Randa Accessories

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Randa Accessories Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Merchandising Intern

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    Former Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at Randa Accessories as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great production experience to take with you. You are able to see conception to production to store. Very cool!

    Cons

    -Everyone is out for themselves...employees will throw anyone under the bus.
    -People seemed to be fired at will...people constantly worrying for their positions
    -Extremely insecure people working in management positions
    -Lots of gossiping
    -Constant changes unnecessarily
    -Very Cliquey...You are liked or not liked
    -High stress environment..little to no training.
    -Creativity not very valued...all about what WILL sell.
    -BOOOORING

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -They themselves are just doing their jobs trying to survive but try to be more involved with employees and there happiness.
    -Stop with the favoritism.. it is bleeding obvious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst Management Ever!!!

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    There are many talented and intelligent people but most of them are not happy.

    Cons

    mean and incompetant supervisors, low salary, long hours, no growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to see how unhappy their employees are and should be more professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some great people

    Cons

    poor leadership at the executive level - poor planning and zero communication - it is as if every aspect of the corporation's direction is a secret. Continued growth is great but there seem to be no plans to sustain it and no management structure to support it - control of the company is very centralized and held by only a few top executives who seem to have no ability to delegate responsibility so that multiple strategies can be executed simultaneously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a class - develop people - delegate - understand the details of the business operations better - have some understanding of what you are asking people to do - be concerned with efficiencies - create a management structure and allow VP's to handle some of the projects that are currently controlled by only the few top exec's. there is a hole in the organizational chart that is affecting the company's ability to grow along with the pace of aquisitions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible company to work for, If you're looking for a company to grow and get promoted this is not it.

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    Former Employee - Selling Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Selling Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable portfolio, family owned business for over 80 years,

    Cons

    Extremely low wages, mean supervisors. Expect employees to work overtime and not get paid. Very low employee morale. No room for advancement or growth. Company spends a lot of money acquiring other companies but do not give decent raises to employees to live on to support families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should recognize how dissatisfied employees are. This company has a reputation for treating employees bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Benefits, environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good environment though there can be cliques
    Summer Hours
    Great name on resume

    Cons

    Corporate feel, must make an effort for anyone to know who you are exactly
    Low pay increases year to year
    If you live in the city you are expected to be able to stay late when people who live outside the city just complain and can leave
    Intense working environment during certain times of the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees for their dedication and services to the overall company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randa Accessories

    Pros

    You make your own schedule

    Cons

    Very Low Pay
    Refunds take for ever

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do as I say, not as I do.

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    Current Employee - Merchandising and Design Department in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Merchandising and Design Department in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time

    Pros

    Nice, creative and talented employees.
    Semi-casual work environment.

    Cons

    No one has ever asked the employees to review their management. As a result an entire group of people are unhappy, frustrated and looking for new jobs. There are only a couple people in the company that are really ruining things.
    Rosemont is a bad location.
    Boring, non creative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just ask the employees if they have any grievances. Lets us review the management. You will find out that only a couple of people are to blame for so many unhappy people. Randa could be so much more if they cared about the employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst place I have ever worked at!!

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    Former Employee - Creative Team in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Team in New York, NY

    I worked at Randa Accessories as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well you have a job in NYC
    You can say you work in Midtown
    The creative work is pretty easy

    Cons

    Bad communication with staff and management.
    The work place is vulgar. Many angry people
    Lots of bad language and bad attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat Staff and Freelancers with respect

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cog in the Wheel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time

    Pros

    The associates are great people. They are friendly, hard working and are the only redeeming quality of the work environment.

    Cons

    -Always understaffed causing associates to work long hours for no overtime and no hope for improvement in the future.
    -It is a revolving door for Merchandisers because most people won't work under these conditions.
    -Management is great at reading emails, surfing the internet and giving criticism.
    -Crowded work environment.
    -Very beige, institutional office setting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees what can be improved about the working environment and actually change it. Have exit interviews with people taking jobs at other companies because of their dissatisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Traumatic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time

    Pros

    If you are a miserable person, a kiss-ass, delusional or masochistic, you will love it here.

    Cons

    It's not a creative or productive environment, it's a soap opera.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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