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Great company to start your sales career at.

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Former Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Lyreco

Pros

They give the outside sales team lots of support, and their methodology is a great system to use. Lots of freedom as an outside sales rep, great time off with no hassle, work from home office, and a great $7000 annual car allowance.

Cons

Not paid very well, high turnover, and their 1st week of initial training is brutal, it is geared toward somebody who has absolutley no idea about selling, yet, to be an outside sales rep you need experience. They really need to change their training program.
Not very well respected by customers, think about it, you sell pens and paper.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay more.
Change training program.
Pay more attention to the Canadian Operation.
At the last sales convention in Montreal, Eric Bigeard clearly stated in his speech that Canada was doing terrible, not something nice to say at a sales convention when it's supposed to be positive.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Lyreco

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    Compensation revisit

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative  in  London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Lyreco

    Pros

    very competitive industry, great training programs, good people that work as colleagues all over the country. also very interesting opportunites throughout the world.

    Cons

    structure of how to manage sales. i.e. margins etc., can be a bit confusing. Sales expectations sometimes difficult to achieve to reach 'bonus'. this aspect has been and can be very discouraging for people who are out there beating the pavement and working to increase sales only to be held back by the fact the margin is not sufficient or within the parameters outlined by senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonus structure should be reworked. it can be very difficult to maintain a margin level along with the increased sales as pre-determined at the beginning of the fiscal year. the industry is constantly changing and it's important we are more flexible and move along with the iminent changes.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company, good work conditions, good work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Marly, Nord-Pas de Calais (France)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Marly, Nord-Pas de Calais (France)

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work conditions, colleagues are helpful and there is an overall good spirit.

    Cons

    Limited possibilities of professional evolution in headquarters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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