Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
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Pros
  • Christmas parties look like a weekend picnic (in 11 reviews)

  • Respect for the individual (healthy work/life balance) (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Growing Pains: The Company is growing, and quickly (in 4 reviews)

  • The company is growing very quickly so there are some growing pains (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Amazing place to work with amazing opportunities for growth

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

    I have been working at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I've been a team member that's seen the promise of hard work and effectiveness pay off as I've moved from an entry-level admin position to a leadership position. It doesn't always look like the traditional corporate growth track, because you actually get to try out what you're good and and show that you can excel. Title changes don't always come immediately, but we are encouraged to work to gain influence and practice leadership scales in advance of the actual "promotion." This makes you even more prepared when the time comes. Basically, hard work doesn't go unrecognized.

    Team members pull their weight and care about their responsibilities. It's not the common situation where management avoids certain employees and piles more work on those who do care. Everyone cares. All the time.

    I am in a position where I interview people pretty often for open positions on my team or on others. A question I get a lot is, "What's your favorite part of working here?" I almost always find myself saying that working here makes me a better person. I'm a better wife, mother, leader, daughter, community member, team member, you name it, because of the last seven years I've spent here. I am pushed by my leaders and my co-workers to constantly be getting better in many phases of life. Leaders invest in their team and mean it. That makes some people uncomfortable, but it's at the top of my list of reasons why I love my work.

    Cons

    We are pacing at crazy growth which comes with it's own set of challenges. Just physically, we're running out of room, so parking is at a premium.

    Growth also creates issues with "staffing up" and procedure changes. That's always a little awkward, especially for team members who have been around a while.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with the team on the good and not so good.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Great people, good mission, pay was low

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It was very easy to get behind the product we were selling because it does change lives. I had the opportunity to work on a fantastic team with really good people. There was a descent work/life balance outside of our busy seasons. Fun atmosphere to work in. I was given a lot of opportunity and freedom to grow in my role that eventually caused me to become really good at what I did.

    Cons

    The health benefits were terrible. The pay was low compared to the responsibilities for the role I was in (especially towards the end). Accounting practices with your paycheck were a little shady (For instance, if you had profit sharing as part of your pay, you cannot distinguish what was your base and what was your profit sharing. They would tell you your pay with profit share per year will be around "$XX,XXX.XX." They never specifically talked about the base pay of the salary because it was so low. They never tell you what your profit sharing percentage is as it changed year over year, so you could not distinguish between types of pay.). Dave was great to talk to on a one-on-one basis, but was really eccentric when addressing the company as a whole (He tended to go off on hour long tangents that seemed out of left field.).

    Advice to Management

    Keep promises made to retain employees. Pay what people are actually worth. Also, its pretty obvious that the reviews on here have been manipulated or added by HR team at Dave Ramsey to skew the results. I feel like my review has been pretty neutral as I chose to leave on my own accord. The only issue I had was that promises were not met and the pay/benefits.

  3. Wouldn't want to work anywhere else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Dave is a incredibly generous man. EVERYONE at the company shares in the profits and the company gives back a tremendous amount to the community. Monthly Lampo Lunches, weekly staff meetings that involve the entire company - also Wednesday morning devotionals with speakers ranging from Max Lucado to Brian "Head" Welch (Korn), an amazing Christmas party, battle of the bands, free classes, and there is just a little pride that goes with telling your friends that you work for Dave Ramsey.

    Oh yeah - the occasional personality (Mark Cuban) sighting in the lobby.

    Cons

    Parking is at a premium - get here early.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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  5. Helpful (8)

    AMAZING company, mission, opportunities, and leaders! But don't bother if you don't want to work hard.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at Lampo for almost 8.5 years now. In my time at Lampo, I've had unbelievable opportunities for advancement and have interacted regularly with leaders at every level in the organization—up to and including regular meetings with Dave. I simply cannot say enough good things about this place, but I'll try to break it down to some key highlights in random order:

    1. ADVANCEMENT: Within nine months of being here, I was asked to help lead one of the company's biggest initiatives to date. At the conclusion of that project, I was asked to change roles and create a brand-new team within the company. A year later, that position expanded to even greater responsibilities, and it has continued to grow since then. I've never seen a company go to such lengths and spend so much time investing in their young leaders. If you work hard and have a great attitude, the leadership notices.

