Lamar Advertising
2.9 of 5 31 reviews
www.lamar.com Baton Rouge, LA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Can't see the forest through the trees

Account Executive (Former Employee)

ProsDiscounted stock plan, management gives you freedom to sell to whomever you want, every day is different.

ConsBase salary is near poverty level, so if you have an off month (which will happen), good luck eating and paying your bills that month. Car and phone allowance is archaic. Budgets are rarely delivered on time and are only released a quarter at a time. Comp plans are atrocious (2% of sales at 100% of plan, even less in other markets) and are constantly changing with plenty of "ah ha!" ways to nip at your wallet.. The management in your office does not want you making more money than what they make. Company constantly cuts off nose to spite the face. IE: Economy got worse, they cut out the training for new employees. Layoffs trimmed work force so that reps have to deal with every aspect of their accounts which takes away from their ability to do what they were hired for...selling!!! Role is in outside sales and so much of your time is spent in the office dealing with a minutia of small projects. General Managers are paid on cash flow, and they are extremely cheap, as is the corporate office. Constant do as I say not as I do mindset; the corporate execs fly around on the company bird while their local offices can't get buy a TV to do presentations on or even take a long standing client to lunch. Operations crew has union mindset so can do whatever they want and there's nothing management can do about it. No room for growth if you're a sales rep.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave some loyalty to your employees, they work hard. Stop pretending you're a local company when you're not. You're at the mercy of whatever they tell you down at corporate to do, and that's dictated by Wall Street, and the trickle down effect puts your local offices in a choke hold. Train your employees and stop giving books of business to unproven employees as an enticement to work for you since you can't pay them a decent salary..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely cheap company...

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising full-time


    Pros: Pretty good benefits for a sales position. Matched 401k, good healthcare, dental, and vision. Discounted stock plan. A great way to… Cons: The problem with this company is that all plants are "desegregated" By plants I mean markets. Each plant is run by a general manager and he… Advice to Senior Management: Stop worrying so much about your bonus. If you keep the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Overall not a bad place to work

    Sales Assistant (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Though the company is rather large it still has a small company feel. You are pretty much… Cons: The Account Managers have little to no experience in this industry making it very difficult! Frequent turn-over means everyones still learning the ropes.… Advice to Senior Management: Utilize the experienced Account Managers to train and nourish the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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