Lamar Advertising Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Lamar Advertising CEO Sean Reilly
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is awesome (in 3 reviews)

  • Pretty good benefits for a sales position (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Employee perks like Christmas parties or birthday cakes are forbidden, while upper management still drives luxury cars on the company dime (in 3 reviews)

  • At times, information flow from the "top" was scare (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Been with Lamar for several years. It's a great company. Nationwide but still feels like a close family. Best place I've ever worked

    Cons

    I don't really have anything negative to say. There are a few quirks, but nothing different than what you see in every other office.


  2. Incredible Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They really care about their employees, lots of benefits.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of.


  3. Excellent Company with outstanding people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    More oppurtunities for career advancement within the company.


  6. This company is wonderful! It feels like a family environment and it is a joy to work for them.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company feel in a large company.

    Cons

    Salary is a bit low as compared to other companies, but the small company/family feel helps to make up for it.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Cutting edge company treats their employee's well very low turnover rate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lamar Advertising

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Committed to helping you do well in your position. Treats employee's well good work life balance overall. Very family oriented company.

    Cons

    Not that much room for growth, people tend to stay in their positions for a lonnnnnngggg time. Due to a low turn over rate, it is hard to have your bosses position since he never leaves. However, they do train you to take his seat eventually if you choose to stay that long.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the digital network seek indoor advertising there are so many markets Lamar can go into and make a tremendous amount of money. Outdoor advertising needs more interaction with the consumer and phone. Hire more innovative young individuals that can help bring great ideas for growth.


  9. Bill Poster

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always something different and very physical and hands on work to keep you in shape. Very exhilarating to work at elevated heights on a daily basis. And possibility for pay advancement based on how you want to pursue it. Off at 2:30 most everyday.

    Cons

    Some boards are sketchy and poorly maintained. Pay doesn't match up with work load. Management bends rules to benefit them but punishes you when it doesn't matter to them.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and maintain signs better.


  10. Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lamar Advertising full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company perks with small company autonomy.

    Cons

    Not the best at rolling out new policies

    Advice to Management

    on going training, please


  11. Work is very sporatic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Occasional Overtime
    4 day workweek
    Company Vehicle

    Cons

    Lots of driving
    Occasional long days

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a structured yearly evaluation for raises, instead of keeping everyone on pins and needles.



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