Levi, Ray and Shoup

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Levi, Ray and Shoup Reviews

Updated July 5, 2014
Updated July 5, 2014
24 Reviews
3.3
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Software Consultant  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, shrimp cocktail and booze at quarterly meetings

    Cons

    tough to get a permanent position with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad start but keep looking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    4 month training program
    Some recruiters were nice-people were often friendly toward me
    Pay was alright
    Interview was super easy

    Cons

    Lack of respect from management-constantly used scare tactics to get us to perform
    Having an opinion was strongly frowned upon
    Little or no diversity within company
    "Shut up and go along with it" mentality
    Very easy to get mentally burnt out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat us like workers not like gum on the bottom of your shoe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ridiculous sales vision and process, no product development, poor executive management

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time

    Pros

    Solid product for old mainframes.

    Cons

    No R&D or product development for new products; extremely outdated product line make is extremely difficult to penetrate the increasing virtual, open and cloud environments. In fact a Director said to a group of sales reps that "LRS will not be spending money on new development." He mentioned this will trying to make a case to sell into current (already saturated) accounts. I knew then that this company is doomed.
    Horrible sales management process that has the whole group of executives fly out on LRS owned private jets so they can grill you on your pipeline. They have no trust of the sales managers as they even grill the manager. Obviously, there needs to be accountability but sitting if front of 7-9 executives for 2-3 hours is hardly the way. Make sure you ask about this if you interview there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider some product development and trust your local offices and reps. Get rid of the horrible sales processes and get up to date with products. Customers are rapidly moving away from mainframe architectures. Stop resting on your mainframe base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Software developer, printing group.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Appreciation for bright minds.

    Cons

    HR rep has been very unprofessional--he is too young and very brash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    World class solutions that are recognized hands down as best of breed. Debt free and well established in the industry. Company owns several private jets that sales team can utilize for travel. Big company with small town values.

    Cons

    Micro management. LRS is a technology driven company in lieu of sales driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave high performers alone and let them do what it takes to win.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Micromanaged, lack of trust, poor sales vision, hard to make a decent living

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Glastonbury, CT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Glastonbury, CT

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Local team, reputation of their products and services. They are a middleware provider and do very well in Healthcare acoounts but they expect C-Level mindshare for middleware products that are far from top of mind

    Cons

    micromanaged, obsolete sales vision, lack of trust. Desire to break into SAP market does not reflect the market needs. They are more comncerned with cold call volume than meaningful contacts. They win when less than 5 or 30 reps make quota. Very profitable but their pay scale is below market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace marketing and social media. Build more channel sales alliances and enrtust the sales team to deliver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Programmer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow as a programmer

    Cons

    None, I really like it here especially the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9.  

    You are own your own.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Will place you in a company as long as you are qualified for the position. LRS contacted me very quickly when positions opened up, and they work really quick to get you into a company.

    Cons

    If something negative happens at a customer site you are basically on your own. The idea of keeping a customer is more important to LRS then how their employees are treated. The recruiter I worked with I found to be very disorganised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Always there for their employees and clients.

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    Current Employee - IT Desktop Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - IT Desktop Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Always willing to help to ensure the best match for both the employee and client.

    Cons

    None. They helped from point A to point B.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfied

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup

    Pros

    Generally speaking a stable company

    Cons

    I can't think of any major downside.

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