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"Great place to work, but pay is too low....."

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Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Rose, LA
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Rose, LA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The management staff was A+++. Very professional. The job was straight forward. Minimum office politics, compared to other companies I have worked for. Congenial atmosphere.

Cons

Absolutely no room for advancement. The pay was ridiculously low, even by New Orleans standards. It was near impossible to live on the hourly wage or salaries offered. There was occasionally a disconnect between the IT and other departments. Between departments, such as IT and the CS, there were huge communication gaps. On several occasions, IT system upgrades were not communicated to other departments. This was not seen as an issue even though it greatly impacted job performance of other departments. This seemed odd. And, the IT departments gruff reactions were also odd. More inter-departmental communication is certainly needed.

Advice to Management

Please pay employees more. It is impossible to retain good employees on such low wages; the company needs to invest in their employees to maintain satisfaction.

Other Employee Reviews for Randa Accessories

  1. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Randa Accessories full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice atmosphere special perks once in a while.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Very accommodating with time off for vacations or special events.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to change. Company structure is well laid out and accommodating.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "I wish I had more positive points."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randa Accessories (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is decent. The hours are decent if you realize you can never stay late enough to cover bad management and that you just need to go home on time and handle it the next day. The company does know how to make a profit. Your job is somewhat secure if you are in product development, sales or merchandising. You will have opportunities to travel and learn a lot about product development with plenty of opportunities to work on presentation skills.

    Cons

    Upper management: seems clueless as to what it takes to keep the product flowing at the rate it does. Departments are understaffed in every division.

    Middle management:
    Strong workers, zero management training if promoted from within. They are promoted to these roles but in addition managing an understaffed team, they are constantly asked to do special internal projects and attend so many meetings they cannot do the job they were promoted to do in the first place. If they do happen to succeed, they burn out and leave.

    Promotions: What I've seen over time is that there are two ways to get promoted: One, you are extremely difficult and squeak a lot. Even at the cost of other teams they will continue to give you want you want. Two, you can talk your way out of a box and it is one of your few talents. Its not about the work or the money you make the company.

    The people: Are great and really one of the only reasons it makes it difficult to leave this company. But everyone is so tired of the culture it has bred an environment of constant gossip and despair. It was not like this before. Also this seems to be the case after every acquisition in every division. Since randa grows by buying other companies it slowly takes away all previous work culture that employees valued until the people left conform to the new culture. If you hated high school you will hate it here.

    The workspace: horrible concept. OPEN SPACE IS FOR REAL CREATIVE FIRMS. This is not. People cannot get work done. You can hear every conversation, see if people walk in late, see if they leave early, see people talking, it breeds gossip and insecurities and is chaotic. Open work spaces have to be thought out and done well for them to work. It does not mean tear down cubicle walls and call it a creative space.

    Moving on: They have blocked people from leaving. So beware between the customers Randa has business with and the competitors being blocked, getting a new job could be very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    You could have a decent company but it is always about the bottom line. It is going to become difficult to recruit younger talent with this culture. Other companies are invested and genuinely care about their employees. Randa needs to genuinely mean it and not think everyone is disposable. Fix the culture. You need a company culture overhaul starting with your employees.
    Please promote quality people and help them to grow as managers and employees. Stop with the extreme favoritism, it's unprofessional. Listen to the ideas and experience of the people actually doing the work.

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