margin. This branch and market are large enough to be doing more than just turning a profit. With the right management, they should be blowing everyone else away. They need a leader. Not someone to just unlock in the morning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fulfilling and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RISO

    Pros

    Product we sell is leader in the market

    Cons

    Not enough vacation time or flex time (need to explore working form home)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demand more of your employees and you will get more

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good company - good product - great people.

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    Former Employee - Branch Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Branch Sales Representative

    I worked at RISO

    Pros

    Good communication with management
    Generous benefits and fair compensation
    Employees are treated with respect and as team members
    Good training resources available

    Cons

    Product can be hard to sell and sale cycles can be long. Competition from big copier makers cause a cut-throat price war on the streets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the price of the machines so it is easier to sell them in general offices where volumes arent as high.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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