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Privately held company so there's not a lot of bureaucracy to get decisions made, nimble enough to change with changing needs of customers, fast paced, casual dress, great people, family owned, open door policy with managers and executives. Company does not get caught up in titles and positions, everyone's contribution is important and valued. I have always found that you get out what you put in.
Not a lot of quality restaurants or local parks close enough to enjoy during lunch. But lunch trucks are brought in and some outdoor seating areas have been created on site.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Lakeshore Learning Materials (Indianapolis, IN) in February 2015.
The interview process felt easy and conversational. I was told though out the process how much I was liked and where I stood ..or so I thought. After my 4th interview I was once again told how I would be a great fit and and they were moving me along in the process and that I would be hearing from either the recruiter or the hiring manager to set up the next steps (5th interview). I heard from the recruiter the next day to say I wasn't moving forward. I was obviously disappointed, but also feel it is a very misleading way of doing business. I had noticed while preparing for the interview that several other previous candidates had experienced the same thing. I should have known better.
What a poor taste I have in my mouth I have for this company. I will be sure to share the experience and poor business acumen with all of my teacher and principal friends.
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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...