Leading Authorities

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A personal hands on experience at a smaller sized dc firm

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Leading Authorities as an intern

    Pros

    Great office morale, interesting clients, steadily growing and expanding their business

    Cons

    Without constant events the workday can be a little slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing in terms of office morale and staff enjoyment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A lot of micro managing on insignificant projects, nice co workers for the most part, but culture is not ideal

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Leading Authorities

    Pros

    You get to meet interesting people that come into the office for events or to be introduced as a speaker

    Cons

    Micro managing is rampant, really behind technologically, management is "meh" - they don't really want to foster their workers, but rather get results with no inbetween

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees to develop their skills, from interns to seasoned consultants, there is always room for improvement and development.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    A fun, creative, and progressive environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Leading Authorities

    Pros

    Once you "pay your dues / prove yourself", your opinion and ideas have the opportunity to directly impact the company's operations and creative vision. This is a fast-paced, progressive work environment where good career-focused employees can thrive.

    And did I mention we get to meet famous people?!?!
    Well "DC famous" anyway.

    Cons

    The traffic in and surrounding DC!

    Recommends
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    Career Suicide. Worried I'll never grow or advance here. Leadership lacking.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Leading Authorities

    Pros

    casual dress, laid back, decent staff, politicians visit, location, food at monthly meetings, few HR rules wear what you want, say what you want)

    Cons

    not a whole lot of smiles here; staffers run for the door at 5:00. lots of boring busy work that is pointless. no recognition. overworked employees. crappy computers. not tech savvy. leadership doesn't get along and has a hard time creating to a plan and sticking to it. sales team is not given good resources or even realistic goals. uses outdated sales models--dialing for dollars & cold calling. even upper level sales wishes for better conditions. don't see a lot of promotions. commission is not good. LA has trouble getting and KEEPING big name talent. keep adding the same old white male military leader-types to the speaker roster. it's hard to sell here. few clients are loyal to LA. if another employee bothers you, makes you uncomfortable, or takes your business, you're just out of luck--HR and management won't help. worse CRM and confusing email system. marketing needs to be more open to suggestions from sales. work elsewhere if you can. uggh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they'd never take advice because they know it all, but if I could, I'd suggest investing in better technology, stop bickering in front of everyone, create guidelines, give more recognition where it's due, and create a strategic plan and stick to it instead of changing your mind every week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A place to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Leading Authorities

    Pros

    LAI is a face paced company and their is plenty to learn

    Cons

    burn out of staff is chronic.

    Approves of CEO
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    Negative work environment where teamwork isn't encouraged, poor resources & impossible goals

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Leading Authorities

    Pros

    casual work environment, good central location

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Poor technology. Lack of resources needed to get the job done. Dissatisfied employees frustrated with leadership. No support and little respect for employees from management. Employees are on their own to solve problems and are looked down upon when they ask for funds to resolve problems. "Not my problem" heard most often. Management rarely has time for employees. High turnover. Interns even quit. MICRO MANAGING is a way of life here. You might get promoted--after 4 years as a coordinator. Leadership squabbles openly with one another and finds it hard to agree. Management's hair is always on fire. Large group meetings often end in frustration and no defined direction. Don't want to spend money to make money. Leadership changes mind every single day and hands down conflicting priorities. The position they describe during interviews will likely change drastically on your first day as an employee and you have no say or control over it. Employees are only out for themselves as that is the culture that is set by leadership. A young company with a less-than-stellar reputation with customers. Leadership sadly believes there is a "magic bullet" to solve every problem. If the bosses don't like you and feel you can't reach lofty goals in a month's time, you're out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They seem threatened by advice. Handing down impossible goals to staff without resources is just bad business. Respect for employees and understanding of what they actually do (and biggest challenges) would help the company progress. Allowing employees time to offer solutions and problem solve with you is key.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fast Moving Sales & Marketing Organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leading Authorities

    Pros

    The opportunity to meet and work with interesting and accomplished speakers/talent. The staff is friendly and works together to get things done. Interest in changes for the better are encouraged and taken seriously. Work life here is what you make of it.

    Cons

    Can be very demanding at times in terms of schedules, budget, and other constraints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on investing in and developing existing staff and resources rather than expanding too quickly or taking on additional ventures.

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