Lagasse Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. tough to get out on time, decent pay. You get what you work for at Lagasse. Its cold in the winter, and they turn off al

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Lagasse part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    driving the forklifts instead of manual pallet jacks. Getting paid weekly. The hours are not to bad. Unless they want you to come in early like 2 am.

    Cons

    This company does not pay very well. I mean 11 bucks an hour is really not much when you think about it. And the management is very stern. You really don't get any chances here. And it seems we are always running behind. So there's lot's of overtime. And we never seem to have enough people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more understanding with the associates. I mean everybody screws up once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Major personality conflict with direct manager.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lagasse

    Pros

    Division of United Stationers. Soon to be merging systems in July 2015. Many of the people there were very nice.

    Cons

    Insecure manager. Fearful of being downsized? Not get along with opposite gender? I was there to help!! but was talked to like a 2nd grader.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house with the next reorg this year!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Could have been better

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

    I worked at Lagasse full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady income, no layoffs, decent pay

    Cons

    Too much overtime, employees treated like machines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough people to run the facilities without having to work your managers 60 to 70 hours per week!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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 (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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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
    No opinion of CEO

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