Williams Lea Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Pros
  • Additionally, WL does offer good benefits, which makes some of the other things more tollerable (in 6 reviews)

  • There are a lot of good people that work for this organization (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management only cared about profitability rather than staff (in 12 reviews)

  • Little room for advancement or pay raise (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Hard work not totally appreciated...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Studio Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Studio Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    There is a great 401K program.
    There is the opportunity to move from site to site.
    The company emphasizes teamwork.
    The "Exceptionals" employee recognition program.

    Cons

    Merit increases are rarely more than 2%.
    Very little room for advancement.
    HR can be unresponsive.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to re-evaluate the review process and make the correlation between it and merit increases more transparent. The same should be done with the yearly bonus process.

  2. It was Ok to start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams Lea

    Pros

    The Benefits was great for me

    Cons

    the Managers didn't care

  3. OK but not for long term

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Lots of PTO, great health insurance, 401k with matching, can learn a lot from the client (pending on the client)

    Cons

    Lousy raises, no incentive to go above and beyond. But let's face it, as an outsource worker you are the "hired help".My advice is to get in, learn what you can and take it with you to the next job.

    Advice to Management

    Your outsource workers are people not products, treat them as such.

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  5. Designer

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Williams Lea

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

    Pros

    401k good health benefits. Relaxed working environment. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Managers don't care. Little or no raise. All hype for change when it's BS. HR is awful. Annual review is a joke when bosses don't even work on site. Old equipment with no upgrades.

  6. Just OK. Raises bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Full benefits but only worth it if you are single.

    Cons

    Raises are bad. Between 0 to 2 percent yearly. Benefits are super expensive if you have a family

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. We are the ones that make your company succeed.

  7. Document Specialist II/Floating Legal Secretary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Document Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Williams Lea

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

    Pros

    Heavy experience in all facets of legal staff functions and duties.

    Cons

    None, really, they're a good company - hard to change shifts.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. Your life is not your own.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DRC in New York, NY
    Former Employee - DRC in New York, NY

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They make you think that WL is a great place to work for.

    Cons

    Once they get you in, you're done for.

    Advice to Management

    Give proper credit to the non-exempt staff. Stop focusing on the exempt staff.

  9. Not great for long term employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    You can talk to your managers with issues and workload they hear you.

    Cons

    You can talk to your managers about issues and workload they hear you but never listen. Management never "manages". Horrible raises. Highly unorganized unassertive are not resourceful and folds under pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees by paying them what they're worth. They are more familiar with the software, and interact more with the clients than you and essentially MAKE the company. If you want quality candidates to remain, prove to them that you're there for them by offering better wages.

  10. Awful, HR and the company itself is out of state, and you are overworked, underpaid and unappreciated.

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    Former Employee - Office Service Associate in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Office Service Associate in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at Williams Lea

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. The client is better than the company you work for.

    Cons

    Overworked. Underpaid. Underappreciated. Lack of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers be trained on all jobs they are supposed to manage.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Not a good place to work at all.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheeling, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheeling, WV

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The job itself wasn't bad - in that sense, the daily things you do whether it's word document processing. The pay wasn't bad and neither were the benefits, though after working here seems to me the job is number one even if the pay is less - pay is not everything.

    Cons

    Just about everything, with the exception of one, just about all the co-workers never really worked together as a team, very confrontational, always arguing, and a very negative environment. I would not recommend this place, especially the Wheeling office even if you are desperate for a job, save yourself the stress and headache and keep looking or move to another where more jobs are available. Wheeling is a city where "everyone kinda knows everyone" so moving might not be a bad idea.

    Advice to Management

    Try working for a real company and see what a joke this place is. Just about everything that is tolerated at this place would NOT go at any other company (attitudes, "teamwork", and so on). Considering I work a company where professionalism exist, Williams Lea is a JOKE! And i'm being fair and honest in this review. Lots of people work here that should not be employed, and lots of people are managers that should not be, either. Remember, managers are supposed to direct employees and being a role model in someways, and I would be lying if I said my manager or any of the others I worked with excelled in this area.

    I would recommend all the managers in the wheeling office to do the following:

    move to another city to see how much different (and better) people are
    take a hr class to teach professionalism and respect
    try working at another workplace so you can see half the ---- that goes on here would not fly in a SECOND at any other workplace!

    some of my co-workers wouldn't even make it past the interview process at my current employer! I'd never go back to WL! being on the streets is a better alternative than working here. there's lots of hills in wheeling so start running to them. STAY AWAY FROM WL!

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