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2 days ago

Cherche prof pour aide aux devoirs 3ème – new

Lyon Rhone-Alpes

Anacours, organisme de soutien scolaire, recherche un enseignant bac3 min ou 2 années prépa pour faire de l'aide aux devoirs domicile PUSIGNAN, pour… Adzuna France


15 days ago

Recherche professeur de français

Lyon Romans-sur-Isère

Anacours, organisme de soutien scolaire, recherche un enseignant bac3 min ou 2 années prépa pour donner des cours particuliers domicile en français… Adzuna France


12 days ago

Recherche professeur de mathématiques

Lyon Ain +2 locations

Anacours, organisme de soutien scolaire, recherche un enseignant bac3 min ou 2 années prépa pour donner des cours particuliers domicile en… Adzuna France


8 days ago

Cherche prof de maths/physique/anglais

Lyon Romans-sur-Isère

Anacours, organisme de soutien scolaire, recherche un enseignant bac3 min ou 2 années prépa pour donner des cours particuliers domicile en… Adzuna France


30+ days ago

Commercial Property Graduate

The Workspace Company Victoria, London, UK

There is the potential for the internship to develop into a full time role after 4-6 months so a desire to get into commercial office agency is a… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

London Commercial Agent

The Workspace Company London, England

There is the potential for the internship to develop into a full time role after 4-6 months so a desire to get into commercial office agency is a… Glassdoor


Lyon Workspace Products Reviews

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    This company brings dysfunctional to a whole new level...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Lyon Workspace Products full-time

    Pros

    The list of pros is short but previous reviews about some degree of schedule flexibility, the company car, and the fact that you collect a paycheck are all valid. Don't be fooled by the promise of high commission payouts- you have minimum monthly quotas to meet first, and unless you have an established territory (which is nearly impossible with the constant redefining of areas) you're never going to collect a substantial commission check. And let's not forget the fact that you also get your allowable commission money docked if you give additional discounting to a customer in an effort to try and close a sale, which you almost always have to do if you want any business based on the company's less than transparent pricing structure. Insurance is now a high deductible plan and some of the cost burden has been passed on to the employees, which is understandable with the current economic climate, but when the base salary is already low by industry standards it's essentially a deduction in pay, not a benefit.

    Cons

    There really are too many to list. The company's recent bankruptcy and subsequent restructuring did little to help the reputation for poor quality, high pricing, late delivery, and high sales turnover that had already been established years before they filed for Chapter 11. Customers have been angry for a very long time and as a District Manager visiting these accounts you can expect to get reamed out, laughed at when you ask them for a chance at earning their business again, given the cold shoulder until you stop contacting them, or some combination of all of that. The home office in Illinois loves to pass all accountability back onto their field personnel or even the customers themselves because they point blank just don't appear to care and seem to only want to end their day and go home- they don't have to go and face these customers in person, so their attitude comes off as bitter, rigid and unsympathetic. The prevailing opinion is that it is "inside" sales vs. "outside" sales and as a result morale is exceedingly low from both camps. Communication from the top down is nearly non-existent resulting in a rampant rumor mill and concern that your job is on the line because of the constant changes made, most of which are closely guarded secrets until the rumors get out of control and have to be addressed. Upper management is rarely helpful and some of them are so mired in the politics that have existed within the company for years that you can't trust them even when they do communicate. Distrust exists among the sales force as well since the territory lines are constantly shifting and it's a culture of "every man for himself" as some try and meet the unattainable established quotas by pilfering sales from others. Some Regional Managers let this happen with the District Managers they prefer, or to buffer their region's numbers. The product offerings compared to the competition are weak and marketing planning and execution is awful- no innovation from a company in a time where it is a necessity to stay relevant won't earn you any more credibility with your customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look closer to home for where the problems lie and stop allowing the blame to be put on your sales personnel for everything- there are many more factors that have led the company down its current day path. Concentrate on areas that aren't successful and actually drill down to the problem instead of just combining them into larger territories where the accounts that don't give enough business will hopefully just disappear. Make your intentions for the future of the company and the direction that you want to take with it clear with your employees and your customers and put an end to the gossip once and for all. Promote a team atmosphere and focus on regaining trust of the company both internally and externally. Or just cut your losses, salvage your investment by leaning everything out as much as possible to swing the company well within the black, sell to the competition, and call it a day.

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