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Paradies Lagardère Overview

Atlanta, GA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Paradies Lagardère operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 markets. With expertise in international, national and local brands, we work with our airport, brand and supplier partners to create memorable and positive shopping experiences for ... Read more

Mission: To maintain first class standards that exceed the expectations of the customers and business partners we serve.

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Paradies Lagardère – Why Work With Us?

Paradies Lagardère operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports. With expertise in international, national and local brands, we work with our airport, brand and supplier partners to create memorable and positive shopping experiences for today’s travelers.

As the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, Paradies Lagardère provides exceptional customer service, superior design, and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management.

Exciting Concepts
Food and Beverage, Specialty Retail and Travel Essentials; we have an ever-growing portfolio of brands in a diverse mix of categories such as fashion, luxury, electronics and more. Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Quality Solutions
Paradies Lagardère leverages years of knowledge and best practices in the travel industry to build upon our reputation for unmatched standards and industry-leading quality in store/restaurant design, construction, operations and customer service. We help our airport partners create dynamic and exciting retail and dining destinations.

Our highly-engaged teams focus on delivering excellence in travel retail and dining. Paradies Lagardère takes care of our people through dedicated management, extensive training and unrivaled recognition programs.

Paradies Lagardère focuses on building trust with our business partners, treating people with respect and conducting business with integrity.

We are Paradies Lagardère
Paradies Lagardère operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports, with expertise in international, national and local brands that create memorable and positive shopping and dining experiences for today’s travelers.

Three-time Gallup Great Workplace Award winner
2016 – Best Airport Retailer for 21 consecutive years (Airport Revenue News)
2016 – Best Airport for Dining – Long Beach Airport (USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards)
2015 – Concessionaire with Highest Regard for Customer Service Award for 19 years (Airport Revenue News)
2015 – Best News and Gift Operator (Airport Revenue News)
2014 – Best Food and Beverage Program, Long Beach Airport (Airports Council International)
2014 – Best New Restaurant Design – Bar Symon (PIT) (Airport Revenue News)

We specialize in three key airport concessions areas. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry and souvenirs. We also deliver casual and quick serve restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Our Culture
Our company was founded on strong core values and a committed work ethic. We place tremendous emphasis on nurturing relationships and loyalty not only among associates, but also with our business partners and the communities we serve.

Professional Possibilities
From our corporate offices to the sales floor, our diverse, fast-paced, and results-focused teams create environments that strive to provide first-class customer experiences. We strive to give back to our associates through a fun atmosphere, challenging career opportunities, training and development and recognition for their commitment.

Paradies Lagardère offers career opportunities in a number of exciting national and international brands and regional concepts.

  • Corporate Careers Offer:
    • Exposure to business practices in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean
    • Professional growth and advancement opportunities
    • Access to quality training and development programs
    • Social engagement including committees and charitable initiatives
  • Field Retail and Food and Beverage Careers Offer:
    • Flexible scheduling
    • Career growth and development opportunities
    • Access to quality training and development programs
    • Energy and excitement of the travel environment

Paradies Lagardère supports and sponsors key community and national programs across Canada and the USA.

We are a proud supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. Through our Corporate Alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Canada and the United States, Paradies Lagardère is helping the Foundation fulfill their mission of granting wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy.

We are also actively involved with the No Kid Hungry campaign. No Kid Hungry connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.  Twenty-five percent of every kid’s meal sold in Paradies Lagardère restaurants and dining locations from coast-to-coast is donated to the No Kid Hungry® program. Additionally, we support an awareness campaign and fundraising drive every September, with $0.25 from every cup of coffee sold in Paradies Lagardère coffee shops and TravelMarts donated to the campaign.

Paradies Lagardère is a strong supporter of community charities through regular fundraising, food drives, supporting our troops and toy drives in the communities where we do business and at our corporate office.

Paradies Lagardère Reviews

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    "Great Company - Awesome Culture - Wonderful Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
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    I have been working at Paradies Lagardère full-time (More than 3 years)


    Culture is fantastic, family oriented and very diverse.
    Opportunities to learn and work with a growing company in a great industry (travel retail and dining).
    Management cares genuinely cares for its staff and wants everyone to succeed.
    Great about keeping everyone informed as to what is happening in the IT department as well as the entire organization.
    Bonuses and Merit Increases if you excel at your job.
    Love it here.


    None that I can think of as I like to work and don't mind the occasional late nights.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

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Paradies Lagardère Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Paradies Lagardère (Atlanta, GA) in June 2018.


    They hold a job fair every 2-3 months once you attend the job fair the HR team or GM will interview you for the assigned role one on one, once you get the call you get a background check that lasts for about 2 weeks

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Career Advancement Program

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