Love's Country Stores

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Great Company, People - IT Too Bogged Down in "Process Dogma" and Red Tape

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Current Employee - Programmer/Developer in Oklahoma City, OK
Current Employee - Programmer/Developer in Oklahoma City, OK

I have been working at Love's Country Stores full-time

Pros

Fast growing, profitable company. Good people and work atmosphere.

Cons

Rapid growth has led to some frustrating changes in IT processes and project management. It takes far too long for a simple change request from the business to be fulfilled because of adherence to recently established dogmas within the culture.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to empower the IT department and software development team to get things done quickly rather than coming up with more red tape that ultimately slow things down. You're not producing software for sale to third-parties in which rigid quality controls make more sense.

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Positive Outlook
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    Very Poor PMO

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Love's Country Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent skilled people in Appdev and QA on the corporate team
    Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    VPs need to be in tune with SDLC, SRLC, Change Control, PCI, ITIL, Agile etc
    IT needs skilled Directors to unify managers
    IT store and corporate teams need to follow the same processes
    Business Areas are in the dark due to bad PM and BA work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get hands on, unify managers, fire the unskilled managers, force PMs to PM and Devs to Dev and Qa to Qa, get back in tune with industry best practice and learn to speak and understand on the level of those you employ. Get rid of those that spend to create duplicated functionalities. Scale down on Vendor solutions. Focus on internal skilled developers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Love's Country Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Establishing core group of hourlys, store runs efficient and can be fun and profitable for all.

    Cons

    Consistent descrepencies with manual invoices; archaic ordering and inventory system. Where's the recyclable non profit income from cardboard and plastic? Pray your GM is a teacher, if not, stuck with the vulnerability stigma. Sea gull management approach towards stores, that is, fly in every three months, review prior three months, give lots of notes and fly out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emails are a babysitting reminder for AAs and MMs not invoicing properly. Monthly inventory should include product inventory counts added vs dollar amount only, hence better onhand ordering accuracy, eliminating unnecessay redunancy of counting product everyday. MMs ought to have GMs as mentors not fellow MM.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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