Randa Accessories Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Fast Growth Along with Growing Pains

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. Intern: fun company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture was fun, most employees were in their early 30's and seemed to like their work and each other. Focused yet relaxed environment!

    Cons

    Office building was remote and as employees were often working 10-12 hours a day, an additional 1-2 hour commute left the energy level low. I also felt more qualified than a lot of the full time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Even though there was obvious effort from upper management to be present in the office, there was an uncomfortable separation of power which fostered a sense of mockery rather than respect.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Good Hours, Zero Creativity/ Employee Development

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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 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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Product Merchandiser

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    • Career Opportunities
    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!.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Randa Accessories

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment and room for growth

    Cons

    salarys are not very competitive

  7. Helpful (1)

    Revolving door of retail reps

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randa Accessories part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    none, this company is horrible, stay away

    Cons

    micromanaged, underpaid, store module is not manageable because stores dont put out product between store visits allowing backstock to accumulate to the point where it is not manageable. Impossible expectations from ditzy managers. , management is a clique of cackling hyenas, Dont apply here if you are looking for stable supplemental income, and the income is laughable by industry standards and can only be considered supplemental and you will be treated like a surf from the middle ages. only apply if you are looking for a couple of months of work and enjoy demeaning and unprofessional atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (2)

    Stressful

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

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time

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

    Pros

    The fellow employees were super. Very hard working and dedicated.

    Cons

    Long hours are the norm with no reward. Management very unprofessional and has unrealistic expectations. Just mean. Never have I ever been treated so unprofessionally in the many years I have worked in the corporate world. It was shocking!

    Advice to Management

    Maybe your managers need some people training. It is as if they are dictators!

  9. Great for a short period of time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution Supervisor in McCarran, NV
    Current Employee - Distribution Supervisor in McCarran, NV

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

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

    Pros

    Growth potential is very high, benefits are affordable. Hard working hourly associates.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management. Unknown schedules. Job security no matter how hard you work, you never know if your next to be walked out.

    Advice to Management

    Support your supervisors and leads. When they need help give it to them and stand behind their decisions. Don't give them more departments they what they can handle. It is overwhelming and can causing shipping problems and deadlines to be missed.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Worst Management Ever!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (4)

    Merchandising Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Assistant Merchandiser in Rosemont, IL
    Former Intern - Assistant Merchandiser in Rosemont, IL

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

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

    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 Management

    -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.

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