Leggett & Platt Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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Pros
  • Leggett & Platt is a Fortune 500 company (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)

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  1. good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping Float in Houston, MS
    Current Employee - Shipping Float in Houston, MS

    I have been working at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    To advanced yourself in your workfor

    Cons

    Getting tired for doing long hour

    Advice to Management

    Do what is best


  2. Supervisor

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

    I worked at Leggett & Platt (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Overall good company. But like any other business, depends on economy.

    Cons

    Longevity....closes plants according to economy


  3. All about your boss

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Carthage, MO
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Carthage, MO

    I worked at Leggett & Platt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good to great insurance for all (plus nice perks for those at the corporate office, cafeteria, clinic, et al). Job security is also good; if you're doing your job competently you can expect to retain it. Plant closures do happen in a company this large, and they retain top performers in management / leadership roles (though this often requires relocation). General business model is stable, a change in VPs above you isn't going to change your mission. 401k matching and stock plans are competitive. It's all about your boss (and his/her boss). There are some departments/branches in L&P that have high morale, output, and retention.

    Cons

    Average pay is 25th percentile and may approach 50th percentile in a year with a strong bonus. Good employees get cost of living adjustments, not raises; your quality of life will not improve unless you are promoted several times. Do not expect a large adjustment even during a promotion (say 10%); which would be fine for a role you are unproven in.... except that future larger raises don't follow after you are proven It's all about your boss. (and his/her boss). There are some departments/branches in L&P that have negative morale, underperform and rarely retain star performers. Met your boss, and get candid feedback from other sources before you accept employment here. Vacation policy is meager. The worst I've heard of.. ERP systems is archaic. It is capable of doing what it needs to do, but very few areas in the company come close to fully utilizing it. Very few training and maturation opportunities available to young leaders. Very conservative and traditional culture (which isn't inherently bad... just don't expect much flexibility).

    Advice to Management

    You have a tough job. Find ways to retain and grow your team without money, or vacation. That's not being sarcastic; there are many other ways to retain top talent. Find out what (other than money and vacation) is important to your best employees, and give that to them.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    L & P stands for Low Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service - Inter-company Order Processing in Carthage, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service - Inter-company Order Processing in Carthage, MO

    I worked at Leggett & Platt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with - for some reason it seems once people hire on they stay forever. Maybe because they're local and don't want to change jobs/move??

    Cons

    They are notorious for LOW PAY and everything is very antiquated. The software used for all functions is extremely outdated. You have to enter data, re-enter data, then write everything down in 4 places....nothing is automated. The structure of the company is very random, you never know who to go to for what so everyone works on the same tasks as CYA. It was so frustrating that I resigned after just 3 weeks. Oh, and you'll work lots of unpaid overtime because they put staff on salary then require lots of extra time, including saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to attract top performers and update systems across the board.


  6. Leggett & Platt takes care of its people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, including on site gym, cafeteria, and clinic. The cafeteria food is delicious.

    Cons

    Have to be enrolled in corporate insurance to use the clinic. Aside from that, I haven't found any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Great Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people are extremely friendly and they train you to do the work they want. Also the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The work can get kind of repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. It's been working great.


  8. just close the doors...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Shipping Superior/Lead in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping Superior/Lead in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Leggett & Platt

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

    Pros

    Steady work but not because of lots of orders but because of lack of matinance & leadership.

    Cons

    No one cares about anything especially quality,starting at the top. I loved this company & i enjoyed working there but i got treated like dirt & i could & did run ever position & department in that warehouse & got paid dirt too. I would love to work there again but with people who actually care about what there doing.

    Advice to Management

    Find people who care or just close the doors. There robbing you blind & quality is bad.....


  9. Helpful (2)

    Programmer Analyst

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

    I worked at Leggett & Platt full-time

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

    Pros

    The work environment and culture is very laid back.

    Cons

    Not the most cutting edge or modern work philosophy.


  10. Helpful (2)

    OK for small, neglected div of large conglomerate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Plant Management in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Junior Plant Management in Covington, GA

    I worked at Leggett & Platt (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some good opportunities to reach low-hanging fruit for cost savings or new revenue

    Cons

    Parent co. neglectful of our plant and division, announced divestiture several months after I got there. Morale pretty flat when you know you're all on the chopping block.

    Advice to Management

    Support div's with more modern ERP and planning software. In-house proprietary MRP planning system was a dud. Hard to do job properly.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Adjustable Bed Division - office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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