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Helpful (4)

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)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Disorganized company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, lots of sites around the world to potentially work at, some good people and connections made. I learned a lot working here about how a business should not conduct itself.

    Cons

    Poor support system from senior management, bad communication, fractured culture, terrible with technology- they are far behind their competition, tend to hire without discretion, treat employees like chess pieces, and will not hesitate to leave you in the dust.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees. Treat them like adults. Respond to their emails and phone calls. Shady practices lead to my exit.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Complacancy and Hands off Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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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