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"All these reviews are accurate!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Casual dress
- Many of your coworkers are fun and friendly.
- Busy days, you don't have time to be bored!
- Employee perks: VIP scratcher cards and spin to win games, Halloween Carnival, Profit Sharing
- You work with very passionate people who care a lot about the company
- A great company with a great reputation

Cons

- Long hours, overtime is frequent
- Lots of last minute updates and changes due to upper management's control
- Power struggles among management lead to hostile workplaces
- Lack of trust to employees, everything requires approval!
- People are fired easily. The motto "You're great or you're gone" is used often. If you work hard you have nothing to worry about. But any time you make a human error, you get worried.
- Little things get blown out of proportion

Advice to Management

When something goes wrong, fix it! Don't spend hours having meetings about why the process failed. Hiring new managers every other month doesn't solve anything. Trust your employees to do their job and everything will go smoothly!

Other Employee Reviews for Lakeshore Learning Materials

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Not a very good experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I met a couple of nice people there.

    Cons

    The 'distinctive' culture they constantly allude to has a "Stepford" kind of feel about it. I can't help but question the general ethics of long-term employees who do well at this company.

    Advice to Management

    The problem seems to start from the very top, so I really don't think any 'advice to management' would be helpful. They are completely aware of what's going on!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Starts out OK, but..."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Murrieta, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Murrieta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work isn't too demanding, get to help with customers, flexible scheduling. Willing to work with you on time-off and availability. Generally small in-store community.

    Cons

    Highly political workplace, even in the stores. Very few hours for associates (often less than 5/week, up to around 7-10). Nobody is held accountable or recognized for their work or lack thereof. Problems seem to originate in store management. Schedules often change last-minute.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the stores are doing what they're supposed to. The associates (at least at my store) are getting few to no hours! That forces us all to have second, third, even fourth jobs. Nobody can survive solely by working as a Lakeshore associate, and that is a problem. Nobody is proud or wants to stay.

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