    2. INCOME: The leadership has proactively changed my entire comp plan for the better four times so far, and my personal income continues to grow every year. Today, in fact, I received the biggest single paycheck of my career. I LOVE the way Dave and the leadership share profit! It helps all of us experience the ups and downs of doing business. We rise or fall together!

    3. INTEGRITY: I've been in countless "behind closed doors" meetings with leaders at every level, including regular meetings with Dave. I've seen and heard firsthand how this place deals with business, product, and personnel problems, and I'm always blown away with the incredible integrity they demonstrate every time. Even when it comes to the painful experience of letting a team member go, Lampo errs on the side of radical generosity.

    4. CULTURE: I can't imagine a harder-working, more encouraging, more hysterical, more supportive group of people. We are all champions of our culture, and we'll all defend it with everything we've got.

    5. MISSION: The work we do matters. We never lose sight of that. Leadership constantly connects our work and our success to the individual lives on the other end. We're not here for ourselves; we exist to serve other people. That's a great way to start the day.

    Cons

    One of the biggest cons that people may not expect in coming here is learning what it's like to work for a nationally known figure. Dave is definitely in the public spotlight, and believe it or not, a whole bunch of people out there don't like him. Of course, those are mostly people who have never met him, never sat in a meeting with him, and never really heard his heart on anything. They make assumptions based on nothing but rumor and speculation, and they throw it at him. If you work here, you take some of the brunt of that hate, too. We all have to have thick skin around here, because people always love to take shots at Dave and, therefore, at those of us who work with him.

    As others have said, the growth of the company has put us in a bit of a squeeze space-wise. It stinks that we all can't fit in a single building anymore. And parking can be an issue if you come in a little late.

    This isn't a con to me, but it is to some: We don't shy away from conflict. We deal with problems around here. We don't suffer laziness, poor performance, or gossip. If someone has a problem in those areas, they're sometimes shocked to learn that we actually address those things head-on, whether it's "comfortable" or not.

    Watch your expectations. We have a blast, but we're serious about the work we do. Don't come here if you're scared to work hard, if you're just looking for a J-O-B, or if you don't believe in what we teach. If that's you, you won't be happy here.

    Last, if you're checking out the cons because you've seen a few of the horrible reviews, I'd encourage you to check the dates on those one-star reviews. There was a concerted, intentional, rather public smear campaign against Lampo in the spring of 2014. A handful of former and, sadly, current team members got caught up in that. Use your own judgement, but at least be aware of the fact that a lot of those bad reviews are clustered within a month or two of each other.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Had to leave based on principle, straight-face told so many un-truths!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Sales in Brentwood, TN

    I worked at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Always trying new ideas to keep the program moving. You do get to interact with some sincere people, key word being some. Christmas parties are wonderful. For the most part, work/life balance is good on many teams.

    Cons

    Myself and persons on the team were told we could make great sums of money. Just start at this and the potential was to move into that. Seriously, "that" was only reachable if someone were to work every minute of every workday at breakneck speed. And likely 12 hours a day. The compensation was that weird in some groups. Commissions were geared for the benefit of the company. One manager turned to me and talked about the wow of doubling income. Are you kidding me? Stop it with the falsehoods. Fact. There are reviews on here that are glossy, flowing, 'perfect', 5-star. Do you think it is truly possible to get that many amazing reviews one after another? Someone posted about HR throwing in at the review board here. Ya think? C'mon. The reviews are so shiny and coated. Fact. They're dumbing you down. Stating that the negative reviews were all posted and centered around a time-frame of last spring. Keep reading the reviews and be mindful. Read and think. Finally, personal growth can be hard in many areas or rather positions. If you have a little bit of time, study some of the reviews. Easy to see? There's an inside review. And another. And another.

