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Orchard International Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "Orchard International"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free makeup and bag samples, gaining experience in the manufacturing/beauty/fashion industry, made connections to other companies worldwide

    Cons

    bad location, did not value young employees, huge divide between those who had been there for 10+ years and those who weren't.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good coworkers and good culture

    Cons

    Pay below average, minimal career growth, poor management, no HR


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not Ideal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Orchard International full-time

    Pros

    Good people - nice office - great social environment

    Cons

    No HR whatsoever - Sales is given all the glory and power - New titles come with no pay

    Advice to Management

    Get a real HR department


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Product developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Orchard International full-time

    Pros

    There are some great people in the company. They value you as a person and an individual.

    Cons

    Pay is average. Some elements in the company are difficult to work with. Lacks HR and proper protocols

    Advice to Management

    A more structured HR department and establishing a protocol across the board


  6. "No job is perfect, but this is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Development
    Current Employee - Product Development
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Orchard International full-time

    Pros

    • Excellent benefits.
    • Great teams of people to work with—the staff is amazing.
    • Great culture and events.
    • Management cares about everyone and does their best to make improvements.
    • Interesting business.

    Cons

    • Some people do not always pull their own weight.
    • Can be high stress.
    • Typical challenges of medium sized company experiencing growth—things change a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a little more attention to your loyal worker bees.


  7. "Completely Disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Orchard International full-time

    Pros

    People are wonderful. They at least try to create a cooperative work environment

    Cons

    Constantly restructuring teams and departments. Lack of stability. Sales people are treated like gold and everyone else is treated like garbage. Do not value those who speak their mind. Do as you're told and don't ask any questions is the way in which they operate

    Advice to Management

    Soon people are going to get wise to you. You can't keep giving people fancy new titles with little to no compensation increase and expect that to keep them happy for long.


  8. "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Orchard International full-time

    Pros

    honestly nothing... this company is a horrible ship

    Cons

    they hire people based on if they will bring cookies to work... they let go of the new hires that can and will do the job. they let people that have been around and give them promotion.

    Advice to Management

    get a real HR department. hire managers that knows what they are doing instead of going out for fancy lunches


  9. "very poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Orchard International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly and nice colleagues, nice office

    Cons

    Company has no management skill. It is a bunch of ladies who thinks they run a very big company but have no clue whatsoever about industry. Expects you to work late. managers don't have the skills to do their job. they only got promoted because they are good friends of the CEO

    Advice to Management

    Company is very poorly run. Don't throw people in the pond and expect people to swim right away.


  10. "Not a professional place"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Orchard International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    T people are great to work with, benifits.

    Cons

    Unprofessional managers. Some people get promoted because they've been there forever not because they are skilled. Most of staff lacks experience even though they've been there for years. This is their first and only job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a hr department and hold department managers accountable when their staff under performs. And provide proper training


  11. "A very stifling, unprofessional environment (high school mentality)."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Many of the staff members are super - a few bad apples spoil the bunch.

    Cons

    Very cliquey atmosphere, upper management disorganized. No HR to mitigate staff issues. Husband and wife team ownership - disconnect between management styles. Many of the staff have been there too long (and their first jobs). Zero room for outside input, suggestions on how to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Get some HR personnel and the company will flow much better.