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Rodda Paint Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rodda Paint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Availability to get overtime is nice. Great group of workers and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Not much of a chance to move up. Having to work some weekends. Understaffed at times. Phones ring off the hook.

    Advice to Management

    Be more hands on training new employees. Lead by example. Let those who go above and beyond to work hard know that they are appreciated.


  2. "Accounts Payable"

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

    Pros

    Was family oriented at the beginning. Decent benefits. Possible yearly bonus.

    Cons

    As another had said - rampant nepotism and all of its associated ugliness. They have a general policy of not firing people that are incompetent, instead allowing others to treat them disgustingly until they quit - that means you'll be doing their work. Management maintains by bullying or silence. Don't expect much advancement unless you are sleeping with or related to management.

    I spent an entire summer doing somebody else's job and it took threatening to quit before i was at all compensated for the job - under the table! Here's your thanks for a $500 2nd summer job that was performed better than the manager's daughter had done - the same manager that i was told to apologize to for "making him yell at me." Good riddance! I almost forgot - he cussed at me, but had my manager write me up for cussing in a conversation with him.

    My department was also promised a retroactive raise if we were able to pick up the slack of a lost employee. When we had and i asked about it, it was denied with the response, "Are you calling me a liar?" Yes, yes you are. In the end, the state proved that one.

    There's your potential employer.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect good employees to be happy.

  3. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rodda Paint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benifits, manager was flexible, fun work environment, great coworkers, hours weren't bad for retail, repeat customers that treat employees well!

    Cons

    Don't pay people what they are worth, no raises, promotion within the company is hit or miss, mostly miss since they seem to like hiring from our competition for management roles.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion from within should be focused on, vs hiring managers with no experience at Rodda, it's never fun to train your boss.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I wish it was different"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rodda Paint full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Color matching is fun
    You get to love the personality of some customers
    During the winter months you can literally do nothing
    The benefits are practically the only thing that they DO have
    Upper management jobs!

    Cons

    Most of the computers are DECADES old. The systems themselves have been around since the early 80's.
    Employee appreciation has gone down the TOILET. If you expect a raise, you should start looking for a different job. They generally appoint .10 cents a year, maybe .25 if you've been good.
    They boast about profit sharing and quarterly bonuses. In the years that I've worked here, we've only had 1 bonus check. 2 quarterlies. I guess they are losing money??
    Trying to communicate color is one of the hardest things you will ever do.
    You almost feel like you have 5 different bosses.
    Finding your place in the company just happens, you start by mopping the bathrooms and taking out the trash.
    Most sales jobs are under more pressure to sell, putting an unfair amount of work on the short staffed stores.
    Employees are a handful of pirates. They fish, swear, and drink.

    Advice to Management

    give your employees a raise!

    Rodda Paint Response

    Mar 8, 2017 – President

    I would like express my appreciation for your feedback. I am glad to know that you are enjoying color matching, our customers and the winter months. I am very sorry to hear about your various... More


  5. "It's okay and it pays the bills."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Delivery Driver in Nampa, ID
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Delivery Driver in Nampa, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rodda Paint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mixing paint and great people to work for on a manager level.excellent products that they can sell if they get the word out.

    Cons

    Out dated. A lot of push back from upper management to streamline operations. Going from Amy large company to this one is like stepping back 30 years.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade facilities. Increase pay.

    Rodda Paint Response

    Mar 8, 2017 – President

    Thanks for the feedback. And I agree that we have a lot of growth opportunity with our expanded product offering! I also agree that we have a lot of prime areas to up-date & upgrade.

    I am... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, short staffed."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rodda Paint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management is good, including upper management. Decent communication between employees and management for the most part.

    Management oppurtunities come up a few times a year for those that want to move up in the company.

    Set schedules, usually made a month out, which makes for scheduling around work a lot easier.
    Most stores are open 7am-6pm with shifts for either 7-4, 8-5 or 9-6. Closed every Sunday.

    Cons

    Work loads can be very heavy during the summer months (to be expected in this industry), but a lot of stores are short staffed, making the workload that much harder to handle.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rodda Paint full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned business that cares for their employees

    Cons

    Need more employees in our stores

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Decent pay (at best), customers are generally great, staffing stores is a major issue, and sine people feel entitled."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rodda Paint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing bonuses yearly. Benefits aren't too bad. Match certain percent of 401k contribution. VP of company is (or seems to be) a really nice guy. Outside salesmen and saleswomen are usually (USUALLY) nice. Decent amount of PTO given yearly. Mostly a fun work environment, just depends on who you're working for in the store.

    Cons

    Upper management is riddled with nepotism. They (upper management) also don't listen to what store managers and employees say very often, especially if it's controversial or they are defending themselves. There is definitely a feeling of intimidation when upper management comes around, instead of a feeling of being a team member with coworkers and upper management alike. Pay rate should be more, for certain.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and cut the nepotism completely out of the company. YOU MUST NOT BEND RULES AND MAKE SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS OF UPPER MANAGEMENT. No one should be intimidated by who they work with or who they work for, especially not in a retail environment where a team spirit is a necessity. If you're not going to formally train your employees, ditch the blinds and wallpaper. No one working in the store wants to deal with that stuff. You're Rodda PAINT, so stick to paint.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Delivery Driver
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Delivery Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rodda Paint full-time

    Pros

    Really fun job, helps to build customer service and sales skills

    Cons

    Little room for growth, very market dependent

    Advice to Management

    More support for smaller stores


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It was OKAY for a first job, low pay, and always felt like a hassle to take days off or to be sick"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rodda Paint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    easy work, typically nice people and work environment, lots of vacation time

    Cons

    low pay, no sick days

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee's and treat people better


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