LaFrance - A Mediocre Experience | Glassdoor
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"A Mediocre Experience"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in Concordville, PA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Concordville, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at LaFrance full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Courtesy half-days right before a major holiday (Christmas, New Years, Easter, etc..)
- Occasional free luncheons that bring some semblance of a community atmosphere
- Some friendly employees here and there

Cons

- A very cold, stale work environment. Many empty cubes because of a huge lay-off in 2008.
- Disgruntled employees who don't seem to take pride in their work or innovation. Not much collaboration.
- An elementary view of how business works and the development and growth that should be taking place. Not very many people seem to know what they are doing
- Passive-aggressive management style
- China is difficult to work with because of quality issues, time difference, extensive paperwork
- Using your imagination to appreciate the products sold. Sometimes its difficult to believe in the products.
- Compensation is far below industry standard

Advice to Management

Invest in a stronger ERP system. Have an outside consultant review the way this business is managed and systems operated. Hire more IT. Create a formal training program and solid HR policies.Celebrate employee achievements. Develop a mission statement and better identities for the company and each division.

Other Employee Reviews for LaFrance

  1. "Pressure Cooker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concordville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concordville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Causal Dress code
    decent group of coworkers

    Cons

    High Pressure
    Low Pay, minimum benefits

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not slaves, you need to show some respect!


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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