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"LaFrance offers a nice environment but does not provide the opportunity for growth."

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Current Employee - Marketing Associate
Current Employee - Marketing Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There is a very laid back vibe at the office. Workers dress casual and they try to portray a family atmosphere within the workplace.

Cons

The upper management is slow to make decisions and you are not judged on your performance. Seniority plays a very large role in promotions. When I started working at LaFrance I was told by other employees that it doesn't matter how hard you work, its how long you worked there. There were people in mid level management that showed less capability then entry level employees but had received promotions and company cell phones because they had been with the company since it began.

The senior management team had a large problem with the growth the company had from 2005 to 2007. Their work staff doubled and they brought in talented ambitious individuals that out preformed the current staff. When the economic crisis hit they were extremely slow to change team structure to benefit business. Needless to say they are now headed to bankruptcy.

Advice to Management

Decisions need to be made swiftly and employees should be judged on performance not seniority.

Other Employee Reviews for LaFrance

  1. "A nice laidback place to work, as long as you don't mind the below average pay."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Programmer in Concordville, PA
    Current Employee - IT Programmer in Concordville, PA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a very laid back work environment. They generally accept projects to be completed whenever they are completed, with no real deadlines breathing down your neck. The company has a diverse group of employees, with the majority of entry level positions filled by recent college graduates. Somewhat flexible hours, it is not unusual for the CEO to call a half day when there is a special event going on on that day i.e. (major sports team playing during work hours).

    Cons

    Some of the managers hired are either very anal with their employees or are incompetent at their job.The pay is below average in all positions across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the under performing employees and managers, and replace them with someone that actually takes pride in their work.


  2. "Nice Environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LaFrance as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly. The area is nice. Casual attire.

    Cons

    Not always a lot to do

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