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Randa Accessories Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
23 Reviews
1.9
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Intern: fun company culture

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    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Hours, Zero Creativity/ Employee Development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Product Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Randa Accessories

    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!.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randa Accessories

    Pros

    Positive work environment and room for growth

    Cons

    salarys are not very competitive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great for a short period of time.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Merchandising Intern

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    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)

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wow is this one messed up company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Randa Accessories full-time

    Pros

    The only true positive quality of this company are the employees who work under extremely dysfunctional management.

    Cons

    Extremely controlling management, who treat employees as objects that can be push aside and abused. Owner Jeff Spiegel has a little man's complex and walks around the office only choosing to say hello to random employees. He and his motley management crew and truly the B team, and in any other corporate environment these fools would be fired for acting so poorly. They have absolutely no clue how to manage people or build a true positive space for people to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While I know Jeff's goal is to build this company to a billion dollar company, he'll never make it with this current tactics. There were several large Retailers during June market that said they have stopped doing business with Randa due to the lies and deception. Too much lost business on the retail side. People are becoming wise to the lies and poor partnership from Randa with retailers, and aren't putting up with it any longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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