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"Can't see the forest through the trees"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Account Executive
Former Employee - Account Executive
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Lamar Advertising full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Discounted stock plan, management gives you freedom to sell to whomever you want, every day is different.

Cons

Base salary is near poverty level, so if you have an off month (which will happen), good luck eating and paying your bills that month. Car and phone allowance is archaic. Budgets are rarely delivered on time and are only released a quarter at a time. Comp plans are atrocious (2% of sales at 100% of plan, even less in other markets) and are constantly changing with plenty of "ah ha!" ways to nip at your wallet.. The management in your office does not want you making more money than what they make. Company constantly cuts off nose to spite the face. IE: Economy got worse, they cut out the training for new employees. Layoffs trimmed work force so that reps have to deal with every aspect of their accounts which takes away from their ability to do what they were hired for...selling!!! Role is in outside sales and so much of your time is spent in the office dealing with a minutia of small projects. General Managers are paid on cash flow, and they are extremely cheap, as is the corporate office. Constant do as I say not as I do mindset; the corporate execs fly around on the company bird while their local offices can't get buy a TV to do presentations on or even take a long standing client to lunch. Operations crew has union mindset so can do whatever they want and there's nothing management can do about it. No room for growth if you're a sales rep.

Advice to Management

Have some loyalty to your employees, they work hard. Stop pretending you're a local company when you're not. You're at the mercy of whatever they tell you down at corporate to do, and that's dictated by Wall Street, and the trickle down effect puts your local offices in a choke hold. Train your employees and stop giving books of business to unproven employees as an enticement to work for you since you can't pay them a decent salary..

Other Employee Reviews for Lamar Advertising

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely cheap company..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Cutting edge company treats their employee's well very low turnover rate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Committed to helping you do well in your position. Treats employee's well good work life balance overall. Very family oriented company.

    Cons

    Not that much room for growth, people tend to stay in their positions for a lonnnnnngggg time. Due to a low turn over rate, it is hard to have your bosses position since he never leaves. However, they do train you to take his seat eventually if you choose to stay that long.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the digital network seek indoor advertising there are so many markets Lamar can go into and make a tremendous amount of money. Outdoor advertising needs more interaction with the consumer and phone. Hire more innovative young individuals that can help bring great ideas for growth.

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