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Redcats Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
51 Reviews
2.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I made a lot of friends, I was able to maintain a good work/life balance and the office culture was fun, high paced and exciting (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Almost everyone is working long hours and everyone is constantly looking over their should wondering if they are next (in 3 reviews)

  • The French and the fact that management basically hires their friends (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Redcats full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, at least when I was there, vacation, sick and personal days, 401K and a competitive salary. I enjoyed the work atmosphere and the professional yet nice people. They leave you alone to get your job done, not micromanaged like most companies.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new people that have fine tuned their communication skills. Maybe seminars on team building may help.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    RedCats is a GREAT place to work... as long as you work for the right department

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    Former Employee - Social Media and Assistant Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Social Media and Assistant Product Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Redcats full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked for RedCats for almost 5 years, in a variety of departments, and I loved all of them but the very last one I worked for. I made a lot of friends, I was able to maintain a good work/life balance and the office culture was fun, high paced and exciting!

    Cons

    The last department I worked for was BrylaneHome... it had a bad reputation and unfortunately when I started working in that department I very quickly learned why. The employees were almost hostile towards each other and coming to work every day was miserable. It was a stark contrast to the 2 other brands I had worked in before (KingSize and BCO) where everyone worked together as a team and was even enjoyable to work with. In addition to their hostility, my boss seemed relatively incompetent and I often picked up the slack, as well as getting blamed for her mistakes - and they were in the dark ages technology compared to their other brands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the management team at KingSize and BCO I would tell them to keep up the good work, they were amazing to work for! For the BrylaneHome management team, I think there are immense amounts of improvement that need to happen. It was a miserable environment and a large portion of management mistakes were blamed on lower level employees. If a manager goes through 3 assistants in less than a year... it is not because the assistants are faulty...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay as a stepping stone in your career but not a big job opportunity so don't overstay your welcome

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    Former Employee - Online Marketing & Web Merchandising in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Online Marketing & Web Merchandising in New York, NY

    I worked at Redcats full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Due to everyone taking on triple their duties and sometimes crossing department lines, you can learn more than what your job entails and gain skills in many things outside of what you already know.

    Sample sales!

    30% discount off merchandise

    Location of office (in the garment district)

    Flexible time (you can choose when you come in - doesn't have to be 9-5 - and work your 8 hours and leave, if you don't have a ton of work sitting on your desk)

    Great co-workers (with the exception of upper management)

    Cons

    Upper management is not helpful at all. They claim its a open door policy but honestly, it feels like they are just doing that to take notes to use later when deciding who to lay off. So if you have a voice or are not a YES person, this might not be the best company for you.

    Limited Room for Growth, not much opportunity for promotion. It took me 6 years to get promoted and even then, I had to jump through hoops, beg and wait for my boss to go on vacation to do all of that because she didn't want me to advance and leave the dept.

    Company politics plays a huge role in personal growth as well. Your work doesn't hold any value. It's all about favorites and who is well-liked. Many unqualified people have risen in the ranks while over-qualified people have remained in their entry-level positions. Because of this, turnover is high. If you're French, you're golden. You will always have a high level job here. Sometimes at the expense of others.

    Every department acts like a separate department, which can make working across different channels challenging.

    Office space is small. Even when I finally made it to managerial level, I was put in a tiny cube and was the only manager in a cube in my department. Again, while I did fantastic work, it was all about who you know. I ended up being laid off after being told my position was being eliminated. Only to find out that my position was renamed and added to someone else's workload. So she was left doing my job and hers. The story of Corporate America.

    Technology is very outdated to the point where short-cuts and go-arounds are a thing of the norm in order to get your work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this point, I think management will do what they want to do regardless of any advice I have. Just know that you have laid off some great people and loss other great people who have left to work for your competitors. Wonder why?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    strong e-commerce platform though now in maintenance mode so less exciting.

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

    I worked at Redcats full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    leadership, work-life balance, culture, e-commerce

    Cons

    small margin business = low merit adjustment averages and bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Online Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Redcats full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good work environment and good colleagues

    Cons

    should be open to outside environment

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Redcats USA Assistant Producst Manger

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    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Redcats full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary is good for entry level
    Very true 9-5

    Cons

    Company is outdated with it's systems and processes

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Assistant Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Product Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Redcats full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company still offers flexible time.

    Cons

    Limited workspace. Cubicles are a joke!
    Limited Room for Growth, not much opportunity for promotion.
    Management is not there for you when you need them.
    Management claims there is a revolving door only thing is that it's closed most of the time. No manners or greetings whatsoever.
    Everything is always due yesterday and there isn't sufficient time to accomplish work AND maintain web sites in a work day.
    Too many pets. Its about who you know and being french is a super PLUS! Save yourself the grief, you're better off financially and mentally working at the corner deli.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point in advising, DMMs or brand "president" doesn't care about anyone but herself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Joke unless you are French

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    Former Employee - E Commerce Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - E Commerce Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Redcats full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The non french people are great.

    Cons

    The French and the fact that management basically hires their friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire outside of the French speaking world. Also get rid of the old garment contingent. They are horrible horrible managers and horrible people in general.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to learn stuff, but management is poor

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Redcats full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You really get to learn a lot in terms of job itself, because of the heavy work load.

    Cons

    The management style needs to be improved. Try to be fair and respectful for your employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be respectful. Making eye contact when you are talking to people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Office Space

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Redcats full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Regular hours; most people don't expect you to go above and beyond. Depending on your position, there is an opportunity to travel to Europe for work.

    Cons

    The office environment and corporate culture are really lacking in energy and taste. On the software engineering side there is a strong dependence on off-shore resources, and many of the onsite developers give that same level of thought to problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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