Williams Lea

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Williams Lea Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
159 Reviews
2.1
159 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good benefits, Active in print services (in 5 reviews)


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

  • The upper-management is SO disorganized and they are clueless to what you, as employees do on a daily basis (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for with plenty of advancement opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    its ok. good job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    This is an OK company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Decent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    Great potential, Big let down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    First Pro - Opportunely to learn the engagements between vendor and client. Last Pro - the best way for YOU to appreciate your next job, is to work for Williams Lea for some time.

    Cons

    Williams Lea is like being a United States Marine, you learn quickly to "do without". You are the tool and this company will use you till your nice and dull. Human Resource team and leadership is at a all new low. Only growth potential is by the hard working Managers (some) on site that actually care for their reports. Zero rewards for hard work, unless of course you know someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out as soon as you can

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

    Poor Employee Retention

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a good company

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

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, pay on time.

    Cons

    Management has gone to the dogs, not account managers but upper management.
    To many people have entered the company without being promoted from within, causing a disconnect between actual workers and upper management.
    Management has lost touch with the value of the people actually doing the real work. They drive revenue, but are looked upon as expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your core and relate it to the loss of business. Terrible Promote from within, keep tenure people instead of looking at their salaries and cutting depending on how much you earn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Enhance your expertise with growth, culture, delivery, talent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Presentation Specialist (Workflow Coordinator) in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Presentation Specialist (Workflow Coordinator) in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Competitive reach to offer workforce solutions, for qualified candidates to work in.
    Casual Friday dress codes at select sites

    Cons

    Small pay increases
    Early closing stipulations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, NM

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

    Pros

    Manager was very easy to work with. They made sure employees were well taken care of.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See what your employees are trying to gain. For some, if there are no upward promotions, you may lose your employee to another company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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