Lamar Advertising Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Incredible Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising

    Pros

    They really care about their employees, lots of benefits.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Excellent Company with outstanding people

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    Former Employee - Vice President/General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President/General Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Lamar Advertising full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful company culture. Outstanding leadership from corporate office to regional offices. Excellent best practice sharing and training thru Lamar University

    Cons

    Didn't experience any cons during my tenure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, solid benefits, ability to grow your own business and income level, fantastic team-first environmnet.

    Cons

    There are not many layers to management, promotions within the company are too few and far between, sometimes sales goals are unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More oppurtunities for career advancement within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Unethical place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Lamar Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Learning vast knowledge from seasoned staff in all departments.

    Cons

    Unethical business practices, poor treatment of employees, extremely micromanaged, pay structure changes and not consistent resulting in making less/hinder income earning potential. Limited career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Terrible company to work for - pay is low - management is awful.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Lamar Advertising full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the majority of co-workers (not including management). Office location made for a great commute.

    Cons

    Terrible, unethical working environment driven by management. Religion and politics were heavily discussed in work meetings. The pay was no where it should've been for work/tasks completed. Micromanaging style. Not a female friendly company. Left the company in 2012 along with a number of other employees, all of whom cited management as their reason for leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. This company is wonderful! It feels like a family environment and it is a joy to work for them.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising

    Pros

    The training is thorough and easy to understand. The process really does work and your potential for success is huge. The management staff is friendly and extremely helpful. There are opportunities to move up, but you have to prove you deserve a promotion.

    Cons

    The only con I would say is that you typically have a tough time having a great year two times in a row. Your budget is based off of your actual numbers. It can be difficult to maintain your commission percentage after a great year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Overall good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very fair for work required. It is a friendly company both on the corporate level and local level. Benefits are offered to employees very quickly upon hire. They are always looking for ways to improve practices.

    Cons

    Health benefits are expensive and don't cover as much as I think they should. Corporate launches new initiatives without one part of the company talking to another.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. This is a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The managers are thorough and disciplined, but nice most of the time. The pay is right where it should be for my job, and my coworkers are all great to work with.

    Cons

    There are opportunities to move up, but I haven't seen them yet. Sometimes the managers can be a bit hard to please, but they are still patient most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more patient with your new employees. Some learners are faster or slower than others, so you can't expect everyone to get it right away. Also, at times you say one thing but do another, or baby your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    I worked at Lamar for 5 years

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    Former Employee - Real Estate Manager
    Former Employee - Real Estate Manager

    I worked at Lamar Advertising

    Pros

    Great company the best and the largest OOH company in North America. Great Benefits great stock options.

    Cons

    Each office is run independently and I was bullied and sexually harassed for 5 years. I would have filed an anonymous complaint but when one did a vicious employee meeting was called and when folks left and a negative exit interviews were given regarding the GM but no recourse nothing was done. They just called GM asked if they did the things ex employee accused them of they just said no I would never and it was swept out to sea. Sad that such a great organization has weak links at the local levels and they do nothing about it. I planned to retire from Lamar but unfortunately the stress and ridicule and unfair treatment by the GM made it impossible. Lamar needs to pay attention to markets that are not growing and have abundant turn over maybe your appointed GM are making it impossible for people to do their jobs. Remember you are only as strong as your weakest link and you have a few of them at GM / VP levels that need to be disposed of like trash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    evaqluate your GM's every year based on growth budgets turnovers and when employees leave maybe believe that just once they may be forthcoming of a bad apple at upper management level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Intern - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, fun work environment, co-workers are great, they really make you feel part of the team

    Cons

    Non! Such a great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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