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Hal Leonard Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  1. "Hal Leonard LLC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hal Leonard full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great work environment, fun career

    Cons

    Job security, pay, late hours, no opportunities


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wauwatosa, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hal Leonard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    smart talented staff - always positive. well organized. growth potential

    Cons

    job security, no other issues

  3. "Royalty Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very kind and professional staff.

    Cons

    Job duties were not as advertised. I resigned after spending the first two weeks sorting papers and mailing envelopes.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly and professional work environment"

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    Current Employee - Music Editor in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Music Editor in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hal Leonard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and trusting management.
    Supervisors listen to their workers, and are willing to try employees' ideas when it comes to suggestion as to what may help workers do their jobs better. Management are very friendly and understanding when dealing with employees' concerns.

    Company provides opportunities for employees to make use of his/her unique skills and interests. So, workers have some influence/input as to what types of projects they take on.
    Office is clean and comfortable.

    Cons

    Schedule for full-time in-house workers is rigid (a typical "9-5" 40hr work week).
    Salary is acceptable, but lower than it could be.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Permissions/Licensing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Permissions/Licensing Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Permissions/Licensing Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hal Leonard (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance offered was pretty good.

    Cons

    No training. Salary was below average considering the type of work we were tasked with performing. Work load was unmanageable. Unwillingness by upper management to hire appropriate amount of staff to handle the work load. Upper management extremely secretive and unsupportive of lower/middle management. Completely inflexible about schedules.


  6. "Office Worker"

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    Current Employee - Office Worker in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hal Leonard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open and accessible management. You can go and talk to anyone at any level.
    Flexibility in how I do my job.
    Best "team" I've ever worked with.
    Office is located in the same building as distribution. This allows us to go on the floor if something comes up that requires looking into.
    Clean work environment.
    Today they had a short information meeting to let us know of a business change, before we saw it in the papers. I thought that was nice.
    Pay increase after three months.
    We still have a picnic. A lot of other local businesses don't.
    Company discount.

    Cons

    Average pay, not as high as some other employers in town.
    Dress code is stricter than I'd like, but more relaxed than most offices in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look at things that can be done to make it better to work here. The break room is boring and hot. Bring some pictures in, color the walls, do something to make it pleasant.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Distribution Co Worker"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Co Worker in Winona, MN
    Former Employee - Distribution Co Worker in Winona, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hal Leonard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Jobs are simple easy to learn and benchmarks are attainable if effort is given. Management
    generally leaves you alone to do your job. Most long time employees move to first shift. Company will invest in newer technology

    Cons

    Companies upper management is not in Winona, rarely visits and has really cares less. There is th
    rub....... sexual harassment, job discrimination openly exist because the controller is left to run the show and the HR department is run by the local firing expert. You are a number and there is little chance to be promoted to a position that pays a living wage.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the Controller and HR department head and show you really care about your employees

  8. "Good pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, hours are good people are good

    Cons

    Nothing, people u work with are good and good pay


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Needs to get out of the early 2000s"

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    Former Employee - Java Applications Developer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Java Applications Developer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hal Leonard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hal Leonard has some great products, and good pay and benefits. The work for a Web software developer there is fun, but challenging. The coworkers are fun and smart.

    Cons

    Software process and tools are hilariously backwards. CVS, FTP, no automated testing or deployment, and all homebrewed tools for issue tracking and publishing leave a lot to be desired. Insurance and benefits unnecessarily complex. No process improvement, any new ideas seen as a threat.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your software development process out of the Stone Ages, of you're going to lose even more employees!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Could be worse; could be a lot better!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hal Leonard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You don't bring it home, literally or emotionally. Not micromanaged in my department.

    Cons

    Closed-minded management, poor management skills across the board, antiquated ideals, not open to new ideas, no flexibility in hours (unless you have children—parents get a lot more freedom and flexibility), blatant double standards throughout the company, majority of employees have been there so long that there's no room for advancement or change --- most are stuck in their ways and do the bare minimum. Complaints made about disruptive employees repeatedly fall on deaf ears. Not a progressive company in any way, does not support outside interests or volunteer work (unless it involves going to the gym owned by the Chairman or supporting the charity the Chairman supports), does not promote from within, pay not based on experience.

    Advice to Management

    Notice the good, not just the bad. Open your eyes and your minds. You should be cutting edge, but you're not even looking at the edge. Employees are the backbone of your success, not morons you should condescend to and ignore.


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