LRA Worldwide

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A great place to work with interesting clients. Lots of variety if you are up to the challenge.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at LRA Worldwide

Pros

Great Clients
A variety of job experience - much more than simply working in a hotel
Always sensitive to our personal needs
The QA department has a lot of opportunities
Research and Consulting Practices make it interesting to explore industries beyond hotels

Cons

For a small company they look after us well but it can be difficult at times when compared to benefits of larger companies.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive and rewarding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA

    I worked at LRA Worldwide

    Pros

    - quiet and calm work environment.
    - great management.

    Cons

    - quick turnover for consultants.
    - clients that do not renew contracts and therefore lack of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have any advice or feedback for the management team at LRA. I was very happy with the management team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very unique opportunity. Company culture could use some attention.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at LRA Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Extensive travel to unique areas.
    -Building up your personal reward accounts, and taking advantage of road warrior perks.
    -Closeness of consultants.
    -Seeing the world.

    Cons

    -Health benefits.
    -Severely underpaid for amount of time and work put into accounts.
    -Training greatly varies depending on what account(s) you consult or work for.
    -Management takes advantage of nice people, often saying one thing and doing another.
    -Company changes and updates are made unilaterally. No consultant opinion or concern is taken into account.
    -Very clique-esque company, where favorites are obviously seen amongst other associates.
    -Consultants/Associates NEVER come first. The company is completely client-driven. The company says they are the ones that create change and make things better in the industry. When, in actuality they do not offer advice to companies because they will not take it. The client(s) gives the company a list of items they want to be inspected or audited, and LRA says "how high?" when the client says "jump!".
    -Very small amount of creativity is allowed by associates. Very strict client guidelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making drastic changes to policies without consultant input. Too many changes were made in the last two years that greatly benefited the office staff, and completely disregarded the consultants; i.e. Time and Expense reporting.

    Don't applaud your company for giving a great work/life balance, when most of the consultant's free time is flying, writing reports, and/or submitting time and expense (which can take you up to three hours depending on how many accounts you work on).

    For those at the top, making decisions, can you actually make a decision? Too many times one thing was said in a meeting or e-mail. Then, as the assignment was being completed, they would change their mind, or make last-minute changes (i.e. forcing a consultant to a country, and then being lambasted by not allowing them to meet online via Skype). A higher-up once said, "Why did you listen to me?" BECAUSE YOU'RE EVERYONE'S BOSS!

    Be honest. Don't beat around the bush hoping a consultant will complete a task by offering perks, and then not delivering on them.

    HR is too "comfy" with Management and Ownership, not really allowing a fair environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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