Williams Lea

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Williams Lea Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
175 Reviews
2.3
175 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    nothing to brag about

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Service Associate in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Office Service Associate in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    convenient for traveling to and from

    Cons

    no room for growth within career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more professionalism

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A decent company but I wouldn't recommend anyone I care about to work here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and tend to be LGBT friendly. I work with good group of people who are competent for the most part. Williams Lea offers ~2 weeks of vacation time per year and you are allow to take the full amount in one go... at least at my particular client site.

    Cons

    Compensation tends to be on the low side compared to the overall market with small incremental raises yearly.

    Management is not very good. There seems to a be laissez faire attitude towards getting information out to employees from the higher ups. Often, due times on things like reviews, training and open enrolment can feel last minute and rushed.

    Management tends to focus on the negative in what you do. Words of praise is far and few between.

    Other than my immediate manager I never see anyone above him or in HR which leads to a feeling of being disconnected from the rest of the company. As a result, I don't know what is going on with the company as a whole and how the part I play matters outside of my immediate field of view. This along with too few clients makes it difficult to see a clear path for advancement if I'm are looking a promotion to a position that will be the right fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More visits by HR and upper management with employees to help forge a stronger connection with the rest of the company. It would be nice to get a 'state of the company' email or conference call yearly. Clearer job postings would help with finding positions for advancement. Currently the postings are difficult to navigate and seem to be lacking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor senior management in dc office

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

    I worked at Williams Lea

    Pros

    Good legacy client base for now

    Cons

    Little opportunity due to lack of new clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put managers in place who can follow the company strategy plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience with Williams Lea is More than challenging, Its Just a Job Keep Looking. Will cut your hours on down time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Print Operator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Print Operator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The Best Thing about this Job is receiving a check.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges while working with the company are dealing with Upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to have proper training to mange employees to have a Healthy Environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Coordinator
    Former Employee - Shift Coordinator

    I worked at Williams Lea (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you look to nothing in your career.

    They will remind you of everything wrong but never speak about anythong done right.

    Cons

    Just a bad company.

    This company bases itself on solutions....ha!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate your staff.

    Remember your an employee....bingo!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Devent pay, bad treatment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hospitality Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Hospitality Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits package. Good schedule

    Cons

    They care more about the client than the employee. Complained about a hostile work environment with an employee from the client company that they tried to sweep under the carpet so as not to risk upsetting the clieny

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Hard work, good learning experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Office Services Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Office Services Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Williams Lea as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good clean environment, nice conference room lunches, quick pace,supportive staff, on the job training provided.

    Cons

    Incoming FexEx and UPS all day, heavy parcels, some snooty legal staff, team members can bicker, some grumps ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was supportive and tried to fight for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passed over for promotion for a less qualified member of the opposite sex

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Ability to move around to different sites and to work with Fortune 500 Companies.If there is a problem, H.R. is willing to work with employees toward a mutually beneficial resolution.

    Cons

    Since the starting pay is pretty low for an associate level, WL does not always get the best talent. It can be challenging to fill open positions and even more challenging to work with the people they hire. My Senior Account Manager had absolutely no interest in my professional development or in the fact that I was qualified and had the desire to move to the next level of my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE... put some women in manager postions. If this problem does not get corrected, you are leaving yourself open to the possibility of legal problems. lso, make sure your managers are developing the appropriate people and have a succession plan in place. Do not believe all of your managers want, or are willing, to develope their staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Williams Lea as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have the right attitude and keep the client needs first Williams Lea does try and show its appreciation. Pay was good compared to competition.

    Cons

    Not all sites are centralized around main office hubs and might be a little harder to appreciate the culture and growth opportunities you might see in the bigger markets. Culture at sites vary and believe that certain sites might be much more difficult then others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good and teachable place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Print Operator
    Former Employee - Print Operator

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to work with helpful co-workers. The pay is great! Management is helpful when needed.

    Cons

    The communication with how certain jobs are ran were unclear among co-workers and management. There are
    no perks for employees, maybe a potluck or catered food that's for normal business hours not benefiting everyone's hours. Not much positive acknowledgement from management. The benefits are lousy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be better communication with how jobs are processed and a lot more positive acknowledgement for good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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