Lectra Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Account Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lectra full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good secured job. The company has credibility and experience in the industry.

    Cons

    After attending the annual sales kickoff meeting, I was surprised to see how many people would hesitate to ask questions or make a comment (apparently if you voice your opinion too much you could get on the "naughty" list and maybe be dismissed) as it had been the case for many. Extremely High turn-over; this should have been a red flag. Individualistic environment, low collaborative and team efforts to meet team's goals. Product needs improvements, it was hard for clients to see their ROI on this very expensive software.

    Advice to Management

    Open better communication channels. It feels like there can't be any constructive conversations where employees and management alike feel safe.


  2. Marketing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lectra full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    many opportunities to go travel to France

    Cons

    office politics, messy management, you will be asked to do a lot of things with no sense, like updating the annual business plan non stop for the whole year and you wii be challenged you don't have any execution afterwards. Pregnant ladies unfriendly.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Set your career ambitions low, salary and raise expectations lower, and enjoy the few perks

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    Former Employee - Software Solution Expert in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Solution Expert in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your colleagues... for the most part, they are inspirational, encouraging, and social International company, clients, and prospects Cultural environment.. work with multiple nationalities and languages

    Cons

    Minimal to zero bonus, raise, or incentives Be leary of management

    Advice to Management

    Deliver the incentives your team signed up for Realize the US business landscape is not the same as Europe and needs to be approached as such


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  5. Helpful (2)

    The worst company you could work for in North America.

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Nespresso and a nice introduction to the solutions used by few of the major names in fashion.

    Cons

    Lectra's North American management style is a throwback to the industrial-age workplace. The president and a handfull of his disciples are out of touch and using seniority to keep their titles, any qualified new threat to their little kingdom will be quickly replaced. The only reason that the company is still in business is because there is no real competition ..yet.

    Advice to Management

    Major update to the new world of business is needed.


  6. Helpful (2)

    A 'Sales' driven company - services not valued

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lectra full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Global company so offices are stocked with great espresso makings! When requested to travel on the weekend it is encouraged to take to the comp time quickly not to wait to year end. While communication with the head quarters in Bordeaux, France is constant, the culture is strict on requesting information thru chain of command.

    Cons

    Lectra does not value its employees. If overheard "complaining" you are at risk of being terminated. Being "caught" communicating over or around the chain of command may result in termination. The office has become very quiet with the very many resent terminations.

    Advice to Management

    Give promotions based on the value of the individual and their work. Work within the company to build the company moral.


  7. Dictatorship; Weak Marketing; Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology leader, sophisticated solutions with high price/performance French 'flair'

    Cons

    Business strategy decided in France, doesn't apply to US market Lots and lots of employee turnover New ideas are not encouraged US Management is powerless to make positive changes


  8. Helpful (3)

    Eh.....

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lectra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are nice. lots of days off

    Cons

    Everything else, culture is depressing, management is awful. very short leash from France. Internal promotions are a joke. Very miss leading.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees are happy.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Lights & Shadows

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lectra full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Business is on a niche market, even if complex, so competing stress is not so huge. Some important career opportunities.

    Cons

    No compelling product strategies, absence of team spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Board Direction do micromanagement most of the time, no seroius innovation policy.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Love working at Lectra

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lectra is a company that is dialed into what their customers need. They put a lot of money into research, and are always on the cutting edge of the most advanced software solutions technology or equipment to improve a companies bottom line. The people that work for Lectra in the US and globally are hardworking, dedicated and friendly. I really enjoy my position, my coworkers and glad to be with the company.

    Cons

    The only con is my laptop. It is heavy and big. Not practical for someone who travels a lot. Otherwise, all is great at Lectra

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a once a month "town hall" meeting with all departments and management to debrief their employees on the company's wins, status in the market and other related information.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lectra full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, great training program, decent salary, good benefits. Can't really ask for more than that, right?

    Cons

    Company is global but still has a small company feel in many ways. Career path not always available or clear. You can end up stagnant after several years.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice would be to lay out clearer career paths.



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