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Charles River Apparel Overview

Sharon, MA
51 to 200 employees
1983
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
SanMar, Bodek and Rhodes, Ash City
Charles River Apparel is a leading supplier of innovative active wear for a variety of markets. Since its inception more than a quarter of a century ago, New England-based Charles River Apparel has been recognized for the quality, style and value of its apparel, as well as their ... Read more

Charles River Apparel Reviews

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    "I worked for Charles River Apparel for 15 years - it was a great experience"

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    I worked at Charles River Apparel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My name is D. Selinger and I worked for Charles River Apparel for about 15 years.
    Sales tools given me from from Charles River Apparel got me much bigger orders faster.
    Working closely with management gave me more sales over a period of time. Charles River made a quality garment from knowledgeable clothing buyers which gave us more sales
    Customers bought samples which gave them larger sales quickly.

    I worked doe Charles River for many years and grew sales from $300,000 to $3 million. Being a part of Charles Apparel which is an up and coming clothing company with great vision was a great experience. This has made them year after year a stronger company and I enjoyed being a part of that.

    Cons

    Sometimes having sizes and colors of some styles weren't always available on time.

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Charles River Apparel Interviews

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    Inside Sales Manager Interview

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    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Charles River Apparel (Sharon, MA).

    Interview

    The company had good reviews and after my research I felt that the culture was aligned with what I wanted in a company. The interview process was tiresome. I had ALOT of interviews! The first was the preliminary with HR via telephone. Then I interviewed with another HR rep in person. I then interviewed with the COO. I was then called back for another interview with the CEO. He even gave me a tour of the place. I thought they had made a decision when HR called and set up another interview with the Director of Sales via telephone. If that wasn't enough, I was called in again for another interview with the Director of Community Operations AND I met with yet another HR rep and interviewed. By this time, I wasn't even sure I wanted the job. My management experience told me that there must be some serious communication issues from within. They couldn't make up their minds OR they had no idea what they were doing. Either way, HR validated my suspicions when they called and told me that instead of hiring me right away, they will interview and hire a Head of Sales first and have he/she interview me again sometime in the future. OMG! Too much. Mentally, I had already lost interest. Good luck to whoever got this job.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you ok with working with a CEO who screams at you sometimes?   Answer Question
    • A lot of the sales representatives are set in their ways but there needs to be lots of change. How will you handle this?   Answer Question
    • What's something you can implement in order to connect the outside sales team with the inside support team?   Answer Question
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