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RISO Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  1. "Riso"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to work on varying projects. Nice office space.

    Cons

    Old printing technology with little demand.


  2. "Got laid off. Closed all sales offices"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had a very good sales force./

    Cons

    Closed all offices with no warning

    Advice to Management

    No management left. Co closed all direct sales offices


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    "A foreign company with foreign ideals"

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    Former Employee - Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Management in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Although the product is no longer relavent in today's office, the focus and dedication to the technology was admirable

    Cons

    Japanese management do not respect the Americans or the American lifestyle. They are more interested in playing up to the Japanese executives in Japan than leading the American company.

    Advice to Management

    This is the USA not Japan


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    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Management in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Management in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company enables wide variety of responsibilities and experiences.

    Cons

    Japanese company does not adapt to USA customs easily


  6. "Great people, pleasant work environment with some management issues."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people, pleasant work environment, benefits, birthday cakes, parties, great hours, supportive of education and training, supports mothers hours, fun

    Cons

    indecisive managment, ground hog day, history repeats, constant change without meeting objectives, lacks enforcement of accountability, HR is a joke

    Advice to Management

    talk to managers, make list of success and failures don't repeat failures, recognize duplicator value, hold people accountable, can abusers


  7. "In its hey day, it was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small company, but has support of large parent. Convenient location. Decent work/life balance. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Comany is faultering. Major downsizing with no apparent direction to re-grow or move forward. Products are not industry leading and are in need of major improvements. Heavy competition from major manufacturers. Parent company does not listen to the needs of its subsidiaries.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your customers want, then make the products that meet their requirements.


  8. "Riso, Inc"

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    RISO has repeatedly developed the world’s best solutions to a variety of specialized sectors in document printing and duplicating. We are still the world leader in digital duplicating technology,

    Cons

    RISO strives to create fundamentally unique new technologies in paper-based communication through an approach that emphasizes productivity, cost containment, and versatility. A better price point structure for their current base of customers needed.

    Advice to Management

    RISO’s tradition of innovation in both technology and service continues to fuel the expansion of their product line and base of loyal customers. They need success with the Pitney Bowes relationship as well as their own dealers.


  9. "Good Opportunity, but forewarned is forearmed."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Manage your own time and territory

    Cons

    In Houston, management isn't proactive, and doesn't get agressive when needed. Additionally, mgmt is incapable of managing staff, and they pretty much run him. Corp is aware, but as long as branch is turning a profit, the inmates are in charge. Additionally, often new products are introduced without proper corp. support, and again, Houston mgmt. is very weak on staff training per corp. policy, so staff has to be willing to self train. Also, communication is zero from corp. to staff, as mgmt neglects to pass crucial info along, leaving staff in the dark as to new corp mandates, product or pricing decisions.

    Advice to Management

    See downsides. Regardless of profit, new management could decrease turnover (save money on training and new hires) and probably double profit margin. This branch and market are large enough to be doing more than just turning a profit. With the right management, they should be blowing everyone else away. They need a leader. Not someone to just unlock in the morning.


  10. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great family, team-oriented atmosphere; Company treats employers with respect

    Cons

    Does not invest aggressively enough in market-leading technologies


  11. "Fulfilling and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Product we sell is leader in the market

    Cons

    Not enough vacation time or flex time (need to explore working form home)

    Advice to Management

    Demand more of your employees and you will get more


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