LAMPS PLUS - One Big Dissapointment | Glassdoor
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"One Big Dissapointment"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales
Current Employee - Sales
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

At least, although obscurely , associated with the interior design field . The hours were terrible , but the pay was horrible .

Cons

The sales person is required to stand on their feet all eight hours . Talking among employees is discouraged and prohibited . Lunch periods are short. The majority of management is from third world countries and has a third world attitude . Salesperson is required to pull orders on a A frame ladder 25 to 30 feet up and bring down merchandise without breaking their neck in a fall . The commission structure is an embarrassment and with the price of gas was not worth the time to go in . It is populated by underacheivers who's goal is to sit around and make more money for the company and exploit employees to the max. After taxes take home was less than $400.00 per week . Sheer desperation is the conditions for employment.

Advice to Management

compensate salespeople with a respectable income if you want to attract and keep the good ones.

Other Employee Reviews for LAMPS PLUS

  1. Helpful (4)

    "A company for those without self esteem."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are an underachiever or person who just wants to coast through their job and be mediocre, LP is a good place to be. Managers are largely of average intelligence and not ambitious at all. This provides a lot of room for slacking off and being average in job performance.

    Cons

    There is nowhere to advance. Leadership acts as though they are movers and shakers that can tell a customer or other business how they will do business with LP. They believe they are the tail and that it CAN wag the dog. Leadership is also non existent. Important information that local management needs to know is held close to the vest at HQ in Chatsworth, CA. They do not trust information with anyone outside of the top executive level. They actually do not trust anyone as can be seen when one visits the main warehouse where the ex-CIA guy checks your ID everyday before work and they record what happens in the parking lot, including what you do in your car. Leadership is also non existent in other ways. My supervisor was the president of one of the divisions and I spoke to him one on one only twice in three years and he almost never returned emails or voice mails. Also, I never got a performance review from him over that time.
    This is a company that could care less about the people that work for it, they are just tools.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and join the 21st century. Companies cannot keep talent when they are treated as though talented people are not worth any more than the mediocre.


  2. "Being a Developer in eCommerce"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LAMPS PLUS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The web development department is clearly valuable to the company.

    Even though the business has a bit of an old-school vibe, I was surprised to learn that the technology adoption is pretty good. Front end development is moving toward some of the newest JavaScript frameworks and already embraces ES6 and Sass. The back end is looking to expand their dev ops and tooling.

    Managers provide a lot of opportunities to check in and be heard. I am regularly asked about how things are going, if I need anything to help me be more productive, and what sorts of things I am interested in learning.

    Flexible work-time hours, you can generally come in any time before 10AM.

    Solid work/life balance, almost zero unplanned overtime and planned overtime is fairly rare.

    Coworkers are professionals and there are opportunities for collaboration and learning.

    Cons

    The attire is business casual, so jeans aren't really allowed except on Fridays.

    Benefits could be better/modernized --- The health plan is pricey and only federal holidays are paid.

    Parking can be a little rough if you come in after 9AM or leave for lunch.

    401k matching could be more competitive as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for new technology where it makes sense, consider easing up on the dress code for those who aren't public-facing employees, and look for ways to add to existing benefits or offer some new incentives.


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