Williams Lea Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  • 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)

  • Disconnected management, often leave individuals employed who should not be employed, and not much room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

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  1. great company

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The companies mission is great

    Cons

    Depending on your site no growth opportunity


  2. I've excelled in every opportunity given. This is due to hands training, corporate guidance and seminars.

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    Current Employee - Lead Presentation Specialist (Workflow Coordinator) in Privateer, SC
    Current Employee - Lead Presentation Specialist (Workflow Coordinator) in Privateer, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If one location is not a good fit, with quality employees, another location is sought so you are not displaced.

    Cons

    Not always aware of current openings that might interest you.

    Advice to Management

    Equal acknowledge of employees, from entry level through AM should be a first action.


  3. It depends

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Williams Lea full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay, up-to-date equipment (computer, headset, etc.), company on the upswing, good amount of paid time off and holidays

    Cons

    Your experience here depends heavily on who your supervisor is and the client you work for, because most employees work for a client through WL.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees become more engaged. They will stay with your company longer and provide higher quality work for you.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    WL has changed a lot over a few years!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Williams Lea full-time

    Pros

    One of the leader in the industry. WL works mostly with Fortune 500 companies and Top 100 Law Firms. Managers actually do care about their employees. Good benefits also.

    Cons

    Like any other corporate, they tend to be on the cheap side for everything so executives and shareholders can get their fat bonuses. A side effect of that is that they tend to hire cheap labor and that proves the expression "you get what you pay for".

    Advice to Management

    If you want to really be a world class service company, hire world class services employees and don't be so afraid to pay them a little more. Making your employees feel appreciated goes a long way especially on the monetary side. Aside from the lower pays, you're doing a pretty good job. Keep it up.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Just Don't

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Office experience that may be necessary to elevate your resume, multiple shifts for every lifestyle, adequate starting salary.

    Cons

    No chance for growth (personal or professional), terrible raises and no bonuses, sub-par benefits (including vacation), incompetent management, no leeway in policies to allow for weather or personal issues.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your treatment of your employees from the bottom up to avoid rapid turn-over. Treat your employees like people rather than cattle. Provide adequate training for employees and managers alike. There are many companies in this industry whose employees perform better not because they're more talented but because they're happier on the whole.


  7. Reprographics Associate

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    Former Employee - Reprographics Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reprographics Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, management was decent when it needed to be and as long as you do your job you do fine.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.


  8. Kroquemore

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company, fabulous training, great benefits and incentives. Unfortunately, our contract ended because of price and not people. The incoming vendor is not as professional as Williams Lea.

    Cons

    Upper management hardly comes around, other than that I can't think of anything else. I can't think of anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Visit at least once a year. Thanks for being such a great company. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!


  9. What isn't wrong?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full time, benefits. Some variable with shifts that you can have so that way you dont have to deal with traffic depending on your shift. I am grasping at straws for pros

    Cons

    No respect, favortism, hard work, inconsistent attitutudes from management, no opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Hire better onsite managemnt


  10. Good In Between Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Services Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Office Services Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Manager was flexible with time off. Job was easy if you just paid attention to details. Client company was generous with food. Benefits were decent. I found this to be a good job for someone that has had trouble finding one, for someone in between careers, or just for something reliable. This is not a job where I would stay more than a year or so.

    Cons

    Bad turnover so it could get stressful due to lack of people. Raises were awful and after a year the new employees were making a dollar or so more. There were absolutely no promotions because the client site I was at had not contracted anymore spots. At times the management did not react well to stress causing a tense work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reward those who have stayed. Give some sort of option for moving up.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was based at NYC Corporate HQ. Enjoyed working on global projects with large, well known brands and leading FTSE 100 / Fortune 50 companies and collaborating with colleagues worldwide (depending on your role)

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive for necessary level of contribution, even in the professional roles. No bonus paid for most of the five years I was there. Minimal diversity in the upper ranks, not at all reflective of a very diverse junior level employee base.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Act with integrity.



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