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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.50
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Cricket Inc

Reviews - What employees say

1.50 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The moral was always down!! Family members of owners were able to come into the stores and speak to the employees any type of way.

Support from management

Too many owners, 5 to be exact. Everyone has their own idea of what makes the business successful but no one felt the need to put their heads together and make a plan. Everyone gave their directions which world often contradict what another owner previously stated.

Teamwork

As with any job there were cliques. Some people worked well together, others kept drama, issues, and gossip constantly circulating. Too many children hired in order to not pay experienced individuals their worth.

Freedom to work independently

The work load was NOT distributed evenly. You have some working all 3 stores making next to nothing, while others stay at one location making a minimum of $4 more. They spread the ones that work the hardest and are willing to work too thin.

Internal Communication

A lot was learned through Corporate but not the owners of the franchise.

Gender Equality

Wives of a few of the owners always had a problem with any females hired. Often talked down to the female employees causing them to quit.

Attitude towards older colleagues

One senior worker, the father in law of one of the owners that happened to be new to the country and didn't speak a bit of English. One example of the Nepotism that occurred.

Career Development

There was NO room for advancement. Every time a position opened for upper management a family member was brought in to fill it. I can recall at least 3 times where someone was brought in, paid more, and needed to be trained by a current employee.

Overall compensation for your work

NO!! Not only well they pay you next to nothing BUT they will also alter your tax forms to put your dependants and exemptions to the max. Be careful, I have a pending investigation going on now.

Work-Life Balance

Families ARE NOT taken into consideration. Only if you were one of the many owners or a good friend they looked at like family. There was a lot of nepotism within this company. Some like myself and one other alleged "managers" opened and closed a store 7 days a week. In 1 month we were in the stores MORE than the owners were in 6 months combined and that includes all the owners combined.

Job Security

Your job is never safe or stable due to the owners constantly bringing their family members from their country over and giving them the positions in the stores. Expecting the current employees to train them.

Challenging Work

I was extremely proud of all the work I completed while there.

Inclusive / Diverse

No, no, no....

Suggestions for improvement

  • Close the franchise

What I like about the company

The opportunity to meet so many wonderful people/customers.

What I dislike about the company

The fact that the owners of valuecomm decided to alter my tax forms at their own discretion with out my permission. Once i requested a copy of all forms I completed, I got the run around. A year later and I still don't have it.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Cricket Inc
  • City
    Glen Burnie
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.50
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Cricket Inc
1.50
1 review

Industry average (Consumer Electronics)
3.28
49,217 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,835,000 reviews