LaFrance - Small private company in need of help | Glassdoor
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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for LaFrance

  1. "Lost in translation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Concordville, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Concordville, PA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Environment
    Communication
    Small Company so approachable management

    Cons

    Always changing direction
    Hard to grasp job goals
    Favoritism
    No professional growth

    Advice to Management

    Need a training process


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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