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Vasilios Valsamos
6 Ratings
  1. "A great opportunity to succeed to grow in your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Castella gives team members a big opportunity to grow as a person and in a career. Helping people in and outside of the company through countless ways. It is up to the individual to take this opportunity or not. I have grown so much in it and I am so thankful with the owners for this. I am here to stay. The help Castella provides to its team members is the help that other companies should give too. Castella is an example...

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    Cons

    Communication was one of the cons that the company had. Through new processes and ideas the company has been getting better on this aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Let's keep going team! We are going in the right direction! Castella does not look at people as employees. Castella looks at people as a TEAM. We are a team and together we will make Castella stronger!

    Castella Imports2017-04-28
  2. "Growing company with lots of potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castella Imports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Strong sales team that is closing on deals for national expansion - Free ESL classes offered on site during working time to production and warehouse employees - Professional development offered in various forms from seminars and tuition reimbursement to forklift certificates. - Employee referral bonuses offered - Career advancement clearly visible - Opportunity to work alongside enthusiastic colleagues

    Cons

    - inability to work from home

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employees to learn their needs

    Castella Imports2019-04-11
  3. Helpful (2)

    "AVOID THIS PLACE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Castella Imports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close to home and THEY SAID 2 months of probation period

    Cons

    Don't trust them, not keeping their words, hired for 2 months and then said no job available. Because of them I lost all my benefits.Skip this company if you want to have all benefits in good shape 401K, medical, dental.

    Advice to Management

    Try to know what you are doing, be more proffesional

    Castella Imports2019-04-05

    Castella Imports Response

    April 5, 2019Director of Human Resources

    We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we regret that your time with us was cut short. Castella always has the attention of hiring team members who will start and end their career with our company. We currently have over 80 employees with 10+ years of service and ...

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Brentwood, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Castella Imports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It’s not worth working here

    Cons

    Disorganized. Management likes to blame others for their mistakes.

    Castella Imports2019-03-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Yuck!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Castella Imports

      Pros

      Not many to be honest ... probably the laughs from all the blunders created here

      Cons

      - unsanitary conditions , not sure how they achieved SQF status - unprofessional upper management - No incentives to continue working - Constabt blaming others to avoid any accountability

      Advice to Management

      Sell to someone who cares and will take ownership for all the issues in this place and not blame others for being inept

      Castella Imports2019-02-20
    • Helpful (6)

      "DONT WALK....RUNN!!!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Castella Imports full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Some of the employees. Other than that nothing

      Cons

      I should have known when I started my first day here at Castella things would go downhill quickly. I didn’t have anything to do in my department the first week or so, so I was forced to follow another employee who was basically all over the place. Over time things got worse. On a daily basis someone would disappear, wether they quit or were fired. There was a HUGE turnover rate from time I was there to the time I left....

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      Advice to Management

      My adobe probably wouldn’t help anyways

      Castella Imports2018-10-04
    • Helpful (14)

      "Favoritism at its Best"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Castella Imports full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      CEO very down to earth Family Oriented Team Environment

      Cons

      Castella is a mom and pop organization that grew by leaps and bounds under the founder, however new management is inexperienced and this leads to a lot of confusion and mistakes. Career advancement is almost impossible unless you are one of the select few who are favored. There are a lot of Managers who are liked by Upper Management and therefore promoted, however they lack the experience needed to be fully effective....

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      Advice to Management

      Hire a consultant so that people know exactly what they should be doing in their jobs. Get managers with actual experience Treat all employees with respect and not just the in crowd

      Castella Imports2018-04-23
    • Helpful (9)

      "Unfair treatment"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Hauppauge, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      People,people and people only is ok

      Cons

      Everything is an issue and no growth unless you are liked by CEO

      Advice to Management

      Treat your employees fairly not based off of who the owner likes

      Castella Imports2018-05-01
    • Helpful (8)

      "atmosphere"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Castella Imports full-time

      Pros

      castella prides themselves on teamwork

      Cons

      castella takes on too many internal meetings

      Castella Imports2018-02-12
    • Helpful (3)

      "Regional Sales Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Castella Imports full-time

        Pros

        Family owned Business, not a number

        Cons

        Product quality is frequently inconsistent

        Castella Imports2017-11-15
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