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darice Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. "Was run very well by the family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at darice full-time

    Pros

    was family owned, family still there

    Cons

    actually pretty content with things


  2. "IT Perspective"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at darice full-time

    Pros

    - Relatively relaxed atmosphere
    - On-site kitchen with chefs.
    - Ability to have control of projects and tell upper management what to do in regards to IT related tasks.
    - Never have to stay late. (They don't want to pay overtime.)
    - Touch a ton of different technologies.
    - Perks such as free meals after quarterly meetings and giveaways.
    - There are a few parks nearby that are nice to go to in the summer.
    - Paid phone and home internet.
    - Good for entry level but once you gain experience leave for better pay.
    - Fired some upper level staff.

    Cons

    - Low pay. Nearly $10k lower that average.
    - Keep piling more responsibilities on with out any compensation increase.
    - No back-up staff. So too bad if the network guy is out for the day. If you have a networking issues your out of luck.
    - Some developers and IT staff are afraid to look to the future and argue over moving to new Operating Systems.
    - Have to still wear a collared shirt. (Jeans are finally acceptable though.)
    - After being bought out everyone is in meetings constantly which increases turn time.
    - People in the company have the expectation that everything will get done instantly and their request is critical regardless of how truly urgent it is.
    - Ticketing system is in place but more often than not people just walk in or call.
    - Do not have the tools to succeed and the company will not purchase them for you. Common enterprise tools such as SCCM are simply pushed aside due to cost and administrators are stuck figuring out how to write scripts to get around things.
    - No training really offered unless you push for it for a few months.
    - Many commonly automated tasks are manual here due to lack of tools.
    - Help desk is involved in next to everything. Always gets stuck with the tasks that everyone else does not want to do or put the time into.
    - Company is not with the times and does not provide incentives that places such as hyland, google, amazon, and other companies provide.
    - Craft industry is on a downhill decline.

    Advice to Management

    - As responsibilities increase you must also increase compensation.
    - You will lose all your staff to better paying jobs if you do not get with the market.
    - Hire more staff.
    - Purchase needed tools.
    - Provide training.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad but definitely not great"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, almost never forced to leave early. Most Saturdays in the summer have optional overtime

    Cons

    Low pay ($10.80 starting), zero motivation to work hard - 30 cent raises each year no matter what. Performance-based raises are very rare and based on how much the boss likes you. No opportunities to get into an office job unless you have a degree or lots of experience.


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  5. "Good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at darice full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you are willing to do what is asked of you. You will advance and make more money if you are willing to work.

    Cons

    Very monotonous work but it's easy work and all expectations can easily be double.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to be revamp. All shifts should be held to the same standards.


  6. "Supervisor"

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

    I worked at darice full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work! They really go out of there way to make employees feel wanted. I recommend this company highly.

    Cons

    Like any family business you can only go so far unless you have the correct last name. I don't fault them as I would do the same if it was my family business.

    Advice to Management

    Well they sold to Michaels so I really can't give the advice I normally would since I haven't been there since the sale of the company.


  7. "Thank goodness Michaels bought it."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Strongsville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always kept people employed no lay offs ever. Family day is a good thing for employees and overtime. Discount at stores and awesome family members.

    Cons

    Unpredictable and unprofessional manager's in warehouse and Office especially in IT. The lead on the help desk. Language and tone of voice is not a way to talk to an employee and front of their peers. It's a shame they have got away with that for so long and many good employees have left do to the unprofessional management. Do yourself a favor Michael's take a look at what old stale unprofessional management that's in place now and clean up soon as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul HR across the board and management in office area and some in warehouse.


  8. "Fine place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Royalton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Royalton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company covers most healthcare costs. Easy to get trained on machines and advance if you work hard.

    Cons

    Warehouse is super hot in summer. Yearly "performance" reviews and raises are almost always 30 cents no matter how much or little you work.


  9. "Order Selector/Collector"

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

    I worked at darice full-time

    Pros

    Regular Schedule. Knew what was expected of you at the start of the day. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Overtime issues/when available wouldn't know IF you HAD to work Saturdays from 12-5 until Thursday afternoon (when on MANDATORY OT). Really messes with work/life balance. Can't plan due to late notice of OT. Starting rate of pay is too low. Increase base wage and you'll keep more of the great talent pool.

    Advice to Management

    USE the strengths of the very talented pool of people you have working for you. Encourage advancement from within and really strive to focus on your people- you will then get the ultimate support you need to complete your mission.


  10. "Buyer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Buyer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at darice (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, room to grow.

    Cons

    Compensation is not what it should be.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Work Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good values and growing business

    Cons

    Exception on salaried people is lots of hours

    Advice to Management

    Replace the under performers with better talented. Too slow to fire



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