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Updated May 8, 2014
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3.3 29 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

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Tom Gimbel

(18 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Tremendous growth potential both as a company and on an individual professional level.

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsA company culture where you can rely on and trust the person sitting next to you. A culture of peers that challenge each other and don't accept anything less than your best effort and expect a positive attitude, but understand when you've got stuff going on outside of your career. A senior management layer that is hands on, nurturing, and approachable. Vacation and compensation are generous, but the onus is on you to produce using the tools that you have available to you (continuing education, training, weekly meetings to discuss issues/successes with management and as a company). There are a lot of performance based incentives and tons of company outings.

    ConsI personally do not see any cons with the organization. However, I know from being in the industry for 3 years now that recruiting is not for everyone. Employees who have left or had a bad experience here have complained primarily about long hours, but in my evaluation those are people that expected a 9-5. The fact of the matter is, if you want to punch a clock, there are plenty of places for you to go do that. LaSalle Network is not one of those places. With that being said, we're not killing ourselves 60-90 hours per week. Most employees are in from 7:45 - 6:00 which is not even close to the type of long hours that many other sectors see as a normal aspect of the career path.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOne of the greatest qualities about life at LaSalle Network is that if I do have any advice for Management, I can walk into their office and give it to them in person. So my only advice here is don't ever let that change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They just don't get it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou will get a good laugh after hearing their sales pitch about how "honest" they are with you.

    ConsThey simply do not know each candidate's identity. In college, I was a finance and accounting major. I went to them a few years after graduation and they window-dressed a customer service job as some sort of fancy, entry-level accounting position. PURE SCUM. STAY FAR AWAY

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow a pair and be honest if you don't have anything to offer to you clients.

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

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    Love LaSalle!

    Marketing & Public Relations (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsLaSalle hires intelligent, hard working and genuinely nice people. I enjoy working with every single one of my colleagues and know that they would go above and beyond for me, both personally and professionally. Senior management is accessible and rewards you for your hard work. They provide opportunities for growth and development and genuinely want you to succeed.

    ConsStaffing is a tough industry. To succeed it takes hard work and long hours, and if it's not right for you, it's definitely not right for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the open communciation and continue rewarding employees for their hard work...it keeps us coming back for more!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Extremely positive, LaSalle Network has provided me with a lot of growth and professional opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsEnergetic and enthusiastic company culture. Constant support from direct leadership and management, including an extremely involved CEO. Hands on experience with guidance but room to be independent and the autonomy to make your own decisions to be the best you can be. Work/life integration, LaSalle Network welcomes you like family and gets to know your family and life interests outside of work. LaSalle Network also throws some of the best company parties in the city of Chicago! Competitive compensation, you are rewarded for your work and ability to produce. Internal promotion and growth, I have been promoted and encouraged to take on new challenges and new opportunities.

    ConsThe only con would be for those employees who do not want to work hard and for those who prefer to be average. You have to work hard to be good at your job at LaSalle Network and to make it because the entire company is made up of employees who are extremely motivated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Good

    Medical Coding Specialist (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThere is never a problem will getting paid on time. The staff was very supportive. Gave me a chance when I had limited experience. Placed me with an excellent company that I enjoyed working for. Kept in contact with me to make sure I was comfortable and satisfied in the position.

    ConsThey been unable to place me with another assignment in the last several months. They are limited in the number of connections that they possess to obtain the assignments. At times it is difficult to contact staffing managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on obtaining assignments that have less certification requirements for the amount of money that your clients are willing to pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Oak Brook location

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oak Brook, IL

    ProsAppearance seemed somewhat professional and attentive

    ConsI am a job seeker and used this as a temp agency. I was referred to this branch by the Chicago location since I am located in the burbs and didn't want to go to the downtown branch. The women are around their 20s-30s and the main recruiter has yet to respond back to me even after leaving her a voicemail once and tried to get in touch with her prior by email and phone, but she's always unavailable. Never received the assessments from her or anyone else that interviewed me (1 other girl/woman interviewed me). There was no mention of the assessments until I brought it up. I would try the downtown Chicago branch, they are more attentive and easily able to reach, stay clear from this branch.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more attentive & available. At least respond back via email acknowledging that you received my messages from your voicemail or email.

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    All that glitters is NOT gold!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany parties (if your invited). Free things or food for random work events. Some really great people work there but not for long! High turn over!

    ConsThere is no work life balance! If your a "PM" or "recruiter" it is even frowned upon to take lunch. All the titles are fake! You work 13hr days (if not more) in a call center environment, you must make a certain number of calls or schedule interviews. All LaSalle is concerned about is the bottom line, so you're either bringing in money or your out! Don't fall for the line of, "we promote within." Save yourself the hassle and burn out look else where! Benefits are pretty much non existent! Don't even go for an interview.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote within on merit, not just b/c you like someone. Have an executive board that is actually talented and experienced instead of one filled with people that have been there since the beginning and your friends with.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Happy LaSallian!

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFun, vibrant corporate culture. "LaSallians" want to work hard and we genuinely want each other to succeed. I know I can always count on my team mates. We think out-of- the-box and find creative solutions for our clients. We have a great work/life balance and are always up for having a good time!

    ConsWe don't have company match to our 401k plan. That's the only "con" that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up! There are so many of us that love working here and love the direction the company is growing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Temporary Employment Agency

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Gurnee, IL

    ProsFriendly and dedicated staff, good organization, keeps employees informed, treats employees well, provides great training and job information. Pays as promised on time. Best employment agency I ever worked for.

    ConsI have nothing bad to say about LaSalle, when compared to other agencies I had experience with, they are tops.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust keep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad at all

    Contract Temp Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have a full time job that i cannot work at due to being pregenant. LaSalle has been great at fiding me some temp jobs. It has been great not sitting at home every day going nuts!

    ConsI really do not have much other than they seem to take turning down jobs very personally. I refused once, and did not hear from them for over a month and was emailed an exit interview. They later called with an offer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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