Legrand North America Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous in West Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, engaged in employee development

    Cons

    Everyone is spread pretty thin. A lot of competing priorities and not enough staff.


  2. Market manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health care benefits, competitive wages, strong sales leadership

    Cons

    Too much travel, no room for advancement, changing core values


  3. Legrand North America

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

    I have been working at Legrand North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Its a job, No future, out of touch management, none of these supervisors take responsibility for there actions

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    Former Employee - Technician in West Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Technician in West Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Legrand North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    tuition reimbursement. its a job

    Cons

    To sum it up for those of you who don't know. When Wiremold in west Hartford got taken over by Legrand they completely screwed all the employees. They came in right when the union contract was being renegotiated. This company came in and basically said to the employees sign this contract or we are moving to Mexico. Mind you, you have people who have invested there whole lives in this place. By signing this contract people took eight dollar cuts in pay, lost vacation time, personal days, and much more. I have seen this company slap made in America stickers on stuff that was made in mexico. Its a very shady company who has no respect for there workers. This is sad but true. People need to know this stuff. Im sick of seeing these companies who take no pride or integrity in their workers. These are the people making you your billions and you are giving absolutely nothing back. People who work here haven't got raises in over six years!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    get in touch with your workers. these people are killing themselves, and they are getting nothing in return. No incentive at all. This company is just taking and not giving anything back to these people. You are just a number to these people unfortunately.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for that is constantly evolving both as an employer and in their marketplaces

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They make great efforts towards cultivating their employees, with many opportunities for growth and building experience within the company.

    Cons

    Experience and support is definitely dependent on division. Corporate HQ in France can be out of touch with smaller business units.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Legrand is an innovative company, who has grown through acquisition.

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Field Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legrand North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A fairly comfortable culture, where people are treated well and put in positions to do well.

    Cons

    Some direction and decision making by upper management is questionable at times. Also, for those in field sales positions, there seem to be very few career growth opportunities. Also, many of our business divisions don't work well together, and our software systems don't communicate well.

    Advice to Management

    Create REAL synergies between the different divisions/entities of Legrand North America.


  8. Awesome workplace!

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern in West Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in West Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Legrand North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and staff upbeat work place even though the work may not have always been exciting hard workers very nice people

    Cons

    software was a bit outdated

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)

    More is less.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, some co-workers, free soda day, weekly pay, provided box cutter.

    Cons

    Excessive overtime. Overflowing with management but not enough floor staff to meet invoicing levels in receiving and shipping. Mismanagement led to plant closure.

    Advice to Management

    Have checks and balances and perform audits on management in an anonymous manner. Hire the staff required to fully meet company vision. There were at least 5 people telling less than 40 people to do different projects and hence it caused mayhem. It baffled me why they didn't designate a head to a specific department. Think this is how management protected themselves from the axe by pointing fingers.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Exciting opportunities in a mature industry

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legrand North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quick background: Legrand North America (LNA) is a unique corporate environment. As a group comprised entirely of previously acquired companies with some dating back over 100 years, LNA has traditionally had a very decentralized management model with many small to medium sized offices around the country. In recent years, some management and operations have been folded into larger structures while other groups remain mostly autonomous. Due to such, there are many variables about the company that are difficult to generalize. So, for pros: - The people are pleasant and welcoming. Dress code is business casual but many folks dress more casually - Business objectives, financial performance and other KPIs are very transparent - There is a well established employee development program - The General Managers are accessible at the business units - There is an invigorating challenge to build the Legrand brand - LNA is financially stable and growing rapidly through medium sized acquisitions - Investment in industrial design and ethnography is very progressive for the industry.

    Cons

    The company is very finance driven, with the key drawbacks being: - Frugality on IT has allowed ancient software systems to remain in place. On-boarding can be especially painful. - The amount of data required on both a regular and urgent basis is overwhelming. The old and inefficient IT services magnify that frustration. - The need to deliver quarterly results can distract focus from the long term vision Other cons: - It is difficult to develop within a single business unit due to their limited sizes. Those willing to relocate have many more development opportunities. - Besides the local GMs, the executive team appears to be losing touch with ground level employees. Had there been an ear to the ground on certain issues, good employees would still be with the company. HR seems to be spread thin. - The mature business units are slow moving and put up the most resistance to change.

    Advice to Management

    The IT systems are a major barrier to business unit collaboration and cause a lot of waste for those extracting data from them. Clean up the on-boarding process.


  11. Committed to Sustainability

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous in West Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legrand North America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, engaging employee programs and robust sustainability and community welfare initiatives. Excellent employee development and progression system.

    Cons

    Salary heavily dependent upon experience, no regard to advanced degrees. Overall salary figures for entry level office workers are below average.

    Advice to Management

    Aim for 50th percentile when making offers to employees based on experience, education, and cost of living. Payscale or Glassdoor report.



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