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  1. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Cumming, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Cumming, GA

    I worked at Venus Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They offer a good product line

    Cons

    Understanding the current market conditions


  2. "Exercise caution when considering employment here"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in El Sobrante, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in El Sobrante, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Venus Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much to share here except, most of the staff were dedicated and proficient and were a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Owner (Raj) does not let management manage their departments without constant interference, he micromanages terribly which is counterproductive to establishing trust in his managers and their subordinates. Morale appeared to have suffered as a result of this unfortunate micro management practice...

    Advice to Management

    Let go of your strong hold, have faith in the managers and staff they hired, and allow each to demonstrate their abilities without micromanaging them to death!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No Positive Reinforcement....almost abusive!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with some very cool people, however the main topic of conversation was how much they hated the work environment and conditions.....basically the whole way the company was ran. But they only pro is there were some fun people to work with...a handful though.

    Cons

    Dirty, Dusty and Degrading work environment.....Detrimental to one's physical, mental and emotional well being. They basically hire and fire people left and right....I made the cut....not sure if that was a good thing. Always made to feel stupid even though you are not. No Appreciation what so ever....basically made to feel incompetent. No Management system that was consistent and Procedures would change frequently without communication. They do not allow any music to be played, any drinks at desk.....strict on menial things.

    Advice to Management

    If you are ever going to change your ways of doing things.....I would suggest starting with having water available in your empty water cooler for your employees. This shows that at least you care a tiny bit about them. Just treat them right and your will see that they will enjoy their job more and want to do a better job for you. I hope you take this advice. I got lucky that I took off before I slowly deteriorated in that place Thanks!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Third World Toxic Culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Venus Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a handful of well educated bright and creative people. However, these folks are not allowed any autonomy and are under the control of the owner who lack leadership skills and rules with an iron fist.

    Cons

    No standardization of procedures. Improper use of technology or lack thereof. Substandard working conditions. Filthy environment where derogatory remarks are commonplace. No HR department and gestapo-like management. Notably discriminatory against women and those not of the country of origin of the owners. Very unclean environment. No communication between departments. Culture of blame with no individual accountability. Environment of fear tactics and abusive comments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop importing third culture into the United States. Hire a consulting firm to assist with improving communications. Either institute and English speaking culture or hire only those who speak the language of majority of worker's native language. Perhaps have one employee training a new person versus four or five with conflicting procedures. Create an HR department. Forbid abusive name calling and deriding comments from the daily culture.


  5. "Very good experience"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Venus Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a reliable company, positive work environment and freedom to present development plans. Good work schedule and employers keep their promises

    Cons

    So far I have not found anything significantly negative as for a publication about it ... maybe the difference marked by the culture of employers is not a good point

    Advice to Management

    Providing more confidence to women


  6. "Potentially great ......."

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

    Pros

    Employees can learn and grow

    Cons

    Below par compensation, lack of visionary leadership

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your employees, get professionals in back office


  7. "My lasting thought, I never should have accepted the job offer having some knowledge that the owner was a micro manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales in No Mirage, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in No Mirage, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Venus Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cannot really say anything good. Benefits are mediocre at best.

    Cons

    Owner is running this business as if there are no labor laws.

    Advice to Management

    Get the owner interested in Golf!

  8. "Owned and run by a micro-manager, this is not a job that provides any latitude for employees to be creative."

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

    I worked at Venus Group full-time

    Pros

    Built from grassroots effort by the owner andfamily, impressive that the have become as successful as they are at present.

    Cons

    Ruled with an iron fist, this owner needs to step back from the front line and allow managers to do their jobs, and employees, so to improve morale that suffers immensely throughout the organization..

    Advice to Management

    Get a better grasp of how to instill positive outcomes from your staff by encouraging individuality and latitude for each staff member to improve efficiencies while improving overall job satisfaction and morale.


  9. "Puffed up Management"

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    Former Employee - Management in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Venus Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Salaries and friendly employees make this a nice place to work, if you can deal with the company culture.

    Cons

    This company has a poor management style, with questionable ethics. They have unrealized potential because of they can't seem to stay focused on basic competencies.

    Advice to Management

    You should start to listen to experienced employees who are trying to help you grow.


  10. "Executive Chef"

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    Former Employee - Cook in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Cook in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Venus Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment - Flexible Hours

    Cons

    A lot of in fighting and favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Keep Kitchen separate to the rest


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