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Dennis Ratner
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Pros
  • The free education and the training (in 4 reviews)

  • Love my team, flexible (if you have seniority), love my clients, allowed me to go to school and work full-time, free continued education (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • That's a private conversation to be help with upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • They make it harder and harder every year to make a living with the pay scale (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ratner Companies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Full time, Benefits, Meeting new people

    Cons

    Work all Weekend s and all Holidays. Changes in Management continuously. Unpaid meetings

    Advice to Management

    Need to really train the management better. When it's snowing and dangerous. Decision s should be made by Upper management. Care for there employees more


  2. "Former Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Ratner Companies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced company always looking for new trends. Co-workers are friendly.

    Cons

    Staff is lean which can lead to burn out

  3. "Great Experience and Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am writing from the Home Office/Resource Center POV. Ratner always communicated that they were a "Company All About The People", and I do believe they embody that value. You can see that through the employees that have been there for 15+ years. If you are hard working and show passion in your work, your leaders will support you and help you grow. I know I was fortunate enough be in a team that valued growth.

    Cons

    Ratner very reactive and not very proactive. I don't believe there is a lot of vision and strategy, and it results in trying to catch up with trends and putting out fires. This can be seen throughout the company - not just one department. From where salons are opened, the look and appearance of the salons, to the stylist experience. It's not consistent. I don't believe many programs and campaigns are set up for success.

    Ratner Companies Response

    Feb 22, 2016 – Director of Associate Relations

    Thank you for your very thoughtful comments. There is a sense of loyalty and pride felt by those who have been with Ratner for 15+ years - it is great that they are able to share cultural history... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with Ratner Companies for 7 years and have had great growth opportunities within the organization. My leaders have been supportive of my professional development as well. The teams are great, collaborative and are able to have fun while working hard! What a fun and exciting industry to be in.

    Cons

    Nothing specific comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the associates and support their personal and professional development


  5. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Virginia in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Virginia in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This place helped me grow, I was exposed to all parts of the business, and met some of the greatest friends and mangers.

    Cons

    Its hard to say much bad about this place, if you are not ra-ra type of person you might not fit in well, Town Halls are a hug festival...

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of good people in the corporate office treat them like gold, some of the "historians" you have working there are not replaceable!

    Ratner Companies Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    As you pointed out, one of the perks of working in the RC is that you are exposed to all parts of the business...we are thrilled that you were able to grow and that you met some great friends and... More


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Ratner Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to growth with

    Cons

    Too many political games; executive management play favorites

    Advice to Management

    Listen

    Ratner Companies Response

    Apr 28, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    We agree that Ratner Companies is a good company to grow with. Many of the Associates in the Resource Center office have been with the company for 20+ years and in essence have grown up with the... More


  7. "Good Company, not a lot of room for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ratner Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, Good people to work with, Benefits are great, Flexible with family situations

    Cons

    No room for advancement, not a lot of support to better employees, cliquish,

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ratner Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family and fun culture. Management team are very considerate and caring. CEO and president walk around the headquarter to greeting people and listen to people constantly. A lot of company fun events. Free hair cut coupon and hair product coupon every month. Flexible hours and low pressure at work. Up to 24 days unpaid leave after 5 years of employment.

    Cons

    Salary is low. Management team is against the idea of working from home.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed."

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Vienna, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees. Great company reputation overall.

    Cons

    Very focused on bottom line
    Long term staff are great, management ok

    Advice to Management

    listen to what your employees want more.


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