Tandy Brands

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Tandy Brands Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
9 Reviews
2.5
9 Reviews
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Tandy Brands Chairman, President, and CEO N. Roderick (Rod) McGeachy III
N. Roderick (Rod) McGeachy III
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    Tandy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tandy Brands

    Pros

    People, monthly fun activities, flexible

    Cons

    Could be very stressful with long hours

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    Tandy brands

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    Former Employee - Purchasing  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Tandy Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers to work with.

    Cons

    Management changes all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Repair technician

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    Former Employee - Repair Technician  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Repair Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at Tandy Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good people, compensation depends on skill level

    Cons

    personal growth depends on your enviroment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    They change their minds on strategy daily

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Tandy Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can't think of any except that their leadership changed recently.

    Cons

    Inconsistent and constantly changing strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is an ever changing fashion industry - keep your eyes open and move with the trends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The company has been challenged due the business environment

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst

    I worked at Tandy Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership at the top of company

    Cons

    Constant change is demotivating employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop employees and show opportunities

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Turnover extremely high. Unfair Management practices.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Tandy Brands full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule.
    Management offers some training and development.

    Cons

    Upper management bases decisions on who they like not on skill level.
    During my tenure, there has been 7 layoffs resulting in at least 15+ people being laid off.
    Employee morale struggles and continues to decline.
    CEO received a bonus during time that bonuses were not given to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and be willing to look at yourself to make best decision for company. It does not make sense to fire staff when the problem starts from the top of the ladder.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Decent place to work, and was a good stepping stone early in my career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Tandy Brands

    Pros

    New Office in Dallas
    Very nice desks and personal cubicle space
    Nice Cafe area to sit and eat lunch
    Small but functional fitness room
    Very trendy and upbeat atmosphere
    Monthly "Fun Bunch" sponsored events
    401k

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, and not enough Indians.
    Employees were not complimented enough on all the great work they did.
    Some managers seemed to focus on the negative, instead of promoting the positive.
    High employee turnaround.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discourage micromanaging your employees and let them actually do some work.
    Compliment the work they complete.
    Cut 20% of the middle management.
    Cut 10% of the upper management.
    Hire 15% more "top talent" employees to do the work of the 30% decent talent management.
    Have team meetings

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An OK company for a political player! Be ready to work long hours with a great deal of repetitive work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Tandy Brands

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity.
    Hardworking employees especially among the lower ranks.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks specific industry experience. Work loads are not evenly distributed. Cliques with politics playing too big a role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at employees for their knowledge and true value that they can contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Beware of Failure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Tandy Brands

    Pros

    The best reason for working at Tandy would be to jump start your resume with know brands in the market.

    Cons

    Tandy is very top heavy and lower level employees are always first to go. 2) Very catty work environment and favorites are always played. 3) You will be pitted co-worker against co-worker and it creates a very stressful work environment. 4. No one at the top knows anything about design or fashion. 4. No one has an enducation for experience in working with fashion. 5) You are rarely told what you are doing wrong or need to improv, only gossiped about and suffer later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that they need to stop listening to so much gossip and try to meet with people to solve issues. Also, they need to understand their own shortcomings and not be so defensive. And finally, not to pit people against one another who are supposed to be on the same "team." And, give credit where credit is due for each employee. No one was treated as if they had done a good job. And finally, they should be more honest and look at sales reps for loss of business and not design. Many in design are let go bc of poor sales reps and not many are fired bc they are apart of an Elite grp of "friends."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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