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  1. "Top level sales enviroment to thrive!"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Adenna full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Adenna was acquired just over a year ago and the new vision and atmosphere is top notch. I had no issues with previous leadership though. Other reviews came from some past employees that I was able to work with. It seems as though the character of these individuals both during and after employment should be noted as less than qualitifed to rate a company much less hold down a top level sales position. True, sales...

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    Cons

    The learning curve is real. Both product lines, process, and industry are things that must be noted. However all the cons I could list are just hurdles that must be overcome and worked at. This isn't a cookie cutter position. It challenging and needs to be treated as a craft.

    Adenna2018-04-11

    Adenna Response

    May 7, 2018Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you very much for talking the time to review our company. We are very fortunate to have such a talented team of professionals and strive to continue to make Adenna a great place to work! Feel free to reach out anytime with any further comments or suggestions.

  2. "Look forward to seeing this company grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Adenna full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I have worked at Adenna for more than five years. I enjoy working for this company because of the employees in the office everyone gets along and works together very well. We were acquired this past year by a much larger company which brought up a lot of unknown factors at the time but honestly it has been for the better. Old management is out and the new management that is in is awesome. We work hard but have a laid...

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    Cons

    Dress code business casual and I would love if I could wear jeans all week instead, I work better when I am more comfortable.

    Adenna2018-04-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Adenna

    Pros

    None. I would not recommend this place to anyone for a place of employement.

    Cons

    This place is a lawsuit waiting to happen. They micromanage their employees and are verbally abusive. I would not recommend anyone applying to work here.

    Adenna2017-05-09

    Adenna Response

    April 10, 2018Marketing Manager

    We apologize for not responding to your comment before this. We can tell from your review that you did not have the best experience working at Adenna and we wanted to apologize for that and let you know that with new management in place we are always working to make Adenna a very ...

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "The owner is the worst person in the world."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Adenna

      Pros

      None, since the product they sell is a dime a dozen and Adenna does not own their own manufacturing facility.

      Cons

      If you want to be ridiculed and be miserable every day of your life, then congratulations this is the job for you. Minute counters, micro management to the fullest. It's like working at a sweet shop.

      Advice to Management

      Sell the company and let a real leader run it.

      Adenna2016-08-22

      Adenna Response

      April 10, 2018Marketing Manager

      Thank you for leaving a review and we apologize that you had such a negative experience working at Adenna. The company was acquired a year ago and with this change in management we are focusing on the employees more, making sure everyone is happy and continues to grow and learn in ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Account Manager"

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      Former Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Adenna full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great products and great customers.

      Cons

      Be prepared on your first day to be on pins and needles. You are expected to be able to recite 80% of product knowledge by 40 days in. Which is a lot. All co workers are too busy and hardly any one even wants to help you. This place sets you up for failure. The owner is an aggressive, demeaning man, who in a split second will go from liking you to verbally attacking you. He will also constantly be observing you and...

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      Advice to Management

      Try to be positive and coach your employees, not demean them. No one should be afraid of you, they should enjoy working with you and actually respect you.

      Adenna2016-06-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Happy to be a part of this great company"

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      Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Adenna full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great overall business experience. Learned how to be a better salesperson, manage trade shows, learned about new industries and had excellent tools to assist with growing my accounts and closing sales. Made more money here than I had at any previous position, by a good margin. Overall, a very good experience that helped me to grow in numerous skills.

      Cons

      Not quite as much growth (financially) as I hoped.

      Adenna2016-01-19

      Adenna Response

      April 10, 2018Marketing Manager

      We apologize for not responding to your post earlier than this but we wanted to take a moment to say thank you for leaving this review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time working at Adenna and we hope you are doing well today.

    • Helpful (3)

      "Minute counters/Micromanagement Account Manager"

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      Former Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Adenna full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      You will always know your schedule, no weekends, no overtime. Work life balance is good. The products sold are good products, almost no returns due to quality issues. Overnight travel every other month to visit customers. (Gets you out of the office for a week at a time...hence Pro)

      Cons

      They are minute counters. Breaks, lunches, phone calls, clock in and clock out times are all counted. Sales are tracked by activities such as phone calls not revenue itself. Communication is lacking across all levels and any communication made is reactive. There is zero proactive communication regarding customer issues. You will be blindsided by accounting and forced to have awkward conversations with customers that result...

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      Advice to Management

      Let sales do their job and sell. Stop getting in their way. There is more than one way to skin a cat and in sales the only thing that matters is $$$. If your sales reps are producing leave them alone.

      Adenna2015-07-25
    • Helpful (3)

      "good staff but very poor management"

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      Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Adenna

      Pros

      the inside team is very dedicated and does a great job. the products are top quality and are priced very competitively.

      Cons

      the owner/president takes micro managing to an extreme level. he makes it very difficult to perform your job effectively as you are always worried he is looking over your shoulder.

      Advice to Management

      you need to back off and let your employees do their job. get out of their way so they can be effective.

      Adenna2015-03-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Sales"

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      Former Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Adenna for more than a year

      Pros

      Build relations with co-workers as you all share a common ground. Build rapport with customers.

      Cons

      Not much opportunity for growth. Small company trying to play as a big company and fail high on having proper resources for employees. Owners are very hands on; therefore, when you have a concern or complaint about the company or someone- there is no one to go to. If you address the issue with the owner and/or his wife, that's the beginning of the end

      Advice to Management

      Get an adequate HR personnel.

      Adenna2013-07-08

      Adenna Response

      August 8, 2013President

      Adenna Inc. is a small and growing company. Management strives to provide to the employees equal if not better compensation and benefits offered by some medium and large corporations. Some of these benefits include paid personal days, holidays and vacations, medical and dental insurances ...

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