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Carson, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1954
Company - Private
Other Retail Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Working at Lakeshore Learning Materials

Lakeshore Learning Materials is the premier manufacturer of educational materials for elementary programs and early childhood organizations in the country. A multichannel organization with a strong sales division, thriving web business, catalogs and 60 store locations ... Read more

Mission: For over 60 years, Lakeshore has been developing some of the best learning materials in the world—products that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a lifelong love of learning. Products that make it possible for every child to enter school ... Read more

Lakeshore Learning Materials Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
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    I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I know, 5 stars might seems a stretch but keep reading. I've been here a long time so I've seen a lot. First, employees (right up there with customers) are king. The owners listen to their employees and make changes for the better based on feedback. Second, I work with an incredibly diverse and dedicated group of people of all backgrounds and ages. To succeed here, you need to work hard - you get out of it what you put into it. Lastly, I get to see a side of the company that many don't get to see - their true care and compassion for employees when they are in need. Not to mention the great medical plan (including free onsite flu shots), 401(k) match, profit bonus and fun events throughout the year.

    Cons

    While they added 'Company Kitchen' there are not a lot of healthy eating options internally or nearby - would love some sort of fresh salad bar or cafeteria. No flex work schedules such as 9/80 and very little work from home opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to change, grow and challenge. It helps us stay viable both personally and as a company.

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Lakeshore Learning Materials photo of: Lakeshore's "Think Tank"
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Lakeshore Learning Materials photo of: Lakeshore University- Our New Corporate Training Division
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Lakeshore Learning Materials Interviews

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lakeshore Learning Materials (Carson, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online, phone interviewed with the recruiter, then came in and interviewed with a recruiter in Carson, took a test, met with the hiring manager, and then the VP of the dept. Received a job offer. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel at home. They asked thoughtful questions. The recruiter was very informative and transparent about the company, the position, and the expectations/company culture. I was there for about 3.5 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me a lot of behavioral based questions which I would have struggled with if I didn't do my homework ahead of time. "Give an example of a goal you didn't meet and how you handled it." "Give me an example of a time where you had to be creative with solving a problem." "Describe a time where you had to go above and beyond to meet a customer's needs." "Why should I hire you?"   Answer Question
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