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Richard Allen Reviews

Updated April 22, 2018
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Richard Allen President and Ceo Benjamin Buchsbaum
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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)

    "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

  3. Helpful (4)

    "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Strong leadership"

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Motivational Growth!"

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

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

    Pros

    I love working for a company that pushes and wants to see my succeed! I really enjoy a position where I determine the outcome and how far I can grow with the company. If you happen to be looking for a rewarding, motivating and really amazing opportunity for development and growth, this is the place for it! Everyone from HR to the CEO is always upbeat and more than willing to help. Definitely a great team environment.

    Cons

    The only con I can truly see there being is if you were not a right fit for this position. If you're not ready to work hard and reap all of the benefits, don't bother.

    Richard Allen Response

    Nov 1, 2017 – CEO

    Hey there reviewer, thank you for taking the time to write this! We pride ourselves on giving everyone the opportunity to succeed. With this mentality, we know you will go far and cannot wait to see... More

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Inaccuracies"

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team
    Fun environment
    Great team exercises

    Cons

    100% commission based
    Alone/outside all day in all weather
    Not paid for training-total lie in advertising
    Very high turn over

    Advice to Management

    Be honest in job description

    Richard Allen Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – CEO

    Hey, Reviewer!

    We're saddened to read your review, but grateful for the your feedback as it allows us to improve our organization. While we can understand that business-to-business sales on a... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, great group of people and very rewarding experience.

    Cons

    What you put in is what you get. If you dont have a car you may struggle with the commute to different territories. Training bonus could be higher

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Richard Allen Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – CEO

    Hey, Reviewer!

    We love the feedback and appreciate your honesty. We're glad that you enjoyed your coworkers and felt that your time with us was a rewarding experience! Seeing as how you left us a... More


  10. Helpful (15)

    "EXTREMELY MISLEADING -- DON'T BE FOOLED!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, youthful environment. That's it. You'll like your coworkers and nothing else.

    Cons

    Beware, this is in fact a door-to-door sales job. There is no marketing. If you ask if it is door-to-door they will tell you it is not residential door-to-door, they deal strictly with business owners in the area, which is extremely deceiving because it is in fact going door-to-door to businesses. This is how you will spend every day. You will not be in the office, you will be in the field rain or shine and your performance is actually based on just how many businesses you walk into during a day. They tell you it is a full time Monday-Friday position and that you will be offered a base salary plus commission, both lies. If you don't hit sales quotas you will be forced to work Saturdays. Your base salary is also contingent on the fact that you make sales quotas. If you don't hit these numbers, you could make nothing after working for a whole week. Also, you'll be told your day will be from 8:00AM-5:30PM, another lie. You have to be there no later than 7:45AM and most days won't leave until 6:30PM. The CEO expects you to treat this job like it's your whole life and is extremely insensitive if the slightest thing goes wrong and doesn't understand that life just happens. I am trying to make this post as honest as possible. If you like sales then go ahead, this could be a great job for you. I can assure you though that most people have no idea what they're getting themselves into (myself included), so really take this information into consideration. However, working here made me feel like I was a slave to Mr. Buchsbaum. I could not get out soon enough.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being deceitful and manipulative.

    Richard Allen Response

    Sep 16, 2017 – CEO

    Hey, Reviewer.

    We wanted to respond and thank you for the time you took to share your feedback in hopes of helping us improve our organization. As we are aware of whom wrote this review, we wish... More


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