LTD Commodities Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Assistant Buyer

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Bannockburn, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Bannockburn, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment Teamwork is encouraged Fun company activities

    Cons

    Salary is well below industry average and hard to live on PTO during first year of employment is abnormally low

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries for happier employees - most employees in my former department left for better pay


  2. Training - Shared Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LTD Commodities full-time

    Pros

    Hours Yearly Holiday Party Friendly People Work life balance

    Cons

    Very little empowerment or time spent on representative development through leadership direction. No real career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Drive results through empowerment training if your call center staff that delivers a true customer experience. This would need to start with call center management.


  3. Great Company to Work For!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising in Bannockburn, IL
    Current Employee - Advertising in Bannockburn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    LTD is very family focused, and is sensitive to the needs of employees. In this field, there are other companies that have more of a "sweat shop" mentality where you have to work ridiculous hours in order to meet deadlines with little appreciation. Overtime is sometimes necessary during peak seasons, but it's never excessive and management is appreciative and supportive. I work with some really nice people, and I have the opportunity to learn new skills and technologies.

    Cons

    Some of the facilities are aging and could use an update


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  5. Helpful (2)

    ECommerce Technology - I love my job!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LTD Commodities full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by people who really know their stuff. Great culture. Leadership engaged. Far superior to any retail organization I have worked with.

    Cons

    Like all retail organizations, you have to be prepared to work some holidays but that is the nature of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  6. An Ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bannockburn, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bannockburn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LTD Commodities part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good job to have if you want flexible hours and are looking for something easy to do. Also offers some benefits for even part time.

    Cons

    Cannot come back from your lunch even one second late or you will be penalized. Very strict rules on bathroom breaks also.

    Advice to Management

    If you had a more relaxed environment people would want to stay.


  7. Terrible place

    Former Employee - Account Sipport in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Account Sipport in Aurora, IL

    I worked at LTD Commodities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent money good Co workers

    Cons

    Company fires good people. If you don't reach 96 every week on calls you are let go

    Advice to Management

    Stop making call center so strict


  8. Helpful (1)

    Z

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, None, None None, None

    Cons

    If you are a man don't bother coming here: CIO Woman CFO Woman Dir of HR Woman Dir of Advertising Woman Advertising Managers Women Dir of Customer Service Woman Customer Serv Mgrs Women VP of Mktg Woman Marketing Managers Women Dir of eComm Woman Dir of Internet ATG Woman Dir of Credit Woman And who got fired over the last few years: VP of HR Man HR Manager Man Dir of Credit Man Dir of Markekting Man Marketing Mgr Man The facilities would be state of the art if it was 1975. Management team is a ineffective. The IT ecommerce and web team are useless, nothing ever gets done and their backlog is years long. This setting would work well on an episode of Game of Thrones. You actually have to punch in and out and that time gets micro-managed. The senior team and VP's have been here 20, 30 even 40 years, they are lost in 1975. The products are incredibly poor quality and the margins are stratospheric. Just stay away, period.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company Michael, fire yourself and every VP and let a new team build this company back into the company it once was, before revenues have shrunk over the last 10 years.


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    Buyer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Bannockburn, IL
    Former Employee - Buyer in Bannockburn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I got Good Friday off as a company holiday.

    Cons

    The worst team ever. All buyers are told to buy "anything" . There is no rhyme or reason. I wouldn't send my worst enemy there. Thank you for making me scan in and out like a dock worker.

    Advice to Management

    Start from scratch. The GMM and 2 DM"s LTD has been their ONLY job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Poor management trickles down from the top.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at LTD Commodities full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual workplace environment, weekends off

    Cons

    No training, poor compensation, no promotions

    Advice to Management

    BE PROFESSIONAL


  11. Great seasonal job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Credit Collections in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Credit Collections in Lincolnshire, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LTD Commodities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is quiet and hard working yet very easy going and for the most part stress free. The training is the best I have ever experienced. The job itself is a lot easier than it first appears stay with it. The perks include lots of free snacks and even though you are a temp and a grunt you are treated with respect and as an adult. Supervisors are professional and helpful.

    Cons

    Some of the web pages and programs could be more user friendly. There is not a lot of work to do, even when it got busy it was not overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more male employees. Explain at the start of training that the job is really not complicated.



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