    Advice to Management

    There is NOT the perfection of so many of those 5-star reviews. Advice to management? Be real. Loyalty to "the brand" can be good. But, for crying out loud, don't be so robotic. One former employee wrote, "Stop posting fake reviews." Do take heed to that. Don't want to get caught with your hands in the boiling water. It's unbelievable, some of the reviews here.

  7. Fantastic Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Technology in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Top-notch co-workers. Positive environment. Fun atmosphere. Lots of little perks along the way. Weekly devotionals with fantastic speakers. Productive staff meetings.

    Cons

    The hiring process is long and involved which sometimes leads to shortages of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving for excellence and maintaining the culture as we grow.

  8. Fantastic work environment (where you're treated like an actual human being)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Lampo Group is truly an amazing place. I've done stints in corporate america, and honesty it's hard to imagine going back to that garbage.

    Now, let's get something straight, this place isn't utopia. There are still humans involved after all, so it's not perfect. BUT, it's the closet thing to it that I've ever seen in a workplace.

    1. Good People: Yeah, the hiring process is laborious and takes longer than it should sometimes. But the results are worth it. They hire people that care about their job, their co-workers, and the outcome. That's hard to find in many workplaces, but this place is filled with people that actually care. It's refreshing and fun to be around.

    2. It's Always Changing: This place is constantly evolving with new products, departments, and much more. There's never a dull moment. Each season brings a different focus for different products, and it's cool to be involved in something so big that keeps growing and growing.

    3. Personal Development: Since I have joined the company I have had three job titles (two promotions). I have worked hard, Leaders have recognized, and rewarded that with creating new opportunities for me to tackle. It's incredible to work at a place that really values me as a human being and not just a worker-bee. I see that from my direct leaders, even up to the way Dave interacts with us. They are investing in me 100% and that's rare to find. You're not just a number here.

    4. Generosity: I could rattle off many examples, but I think this one sums it up the best. The company has a profit-sharing pool for certain positions that pays out throughout the year. At the end of the year, this particular profit pool had a surplus of funds. Rather than simply roll those funds over to the next year (the "logical" business decision), the leadership team cut very generous (and unexpected) bonus checks to a few of us team members that had really significant years. Who does that?!

    Not to mention, as seen all over this page, the Christmas part is awesome. And tons of free food, gym reimbursement, free Costco membership, etc.

    5. No Drama: The No-gossip policy is for real, and what a difference it makes. In prior jobs I've been around people that are big gossips, withhold information to "get ahead," backstab, and all that mess. That just doesn't happen here. People are transparent, and if there's issues they work it out like adults. There is never fear of "backstabbing" or "whispers" around. If there's a big personnel change, or structure change, the leadership team tells the whole company in full detail and addresses it head on. It's really refreshing, and easy to take for granted that most places don't operate like this.

    Cons

    1. Growing Pains: The Company is growing, and quickly. The difference between a 300 person company (Lampo just a couple of years ago) and a 500 person company (Lampo in a year or two probably) is very different. It's harder to keep the same culture and vibe. From time to time we see a little glimpse of those growing pains, but the good news is that leadership team knows this, is transparent about it, and truly striving to make this transition intentionally.

    2. Spotlight: If you've never worked for a company with such a public facing representative (Dave), it can be a little bit of an adjustment. Dave has a bunch of people who love him and who have been changed forever by the principles he teaches. He also has haters, and from time to time those haters flare up in the media. So, it's not a big "con", but definitely takes a little bit of adjustment if you've never worked for a company connected to the media so closely.

    3. The health insurance coverage/pricing is not competitive with most employers. It's decent for a single person, but if you're hoping to cover your spouse and/or children, you're better off buying it in the open market most of the time which is a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a very close pulse on the rapid hiring/growth/expansion right now. This is a critical time in our company's growth curve, and the more in touch with all team members vibe on this (from leadership all the way down to new junior team member), the better we can adjust and grow!

