Randa Accessories Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Brand Ambassador

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

    I worked at Randa Accessories

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

    Pros

    Work independent and haves flexible schedule. Pay was not bad for part time work.

    Cons

    Directive is not always clear as to what should be done.


  2. Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    A family owned company that cares and works hard to empower their associates. Invests in it's people and aggressively builds relationships with retail partners to provide the best product and service. The reality is that some associates would rather complain than work and cannot even pick up after themselves even after their cupcakes.

    Cons

    They put up with mediocre performance too long....

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bottom 10% of your associates.


  3. Great Company To Work For....Teamwork!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I work with a great team of co-workers. We all are dedicated and care about our jobs and the products we create. We support one another.

    Cons

    Stressful - but what retail/fashion/wholesale business is not stressful. Being with a great group of employees make the stress not so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Share the good news more often


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  5. a "title" with no entitlement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    One if the only Fashion places to work in city.

    Cons

    The more you give the more you take. Senior management micro manages all work. Expected to work extreme hours without overtime compensation, while those getting overtime cannot and are told to not work more than 40 hours a week. Not fair to those working harder than you and longer without the compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a better salary and keep employees longer and see attitude changes. Money does make the world go round!


  6. Just OK

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Rose, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Rose, LA

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, fun company events, and some flexibility with workday hours.

    Cons

    Standard, boring office work; old-fashioned work environment. Tons of emails, many of which are inefficiently spammed to multiple departments. Archaic report structure and database system. No training past the basics. Not much room for job promotions.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Randa needs to open their eyes

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time

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

    Pros

    -Nice and talented co-workers, good office location, and traveling opportunities. - Large profitable company

    Cons

    As you can see from the below review that does not address the issues, statics and numbers are great, but the environment is equally as important which is completely disregarded. We are continually told what a great company Randa is and how many wonderful opportunities there are, however, the company provides it's employees with very little incentives. The office is the most uncreative and stagnant place I have ever worked. Everyone is always walking on egg shells because there are many ridiculous policies such as: you are not allowed to have your coat on the back of your chair, no flowers or live plants are permitted on your desk (even for holidays), there is NO space and you are continually told to "clean up" with nowhere to put anything, you get evil glares for talking to co-workers, even if it is work related (from senior upper management that walks in circles around the office monitoring everyone all day long). The front desk receptionist seems to have been tasked with taking attendance and keeping track of the time people come in like kindergarden. They make summer hours (only have to work 4 hours on Fridays) to be this huge gift, but you have to make the hours up during the week and it's only for July and August. Employees are given no flexibility with no opportunity to work from home. You have to take paid time off for a snow day (You are only given 15 total days off including sick/vacation ect). This company is also very anti-family and men are more respected and favored by upper management. The health benefits and 401K are inferior to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and realize that most people are unhappy. Compare what Randa offers to other competitors and you will understand why the company is rated so low. If you don't want the company to continue to be a revolving door, stop talking about how great Randa is, and do something to actually make it great. Cup cake parties don’t cut it and don’t do much to improve this negative environment


  8. Helpful (1)

    intern

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    paycheck nice office environment such as nice chairs, tables, desks work to learn to go somewhere else to be appreciated and make more

    Cons

    This is like being in high school all over again. Management is very demeaning to those they think are less than they are. No appreciation for working long hard hours. Favoritism and being dishonesty abound in the office environment.

    Advice to Management

    Take a survey of current employees that is anonymous. Pay attention to what is written on this site and correct it. You have burned a lot of bridges in the industry.


  9. Fast Growth Along with Growing Pains

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Despite other reviews I have read, Randa is a company that values creativity and invests in its employees. The company has tuition reimbursement, leadership development, internship rotations, and more. Randa has a broad range of jobs, brands, customers, products (from Dickies belts at Walmart to Cole Haan ties at Bloomingdales, from Weatherproof slippers at Costco to Tommy Hilfiger wallets on Amazon.com, etc.)

    Cons

    The company outgrew its internal structure and announced, last year, a organizational restructuring. (Randa grew from $100 million to over $700 million in less than 10 years). Change can be scary and the transition to new divisions, new warehouses, new management software and new reporting relationships had ups and downs. Seems to have settled down. Randa has a performance driven culture, expect to work hard and speak up to be recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees informed, increase feedback and interaction. Randa has many new projects and opportunities, it would be good to communicate these better.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good Hours, Zero Creativity/ Employee Development

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

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pretty standard 9-5 job unless it is market week or you have a big meeting. Office is pretty nice, and they do things like toy drives, nice Christmas parties, Birthday lunches, and flex hours.

    Cons

    Ridiculous rules like no plants, no coat on the back of your chair, etc. Everyone walks around miserable, no promotions, you are in no way challenged to be creative, upper management blatantly shows favoritism (ex: will take only certain employees out for happy hour, chit chat and gossip in offices if they like you). Either management gives you no time at all or patrols the office like it's a prison. Sales people seem happy, but any creative roles such as Graphic Designers, Designers, Merchandisers are either creatively stifled or too dumb to notice they are. This is in no way a "fashion" job. Just do as your told, sit behind a desk, log everything you do in plm, and don't you dare come in a minute late (never mind you were there until 10pm the night before) or you will pay through passive aggressive glares from management all day.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time mentoring young talent and hiring talented people instead of work horses that cut silk swatches all day. I've seen several extremely talented people from top tier schools leave and go to places where they have gotten paid 2x more. People are willing to work hard if you make them feel valued. Managers are insecure, catty, and micro manage. Jeffrey Spiegel is really brilliant,and seems like a nice guy, but there is very little interaction with him. Of course, some managers are nice- but overall not interested in mentorship.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Product Merchandiser

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

    I worked at Randa Accessories

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good company benefits- casual dress code

    Cons

    everything else. Young immature women who act like high school teenagers. If you are a man or over 28 don't bother to apply here. Management is more focused on promotion young people than getting in people who actually know what they are doing. Middle management is very weak. Upper management is blind to what is actually happening with the team members below them. Management can't agree on the direction of the company so you end up doing projects 2-3 times as they change their mind.. I read a bad review on this company before I took the job, but thought it might just be one disgruntled employee- I guess I should have listened and not taken the job. It was an entire year of misery!.



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