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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love what i do and the people i work with, but things have just gotten out of hand with upper management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Screen Printer in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Auto Screen Printer in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    the people are great, a great product to be proud of making

    Cons

    To much drama, to many rule changes, very unorganized, For the industry, the pay isn't good

    Advice to Management

    Take some advise from the employees that work for you and use it, don't throw it out the window. I think it would make for a great work place like it used to be


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great product to work on, but not great people to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Known product
    Division of VF Outdoor (chance to hopefully work for other brands)
    On-site gym and showers.
    Employee discount
    Opportunity to learn a lot about product development and manufacturing processes
    Had a good boss
    Mixture between autonomy and teamwork
    Easy commute
    BARTable
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays- Noah's Bagel for $0.50
    1st Monday of the month free breakfast
    Good work gets recognized from time to time.
    Laundry service pick up and drop off (dry cleaning, wash and fold, etc.)
    Yummy smells from Otis Spunkmeyer when you're outside.

    Cons

    Long hours especially when gearing up for Back to School Season
    Lack of accountability which leads to lots of finger pointing.
    Depending on which department(s) you work with, there is a lack of respect for others and concern for deadlines as calendar dates are not meet.
    System is outdated as much of the work is done on Excel.
    IT support is done via India and not helpful.
    Management is very busy with putting out fires as it is all very reactionary and not strategic moves that are shortsighted.
    Same problems reoccur each season that creates a lot of stress and additional long hours.
    Management spends money foolishly when they are emphasize that busy is not doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Once the problem is identified, work on trying to resolve the issue at hand. Implement those corrections and hold people accountable for their actions. Need to clearly define who is accountable for what.


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