Lakeshore Learning Materials

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • 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 for more than a year

Pros

- Casual dress
- Many of your coworkers are fun and friendly.
- Busy days, you don't have time to be bored!
- Employee perks: VIP scratcher cards and spin to win games, Halloween Carnival, Profit Sharing
- You work with very passionate people who care a lot about the company
- A great company with a great reputation

Cons

- Long hours, overtime is frequent
- Lots of last minute updates and changes due to upper management's control
- Power struggles among management lead to hostile workplaces
- Lack of trust to employees, everything requires approval!
- People are fired easily. The motto "You're great or you're gone" is used often. If you work hard you have nothing to worry about. But any time you make a human error, you get worried.
- Little things get blown out of proportion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When something goes wrong, fix it! Don't spend hours having meetings about why the process failed. Hiring new managers every other month doesn't solve anything. Trust your employees to do their job and everything will go smoothly!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun Job with Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management promotes a team player atmosphere with great rewards and possibilities of growth. They have an onsite daycare for mothers and fathers, they make efforts to please all employees. They recycle, car pool parking, when they have company events they make sure to have something for everyone. They thrive to keep employees happy.

    Cons

    Management can be different from department to department as it is in most companies, it can make it difficult to get answer when needed. The amount of time managers are in meetings can really affect the productivity in each department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider leaving decision making support in each department when conducting meetings. It can make it really challenging when all managers of the same department must attend the same meeting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strange culture!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials

    Pros

    It's a big company with many different branches

    Cons

    Weird culture--almost like a big dysfunctional family of people who have been there a long time and bring in new family members to work as temps, but they don't like them. Absolutely no efforts made to train new people, which is ironic since company makes educational materials. Very casual dress code means most staff is extremely sloppy and unprofessional looking. Goes beyond what's reasonable. Hard to tell who's who or who does what, partially because of sloppy dress code and lack of caring to inform staff. Cramped offices. Pay is a joke. Long-time "family members" seem to love it all, though, and treat the place like their messy home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above -- not normal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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