L.L. Bean

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A fun, fast paced environment to work in

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Freeport, ME
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Freeport, ME

I have been working at L.L. Bean

Pros

Good people, good managers, employee discount rocks

Cons

long term, bored associates suck the energy out of seasonals. Rotate seasonals around to different departments and bring the good ones back as generalists who can help you anywhere. Pay your retail floor managers better. They are your unsung heroes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

reward your long term employees better so they can be ambassadors for seaonals they are the best judges of whom you should consider keeping when the season ends.

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IS Technologist in Freeport, ME
    Former Employee - IS Technologist in Freeport, ME

    I worked at L.L. Bean

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Heritage, Discount, Borrowing Equipment, Camp usage.

    Cons

    The toughest challenge working at Bean's is the need to wait for someone to die (Literally or figuratively) in order to move up.
    Lack of management support for their own initiatives.
    Too many priorities. Everything is a priority, and balance is something rarely achievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Narrow your focus. You cannot focus on multiple things at once.
    Nurture the talent you already have, that way all of your designers and tech people might not leave en-mass.
    Don't tell people that your appreciate 360 degree feedback, and then lop of their heads when they provide it. Very unprofessional.
    Stop promoting people because they're your friend.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    It's a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Freeport, ME
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Freeport, ME

    I have been working at L.L. Bean

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, nice people, casual working environment. Company makes a good product and stands by it's products, so you can feel proud to work here.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems disorganized, there are a lot of initiatives going on at the same time, and if sometimes feels like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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