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Richard Allen Reviews

Updated August 13, 2018
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Recruiter position"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiter in New Britain, PA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiter in New Britain, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My co-workers are fun and enthusiastic. I enjoy calling potential employees and offering them a fantastic opportunity to join our company. The people who invest themselves in the Account Manager position end up very successful. We are hyper-focused on results driven promotion and advancement. My current managers are both in their mid twenties and they started from the bottom. They were able to advance because they are driven individuals and now they have their very own office where they get to hire and train their own team. It's a pretty awesome promotion system. If you do well, you'll be rewarded! I'm new at the company, but all of the people I've come into contact with are super positive and upbeat individuals. If you have a background in customer service of any kind, check us out!

    Cons

    I have (get) to dress up everyday, whereas in a lot of other customer service positions, you wear a uniform and don't care how you look. So not really a con i guess. Oh, and my commute is about 40-45 minutes every day, so I'd rather live closer, but what can you do?

    Richard Allen Response

    Apr 23, 2018 – CEO

    Hi there reviewer, thank you for taking the time to write this. We couldn't agree with you more! Since advancement is based on merit, this allows us to only promote from within. We are excited to see... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good money making opportunity if you work hard.

    Cons

    office setup could be more professional

    Richard Allen Response

    Aug 14, 2018 – CEO

    Hellow reviewer,

    We agree that this role is for those that are career-oriented and entrepreneurial. Thus, if you work hard, you will as you mentioned, make good money. Please reach out to HR if... More

  3. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you like b2b sales, this is a great place.

    Cons

    Wrong job details and title for people who are looking to work

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront about the job details with employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    casual office setting with freedom to work as hard as you want

    Cons

    poorly run workshops, people are distractions

    Richard Allen Response

    Jul 24, 2018 – CEO

    Hello Reviewer!

    Thanks for your feedback and time. We are glad that you enjoyed the business casual atmosphere of the company and knew that your work ethic was in direct correlation to your... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Entry Level Sales / Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Sales and Marketing in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Entry Level Sales and Marketing in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great for those who love being outdoors, walking around all day, and spending their day socializing with prospective clients. Will hire people with little to no experience as long as they seem to be a personality fit. Advancement opportunity for those who truly excel in their role.

    Cons

    In many cases they are asking you to sell a premium service to clients who are much more price oriented. The territories they send their sales people into are overworked. Many prospective clients either already have the service or have previously had the service and switched due to problems after installation. Job requires extensive car travel with no reimbursement of gas, tolls, mileage, parking fees, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Let territories rest longer after a sales person has worked them, care more about clients beyond the point where there's no commission claw backs.

    Richard Allen Response

    Jun 13, 2018 – CEO

    Dear reviewer,
    Thank you for your feedback. This is a management training program so we definitely want individuals to start at the entry level role and work their way to the top. Since we do... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Job"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Garden City, NY

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It opens you up to sales, and many of the reps are friendly and helping
    Just about anyone can get a job here

    Cons

    No salary, commission only
    Compensation is extremely low
    Forced to do extra work without compensation
    Door to door sales

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better

    Richard Allen Response

    May 2, 2018 – CEO

    Dear reviewer,

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you found our team to be friendly and helpful! In the entry-level position Account Executive position, our team members are... More


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Horrific place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about taking a position at this company.

    Cons

    I cannot emphasize enough how horrible it is to work here. Management is horrible, you get no benefits, no vacation days and it's like working in a sweat shop. They make you work when there's a Nor'easter/ blizzard. Please if you can, do not work here.

    Richard Allen Response

    Apr 23, 2018 – CEO

    Dear reviewer,

    Thank you for your feedback. We are saddened to hear that you had a negative experience working with us. We offer employees benefits after working with the company for 90 days, so... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time

    Pros

    Great pay if you know how to promote lies

    Cons

    No compensation for travel distance
    Useless morning and afternoon meetings
    Delayed checks

    Advice to Management

    Disclose full job details during interview without lying for recruitment.

    Richard Allen Response

    Apr 23, 2018 – CEO

    Reviewer,

    We thank you for your feedback. Two of our core values at Richard Allen Inc are integrity and honesty, so we are baffled as to what brought about the "lying" accusation. We take comments... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Strong leadership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity is vast given the growth goals of the company and the capabilities and experience of management. Before becoming CEO, Ben started as an account exec with no previous experience in the field, so it's comforting knowing management and above can really relate when it comes to your own development. Great culture and pay is pretty great as well.

    Cons

    This position is for the entrepreneurial, so a lot is expected of you when it comes to effort. You're not expected to be a pro in the position from the get go, necessarily, but there is an expectation that, if others are putting 100% into your development, you are putting in just as much, if not more... Not really a con in my eyes...

    Richard Allen Response

    Feb 13, 2018 – CEO

    Hello reviewer. We appreciate your honest feedback and thank you for taking the time to write this! We agree that since we only promote from within, we are looking for individuals who are career and... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were fun to be around until they all quit

    Cons

    You work solely based on commission, with no base salary, and have to drive to the office everyday for absolute nonsense

    Richard Allen Response

    Mar 13, 2018 – CEO

    Hey, Reviewer.

    We're sorry to see this review and that your experience with our company as an Account Manager was a poor one. Naturally, that is never our hope. We're glad that you got along well... More


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