Lamar Advertising

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Squandering good talent and mismanaging resources

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Developer in Baton Rouge, LA
Former Employee - Software Developer in Baton Rouge, LA

I worked at Lamar Advertising

Pros

The job is very comfortable so long as you don't really care about what you're doing. You can keep your head down and not make any noise and exist pretty much as long as you want.

Cons

If you are passionate about building good software, this is not the place for you. While there are a handful of good developers, the majority of the MIS department would probably be perfectly happy flipping burgers if it paid the same as writing code. Very few people are motivated to do more than come in and sit at their desk during the day. One manager actually told a developer that "we're just here to collect a paycheck." If you are fresh out of school or trying to advance yourself as a developer, this place will leave you stagnant and disappointed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The MIS leadership needs to learn to trust its good developers. Hire managers who actually know how to develop software and who care about the quality of what they produce. Learn to look at the big picture, build a vision for where the company should go and what technologies to pursue, and be proactive in pushing the edge. You will never hire and retain good talent without serious changes in management.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Poor Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Lamar Advertising

    Pros

    some people were helpful and worked hard

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Not a good place to work. A lot of negativity in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Leadership by Intimidation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising

    Pros

    Great Sales Team (acct reps). Respectful and helpful to eachother most of the time

    Cons

    Local management team is a disaster. The corporate culture must teach local managers to lead by intimidation otherwise certain individuals would no longer be working there. Even after multiple complaints and an HR investigation, senior management remains in place.....hmmmmm.

    Have seen many highly qualified and successful reps leave for 1 reason only; management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing said would make a difference - not sure why.

    Doesn't Recommend
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