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York Wallcoverings Reviews

Updated January 27, 2017
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  1. "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at York Wallcoverings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Phenomenal coworkers. Worldwide leader in its category.

    Cons

    Company is in an identity crisis. Wants to do everything, but doesn't want to supply the resources to truly back new initiatives. Doesn't analyze opportunities either before or after taking them on, so business initiatives seem to be done by the seat of the pants, and then lower level people are made to pay the price when things don't succeed. There is opportunity here for greatness, but they haven't been able to capitalize on it yet..

    Advice to Management

    Properly resource initiatives. If you are going to continue to tackle opportunity type business than you need to reward people for their effort rather than pushing them for the management team's failure to strategize and think things through.


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    "Looking elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Worker in York, PA
    Current Employee - Worker in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at York Wallcoverings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employees and floor level managers. Luckily the manufacturing managers and the vp are clueless. This way we can do the work correctly without them screwing it up to much. This place had potential to be great.

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea what they are doing. We all feel this place will be nothing but a brainless warehouse and customer service center soon for outsourced garbage.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some experts and clean house of the new management guys that are feeding you crap without you knowing it.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Turbulent"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at York Wallcoverings full-time

    Pros

    Really nice coworkers, great product.

    Cons

    This WAS a fantastic company to work for. Family owned but then sold to a group of investors. All decisions are about the bottom line. Sacrificing long term growth and quality of execution in departments to save a few dollars today. Very sad looking at what a great company it was to how it is evolving.

    Advice to Management

    Look to and invest in long term growth. The money you save today will cost you in the long run in mistakes in customer service, shipping, books etc. Have a vision and commit the resources to make it successful.


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  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in York, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people(co-workers) are the life blood of the company.

    Cons

    Management is very poor. The employees went from number one to least important

    Advice to Management

    Please stop making decisions in a vacuum.


  6. "Very sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful, hard working employees who take pride in their work! Middle management supervisors are the only positive thing that is holding the company together, as soon as they start leaving.........

    Cons

    Carl was the owner of the company who made it a family business and made it a great atmosphere to work in, since selling last year everything has gone down hill. The family feeling is gone, change isn't driven to better the company it is driven to satisfy the blood thirsty top executives who are only looking at employees as overhead instead of people. Horrible upper management, top executives see there are major issues with upper management yet choose to turn a blind eye and not deal with the major management issues at hand. Top executives who were in-it-to-win-it and on the side of the employees are now drones with no back bones allowing bad decision after bad decision to be made.

           Due to how corrupt the company feels middle management just sit back with their hands tied waiting for someone to see that by not making the much needed management changes people will continue to leave the company at a fast pace, which has been happening the last three months. I loved this company and Carl, but if you continue to do the same thing you have always done and "NOT CHANGE" you will continue to get the same results and the company might not be here in a years time.

    Advice to Management

    Support and praise your employees, without them there is NO company. Top executives need to take upper management and swipe the plate clean, start over.


  7. "Export coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at York Wallcoverings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere and great employees.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to problem areas to make improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the concerns of your employees and make improvements, followed up on the concerns. If this doesn't improve more people will leave.


  8. "designer"

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    Former Employee - Designer in York, PA
    Former Employee - Designer in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at York Wallcoverings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    really good people to work with and decent work environment. lots of company history and sense of pride in work

    Cons

    very low pay with no flexible hours. poor communication from management. really old school mentallity with hokey perks and poor incentives.

    Advice to Management

    stop insulting people with perks and no finacial incentive. raises should be appropriate and motivational. the company needs to get caught up with the times and be more professional


  9. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in York, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at York Wallcoverings full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice; nice sense of community within departments

    Cons

    Management very much has a "we do it like this because we've always done it this way" attitude even though they claim not to; pay is extremely low for all the work you're expected to do; Departments seem to "rival" each other rather than working together. Appointments are expected to take place outside of work hours for the most part.... kind of impossible with a 8-5 schedule

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a fair wage and treat them like they matter


  10. "Good Company/Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York Wallcoverings full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, knowledgeable managers who help you grow within the company

    Cons

    Low pay, can be moved from department to department with no warning


  11. "Overall a decent place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really enjoyed the people I worked with.
    I was working through school and my supervisors were very helpful in allowing me to put my education first when it was necessary.

    Cons

    Much of the work was done alone with little supervision. This can be effective when employees have a high work ethic, but caused a few problems with those who weren't concerned with the quality of their own work as it required other employees to step up and supervise.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with some of the temps who come in to pull orders to make sure they understand requirements from various customers



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