Mission: Reem Acra is all about passion and it is found in the finer details and quality construction of our pieces and our people. We want to work with strong like-minded individuals that can contribute to our brand. We believe that each and every team member should be a representation ...
I have been working at Reem Acra Bridals full-time
Ms. Acra is a true visionary, amazing talent and incredible work ethic.
I would say the biggest pro is having her as a mentor and working so closely to her. She's truly an amazing person with a huge heart.
I Love the work environment and everyone i work with, i would have to say the people her are great and the teams I work with are just as wonderful.
The long hours can be tolling, but in all honesty when it's time to put in the hours they go by super fast and the adrenaline of it all is fun.
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The company has really been growing in an amazing direction, I'm happy to be part of it all.
I applied online. I interviewed at Reem Acra Bridals (New York, NY) in August 2017.
Met with HR via phone, and then the CFO in-person.
The only negative in my interview with the CFO was, he kept laughing at me every time I explained my entrepreneurial and intellectual strengths. He also told me I talked to much, which I don't think I did (Personally, I don't think he was smart enough to keep up with what I was saying). I had to dumb down my resume for him to understand (Which he requested). I also has to revise it, to make it easier for him.
This response from a CFO giving an interview is not only unprofessional, but it also shows how disrespectful a lot of older people are towards young people in business (The CFO is over 50 years old at the least).
Reem Acra is not an equal opportunity employer. I was qualified for the job and I interviewed very well (Confirmed by the CFO). After following up via phone, the CFO informed me he hired someone who was "Perfect". How insulting to say to another applicant via phone?
I noticed on LinkedIn, there also aren't many black people with the company (Hmmm, interesting!).
Nevertheless, the candidate that the CFO said he hired who was "so perfect" clearly wasn't perfect, because that chosen candidate left within weeks.
The role was reposted last week. I reached out via email again. Human Resources, CC'ing the CFO said "We appreciate your tenacity, but we're moving forward with other applicants".
This shows how terrible Reem Acra is with recruitment, and why their internal culture is the way it is. They also used feedback and tips I provided in the interview and included them in the new PR / Social Media Manager job description.
I heard terrible things about Reem Acra from industry friends. I read the Glassdoor reviews, but chose to give them the benefit of the doubt. However, when I am told there is nothing wrong with my candidacy, but you still won't hire or re-interview me after you repost the job. This proves to me that the company is not one I want to be a part of it. It also shows me, the company is not an EOE and there is a major lack of seriousness in finding the right person for the job to help grow the business.
I sent a very detailed message to the HR Manager and CFO about this issue, and how they handle their recruitment processes. I doubt change will happen anytime soon, but I hope it does for the sake of future employees.
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