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    Best place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Positive Outlook

Lakeshore Learning Materials Interviews

Updated Dec 31, 2014
Updated Dec 31, 2014

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
    • 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
    Negotiation Details
    I 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 Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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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
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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... 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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