Williams Lea

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Was a very good place to work, but took a dive in 2012

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Williams Lea full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Has been a fast growing business able to make decisions and execute promptly. Generally demanding, but recognized those who made a difference.

Cons

Top management changed in 2012, the business was reorganized, and key decision-making was effectively centralized in London. So, the ability to make a difference has diminished and growth has slowed at best.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Company. Work somewhere else...

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    Former Employee - Office Service Associate
    Former Employee - Office Service Associate

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    some friendly appreciative clients and a paycheck

    Cons

    Management chooses whatever the client wants over their employees. My original supervisor was used as a scapegoat for a bad move that was not her fault, so she was shipped to a different location to appease the client. Instead of promoting from within and giving their best employee on site an opportunity, WL hires someone who has no idea how to handle job and uses their best employee on site to train the new supervisor. WL allows supervisors to make up stories to write up employees while HR constantly chooses supervisor's side without listening to associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not throw your employees under the bus for never satisfied clients. Human resources needs an overhaul because HR staff is rude and inconsiderate. Learn to promote from within instead of hiring people who have no clue on how to handle the job. Stop using employees as scapegoats. Stop hiring college graduates then proceed to treat them like they are children who know nothing. Stop ignoring glaring issues and only coming out of your offices in some city far, far away when a client has a small complaint.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Complacancy and Hands off Management

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    Current Employee - Reprographics Associate, Senior in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Reprographics Associate, Senior in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pays bills, exposed culture and life of high end businesses such as law firms, meet interesting professsionals, gain knowledge of printing/copying industry and stay up to date with Microsoft office/Adobe Acrobat versions. Benefits and vacation are fair.

    Cons

    Management takes a hand off approach which is bad because they're the same people that give you your review.
    Reviews are dismal at best.
    "Cross-training" is overly promoted and used as a gimmick to overwork and underpay employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management? Your employees are the MAIN reason why this particular industry (contracts through service) is so lucrative. As such, more effort should be put into refining the contracts to fair to said employees by offering CLEAR and DESCRIPTIVE job titles and COMMENSURATE pay. Simply winning the contract and then molding an employee to a specific task is abusive and not fair. From a business standpoint the formula works flawlessly, but I'm sure that the consensus for employee moral is dismal.

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    Neutral Outlook
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