Lectra Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Solution Expert in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Solution Expert in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Lectra

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    The worst company you could work for in North America.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Lectra

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Major update to the new world of business is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    A 'Sales' driven company - services not valued

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Eh.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employees are happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Lights & Shadows

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Love working at Lectra

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

    I have been working at Lectra

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Not a Bad Place to Work at All

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

    I have been working at Lectra full-time

    Pros

    I love that the company is very progressive and always thinking on it's toes. It is extremely confident in its technology and stands firm by its products. The company invests greatly in training and integration. Salaries are fair and the benefits are awesome! The company seems to be hiring a higher quality of employees. The diversity of the team and sharing of information is probably the one of the most appealing aspects of the job.

    Cons

    Our corporate office is in France and some of the management team travel regularly, so it is difficult to get responses exactly when you need them. I've learned to work around this by submitting my requests by the end of the day to get answers by the next day or the following in worst case scenarios.
     Another drawback is the fact that telecommuting is not a permanent option; however, the company is flexible with allowing us to work from home on occasions when there is a true need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on employee involvement and appreciation. It is the small things that mean so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to Work

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

    I have been working at Lectra full-time

    Pros

    New Hire Orientation: In Bordeaux, France (wine country)
    Time-off Policies: Generous amount of PTO days
    Compensation: Pretty good
    Management: Knowledgeable and forward thinking

    Cons

    Since its a French company, there is a slight cultural change that you need to adapt to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    It has been my pleasure to work for this company for over 17 years which you can't say about many companies..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service in Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Service in Smyrna, GA

    I have been working at Lectra full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is a strong company that invests in the future and trains it's employees as it's technology grows. I have worked with a great group of people who are top notch and always been that way.

    Cons

    Challenges aren't negative but rather positive in the regards to being the best at what we do and always having a solution for our customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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