Lagasse Reviews

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    Good culture, despite unclear direction and lack of decision making at the higher levels.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Lagasse full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great building, kind coworkers. Ability to work with multiple departments and learn a lot. Very community oriented and the associates put in admirable efforts with charities all over the country.

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't really put their foot down to make many decisions and the company seems to be run by a bunch of individuals pulling things in various directions and no one seems to have a sense of what the company is or where it's going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put all resources into an attempted project, rather than split everyone up, and have them all try to accomplish the same thing in different ways without any group actually having the right resources. Invest more heavily in IT. The company makes almost all decisions manually, and inconsistently. And must type in what's happening operationally into a very antiquated ERP that doesn't suit the needs of the business at all.

    Recommends
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    They will let you work as hard as you want to.

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    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Lagasse

    Pros

    Largely recession proof. People are great to work with and believe in work hard - play hard.

    Cons

    Senior management often manage by seat of the pants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people more. Let the people you hire do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Is it Lagasse or Lagasse Sweet?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lagasse

    Pros

    Nothing really coming to mind...

    Cons

    For starters, the office building is incredibly small and dusty with half of the rooms on the second floor being unused. They are an incredibly low budget company that uses an outdated computer program called TREND which constantly freezes while you are on a call with one of what seems to be many of their impatient customers.

    They have a quick turnover because they only hire through temp agencies and dismiss the notion to actually hire anyone directly. As for the people who have been working there for more than a couple of months (which aren't very many), they remind me of high-schoolers, emailing gossip back and forth all day instead of assisting customers and letting calls build up in queue.

    As far as the actual daily tasks, I sat at my desk for 8 hours everyday staring at my computer screen answering questions about janitorial and food service products. It took everything in my power not to fall asleep or completely die from boredom.

    The managers like to think they are laid back,but the the truth is they are just silently judgmental if you don't kiss up to them. The pay is very little also, about half of the people working there had second jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please update your software, office equipment and furniture. It'll be 2013 soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Blue collar mentality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lagasse

    Pros

    Benefits of the parent company.

    Cons

    Good ole boys club is alive and well - Senior management can't make a decision to save their lives.
    Backstabbing is the norm. Work life balance is non-existent. They talk about the importance of culture - but they don't live it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek professional help. Learn to listen to the customers and your own people. The sellers are out competing for the business and fending off competition...you would be wise to listen to what we have to say

    Doesn't Recommend
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