I have been working at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time (More than a year)
In 2015 Lansinoh took the proactive step to add a formal Human Resources structure to the 38 person organization in Alexandria. As a result of that addition, the company has implemented a more formal approach to it's management of the employees. Within the past year the management practices, culture, benefits, performance management and compensation structure have been enhanced. Lansinoh formalized it's commitment to zero tolerance for harassment and discrimination by providing training to all employees and reinforcing the policies in 2015. If issues are raised related to harassment or discrimination, they are addressed immediately and fairly with neutral Human Resources and Legal partners leading investigations and providing recommendations. Any employees holding an immigration status have their situation reviewed by outside immigration attorneys and the company follows the guidance provided. The company completed an Employee Satisfaction survey in 2015 and as a result, at the beginning of 2016 fantastic new benefits were added included a voluntary alignment with 16 weeks of FMLA, Paid Parental Leave, Teleworking and Tuition Reimbursement. Additionally, the company has implemented a formalized compensation structure utilizing guidance from an external consulting firm and using market compensation data. Lansinoh also improved and formalized their performance management process moving to a goals based structure which creates both accountability and opportunity for employees. This structure allows for a bi-annual review of employee progress against goals and feedback is provided. Managers have also received guidance on writing effective performance reviews and goals and the company's leadership team in partnership with human resources ensures the fairness of ratings. The past year has been a year of transition where strong performance is rewarded and poor performance is coached. A few employees have not embraced the culture of accountability or the new formalness of the human resources structure. Some of those individuals have made decisions to leave the organization. Lansinoh is a top performing company that continues to make investments in it's employees. This includes providing an effective human resources structure and a leadership team that reinforces best practices.
The company continues to evolve as the business grows and this results in change. This organization is best suited for top performing individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment, take accountability for their performance and who can adapt to the changing needs of the business.
Advice to Management
Continue your focus on the employees and following human capital best practices. Don't be discouraged by employees who don't embrace the new structure. Creating a best place to work where employees are treated fairly, excited about Lansinoh and their contribution is valued is the ultimate goal for the company - attracting and retaining top talent is our priority.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Lansinoh Laboratories (Alexandria, VA) in December 2016.
The interview process was seemingly unnecessarily long. They work with a recruiter who reached out to me upon getting my resume. After review and scheduling an initial phone call with her, she passed along my info.
I spoke to 3 different people on the phone for 30-45 mins each over a period of 2 weeks- and then was called in for an in-person interview, scheduled for 3 hours and lasted 4. I met with a total of 7 people. During the interview they shared that the position I was being considered for has evolved into a different role, which I don't think I am qualified for neither do I want.
I am disappointed that a conversation that lasted 30 days ended up in a decision that was apparently made top-down. Seemed like they didn't care about wasting so much of my time.
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