  9. I will never go back to Corporate America!!!

    Current Employee - Technical Recruiting in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiting in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty much everything.
    1. Dave is an unbelievable man. He has the biggest heart, and truly cares about all of his employees.
    2. The perks for working here are unreal, and everyday you get to see people's lives change.
    3. There is always so much to do and so many people you can learn from. We have the biggest Ruby shop in Nashville, and are always integrating cool technologies. It's a developers dream!
    4. Everyday, you are encouraged to be better than you were the day before. Not just in your career, but who you are as a person .
    5. If you put in the work, the opportunities are endless.

    To some of the negative reviews on here... I have to wonder if these people have ever worked in Corporate America or had a boss that legitimately harassed them. I've had some of the worst leadership imaginable at previous jobs and I can not imagine a job that is better than this. I truly believe that some people who left are finding out the grass isn't greener on the other side.

    Cons

    The health insurance could be a little better.
    There are so many breakfast days, celebrations, and treats, you have to spend a little extra time on the treadmill if you don't want to pack on a few pounds. But that could also be considered a pro!

    Advice to those applying... If you're not a Jesus lover, this may not be the place for you. NOT because you wouldn't be hired, but because we have weekly devotionals (amazing by the way) and it is very common for leaders to pray over us at meetings. If you don't have Christian beliefs, you may feel uncomfortable at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being transparent with everyone on things going on within the company.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Incredible place to work! Everything I hoped it would be . . . and MORE!

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

    I have been working at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The culture is truly awesome – it’s one of the things I love most about working here. People are cared for and treated with respect like no other place I’ve worked. The leadership really does value the person, not as a unit of output or production, but as an actual a human being! I’ve been particularly impressed with the level of open communication here, both in large organization-wide meetings and in smaller team settings. New ideas are welcomed and encouraged. If you work hard, there are tons of opportunities for advancing within the organization, and there is real intentionality behind mentoring. The no gossip policy creates an incredibly positive working environment. Another cool thing is that we celebrate wins, and team members are recognized for their hard work, not only by leadership (they do an excellent job at this), but by fellow team members as well. We take a lot of joy in seeing great things happening across the company whether it’s your own department or another. Work/life balance is real here, too. We work really, really hard while we’re at work, but we go home on time to be with our families.In addition to the culture, the caliber of people that work here is exceptional. I am constantly learning from those around me, and the sharing of knowledge and open communication is part of how we work. While this isn’t a perfect place (there is no such thing), I am so thankful to be a part of this organization and of this work that truly matters. This is by far the best place I’ve ever worked.

    Cons

    Minor/normal growing pains exist as the company experiences tremendous growth (like space, parking). From my perspective, leadership does a great job of identifying these things and working to put plans in place to address them.

  11. Helpful (7)

    Be smart... don't work here and see through HR reviews

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    Former Employee - Creative in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Creative in Brentwood, TN

    I worked at Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The check never bounced... that's about it. Everything about this company is scummy, scammy, and gives Christian companies a bad name.

    Cons

    I worked in the "creative" department. This meant I had to work LONG hours (sometimes 12 hrs a day due to live media), weekends, and just about anytime the creative director felt like it. This included mandatory "fun", which was basically studying other peoples work and ripping it off. The pay was awful $32k a year, but living in Nashville isn't expensive, so if you like what you do you can make it work. That's the problem, you have to be nuts to like working here. Please, take a moment and read the negative reviews. As a former employee, the positive reviews are planted by HR because they have such a hard time keeping talented people there. Don't believe me? Go look at how many people they are hiring at any given time. It's a BAD employment market and they have a list a mile long for a reason. No company is expanding that rapidly, they are lying. During my time there, they lost a TV show, book deal, and countless number of radio stations (including their own home town station). I know the market is tough, but this is a dangerous and cult like company that will damage you in the long run. So that's my advice... RUN

    Advice to Management

    STOP FAKING POSITIVE REVIEWS! No one buys it and your energy would be better spent on fixing the lunacy that harms employees within your workplace.

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