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"Dead end...real companies do not operate like this."

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Former Employee - Manager in Concordville, PA
Former Employee - Manager in Concordville, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Time off is standard but give half days before holidays
Very Casual Dress

Cons

Lousy Pay
Lousy Benefits
No Advancement Opportunities
Hypocracy

Advice to Management

Dont push people over the edge..they will work better
Don't take it personal
Your not always Right and listen to your customers
Your not going to grow with a business structure like this
Its better to be respected than feared

Other Employee Reviews for LaFrance

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly and clueless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and decent management practices. Reasonable salary and benefits. Convenient location. Small enough to make understanding the operation and people possible.

    Cons

    Striking ignorance of best practices for information technology and sharing. Stolid immobility in the face of technological challenges and opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    The first step in recovery is to understand the situation candidly. This is difficult for companies and substance abusers. The current management is remarkably self-satisfied, so this is a huge hurdle.


  2. "Small private company in need of help"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Concordville, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Concordville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    LaFrance (LF) has a clean and casual work environment. When it is doing well, the company has numerous company sponsored events that promote a fun team environment. The majority of the company is 35 and under.

    Cons

    Micro management seems to be the encouraged style here, from top to bottom. Growth and opportunity for advancement is extremely small at LF. Salaries are only OK for college grads, but raises are hardly acknowledgeable. Manufacturing capabilities of the company are limited investment in improving them are slim. Retirement plans are dependent on the employee, as LF basically doesn't make any contributions outside of profit sharing. Paid vacations are limited (10 days/yr) to start, with minimal increase every year.

    Advice to Management

    After the massive layoffs, LF is left with the most experienced employees and they continue to complete the workload that is only increasing. However, we have received minimal, if any, monetary reward. They haven't offered additional time off or other options to make up for this. We are treated like school children, where we HAVE to be in the office 8:30 to 5, and lunch from only 12 to 12:30 or 12:30 to 1. We are only allowed to flex once a month in the summers, and even that is frowned upon. Management needs to realize that if an employee works from home on occasion, it is not the end of the world. We send emails all day long to customers and to our team in China.

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