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Incase (California) Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Incase review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Some good people to work with.
    Company outings.

    Cons

    Lacked direction and communication in management
    Pointless meetings


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sweat shop in DTLA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Incase (California) full-time

    Pros

    --Majority of the staff (aside from management) are talented, hard-working and compassionate for one another.
    --Freebies

    Cons

    --Zero planning, project management, work load management. It's chaos, every task is a fire.
    --High turn over, resulting in the relatively new, leading the really new.
    --Understaffed, everyone carries 3 rolls, thus everyone is over-worked. Including manual labor as office movers, climb stairs to the 5th floor (elevator was broken), on a 95+ degree day while carrying heavy things up a narrow, old, winding stairwell, with NO A/C (note below).
    --Deceptive management, dangles opportunity and possibilities over you like a carrot.
    --Low budget seems to be a theme throughout, in projects, facilities (other than the location of the building), salary, etc.
    --No A/C, in DTLA Summer highs are 90-100+. Literally, you're working in a sweat shop.
    --Heaps of stuff piled on the floor, from merchandise to snacks (at least the buyer kept in mind to select wrapped & sealed foods).
    --Scarce, cheap office supplies.

    Advice to Management

    --being good to your staff is also good for business

  3. Helpful (7)

    "RIP"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Chino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Incase (California) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The brand. FREE LUNCH ( only because I can't think of anything else). I'm really trying and there is a 20 word minimum for this section.

    Cons

    Incase is now run by the incipio team. They completely gutted this amazing company and are slowly killing the brand by cheapening the products. Basically turning it into InCHEAPio. Incase is now headquartered in the Incipio building where you are surrounded by fresh out of college, first job, no professional etiquette employees. Upper management encourages a competitive ( political ) environment instead of a team atmosphere. The benefits are terrible and they really try to sell you on the free lunch thing, which, if you're 20, live at home and have no bills I guess free lunch would be enough of a perk since you're probably still on your parents insurance. All of management has zero power, everything is decided by the great and mighty Andy, even your bonus. Advice to potential new talent: RUN!!!

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management since you guys can't make decisions on your own. My advice is for Andy. While yes I'll admit you're a smart man, you didn't get where you are for being dumb,however, you might sustain yourself should you begin to invest in your employees. TRUST them, otherwise don't hire them. give the REAL AUTHORITY. And finally, remember you have real people with real feelings working for you. They want to give it all they've got but relationships are give and take. I think you'd be surprised at what you can get out of your employees once you start respecting them and their lives.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "VP"

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

    Pros

    The design team was good.

    Cons

    Never ending change of plans for the business. Hot cold environment.

    Advice to Management

    focus on a few products and do them right. No cut corners or oversight on important details.


  5. Helpful (9)

    "A Bummer."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Incase (California) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Working at Apple's most recognizable accessory brand
    -A history of innovative (early/mid 2000s) and well made (still) products
    -(Prior to Incipio acquisition) Large employee credit towards product every calendar year
    -Tony Held was a good CEO, who had a network and hunger to push the consumer-products envelope and make pieces that people remember.

    Cons

    -Incipio and Andy's plan to grow by quantity of products-offered has sacrificed product quality and development for product designers
        -Where the product is sold matters.
    -Company location
    -Little room for upward growth within the company
    -Stubborn/non-inspired management
    -Lack of overall synergy, flow and desire

    Advice to Management

    Move the company to a place that has real, creative talent (yes, you'll have to pay them more) with people eager to innovate. As said in the previous review "Create a (good) plan. Stick to it. Spend money on marketing, similar to competition.... Listen to your employees. Act like your employees matter - instead of throwing them under the bus or singling out. Do the opposite of everything that is currently being done."


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Incase (California) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Incase was great. An amazing group of people worked there. Every department at Incase was staffed with people who cared about their craft. The office was at a convenient location in downtown San Francisco. Good coffee.

    Cons

    CEO at the time made some poor choices. Incase lost market share. Layoffs.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "RIP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company before the buyout.

    Cons

    Andy & Incipio have ruined this once awesome brand.

    Advice to Management

    Create a plan. Stick to it. Listen to your employees. Act like your employees matter. Do the opposite of everything that is currently being done.

  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere, Hard working and smart collegues, great company culture

    Cons

    Since being bought out, there has been high turnover, but there is also quite a bit of hiring.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Primed for success, now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Incase (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incase was missing leadership and direction, high turn of seniors who didn't do much. It took being bought out by Incipio to turn this company around. The Incipio team came in strong but supportive and showed they know how to do this. All of the former Incase leaders (but 1 or 2) left. The new team was quick to expose but didn't treat those of us who are left behind like it was our fault.

    Cons

    Incase does a lot of processes differently from Incipio and this can cause pain points. Incipio and the other family brands in Irvine get free breakfast, lunch and snacks. We get free coffee, soda and candy bars. Some of us feel that if we want to remain with the company and see the positive changes through, we will have to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Continued patience. The lack of leadership has hurt us and stunted some of our personal growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Inacse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company. Great Products. Great People.

    Cons

    Formerly bad senior management


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