L.L. Bean - A fun, fast paced environment to work in | Glassdoor
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"A fun, fast paced environment to work in"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Freeport, ME
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Freeport, ME
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good people, good managers, employee discount rocks

Cons

long term, bored associates suck the energy out of seasonals. Rotate seasonals around to different departments and bring the good ones back as generalists who can help you anywhere. Pay your retail floor managers better. They are your unsung heroes.

Advice to Management

reward your long term employees better so they can be ambassadors for seaonals they are the best judges of whom you should consider keeping when the season ends.

Other Employee Reviews for L.L. Bean

  1. Helpful (6)

    "It's a great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Freeport, ME
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Freeport, ME
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, nice people, casual working environment. Company makes a good product and stands by it's products, so you can feel proud to work here.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems disorganized, there are a lot of initiatives going on at the same time, and if sometimes feels like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.


  2. "Friendly and knowledgeable coworkers that work hard to exceed customer needs & expectations."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Freeport, ME
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Freeport, ME
    Recommends

    Pros

    Family & outdoor recreation oriented
    Good discounts
    Low level management receptive to new ideas
    Above average and motivated staff makes for a pleasant work day

    Cons

    As a mid sized business LLBean is extremely slow to innovate new ideas. It's a very conservative company that been served well with this style of management.
    Advancement within the company is difficult
    Is trending towards a younger workforce by pushing out older, more knowledgeable staff

    Advice to Management

    Now that the economy and company are back on the upswing increase your training of employees and mid level management. PROMOTE from within as well as bringing outside talent.

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