Springs Window Fashions Employee Reviews

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Expected to work--a lot
National Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WIJuly 31, 2017
In by 8, you're late is a common term. It is expected you are in before 8:00 and there after 5:00 every day. If you are not one of the top accounts, resources can be hard to come by. That said, great product and they try very hard to pay out on bonuses.
Pros
Very good product
Cons
Poor work-life balance
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Company was privately owned and than purchased by GGC.
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Southwest, USAJuly 26, 2017
It was a good company to work at. There were any changes that went on and I was laid off due to someone else's tenure. I managed 16 reps in the field. Covered multiple states in the SW USA.
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High energy and fast paced job with the potential for further advancement.
Customer Service Representative II (Current Employee) –  Montgomery, PA 17752July 21, 2017
Your day is hectic and lively. You meet some really great people and learn how to use complex office operating systems. The management is very hands on and makes it a place where you can be heard.
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Productive place to work
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WIJune 4, 2017
Working for Springs Window Fashions was a great experience. The management was fairly good, and the people were decent. However, there were some issues with a fellow employee who was very childish for his age. Other then that, I like working there.
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Incompetent middle management
IT Worker (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WIMay 30, 2017
This is an extremely profitable company and makes a surprisingly good product. This is due to its unique manufacturing process that is extremely difficult to manage and maintain. Having said that, the following have been my observations:
- Due dates for projects are fixed and determined without any realistic planning. Things like equipment needs, network/power cabling needs, software development, basically anything requiring preparation. The expectation is simply "get it done". Planning is essentially unheard of here.
- Employee retention is poor in key positions throughout the company leaving large gaps in basic knowledge of operations.
- New employee resources are sometimes forgotten about during the first month or two during minimal to nonexistent training. This leaves the initiated employee wondering what to do after repeated requests for work. Some employees hired for specific remote jobs sometimes get commandeered by local managers ending up doing work they weren't hired for.
- Work tends to be hoarded and done by some middle management people rather than properly delegated.
- Middle management is invisible unless they want something.
- Work/Life balance here is encouraged but realistically not possible for many employees due to the daily demands of unplanned projects, fire fighting and the simple lack of key knowledgeable employees in the right company positions when needed.
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Not a Best Experience
Office Worker (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WIMarch 28, 2017
SWF prides themselves as a "Best Experience" company. Unless you are favored by upper management this is not the case. Human Resource department is lead by only a couple of employees and is not a team environment. No room for advancement and yearly raises are minimal.
Pros
Profit Sharing
Cons
Poor management, not a team environment. Acquisitions are more of a priority than the employees
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Not a great place to work.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Grayling, MIFebruary 24, 2017
Hours suck, pay is low, benefits are bad. Little to no traning. Most people in the plant have 20+years in or less then 2 that says alot about the company.
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Product management
Product Manager Associate (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WIFebruary 2, 2017
Very fast moving, lots of changes and departments involved
Culture is driven from the top
Extended work hours are expected
Pros
Great variety of products
Cons
Work/life balance
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Productive and fun place to work.
Order Entry Clerk (Current Employee) –  Montgomery, PAFebruary 2, 2017
A typical day at work for me is sitting in my chair in front of 2 computer screen entering orders from a faxed in order into our system. I've learned that not all jobs are physically demanding but can be mentally demanding. Our workplace culture is the best experience company. The hardest part about my job is sitting for so long staring at a computer and deciphering hand writing. The most enjoyable part of my job is being allowed to listen to music while I work.
Pros
Opportunities to advance, flexible schedules, laid back dress code, easy to work with managment
Cons
Sitting all day
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Good place to work while it was there
Group Leader (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, PAJanuary 5, 2017
Plenty of room for advancement, good place to work, good hours, plenty of overtime, wish product wouldn't have been relocated to Mexico
Pros
competitive pay rate
Cons
went to mexico
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Productive work day.
Solar Shade Assembler (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WIOctober 16, 2016
Came in started doing the job, putting together the cordless shade. Learned how to make the shades, how to trouble shot on fixing it if something was wrong. Had some good co-workers, had some good times. Hardest part was working with a guy from another culture that has no respect for women. They had some functions for the employees.
Pros
I liked the work.
Cons
Working with a guy who didn't respect women.
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Decent place to work, managment is iffy
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, PAAugust 27, 2016
Not too bad of a place to work. Most of your coworkers are nice, but the managment plays favorites like no one's business. There's room for growth, but not unless you're kissing butt every day.
Pros
great pay, free coffee
Cons
no incentives, not much work life balance at all
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Just a ok place to work
Employee (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WIAugust 1, 2016
Just ok to work there.

No real direction was given.

Tough to understand the decision.

Was not really into employee welfare.

Good short term job.
Pros
Just ok
Cons
Just ok
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fast paced job
assembler (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, PAJune 18, 2016
put blinds together on a time limit to get your number for the day.i learned patience quickly, got along great with coworkers
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Poor environment
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, PAApril 28, 2016
The workplace was dirty and not enjoyable. They had bug problems and the dust was awful, your first day there they told you to buy Lysol wipes for your desk.
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Independence to manage your territory.
Senior Field Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 6, 2016
Great career opportunity until until new ownership resulting in cut backs in field sales staff, as well as increased weekend requirements.
Pros
Self scheduling to meet monthly objectives provided.
Cons
Increased week end work requirements and FSR down sizing.
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decent pay, was hard for me to balance work/home life
Field Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Middleton, WISeptember 5, 2015
as an FSR you can expect about 50-75% of your time spent on the road or in stores. After initial training, you're pretty much on your own with little to no guidance from your manager. For someone who has never help a position such as this its aggravating not knowing who to reach out to. Don't expect any thing from SWF in a hurry, other employees joke that they "run on Springs time" its took me 2 months to receive business cards, and almost 4 to receive a name badge.

Take this review how ever you'd like, for me it just wasn't a good fit .
Pros
company car, flexability of schedule
Cons
little to no guidance once in position, several projects rolled out at once can be overwhelming, huge territories means you spend hours on end driving pretty much daily
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Great company// not enough training
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Williamsport, PAJuly 29, 2015
Showed they appreciated employees. However the training was not enough for what was expected from you. Very stressful
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ok place
Product manager (Current Employee) –  Middleton, WIJuly 1, 2015
Management: Words do not always meet actions. There are good and bad days, generally not enough resources and recognition.
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Best customer service job in the area
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  WilliamsportJanuary 10, 2015
When you start you have to learn a lot!!!! But once you get the hang of it the job is easy and pays well. Management treats the employees well and there are opportunities for advancement. The only negative is that during peak seasons if you are full time you are forced to work 1 or 2 hours of mandatory overtime (generally on Monday and Tuesdays (sometimes Wednesday-Friday too)). If you need the money you won't mind the OT, but it really sucks during the summer when the weather is nice and you're forced to work 10 hours per day. Overall it's still a good place to work.
Pros
Pay, benefits, good management, advancement opportunities
Cons
Difficult to learn when you first start, mandatory overtime
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