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Reviews for Herff Jones

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.63
Support from management
2.20
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.79
Internal Communication
2.25
Office / Work Environment
2.78
Environmental Friendliness
2.72
Work-Life Balance
2.37
Challenging Work
3.28
Inclusive / Diverse
2.53

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.40
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.63
Career Development
2.33
Overall compensation for your work
2.55
Company Image
2.72
Job Security
2.47
Handicapped Accessibility
2.95
Workplace Safety
2.61
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 4 of 21 reviews Parking in 14 of 21 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 2 of 21 reviews Stock or equity options in 1 of 21 reviews 401(k) in 7 of 21 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 3 of 21 reviews Tuition assistance in 7 of 21 reviews No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 4 of 21 reviews Flexible spending account in 8 of 21 reviews Paid time off in 10 of 21 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 10 of 21 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 21 reviews Life insurance in 7 of 21 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 5 of 21 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 21 reviews Health and wellness programs in 9 of 21 reviews Employee discounts in 3 of 21 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 6 of 21 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 2 of 21 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • HR needs to pay more attention to harassment and address the person who is doing the harassing rather than addressing a group.

What I like about the company

They compensate those that work hard and it’s a good place that you can make friends.

What I dislike about the company

The management team is not good with communication and leaves employees in the dark most of the time.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Herff Jones, LLC
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Employee morale was consistently decreasing. Employee turnover rates were steadily increasing at the time I left the company. The ways in which HJ could improve would be to simply trust their employees to do a good job. Try easing up on the amount of micromanaging that you do. Don't keep adding strict policies on top of the already unreasonable ones you enforce. And when you distribute plant-wide surveys, take action after receiving the responses. Remember: Actions speak louder than words. Lastly, invest in better equipment for your workforce. Investing in up-to-date software, hardware, and new office chairs will help employees fulfill their responsibilities and remain engaged in their work. They can only do so much when they're in pain from sitting in an old, beat up chair using slow computers, and wasting time filling out unnecessary paper forms. Just because something still works as it has in the past, it doesn't mean it's still the best way to do things. Instead, maybe it's time to update your processes. Thank you!

What I like about the company

I did have a new manager step in during my time there. He worked incredibly hard to get our department reasonable raises, fought for us to receive training on new up-and-coming software, and treated us with respect. He was quick to thank the employees who performed well and did so sincerely. He exemplified a true leader and inspired me to learn more about management and leadership myself. It was upsetting to see such great people like this individual get fired for trying to better employee work conditions. It's thanks to leadership like his that people work hard. Replacing them with Yes-Man isn't recommended.

What I dislike about the company

Many employees brought similar complaints to upper management and HR. No changes were ever made. At the very least, small changes were made, but only after long periods of time went by and nothing drastic enough for employees to feel better about the issues at hand. Employees had great ideas, great work ethics, great performance reviews, yet they were reprimanded for silly things like punching in a millisecond late.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Herff Jones
  • City
    Warwick
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Design

Suggestions for improvement

  • Develop proper production software immediately. Documents and instate standardized training programs. Evaluate supervisors based upon turnover rates in departments and watch how people treat one another. Listen to the complaints and take action.

What I like about the company

Finishing season is gratifying.

What I dislike about the company

Archaic and broken software systems. Rude and disrespectful behavior by supervisors, which creates poor working environment and low employee morale. Racism amongst employees. Poor training. Class action law suits.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
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
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Herff Jones, LLC
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • one thing i would love to change is the opportunity without judging by education over experience. My advice is a great place to gain experience, but not a good career choice. culture can also change, one is only looking out for their selves.

What I like about the company

After 10 years of working at this company i managed to gain skills that i am able to transfer to gain in other opportunity that arises in the company

What I dislike about the company

you can only go so far until you hit a plateau rate without any education to backup

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Herff Jones, LLC
  • City
    champaign
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 30.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Dedicate certain presses for certain jobs

What I like about the company

Its an all right company to work for

What I dislike about the company

Communication could be better listen to employees

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Herff Jones, LLC
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered
  • 18.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Support from management

Unless an option from management most were dismissed

Teamwork

Most employees were team players

Freedom to work independently

Yes

Internal Communication

Human resources weighed on the side of management

Gender Equality

It was a man dominated company.. Not many management opportunities for woman

Attitude towards older colleagues

Ok

Environmental Friendliness

Good

Job Security

Job security was slim to none. We always had to worry from season to season about our jobs

Handicapped Accessibility

In the providence plant there was no handicapped access

What I like about the company

Benefits

What I dislike about the company

Male dominated work environment

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Herff Jones, LLC
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More chances to move into corporate or other subsidiary positions

What I like about the company

Good training and company conventions in desirable locations

What I dislike about the company

Better advancement opportunities

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Herff Jones Company
  • City
    Louisville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered
  • 10.Apr 2017
  • Employee

Environmental Friendliness

Plant manager dumped $2 million of paper instead of recycling it for note pads!!!

Work-Life Balance

The expectation is that you are available at all hours of the day and night on weekends, holidays, and vacation. Wait, was that vacation?? No, there's no vacation.

Inclusive / Diverse

They like to ensure that this is an all boys' club.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Please accept your employees's suggestions for improvement; they have ideas that could help you. Please filter all of those consultant's recommendations; they only want your money.

What I like about the company

Knowledgeable and experienced team.

What I dislike about the company

Four, yes, four CIOs in a single year. A little too much turnover.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Herff Jones Co. of Indiana - Inc.
  • City
    Indianapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    IT
  • 04.Mar 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • communicate and listen.

What I like about the company

the pay check

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Herff Jones, LLC
  • City
    Montgomery
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • 08.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • They could treat women and men more equal almost all full time jobs are held by men.

What I like about the company

The pay is good and we make products that effect kids in a positive way

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Herff Jones, LLC
  • City
    Montgomery
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered