Lake Shore Marketing

  www.lakeshoremarketinginc.com
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24 people found this helpful  

Yeah you work hard but the opportunity is offered at such a faster pace than any other company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Representative and Management Trainee  in  Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Marketing Representative and Management Trainee in Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at Lake Shore Marketing full-time for more than a year

Pros

The opportunity to run one's own marketing company in about a year's time and earning the money that comes with it
The opportunity to manage and coordinate multiple events in less than a year
Managers who are genuinely interested in having employees advance
Working in an environment that values teamwork and building relationships
Receiving rewards while on the path to success
Working with upper management that has over twenty years worth of experience
Constantly working with highly motivated individuals/peers who push one to do better
Paid Training and Travel

Cons

Long hours due to the fact that the training program has been condensed from 3 to 5 years down to less than a year

Recommends
Positive Outlook

15 Other Employee Reviews for Lake Shore Marketing (View Most Recent)

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Dishonest and Unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lake Shore Marketing

    Pros

    It is a pay check.

    Cons

    They lie from the beginning - they post multiple jobs on career boards with fancy titles and inaccurate responsibilities using different company names such as LSM, LM, or simply confidential. In reality all jobs are high pressure sales positions in retail outlets (such as Costco) "marketing" an item to customers. You will spend all day in the stores trying to get people to purchase a product, which they list in the job posting. Do your research before you apply and don't waste your time. They should simply be honest and professional upfront. The vast number of postings for positions is clearly indicative of a problem. No reputable/comparable company is hiring thee to four positions a week for Junior Account Managers, Public Relations Assistants, Event Marketing positions, and so forth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty and integrity should be your number one priority - if you can not be honest up front how can you be a reputable company and grow?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    Lake Shore Sales would be a more fitting name

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lake Shore Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you have no life, this sure is a good place to eat up all of your spare time.

    Cons

    They sugar coat things in your joke of an interview(s), this is a high pressure sales job, there is no "marketing about it". You will be standing in a Sams Club 12 hours a day acting as Billy Mays, selling knives, makeup, skincare, pillows, magic weight loss pills and other things people don't want. You will be making minimum wage unless you are a sales god and can stop the redneck from buying his 20 gallon jar of mayonnaise and listen to your rehearsed speech on the latest in nailpolish art and get him to spend his hard earned cash, then my friend, you might make a morsel of commission. As for the promise of rapid advancement, and raises well that is also a lie. Nobody really gets promoted. You may get to be team leader, but all that entails is just interviewing people when the boss is busy which they give the same spiel to every person they interview. Also you train more people, which means working with more people in the field which means more commission because there will be two of you trying to make sales, and that’s where all that extra income you supposedly get when you are promoted comes from. Also basically anybody that sends in their resume will get an interview, and will get hired. Do not think you're special. They have such a high turnover rate they would hire a retired circus elephant if need be. Having only two people quit in a week would be a good week for them. Hence why there are always ads for them on Indeed, Careerbuilder, Craigslist, etc. They only have a handful of employees that have been there since day one. Maybe if they were truthful about what the job was and give it to people straight saying this is just a high pressure sales job with lots of hours, menial tasks, and clueless bosses and team leaders then maybe they would get more people willing to stay if that was their thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to people, and tell it how it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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