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Lyreco Reviews

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014
10 Reviews
3.2
10 Reviews
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Eric Bigeard
7 Ratings

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  1.  

    Good company, good work conditions, good work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Marly, Nord-Pas de Calais (France)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Marly, Nord-Pas de Calais (France)

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work conditions, colleagues are helpful and there is an overall good spirit.

    Cons

    Limited possibilities of professional evolution in headquarters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    frustrating, backward looking, career limiting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lyreco

    Pros

    fellow coworkers made for a good atmosphere

    Cons

    so many service problems it made it impossible to sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the structure and the senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunities to develop myself over many years

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Lyreco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good service, high levels of responsibility,opportunity to grow personally

    Cons

    Inconsistency, some managers are scared of decisions
    Some procedures are old fashioned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lyreco is a good company with good staff.
    Gives the staff more power to make the changes it needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Average company to work for

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Telford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Telford, England (UK)

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Car phone and expenses included in job .
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Substandard training , no bonuses or benefits , unrealistic targets , improperly trained management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train better and take on board people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Have achieved a lot of experience in sale and canvas.

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager  in  Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Copenhagen (Denmark)

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

    Pros

    Independent Job and have own Area ts good

    Cons

    Coming later dnt no yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have nothing to advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training for another career

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Lyreco

    Pros

    Training
    Catalogue launch
    Michelle Lemire and her efforts.

    Cons

    Must be from France to advance
    Too much admin for reps
    always in meetings, no time to sell
    Montreal management - too junior
    No control on pricing - management always plays with pricing, so you waste your time making proposals
    National mgr's play with field accounts, lose them, and stick you with the numbers - you will be held responsible
    expected to be on the road 40 hrs per week, admin at night. You are only paid for 37.5 hours
    Base salary is okay, but if you look, there is better out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring these junior managers. They have caused more turnover than any other situation at Lyreco

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    FSR Review

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I worked at Lyreco

    Pros

    Good Basic Salary, Work from home.

    Cons

    Poor working environment. Stressful and fast pace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less paper work for sales rep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The company is innovative with outstanding optimised internal processes in all areas. Leaded by a charismatic CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lyreco

    Pros

    Trust junior people with opportunity to developp great carreers quickly
    Great place to developp and meet senior managers
    Internship motivation program

    Cons

    Low salaries - package is poor
    No possibility to renegotiate your package and appraisals are not the place to discuss reasons of success or failures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too huge discrepancies between different managers. Sales got usually the best ones.
    It seems that less focus is given to other departments

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to start your sales career at.

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Lyreco

    Pros

    They give the outside sales team lots of support, and their methodology is a great system to use. Lots of freedom as an outside sales rep, great time off with no hassle, work from home office, and a great $7000 annual car allowance.

    Cons

    Not paid very well, high turnover, and their 1st week of initial training is brutal, it is geared toward somebody who has absolutley no idea about selling, yet, to be an outside sales rep you need experience. They really need to change their training program.
    Not very well respected by customers, think about it, you sell pens and paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.
    Change training program.
    Pay more attention to the Canadian Operation.
    At the last sales convention in Montreal, Eric Bigeard clearly stated in his speech that Canada was doing terrible, not something nice to say at a sales convention when it's supposed to be positive.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Compensation revisit

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative  in  London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Lyreco

    Pros

    very competitive industry, great training programs, good people that work as colleagues all over the country. also very interesting opportunites throughout the world.

    Cons

    structure of how to manage sales. i.e. margins etc., can be a bit confusing. Sales expectations sometimes difficult to achieve to reach 'bonus'. this aspect has been and can be very discouraging for people who are out there beating the pavement and working to increase sales only to be held back by the fact the margin is not sufficient or within the parameters outlined by senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonus structure should be reworked. it can be very difficult to maintain a margin level along with the increased sales as pre-determined at the beginning of the fiscal year. the industry is constantly changing and it's important we are more flexible and move along with the iminent changes.

    No opinion of CEO

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