Levi, Ray and Shoup

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Levi, Ray and Shoup Reviews in Springfield, IL

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
25 Reviews
3.3
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was a pleasure working with so many young, ambitious creatives.

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    Former Employee - Web Design  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Web Design in Springfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Team environment was amazing. We had our own small groups to work within. Projects could have greater focus and therefore increase productivity and success.

    Cons

    Compensation was a mid-level. The office culture had the appearance of corporate standards, although the small groups allowed for creativity to come through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not as good as it used to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits.
    Many good people work there.
    Onsite health facility.

    Cons

    Benefits have been cut over the last 10 years, possibly to subsidize divisions that don't produce revenue.
    Management is firmly entrenched, little opportunity for career advancement, resistant to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give smart people more freedom to implement new strategies.
    Allow employees to honestly evaluate managers to find weak points.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time

    Pros

    Good technical support, very good training

    Cons

    Compensation is way below industry average, sales cycles are too long, no empowerment for sales people, too much micromanagement, no marketing or lead generation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in marketing, develop a "real" pricing strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    EXCELLENT COMPANY

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun and friendly work environment
    Excellent management team
    Continuing education and training paid for by company
    Great Benefits
    On-site Health Club that is free to employees and their family
    On-site Cafeteria
    Flexibility in work hours

    Cons

    Small company with nine paid holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager should continue to mentor and provide positive feedback for employees to continue helping them reach goals and be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Managed Company I've Worked For

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people I've worked for and will remain friends with most everyone I worked with there.
    They compensated me well.
    Private jet travel.
    On site swimming pool and gym.
    Sponsor an NHRA Funny Car Driver who is the absolute nicest guy in the world.

    Cons

    Don't understand the words synergy or how to work together.
    Each group is its own silo and every group with the exception of Education Services refuses to work with the other groups.
    Could double or triple their sales if they had someone who encouraged the groups to work together and present a unified front.
    One group sold IBM hardware and software but all the other groups used Dell and Microsoft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force your groups to work with each other. Unbelievable how simple this one thing would lead to increased sales and a more cohesive company. Creating individual silos of business lines will eventually lead to none of them reaching their full potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked for minimum pay

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup

    Pros

    Great perks: gym, pool, cafeteria

    Cons

    Company puts more emphasis on material things and money and minimum investment with employees. Staff level positions pays manager’s paychecks through commissions while manager level employees enjoy the good life such as travel and leisure with company time and money. Little to know advancement within company, moderate pay scale. Some managers and supervisors screamed at employees and talked down to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mangers/owerner: You should definitely consider to improve your manager's demeanor/behavior and leadership/communication style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It's an OK place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup

    Pros

    Nice Christmas party and good workout facilities.

    Cons

    Better benefits and compensation at the State of Illinois

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keepin' on.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacks loyalty to those bringing results

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup

    Pros

    They are a more professional place to work for Springfield, IL in IT.

    Cons

    High loyalty to low results, long term staff over high producers. If you were there from the start, you are basically given a pass for ineptness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more MBAs and professional managers to lead the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup

    Pros

    good place to work for your first job

    Cons

    not many in my mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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