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    Best place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA

    I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (more than 10 years)


    I have had nothing but great experiences in my years with Lakeshore! I have been given opportunities to learn a variety of different departments which has increased my versatility and also kept me challenged. It is a fast paced environment but it makes the day move quickly and honestly I think most people prefer working on a team that moves with urgency. At Lakeshore you have a voice. Leaders are always willing to hear suggestions and creative thinking. Not all ideas will work, but I never feel discouraged by sharing them. Lakeshore is a family run company that truly feels like a family (a big one!). Also lots of perks such as profit sharing program, 401K, company fun days throughout the year, company on-site preschool and tram to take you to your car. Also, some departments have early hour schedules that allow employees to begin working as early as 6am and therefore can leave before the normal 5pm schedule.


    Not really any down sides. The parking at the main building can be tough if you arrive after 8am and restaurants in the area are not great, but the company has recently invited gourmet food trucks to the parking lot at lunch to help with that.

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Lakeshore Learning Materials Interviews

Updated Feb 26, 2015
Updated Feb 26, 2015

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Lakeshore Learning Materials in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, and then an in-person interview with two managers. Just a great experience all around. Receptionist was super friendly and made me feel very welcome/comfortable, was offered water, etc. The directions that were provided by the manager about where to go/park were perfect. Hiring managers were great about giving me a good understanding of the job and the company culture/history, and both were very proud to be a part of the team. I felt as if they took the time to get to know me and what was important to me in a job, not just whether or not I could do the job. They asked about my career history and some behavioral based questions around customer service (which is huge for the company), unique/outside of the box ideas for recruiting, employee engagement, etc. They were professional but very approachable-- set clear explanations about what it's like to work there and made the interview process be a two-way street where I was picking them just as much as they were picking me. IlleiIipickingmme.interviewanting to work there!

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Headquarters Carson, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1954
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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... More

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... More

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