I worked at LYRASIS full-time (More than a year)
Laid back, very quiet. They let me learn a lot about how libraries operate. I learned a lot about certain applications and made some good friends there. The general tone in my department was laid-back and intense. The work time was pretty flexible, and telecommuting was an option.
Non-Profit-level salaries. Quarterly meetings where they rained doom and gloom. I probably worked more hours than they really wanted me to, but they had misguessed the amount of hours of work required, so the team was always either doing not so much or feverishly working.
Advice to Management
Set guidelines and refrain from criticising employees if they have done the best they can do.
I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at LYRASIS.
The interview process is unique. There is a one on one interview then a group interview with the department staff you will be working with. This gives not only the applicant but staff an opportunity to ask questions that may not have been asked by HR regarding the specific job you are applying for. An excellent process that I would recommend other companies to do.
I was ready to accept and decided to sleep on it and I told HR I would call the next day. A few hours later I received a call from HR offering more money to take the job that day. I was not holding out for more money but they knew they would get a valuable employee and did not want to miss the opportunity and I did not want to miss out on working for a great company focused on the work- family life balance.
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