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"Extremely cheap company..."

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Current Employee - Account Executive
Current Employee - Account Executive
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Lamar Advertising full-time

Pros

Pretty good benefits for a sales position. Matched 401k, good healthcare, dental, and vision. Discounted stock plan.

A great way to learn how to sale. Depending on your market, it's pretty lax as long as you are making your monthly number.

Cons

The problem with this company is that all plants are "desegregated"
By plants I mean markets. Each plant is run by a general manager and he gets paid based on "cash flow" Everything affects cash flow including commission rates, equipment, etc

Out of market commission rates are ridiculous. 1.2% on any out of market sales. So that's $1,200 on a $100,000 contract. Not fair in my opinion.

Advice to Management

Stop worrying so much about your bonus. If you keep the sales force happy and well paid, the budgets will get made.

Other Employee Reviews for Lamar Advertising

  1. "Overall not a bad place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lamar Advertising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Though the company is rather large it still has a small company feel. You are pretty much left alone to do your job with the exception of mandatory reports (And there are lots of them)

    Cons

    The Account Managers have little to no experience in this industry making it very difficult! Frequent turn-over means everyones still learning the ropes. Compensation overall is not very good here and if you're not in sales then there isn't a clearly defined career or growth path!

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the experienced Account Managers to train and nourish the development of the newer, often cluesless Account Managers


  2. "it was a typical outdoor position"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good product for distribution and offering

    Cons

    bad mgmt locally and not opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    take care of employees

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