Robert Allen Reviews

Updated January 13, 2016
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  1. "Director, Visual Merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Director, Visual Merchandising in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Visual Merchandising in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Amazing product selection.Really dedicated employees. Fun, supportive atmosphere.

    Cons

    None. Really enjoyed my job.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "former intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people and office enviorment

    Cons

    low hourly rate for interns


  3. "Horrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Furnture and Fabric Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Furnture and Fabric Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good product, beautiful fabrics, quality furniture lines. My last manager was wonderful. Co-workers were great.

    Cons

    Upper management are horrible and inhumane.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late. Close the doors.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible,horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Department in Foxborough, MA
    Former Employee - IT Department in Foxborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Allen (More than a year)

    Pros

    People, they are the biggest reason to work for Robert allen

    Cons

    No raise for the last 10 years, many layoffs . Upper management has no idea how to run business . Top management treats employees very badly. No 401k match ,very bad employee benefits .

    Advice to Management

    close the door and sell what is left.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Many good experiences and some very low."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxboro, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Allen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Personal growth is so-so. Work-life is good here, very low turnover rate. Promotions when deserved.

    Cons

    Office culture is difficult because it is a privately held company. It is hard to know where you stand.

    Advice to Management

    I see a lot of organizational changes that effect employees like a bomb has been dropped on them. And most of the time Employees that have given their whole career to the company. I get the feeling that the senior management don't care if the employee is left without a job. Nor do they care what time of year it is. And this company hasn't handed a raise out to the low income earners in more than seven years.


  7. "business is not great, hours are constantly cut"

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    Current Employee - TMS Operator in Gaffney, SC
    Current Employee - TMS Operator in Gaffney, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    learning how to package, tag, and load all outgoing mail and items onto pallets and trucks for shipment. learning how to work on an assembly line type job.

    Cons

    the company cuts hours for different people every week. business is not doing well, and employees have to take a reduction in hours when the company already doesn't allow more than 40 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    shouldn't hire more people than needed so that current employees don't have to take a cut in hours when business is down.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lagging Behind"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Allen full-time

    Pros

    Had a great run! I'm glad to have worked there when I did. At one time R.A was the leader in the industry.

    Cons

    After a series of ownership changes and management misfires, the company lost its' edge. I don't believe they will ever recapture marketshare again.

    Advice to Management

    Your sales reps are your greatest assists. They are the ones in the trenches. Value their opinions. Don't hire high turn-over managers from your competitors. There's a reason they got fired!


  9. "I enjoyed working for Robert Allen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Product and some great people to work with.

    Cons

    At that time constant changes in management.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your good people to perform.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Management Needs Some Revision"

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    Former Employee - Fabric Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Fabric Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A little paid vacation time and paid holidays. Health Insurance.

    Cons

    Cruel, small-minded, senior management who do not care one wit about their employees. Constantly felt under the threat of being fired. Enormous pressure with unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Do some house cleaning. Things won't change at the bottom until things change at the top. You have/had loyal, hard-working employees, a great brand and loyal clients but there were many policies and management decisions that were detrimental to providing good customer service.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "It was interesting"

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    Former Employee - FO/PS in Foxboro, MA
    Former Employee - FO/PS in Foxboro, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved going into work everyday, the diffrent people that I created friendships with and I still keep in touch with some of them, I had a GREAT manager and miss the place dearly just wish they had never let me go. Oh well Im sure they will re sell the company again and there will be more lay offs and new presidents blah blah

    Cons

    Wish they never laid me off and I wish they would give all the employees in Foxboro a raise because they are the reason why the company is still in buisness, they do more work then selling furniture or fabric. They put in the long hrs and they get nothing in return, think its been at least six yrs since anyone over there has received a raise. The sales people were always number one and thats a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the office employees with Repsect and let them know that they are appreciated, give more incentives christmas bonus would be nice or a company raise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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