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  1. "Handleman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn - it's sorry they had no vision and had to close down.

    Cons

    Old boys network ran it


  2. "Fun company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Handleman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting to meet all of the artists and entertainers in the music industry.

    Cons

    Communication for extra work could have improved.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more understanding when conditions are out of your hands and causing a problem.

  3. "Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Handleman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    company is no longer in existence

    Advice to Management

    executive management slow to respond to industry trends


  4. "sales, regiona and district manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Handleman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities while it lasted

    Cons

    Company went out of business


  5. "Overall Handleman was a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Director in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Director in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. The atmosphere was conducive and allowed people to do their best. Great talent at Handleman.

    Cons

    Corporate strategy was Handleman's demise. Their strategy of being the last people in the distributing physical music (CDs) lead them to bankruptcy. It's a shame because so many talented workers.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would have been to diversify their company portfolio. Senior management was too interested in their retirement versus doing what was right to change in the industry and to do what was right for their lifelong employees.


  6. "Once proud company did not position itself for changes in music industry"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Troy, MI

    Pros

    Fair to employees; Treated people with respect

    Cons

    Company has been disintermediated by trends in music distribution

    Advice to Management

    Need to get out in front of industry trends that can affect long-term viability of company


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