Williams Lea Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
163 Reviews
2.2
163 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I've been employed at Williams Lea (Goldman Sachs site) for the last 5 years up until 9/30/2014

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reprographics Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reprographics Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time

    Pros

    The people at Williams Lea have always been fair to me, therefore I have nothing but good memories.

    Cons

    Non-stop work! On the other hand, the busier I stay, the quicker the day goes by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'll wait until I get to know my new management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interview Process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time

    Pros

    Great detail in the process.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get information back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Could have been worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work with other major corporations

    Cons

    People in charge who are so insecure about their jobs that they make things miserable for the people below them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate your corporate policies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    its ok. good job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time

    Pros

    You can accrue vacation on the very first day you work there.

    Cons

    Pay raises very low. Difficult to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to know and learn what your employees actually do. Dig in. Get to know your peeps and dont just take your leads and supervisors word. Sometimes they can be full of it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for with plenty of advancement opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Williams Lea

    Pros

    Great team culture and client service delivery.

    Cons

    The clients can be really difficult to deal with/ hard to please.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation packages for internal promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Steady promotion if you are willing to do extra work and advocate for yourself.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to move around from site to site.
    Easy to work towards being promoted.
    Some sites have fun and interesting work where you can learn about different industries and gain exposure to things outside of the services that WL are contracted to provide there.

    Cons

    Awful communication from upper mgmt.
    Problems are not solved by looking at the issues but looking at the handbooks.
    Policies are applied universally, rather than looking at the needs of each specific site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less fluffy/meaningless newsletters and cheap 'team building' events.
    So many underperforming employees are not counseled/managed/terminated but instead the entire team suffers with new policies that everyone must adhere to in order to try and get the one offending person to get their act together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    This is an OK company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Service Associate
    Current Employee - Office Service Associate

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Corporate makes their employees rate them once a year and they actually review their findings and make changes. They offer Exceptional Awards twice a year which is a $50 gift card...but you have to be nominated.

    Cons

    It is extremely hard to move up in the company. I understand they are just beginning to create programs to help employees move up, but I think it will be several years before it will be reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good leadership. Large established organization.

    Cons

    Behind the times on technology and infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep soliciting feedback from the field and keep pushing forward. Need to review pay structures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have been working for Williams Lea for years and I have come across blatant disregard from upper and middle management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Provides great oppurtunities to try to work for the business you are servicing.

    Cons

    1. Little room for advancement or pay raise
    2. No appreciation for the level of work and dedication that's provided
    3. Disconnect with management
    4. Outsourcing agency which means you are never considered "one of them."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management at Williams Lea could benefit from connecting more to their employees. Without the "lower level" employees, Williams Lea wouldn't grow. It's important to visit with each site to see the type of work they are putting in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor Employee Retention

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Distribution Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Project Distribution Coordinator in Newport Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great for getting office experience, decent health benefits.

    Cons

    Bad raises. I was marked off for using half a sick day for an entire year, even though management tends to go missing more than they should. People that work there aren't required to have a degree, so they end up starting people off pretty low, and it doesn't really get much better from there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your employees, and reward them for doing a good job with raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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