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Strategic Partners, Inc Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Sales- East Coast"

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

    Pros

    Top Medical apparel Co. in its field

    Cons

    Micromanaging, Management always on top of us sales reps

    Advice to Management

    we are all Pros. We do not need to be Micromanaged


  2. "So Much Potential, So Many Shortcomings"

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    Former Employee - Credit Manager
    Former Employee - Credit Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Partners, Inc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has great products and a great position in the market - EG Biggest Dog in the fight. Mid level management is extremely talented. Relatively good benefits. Good potential for advancement and upward movement.

    Cons

    Upper level management is often disconnected from day to day operations. Lots of finger pointing and refusal to step up and see projects through. Oftentimes refusal to eliminate individuals who are dead weight. Promotions often come in title, not in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that often times the impact of a director is not due to the director, but usually the manager beneath them. Promote from within so you don't lose quality people. Compensate fairly.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Politically Driven Corporate Mess--No Loyalty or Respect for Employees"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Partners, Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great brands, nice co-workers, free parking, clean building, ping-pong

    Cons

    Marketing department has been re-organized 3 times in two years with different department heads and countless good, long standing employees let go due to restructuring. Huge egos and untrustworthy, catty political climate dominate the company. There is not much room for advancement and they like to hire outside the company for bigger positions. Employees are overworked and severely underpaid for the multiple hats they wear. No clear direction and the departments were very disorganized. Everyone out for themselves and no collaboration because everyone was so scared of losing their jobs or getting cast aside. Upper management hires their friends who are under qualified and overpaid--then run the department into the ground after they fire everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and pay them what they are worth. Enough with the corporate politics and just do good work and appreciate ideas wherever they come from--learn to collaborate in order to make things happen and produce a great product.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Intellectually bankrupt managers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Partners, Inc full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free parking, nice lunch room.

    Cons

    Sales management is insecure and opaque, creating significant disfunction through hidden agendas, second guessing, and creating an unpleasant and uncooperative work environment. Promotability is linked to being liked by Sales leader, and unrelated to results.

    Advice to Management

    Replace Sales leaders since they are the source of the disfunction. Company owners could produce much better results placing more professional and transparent people in Sales.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The most dysfunctional and toxic environment possible."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Partners, Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best brands in the industry.

    Cons

    Environment - Toxic and dysfunctional with no processes and poor communication from top to bottom. No synergy whatsoever. It's every man or woman for themselves. High school mentality with 60+ year olds gossiping about other departments.

    Organization - Many don't have defined roles. No published org chart. People are scared to tell you what projects or tasks they work on. There's zero transparency. It's amateur hour in a high turnover setting.

    Management - Several are past their sell-by-date with an outdated skill set and no incentive to improve. Majority are in their role because of nepotism. None are the mentor type who you can learn or improve from.

    CFO / CEO - Real tension between them both that filters down to the other employees. Both come from privileged backgrounds with zero social skills or genuine appreciation for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Irrelevant because they would never listen to it.


  7. "Senior Web Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Partners, Inc (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ping-Pong, Food trucks sometimes, casual dress

    Cons

    IT Web management has low technical skills, luck of architectural experience, non of management skills

    Advice to Management

    let go all IT Web / Architect management and promote real professionals, if any left


  8. "Interviewer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great flexibility with your schedule and very supportive coworkers.

    Cons

    I wish the pay was a little higher for the position


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Politics and pressure prevail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable offices and free parking, reasonable pay and benefits, relaxed work style, easy to keep a low profile, can do well if your boss likes you, product line and company are doing well financially.

    Cons

    The entrepreneurial CEO owner is disengaged, opaque organizational structure and goal setting, undefined culture and values interpreted differently by leadership, politics dominate management ranks and create fear in rank and file, too much effort going into guessing what boss wants in order to please them which reduces communication and innovation, aggressive and damaging Sales management culture with low integrity and lacks respect for others which creates a climate of fear which spills over and hurts other departments as well.

    Advice to Management

    Depending on what the real goals of the owners are, organize company in a more transparent and sustainable manner, then clarify and respect assigned roles, instill collaboration and respect in place of excessive politics, and streamline bloated Sales structure and change the bullying leadership. Define positive culture and values and then walk the talk, and support HR department to make positive improvements.


  10. "Seems legit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company and strong Sales Department. Fairly new building, in house janitors, and big parking lot. Knowledgeable employees heading each department.

    Cons

    Not really any negatives in my experience.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Comfortable, clean work environment with friendly employees."

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    Current Employee - Textile Designer in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Textile Designer in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Partners, Inc full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Length of shifts are generally good, clean building, great employees, management values and rewards hard working employees, ability to move up the ladder if you work hard, competitive salaries, good benefits including 401k and your choice of HMO or PPO medical and dental.

    Cons

    Overtime will last a week or two and can get really exhausting, really quiet (should have music), early start time (most design houses start between 9-10am), hard to take quality time off: only able to take a few days here and there, PPO medical is really expensive so most of us have HMO.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus: too many side conversations and smartphone distractions.



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