Springs Window Fashions

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Springs Window Fashions Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Satisfied but I still long for the good old days

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI

    I have been working at Springs Window Fashions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company management talks a lot about values and guiding principles; has been relatively profitable during the economic downturn these last several years; decent salary and benefits including profit-sharing.

    Cons

    Recent lay-offs in some areas (to add head count in other areas) just doesn't make much sense because the people that got let go were good, productive people; this left those areas stretched too thin in a time of growth; the new people don't seem to be adding value; too many managers and analysts and not enough actual workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out why the best people in lead positions are leaving and do whatever you can to prevent further erosion. Headed in the wrong direction right now! Keys: Leadership and Training! Let qualified low-level workers decide their best practices. Conversely, don't let unqualified leads and ignorant managers force their way when that frustrates the actual workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Montgomery, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Montgomery, PA

    I have been working at Springs Window Fashions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I've really gained a lot of customer service knowledge while working for SWF.

    Cons

    Pay is very low. If you are full time there is mandatory overtime every Monday. Depending on the work load that week there may be more overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very helpful. If you do your job and follow the rules, management will work with you to help you out in any way they can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Supply Chain

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

    I worked at Springs Window Fashions

    Pros

    Great People, flexible working enviroment

    Cons

    Too many politics between sales and operation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Designer Channel Marketing in Middleton, WI
    Current Intern - Designer Channel Marketing in Middleton, WI

    I have been working at Springs Window Fashions as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Friendly people
    -Easy going
    -Very relaxed work environment
    -Interesting tasks

    Cons

    -Not ideal location for expansion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep expanding so that you sell more interesting products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Job in 35 Years

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

    I have been working at Springs Window Fashions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, use of company car, decent benefits, bonus potential based on performance of territory.

    Cons

    As a workaholic I tend to work way more hours than most FSR's. Sales reporting needs to more accurate for the Reps in the field. Being pulled in several directions on a daily basis can be stressful, take one thing at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get the sales reporting fixed. I look at this on a daily basis and it has not been accurate for this whole year. What are my sales goals for the year in dollars? How can I get to these goals if I do not have accurate reporting on a daily basis. Communication needs to be better to those in the field. Our support never responds back to emails that I have sent on suggestions to make the navigation system better or the call reporting more accurate.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill... Fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Montgomery, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Montgomery, PA

    I worked at Springs Window Fashions part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the work family is nice, pay is also half decent for the area. Relaxed work place attire.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Favorites are played heavily, and if you don't butt kiss, you are the first to go. They single people out to get rid of if they don't like you. It was a nice place to work two years ago when I started, bit then just got worse. They don't keep true to their seniority policy, some of the lead supports are incredibly rude and picky. Local manage t labels you a trouble maker for bringing up situations in the work place, especially when It's against someone they play favorites with. Would not suggest, ever, company will go under in 5 years or less with the way they are doing things now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop heavy favoritism, care more about the little people who generate that income for you and your private jets and new cars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Job has deteriorated in the past few years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I have been working at Springs Window Fashions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Some good management along the way. Great co-workers and teaming environment. Training and support was good.

    Cons

    No work life balance. More and More weekend expectations. Customers were retail accounts and even on days off...there is almost no separation from the job! Many burned out employees. Reps have low morale and management doesn't care. Goals are not communicated until halfway through the year. Bonus is capped... Which affects how much you can earn in this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales reps need goals early in the year. Sales reporting is inadequate and no one can really explain how it works.

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

    Don't apply

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Montgomery, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Montgomery, PA

    I worked at Springs Window Fashions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work at home program

    Cons

    Treated poorly, you can never do enough for them, they don't care about their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to start treating your employees like a human being instead of a number. Quantity is not always the best. Quality should be more important because that is what gains our customers trust, not the fact that we got their blinds out early or on time. Be honest with the employees too. There are so many times that we have been kept in the dark about things and then it is sprung on us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst place ever!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Springs Window Fashions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good product that they can't ship

    Cons

    Terrible top heavy management. Too many people in sales leadership roles who only want to bury their heads in the sand and only blame the sales people for not meeting unrealistic sales goals on products they cannot ship. Great philosophy that they shove down your throat but don't follow. No reporting on cut commissions to sales force, tracking system in your cars, stay away!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Appreciate your employees and be upfront about your accounting system which makes no sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Barely livable wage in grayling.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Springs Window Fashions

    Pros

    Best reason..... I liked most of the people there. My coworkers were very easy to get along with.

    Cons

    I dont think the machine i used to produce the parts was designed for what we were trying to do with it. But we made do. Another micromanaged very low pay job. You know you got a mcjob when the management refers to the employees as an ''associate''. This whole low pay corporate culture type job situation thats taking over america that was started by walmart and the like in the eighties. Thats all thats out there. And these geeky managers that are cookie cut straight out of college with a 2 or 4 year management degree play fiddle the whole way. Yeah. One of those jobs!!!! Decent med insurance but they whacked ya like 65$ a week. That was just for myself. I.got a whole 25 cent raise.my whole 2 years i was there. Most people didnt even get that. The middletown wisconsin mother plant employees got alot better deal than the grayling mich plant. They really turn the screws on us there. Most people there were just grateful to have a job (even if they only brought home a couple hundred a week)and didnt speak up very much. Suprisingly some old rich lady owns this company and it has never went public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rich ceo's and board members and thier.management lakeys better start preparing. The gap.between.corporate.wealth and.employee wages is the highest its ever been. This is also in direct relation to the decline.of organized labor. But people need to eat and you guys are only making your own noose. Corporate greed can only go so far when bellies go empty. Just.like in France back in the day. Yeah let them eat cake!!!!! Corporate america......your time is coming. Your best bet is to pay a livable wage now. But oh no. Cant do that. You got.to have the biggest yacht in the harbor.

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