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Tawani Enterprises Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  1. "Reccomended"

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    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tawani Enterprises as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and culture, low-stress environment, great benefits.

    Cons

    I really enjoyed my experience, therefore no complaints


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Constant changes in management and direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tawani Enterprises (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment was professional but still fun and relaxed. Great benefits and incentives. Many people were easy to get along with. Good potential for career advancement.

    Cons

    Contant change in management made it difficult to progress on major decisions for the company. Getting an answer from a top executive was like pulling teeth, and some departments needed constant reminders to complete their duties.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more transparent in the decision-making process to earn more trust from your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, employees are all very nice and friendly. Everyone gets along and enjoys their job

    Cons

    None, working there was great


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  5. "Benefits don't trump the management unbalance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits were excellent. Bonus + Silver Coin at Christmas. Wellness Program.

    Cons

    Unbalanced salary wise and manager wise.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is comparable and fair. Great benefits!

    Cons

    Sometimes to tough to manage the growing pains.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Never-changing management mentality/practices towards employees continue to plaque this small company"

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

    I worked at Tawani Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Non-management staff overall are very easy to work with (obviously a good amount of exceptions) with some diamonds in the rough who would be better appreciated elsewhere.

    Cons

    Management, with exception of the owner, will never change with regards to their approach and treatment of staff. Those who should be shown the door are kept in positions they have no business in and those who are professional and work hard are put under management who frankly have no business leading anyone. Moral was very low when I decided to move on and I could only guess where it is now. The family atmosphere went out the window a few years ago and I am extremely surprised that the more talented individuals have not moved on.

    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude towards your staff. Continue to treat them with derision, contempt, and keep people who frankly have no business running either a company or a group of people and you will always lose talent and continue to foster a hostile environment.


  8. "Fantastic Company, Great pay and environment"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tawani Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits, amazing leadership

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work


  9. Helpful (3)

    "At the time I was there, Tawani was experiencing internal conflict and it was a contentious environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tawani Enterprises full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The offices are clean and located in exciting downtown Chicago, near public transportation, beautiful Grant Park and restaurants for any budget.

    Cons

    Tawani is set up to manage the personal and business wealth of James N. Pritzker. At the time I was there (2007-2008), there was personal conflict between Mr. Pritzker and his CFO/VP. There was always tension in the air. Some employees were blatantly incompetent but were merely shuffled around to other positions. The environment was contentious and uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously, get your act together. Fire the incompetent staffers in your organization, reward the office staff who are competent, and leave your personal sex issues at home,