Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Wisconsin – 20 February 2018
When originally hired I knew pretty much exactly what I was hired for, and was told I would be receiving mileage for driving outside of my area. The manager I was hired under is now gone from the company, and because everything with her was verbal I will no longer receive mileage for trips I would have taken before, so now I just don't do them. That leaves me with extremely limited hours. sometimes only two hours per month. No, that is not a typo. If you need a job where you can actually make money, you need to be working in a town that services multiple locations, not in a small town.
There is/was a complete lack of communication. You were not told that you are working over time till five minutes before your supposed to leave. half the time my overtime was worked in a different department where everybody else left for the day. you are not given the option of working the overtime. Department leads don't train you or refuse to train you so you have to ask someone else and hopefully they are telling you the right way. It is a cliquey enviroment. very few if any people actually speak English. whole warehouse is incentive based pay. not one person could make quotas, if they did they threatened to quit before making it.
Sourcing Analyst (Former Employee) – Rosemont, IL – 15 February 2018
Randa Accessories has a great office environment. However, the boss was behind on streaming anything with technology so everything had to be done step-by-step to deal with each consumer; which would reach more than 100 complaints/interviews, shipping orders, and follow-ups for every consumer daily.
No one takes responsibility and passes it on to someone else.
Never boring as you get to visit a different retailer everyday and work with different people. Must be a self starter. Micro managed a bit. Unfortunetly no room for advancement, not even pay rate increases.
Sales Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 7 January 2018
Randa was not a bad place to be but who I was working under wasn't the greatest. She typically gave me tedious jobs and I tended to have to ask around for more work because all she had me do was wait around for her to find me something to do. Thankfully many of the other people in the office loved to help me out and give me projects that I could actually learn and grow from. I am very grateful for them because they really made my time there amazing.
Account Executive (Current Employee) – Chicago,IL – 8 November 2017
company full of young, bright individuals with a management staff stuck in the past. Lots of turnover. No work from home options, tough commute. Work life balance is slim. Company works to promote quickly and from within which is great. Job description is constantly changing. Departments seem separated and not part of the team.
Office Work (Former Employee) – St. Rose, LA – 19 October 2017
The management is a joke. They seem to only care about how the company does and not how their employees are doing or how they feel.
When you communicate with others in the eastern states offices, and you are told that they have left for the day because it's "summer hours" you wonder why your office is not given these benefits. You also hear that their eastern states offices are going to 'town hall meetings', holiday parties, and you wonder if you work for the same company.
Its a stepping stone until you find something better
In the USA they have offices in different states but the company as a whole does not treat their employees the same way. Some management is located in New York or Chicago and some of the staff is located in states like Nevada or Louisiana and the perks that are given in the New York or Chicago offices are not passed down to the Nevada or Louisiana offices. Morale is terrible because of it.
Sourcing Co-ordinator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 23 August 2017
Management style is horrific. They play the role of a parent instead of a boss. People do not work as a team. Everyone wants to throw you under the bus. No real training and processes are constantly changing without proper training. It is like a revolving door. People are constantly leaving.
Scanner (Former Employee) – Saint Rose, LA – 9 August 2017
This job was amazing it is, however a production based job and I could not keep up. The hour some time were long but for the most part Monday through Friday and get off at a decent time. If I know then what I know about myself I would most likely still be working there.
Sr. Management (Former Employee) – Midwest – 29 June 2017
Lots of fires, chasing business, and meetings were daily activities. Really wears on a person. Constant change, moving the chess pieces around (us), and wondering if the axe would drop were also concerns.
Things I enjoyed - company outings, get-togethers, the feeling of accomplishment when you actually could accomplish something and "enjoy" the outcome (most days you didn't even have time to think about what you were actually doing), and quiet time when management was traveling.
Lots of alcohol at company outings, if that is your thing / growth for "management's" favorites / bonus program
Company runs lean, REALLY lean - never enough people to do the work needed, especially in a less than desirable economic state, public/obvious favoritism, lack of imagination in the office decor