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Springs Window Fashions Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "Great company with great benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Springs Window Fashions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I started with temp agency . i have a will to do good job every day for a better quality and good production .then i have an opportunity to be hired permanently .Awesome, team work ,communication are the keys. i have a chance to work with good and experienced supervisor . It's a better place to work because there are associates of 35 plus years .they love their job . Springs Window Fashions don't mess with safety (very important) associates take safety class every month. also it's a shared interests ,you get what you do.

    Cons

    the building is old (the roofing) things need to be upgraded . why can't we use Microsoft Windows 10 . i understand that it's built in 1939 .

    Advice to Management

    the management is experienced .


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Springs Window Fashions full-time

    Pros

    Many companies talk about employee engagement and taking care of their associates, but SWF really does. There are many long term employees 30+ years because it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Need to continue to re-invest in manufacturing.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed bag of Systems missing Integrity, BIG time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Springs Window Fashions full-time

    Pros

    Good for Sales reps.
    Good in terms of retiring place for older folks not looking for changes/growth.
    Recent Sr management upheavals seem to work in favor.

    Cons

    * Systems are non-linear with contemporary demands & public business practices.
    * Not for someone looking for organic challenges in IT career, unless you are better at political manipulations than systems.
    * Company has a more percentage of Senior as well and older change-resisting business folks so not an ideal job for IT.
    * Its quite small place compared to the size of political drama for any given project. Current biggest project is the glorious example of "us versus IT".
    * On a lighter note, you can get hired for one system but end up working on a lot more (1 person army) with a completely "unjust" pay for biting bullets.
    * Very poor formal communications in almost all projects. Everyone lives in their own castle :)

    Advice to Management

    Systems folks are supposed to be smart so please figure it out from lot of younger people leaving in recent years. It's time.
    Senior management needs to understand its 21st century and IT does not mean a server room with hard drives and desktops, its a lot more than a cost-center in this day and age.


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  5. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Private) in Williamsport, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Private) in Williamsport, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Springs Window Fashions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, love the people, tons of room for advancement, and the atmosphere is great as well. This app requires a minimum, so here are twenty words guys...

    Cons

    There are very few cons and I'm only typing right now to get to the twenty or so word minimum, so there you have it. Enjoy I say, enjoy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. "Great work place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company that really cares about the well being of their employees. Great people and a great work environment.

    Cons

    They are headquartered in the Midwest.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Social justice and inclusion"

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

    Pros

    Springs pays well and is the easiest job that I ever had.

    Cons

    My opinion of Springs is the culture is not diverse. Springs feels like you step back in time. It evokes the 50's, where some people do not have civil rights. Inclusion is a foreign language to some Springs employees. If you don't believe is social justice or inclusion, Springs is for you.

    The office space is dirty and unclean, it’s a dump.

    Advice to Management

    Clean the office space.

    Springs Window Fashions Response

    Sep 30, 2016 – Manager, Talent Planning & Placement

    We are concerned about the behavior you described in your review. SWF works hard to maintain a professional business environment. Our company takes proactive measures to stop unethical behavior and ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Springs Window Fashions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unfortunately there really wasn’t any pro's, you work really long hours for really low pay.
    One pro I guess is if you were a female is you could sleep with upper management to keep your job. Or if you were a clients female sales rep you would get free drinks and be completely harassed by some of the Springs management team.

    Cons

    the pay or lack of, they preach family time but expect you to work insane hours for no additional pay. The old boys network in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff better.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative0
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative0
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company that has been around for a long time, with historically relatively steady sales in major accounts. Some autonomy (less now than before). Generally nice people, but you may see most of them 1-2x per year.

    Cons

    The main competitor has been better at acquisitions and has grown to own 2/3 (or more) of the industry. If they are strategically looking to squeeze SWF out of some major accounts, it may happen. The competition has some product lines that they can leverage to accomplish this.

    There is very little room for growth here. Reps are around for a decade or more without being promoted. Pay increases are small. The company has started to micromanage more than most outside sales reps would be use to. If you end up with the right regional manager, you're golden. The wrong one, and you will spend half of your day doing CYA paperwork, showing up to accounts that are worthless, and going through the motions just to appease them. There is little concern at work/life balance. They will preach that it is important, but then require you work evenings/holidays/weekends even if you had long-standing plans/events.

    Over the last few years, this job has grown to nothing more than a glorified merchandising position. This is somewhat SWF's fault, and somewhat their customer's fault. There is a huge disconnect with field employees and office (Middleton, WI) employees.

    Advice to Management

    Spend one on one time with reps, without the regional managers. No one will be candid with their reporting manager present. Request feedback, surveys, etc... I saw more than one person there manage their business in the best interest of the company and their customer base, only to have to change and go through the motions to meet some sort of call/frequency quota. There are a lot of accounts that would not/ could not sell a custom blind if their life depended on it - no matter how often a rep trains them. Its their customer demos, not their lack of desire. Some of the reps here have valuable insights and ideas that are not capitalized on. There is a general fear that if you go too far off of the script, you will be gone.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NA/OpEx Manager in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - NA/OpEx Manager in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to grow, company is growing and expanding its portfolio. Great management team at the highest level of the organization.

    Cons

    Nothing relevant to comment, always there is something to improve.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "A bit like office space."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A friendly work environment with people who seem to care. Much less drama and politics then I have experienced with other companies.

    Cons

    New ideas weren't really encouraged. Too few people with too much going on meant most things need to get done instead of done well.

    Advice to Management

    It's great that there is some employee rentnwtion of 20-30 years. To retain younger employees you wil need to modernize policies and culture.



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