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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 for 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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    Disorganized company

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Boston, MA

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 for 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
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