Longaberger
4.2 of 5 9 reviews
www.longaberger.com Newark, OH 500 to 999 Employees

Longaberger Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2014
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4.2 9 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Longaberger Chair and CEO Tami Longaberger

Tami Longaberger

(6 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Longaberger

ProsGreat opportunities for all who want to be auccessful.
Once the BEST employer in the SE Ohio and I'm still proud to say I worked for this wonderful company. It's too bad the overall community can't give this same respect.

ConsSelect Business Leaders inability to make important business decisions needed to move the business forwatd causing much frustration to all those reaponsible for running the day to day business (Commonly known as the Worker Bees)

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your focua on the core values of what made Longaberger the successful business it once was and can be again by listening, observing and empowering your employees.
Engage Tami, Rachel and their immediate families more in the business giving them the opportunity to promote their family heritage.
Look for the diamonds in the rough. Sometimes they will surprise you when provided the opportunity.

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Excellent environment, respectful, supportive, low stress.

Leadership (Former Employee)
Newark, OH

I worked at Longaberger full-time for more than 3 years

ProsComp is good and up to par with market values. Goals are clear, achievable, realistic. Leadership is open minded. Good work-life balance - excellent really. Great benefits.

ConsTheir niche market is rapidly aging and losing their purchasing power. Yet the company struggles to adapt to younger generations and develop / innovate product to appeal to these new types of customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep protecting the Longaberger culture in the face of adversity - it's the best culture ever, and definitely worth fighting for. And - innovate, think young and technology!
Adapt to market requirements, even if it means more offshoring to stay competitive or to try new product with less risk.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Secrective Company

Basket Maker (Current Employee)
Frazeysburg, OH

I have been working at Longaberger full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAs a basket maker you're pretty much your own boss. You can make the minimum amount or much more. It's all up to you.

ConsThe company seemed to keep adding more and more responsibilities to the basket maker without increasing the compensations to make it worth the trouble. It was hard to make the money that you were used to making.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was constantly changing. As they were trying to cut back on expenses they got rid of the management that was making the most money regardless of their quality of work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Laid back, fun environment to work in

Basketmaker (Former Employee)
Dresden, OH

I worked at Longaberger full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat pay, great hours, lenient evironment

ConsWeaving takes toll on the body

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways remember Dave's story

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent working experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Newark, OH

I worked at Longaberger

Pros-great management
-fair, consistent treatment and reviews
-good work/life balance
-fun, relaxed atmosphere
-head office is exceptional - a building to remember
-product quality on baskets is amazing

Cons-struggling with adapting to newer, younger generations of customers, despite their continued efforts to innovate and diversify products
-some politics, like everywhere else

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A excellent company to work for but needs to weather these difficult economic times

Assistant Buyer (Former Employee)
Newark, OH

I worked at Longaberger

ProsThe company does offer wonderful working atmosphere and flexible schedules.

ConsCurrent market conditions have caused a large amount of layoffs. They also had a variety of positions where I was never really sure what exactly they were doing or getting paid for. Also it seemed the company didn't truly value an employee until they had found another position and were considering leaving before they promoted or offered an increase in pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend that Senior Management look at their salaries and examine who is really contributing and making money for the company through those initiatives and contributions and reward those with financial rewards.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun with a good salary

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Longaberger

ProsGood money and great people

ConsThe company was great, however, times have changed!

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Interesting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Longaberger

ProsAn excellent opportunity when the company was growing

ConsCompany has changed from "American made" to cheapest possible

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Fun, Loving, Caring, Great rewards, Helpful, Understanding, Management treats everyone the same.

Independent Home Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Longaberger

ProsSet your own hours, work with great people, $ is good, get to help others

ConsDon't get commission at Factory Store.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to work on getting commission on Factory Store I think that would help to get more bus trips

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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