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Renfro Corporation Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "Software and Documentation Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Software and Documentation Specialist in Mount Airy, NC
    Current Employee - Software and Documentation Specialist in Mount Airy, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the company, Love the people

    Cons

    Location is slow paced and position doesn't provide growth


  2. "Sales Support"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Mount Airy, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Mount Airy, NC

    I worked at Renfro Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The you'll work with excellent people that care about you and your success. They will support you in anyway they can.

    Cons

    If you want to live in a small town there is no downside. The people are very friendly and kind.


  3. "SHORT TITLE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Airy, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Airy, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company, great values,people oriented.

    Cons

    very traditional,a follower, need more innovation.


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  5. "Good for the experience- Bad for a long term career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Airy, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Airy, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Renfro Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is mostly relaxed and family oriented if you get into the right department. Great to start off a career- good amount of vacation/personal days and benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    Family run private business. Family members are often promoted even if they are not a good fit for the position. Company is top heavy with upper management... Lack of consistent training in departments so everyone does their own thing- and there is a lack of structure to certain jobs. Still treat their employees like blue collar workers. Old culture, old ways. Leadership is some departments is lacking professionalism and not supportive. Not much communication between different departments. Not much room for advancement unless you leave and come back to the company, quoted "not every review will you get a raise." There are people who have worked here for years hand have not received a raise or title change. I had to personally set up reviews. A bonus is supposedly given- but the company is not doing well (planning is over budgeting) so employees are not receiving their bonuses at all. Employee moral is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees in the essence of bonuses, training, and support. Create leaders- develop a modern culture for company for growth.


  6. "Great Company Lacking Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, flexible, family oriented, and clean. Renfro in Cleveland keeps its employees taken care of and tries their best to always put them above themselves. Very relaxed workplace with daily routines.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement or encouragement. Lack of guidance and no structure to certain jobs. Leadership is very weak or not present. HQ keeps a strong thumb on decisions and actions not allowing for productive or good money management. HQ also does not like to take suggestions from the management team. Overall lacking of professionalism and discipline.

    Advice to Management

    Become more active and aware of the work environment. Allow suggestions to and look into them for better opportunities. Make sure HQ does not hinder the local success of Renfro. Show leadership above all else.


  7. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Airy, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Airy, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A company that is the largest producer of socks in the world, privately owned and dedicated to continued growth of the company along with the needs of its employees.

    Cons

    Produces a product where as new technology has made it more complex to produce in a low margin and highly competative market.

    Advice to Management

    Do not forget as you have stated for years that the success achieved is due to the dedication and the trust in the employees along with the open communications shared between both the company and the workers.


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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Mount Airy, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Mount Airy, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Renfro Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The major benefit is that the company is family oriented. You are able to take time off with no questions asked. The dress code is very relaxed. Wellness and fitness is highly encouraged with gym facilities and a walking track inside the corporate building.

    Cons

    Employee morale is low due to high turnover ratings and continuous layoffs. The compensation (salary) is way below the national and state average for positions. The quality of having higher education is not widely recognized and has little to nothing to do with the chance of advancement. This is not a company you would stay with through retirement age due to no retirement benefits other than 401K.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Mount Airy, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Mount Airy, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the overall work atmosphere is very comfortable, and there is a great work-life balance. Family time is respected. Vacation time is excellent.

    Cons

    salary and compensation could be better. These aspects aren't very competitive and it takes a long time to advance with this company.

    Advice to Management

    offer chances for advancement, and offer rewards.


  10. "Good Company, Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Renfro Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Renfro is a great place to learn and grow in the hoisery industry.

    Cons

    Restructuring occurs every 3-5 years.


  11. "Long term employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great people, great PTO

    Cons

    leanly staffed in most areas.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just hire leaders, hire employees that help get the job done too.


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