LatPro.com Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Plantation, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Plantation, FL

    I worked at LatPro.com

    Pros

    the independence and the lack of micro management

    Cons

    the incompetence and no clarity from senior management as well as no regular communication either virtually or face to face

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

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    Abusive, lack of innovation, Learn to read between the lines

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at LatPro.com full-time

    Pros

    Telecommuting. A handful of creative and efficient personnel remain, who were a pleasure to work with. No red tape. Years ago this company had a future, but no longer the case.

    Cons

    Upper management very stubborn and ignorant to market reality. CEO did not consider input from qualified personnel regarding all decisions, such as usability, design, technologies. No innovation, just a mirror of competitors with all related matters including pricing, technologies, SEO strategies, interface, and more.

    CEO prides himself in his blog about hiring the right staff, management best practices, personnel management, yet does not apply them. Will not face any encounter or situation, instead will delegate this task to paid soldiers who lack personal skills. Critical lack of communication, leadership or company news. You will never get a raise unless you have a better offer elsewhere. Mediocre salaries, poor benefits, unfulfilled promises, and inexistent profit sharing plan masked by a non profit created to hide the little revenue attained.

    A "temporary" 15% salary cut turned into a two year struggle which was never compensated nor retributed.

    Upper management will sell you on three main points: profit sharing, work from home, opportunity to grow. The only one that is real is work from home as they do not have an
    office. This is a sinking ship with critical lack of leadership, mainly finance and sales.

    Critical company elements/departments are viewed as costs, instead of investments. Finance will nickel and dime you to the last penny, with or without reason nor logic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Face reality. If you are to fire staff, do so in person or at least via telephone, not via email. Instead of releasing qualified staff, you should start by looking at sales management. Lack of sales is a problem that should be solved from the root: top to bottom.

    Lack of management on your side is what made you blind about the real problems ( do you know how much time your employees spend on twitter?)

    If you want to get things done well and in a timely manner, you need to do the following:

    - Pay fairly
    - Invest in staff; company meetings, training, face to face interaction
    - Stop wasting time and money keeping old hardware
    - If you preach an open book policy, be clear with company finances. Staff is not blind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Incompetent management, lack of leadership, no innovation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LatPro.com full-time

    Pros

    Talented team years back, but that is long gone.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. Everything is copied, zero innovation. Poor product, lack of marketing staff or plan. Salaries well under the industry, constant pay cuts and no career progression. No recognition, motivation very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay fairly, innovate and train staff. Hire a real sales manager, who actually speaks to customers. Minimal sales numbers are reflection of poor product and weak team, not the economy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacks vision, leadership, and direction.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LatPro.com full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Possibility to work from home. Has some great people on the team in the lower ranks. Small company. Good team environment.

    Cons

    This is a struggling company constantly re-inventing itself. There is a critical lack of leadership and clear direction. This is an unoriginal product that can't keep up with the competition. Employees were forced to take several pay cuts for nearly a year as the company struggled. There is very high turn-over between people quitting, being laid off, or fired. This is a sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Provide regular feedback. Foster employee growth. Reward loyalty. Pay fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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