Lightning Source Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
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  1. My experience with Lightning Source was wonderful.

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in La Vergne, TN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in La Vergne, TN

    I worked at Lightning Source full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work, friendly management, excellent pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes they forced overtime, but who doesn't need extra money.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. they are the ones who do the work.

  2. Nice to work for if you don't care about advancing and don't mind being fired after a few years.

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    Former Employee - Quality Control
    Former Employee - Quality Control

    I worked at Lightning Source full-time

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and helpful, and create a good work atmosphere. Generally relaxed dress code. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Lower management and supervisors ignore employee concerns. Lower management may also take employee ideas and implement them without giving credit to the employee. They tend to fire experienced and veteran workers around the Nov-Dec holidays for tax purposes. Production floor contains mainly 6-month long temporary workers, which causes a lot of communication issues and inconsistencies. They reduce work staff and do not replace them, causing an overload of work for employees. Glass ceiling, most workers are not given a chance to advance to a higher position.

    Advice to Management

    Quit eliminating experienced workers on the production floor and in the offices. This creates a large number of mistakes in the final product, as well a lack of communication between departments.

  3. Politics and crafty ways in lower management/supervisor levels.

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    Former Employee - Pre-media in La Vergne, TN
    Former Employee - Pre-media in La Vergne, TN

    I worked at Lightning Source full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, solid company, good upper management.

    Cons

    Lost personality when it was absorbed by the parent company. Political under-currents within the department.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give a supervisor power to squeeze their workers out if they have personal issues with them. Have them produce a more valid paper trail, then review it's legitimacy.

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  5. Equipment Operator - Production

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    Former Employee - Equipment Operator
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator

    I worked at Lightning Source full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere, good access to supervisors and upper management.

    Cons

    Terrible politics involved in advancement. Claims to promote from within, but all management positions are filled externally. Management constantly boasted about savings and profits, then gave out a 2% wage increase across the board, and eliminated annual bonuses. I experienced five 'permanent' schedule changes in a seven month period.

    Advice to Management

    Businesses that define new paradigms should not be under the leadership of a company that is replaced by that paradigm.

  6. The associates were great to work with, not so much the management team though.....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lightning Source

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

    Pros

    The work is easy, benefits good, people nice

    Cons

    Management can be better, work is very easy and doesn't require much thinking on a persons part......if you like to be challenged and are looking for advancement then this is NOT the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to the associates, and actually do the job you are being paid for, people will work for supervisors that actually work and not stand around all day talking and bs'ing with each other.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Lightning Source

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great business model, good principle.

    Cons

    .In the midst of transition.

    Advice to Management

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