Virco Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The Virco Manufacturing Corporation, more commonly known as Virco is an American furniture manufacturer based in Torrance, California which focuses on providing products for educational markets. The principal products of the company include student desks and activity tables, school and office seating, computer stations, lightweight folding tables, and upholstered chairs.
Virco working place has horrible managment and there exists a lack of support for employees, according to a former Territory Sales Manager on indeed.com
"Horrible Management. The company lacks communication. Requested more training or guidance and it was never received. Representatives are not given enough support out in the field."
says"No career path at all. Poor management, elitist attitudes. Managers not held accountable for anything and then blame subordinates for their own falling. This company epitomizes "well this is the way we have always done it". Review your own history."
Former Contractor - Production says"Expectations are too high, for no compensation"
Current Employee - Sales Representative says"Feedback is not welcomed. Same mistakes made over and over by middle management. Shipping errors constantly. Customer Service is a joke...same answer for everything; "We've always done it this way", but it 's a way that fails constantly. There is zero positive culture here . You are on your own with little support"
says"Virco used to be a great place to work but that has changed. It's a shame."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Good ole boy system. not as many opportunities for women. They play games with bonus money and often give leads to the dealers."
says"They expect too much with such little help"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Low pay, but the job is so easy it balances out."
says"No communication or trust between management & employees."
Former Employee - Technical Machine Operator says"But the challenge was to have in mind to work several different types of machine to be versatile within the company in order to keep a deceit pay check at the end of the week."
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) says"The company lacks communication. Requested more training or guidance and it was never received. Representatives are not given enough support out in the field."
Technical machine operator (Former Employee) says"I worked there for a number of years as a technical machine operator 10 years of it at $10 and the last two years at $17 hour that treat the people there so horribly"
Temporary Worker (Former Employee) says"I would not recommended working at Virco to my worst enemy.the company needs to do a serious review of it's supervisers and lead personal! They run off more employee's than any company that I know.n/an/a"
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) says"I was a temp worker. At first they had me patching holes for things that came out of the welding cells that the robots did. After about an hour of that, I was put in another area where I welded chairs, desks, table legs, and other components. Items were placed in a jig and you put together as many as possible in a shift. No blueprint reading whatsoever. All permanent welders in the Torrance location speak mostly Spanish. So if you speak English only, this may not be the job for you.a paycheckno skill advancement"
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) says"Those hard working people are underpaid. 10 bucks a hour for most of the jobs there. 11 for machine Operator. Too hot, dirty, and greasy for such little pay. Now I see why they have a high turnover rate.Easy to get hiredPay rate"
Production Associate/Machine Operator (Current Employee) says"Very stressful and horrible place to work. I do not recommend working here to anyone. Management is full of it. Overall not a great experience I currently work here and I am looking for a different job"
Forklift Operator (Current Employee) says"This is not a career job. It has some of the worst conditions to work in. The pay is extremely low for the hard work that they put on their employees."
Production Associate (Former Employee) says"I go to work and i feel that management was informative. the bagging of power was good and I always do it in a fast enough to make good production. On the other hand; the people that I work with was not trained at their position. When they send me to do the presses it was so hot that I had to go to the break room to cool off. I can't work in that type of atmosphere. The job was not enjoyable.Informative ManagementShort breaks, bad conditions, and untrained personnel"
Assembly Production (Former Employee) says"You come in contact with a lot of grease. It is a repetitious job. You work at a fast paste, so you got to keep up or you will get behindgood benefitsshort breaks"
ATS (Former Employee) says"this place has the biggest turn over that is completely unheard of. the employees are amazing but the over all supervisors are full of it, they play favorites and lie to all. u can put your all into it but if u don't have family already there or married to the supervisor then u might as well keep looking for another job bc its not there"
Production Associate (Former Employee) says"shooting rivots to put chairs together, making sure the chairs were clean, boxing the chairs, putting the boxes on pallet to be picked up by warehouse workers.teaching experienceshort breaks, disorder in products needing to be run, not having enough parts to fill orders"
Tree Cutting/ Clear Cutting (Former Employee) says"I had the responsibility of laying down as many trees in a day as possible and using the dozer to hook and pull trees to various locations. I am a good small equipment mechanic so this job required a lot of my service in that areaLoved tree cuttingDangerous"
Accounts Payable Clerk (Current Employee) says"Routine work everyday. Like working 4 - 10 hour shifts and off on Friday. Enjoy working with my co -workers. Everyone works well with each other.no advancement"
Sanding/Molding Operator (Former Employee) says"Virco is a very hot and dirty place to work. The pay wasn't that great but it also Included production pay along with the base pay for an hour. Most of the time you will come home blue from the material you use there.nonenone"
Contractor (Former Employee) says"Virco was a fun job for me. I made decent money and worked quite a few hours in the beginning when I started in August. The job was hard, but reminded me of my time in the Army, so I enjoyed it. As the summer ended, the work dropped down to maybe a week a month due to schools being in session and management fought with other management.Good money, decent summer hoursNo job guarantee after the start of summer."
Production Assembly Associate (Current Employee) says"Virco is fast paced demanding heavy work load. Spanish speaking mostly from management along with employees. Need longer meal and break times. Encourage management to speak English.good schedule shift hoursShort breaks healthcare low pay"
Welder- Take (Former Employee) says"my job was to put the remaining welds on the chair desk from when they come out of the robot."
clare taylor says"The service with regards to repairs is a disgrace. The staff don’t take the correct information, they never respond to emails, call backs when promised are non existent. I am a landlord and also a tenant and if I thought the company I use disregarded my tenant as Howsy has me over the last 2 years I would replace them. I’ve so far made 7 calls in the last 2 weeks and still have no resolution and an email sent a week ago with no response... avoid at all costs"
Eu Maria says"Worst ^company^ ever. Makes appointments, then when u get there they cancel it. Waiste of time and nerves. Do not recomand!!!! Unproffesional"
Tina Chang Liu says"I've been a landlord with Howsy since 2019 Sept. Every time I need Howsy to do something it is such a pain to communicate with them. If you send an email, 50% of the time they don't get back to you, 50% time they answer your email after 1 week, sometime not with a solution. If you're sick of waiting and call their line, then after 10mins waiting to be transferred to your account manager, whom is 50% time not available. Someone takes a message to pass on, when this happens 75% of the time I do not hear back. Then its back to step 1 to chase again. Yes they are cheap but my time is valuable too. If I spend 3 hours chasing them to do something I can do in 15mins (emailing the tenant). Then what is the point? Might as well manage yourself and cut out all the headache."
Matthew Clark says"They’re cheap and probably no worse than a local agent. But that’s it. They are extremely slow to respond to issues and there is little evidence of knowledge, context or awareness from their service and property management teams when dealing with repairs, check-in and check-out or general service issues. We won’t be using them again - it’s honestly easier to do it yourself."