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1.5 8 reviews

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Todd Shelton

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14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good culture, despite unclear direction and lack of decision making at the higher levels.

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Deerfield, IL

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsLeadership 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 Senior ManagementPut 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Regional Operations Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

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

    ConsSenior management often manage by seat of the pants

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people more. Let the people you hire do their job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Is it Lagasse or Lagasse Sweet?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNothing really coming to mind...

    ConsFor 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 They are an incredibly low budget company that uses an outdated computer program called TREND which constantly freezes while you are on a call with one of what seems to be many of their impatient customers.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 Senior ManagementPlease update your software, office equipment and furniture. It'll be 2013 soon.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Blue collar mentality

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits of the parent company.

    ConsGood 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 Senior ManagementSeek 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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