Leggett & Platt Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Very large, publicly traded, S&P 500 company established in 1883; (in 3 reviews)

  • Leggett does care about its people and is a really great place to work (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Like any large company, there are challenges (in 4 reviews)

  • the management is rude to the workers and treat them with no respect unless they want something in return (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Enjoy the people and the work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Carthage, MO
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Carthage, MO

    I worked at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Great Team focused company
    -Opportunities to move from department to department

    Cons

    -Salaries are consistently average for this area
    -No matching 401K

    Advice to Management

    -Need a stronger mentorship program

  2. Machine operator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The benefits and money are good.

    Cons

    It's difficult to move up and the work is strenuous.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within.

  3. Adjustable Bed Division - office

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office in Georgetown, KY
    Current Employee - Office in Georgetown, KY

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work with many possibilities to make a difference to the company. Working with a product like adjustable bed frames is rather fun, and very easy to relate technical knowledge to the product application. The branch is and has been so slow to react to changes in demand that every area of production has need/room for improvement. I list this as a Pro because it gives every employee a great chance to make a difference and prove his/her worth. It could also, obviously, be listed as a con.

    Cons

    Severely underpaid. The branch is terribly unorganized and unfair to many employees. Branch management is so reactionary that the entire branch is constantly in a tough situation - both with ability to meet demand, ability to take on the enormous workload, and the ability to get tasks accomplished (lack of resources)

    Advice to Management

    Restructure. There is little to no balance of power within the branch, and those in leadership positions do very little to give the rest of the team the resources necessary to succeed.

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  5. Good Overall!

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

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good senior managers. Great place to gain hands on experience with an industry leader.

    Cons

    IT systems are somewhat outdated.

    Opportunities can be limited depending on desired career path, however this seems to be improving overall.

    Leggett & Platt Response

    Feb 13, 2015Talent Management

    It's easy to underestimate the importance of work-life balance, but it's definitely one of the perks of working here. Also, thanks for noticing that we've made improvements on helping employees ... More

  6. Great people and quality company!

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

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with and very professional.

    Cons

    The vacation package is not great, but they make up for it with higher salaries than competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the vacation packages. Employee's get burned out and do not preform as well.

  7. Great place to work!

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

    I worked at Leggett & Platt

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Not a l ot of room for promotion (people tend to stay)

  8. Supply Chain solutions is moving in the right direction, but still a lot of work to do.

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

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is taking on new and exciting projects. The opportunities are plentiful.

    Cons

    There are many projects to work on and not enough resources to support them all. Upper management is at times stretched too thin.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the extra resources to get things done right the first time.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Lowest paying job but hardest job ever, hires illegals through agencies & treats employees like crap...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Do Everything Get Paid for None in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Do Everything Get Paid for None in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt

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

    Pros

    It's a job that's it

    Cons

    You'll never get anywhere here. I work at the carpet cushion Davison & quality is of the least importance. Will loose big contracts

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to what's going on or this part of your company will fail. Corruption is happening.

  10. Wrong Direction

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

    I worked at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Allowing branches to be autonomous

    Cons

    Corporate HQ is changing that and putting more and more pressure on branches to give up their autonomy

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to Legget-ize everything

    Leggett & Platt Response

    Nov 14, 2014Talent Management

    Thanks for the constructive criticism — since we are in so many diverse industries different businesses require different levels of autonomy. Our desire is for the entire company to move together in ... More

  11. Helpful (1)

    A stable, reputable company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leggett & Platt

    Pros

    Very large, publicly traded, S&P 500 company established in 1883;
    Very well-known in the industry;
    People at HQ are very down to earth;
    Very stable (for the most part).

    Cons

    Very financially driven (answer to wall street analysts);
    Opportunities to improve name recognition among consumers;
    In an industry that puts a lot of emphasis on long-standing relationships and family ties;
    Very, very conservative.

    Advice to Management

    Wish you all the best!

    Leggett & Platt Response

    Nov 14, 2014Talent Management

    We're glad you saw us as down-to-earth kind of folks. And we wish you the best as well as you continue your career!

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