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I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Lakeshore Learning Materials.Interview Details
I was contacted by HR via phone regarding an Inside Sales Rep position. After showing up, I was asked to fill out an application, take two tests on paper, and an Excel test. I was then told by HR that the position I was interviewing for has already been filled and I shouldn't have been interviewed. Looks like they have a lot of communication problems internally. How disappointing! Two weeks passed by and I was contacted again to interview for an Administrative Assistant position (very misleading). I interviewed with a lady in HR and two managers. I was the very first person to be interviewed and the first to be hired. Everyone was very vague about the position (what department I would be in, what tasks and duties I would be accountable for, etc.) I think the only thing that made me an attractive candidate was the compensation I asked for, considering I've achieved a much higher educational level compared to everyone in the department I ended up in. The office setup is strange, as mentioned in other reviews, not to add, unsanitary. Working there, I've found roaches walking on my desk. The carpet is never vacuumed (looks like it has been there for 30 years) and certain people have designated spots on the dirty floor to keep stacks of paperwork by their desk - I guess they've never heard of folders or filling cabinets...Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI received an offer letter via email with the scheduled start date, my hourly rate, and a statement: "Medical and dental benefits will become effective 90 days from your start date." I was asked to reply with "Accept" in the body of the email.Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
- As mentioned in other reviews, none of the questions were too difficult since you're not really given a chance to speak as they're not interested in you as a person and only ask pointless questions irrelevant to the job. Be careful when contacted by Lakeshore and ask many questions about what kind of work you will be expected to perform and how you will be evaluated. Be assertive and don't let anyone talk down to you while you're there (interviewed or hired). Stay away from small departments (overwhelming load of work, lots of politics and drama). Make sure the department you will be hired in is culturally appropriate for your personality (Reps who are the same age, share some sort of commonality with - family dynamic, etc.) or they will not include you in any discussions or activities and you will end up feeling inferior for something that's not at all your fault. Answer Question
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Lakeshore Learning Materials is the premier manufacturer of educational materials for elementary programs and early childhood organizations in the country. A multichannel organization with a strong sales division, thriving web business, catalogs and 60 store locations nationwide, Lakeshore has experienced continuous growth since its inception in 1954. We attribute our...
Mission: For 60 years, we’ve been developing some of the best learning materials in the world—products that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a...