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L.L. Bean Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a great emphasis on a healthy work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Great people to work with a generous employee discount (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 12 reviews)

  • You are expected to be available for any schedule they give you, which is tough if you we working part time somewhere else (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Returns"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean part-time

    Pros

    Great people, Schedule, fitness room, onsite doctor.

    Cons

    none really, everything in my time of employment was good.


  2. "One of the best jobs I've ever had"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice managers, good hours, not hard work. Very flexible schedule

    Cons

    I have nothing to say bad about this. I don't have a bad experience yet with this company

  3. "Maine's Finest"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L.L. Bean part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Merchandise you can be proud to sell; clear expectations of employees; pleasant atmosphere; reasonable pay

    Cons

    Occasionally arbitrary decisions; lines of communication sometimes snarled


  4. "Great people to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work load, incentives, family oriented, understanding, work environment is positive.

    Cons

    Non smoking property, workload sometimes runs out.

    Advice to Management

    Smoking area. It's insane to claim the air.


  5. "LL Bean"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean part-time

    Pros

    Great people, great work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate w other retailers.

    Advice to Management

    Review hourly wages.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company with bad timing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean full-time

    Pros

    Everything sounds great upfront, but the reality is different from the message they preach.

    Cons

    Bad upper management with poor vision, execution, and timing.

    Advice to Management

    Set your employees up for success with more support.


  7. "Good intentions with poor execution"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off and 401k

    Cons

    Middle Management is stuck in their own way and does not reflect the direction the CEO is trying to take the company. Also the field leadership is not open to feedback and therefore one can feel unappreciated and heavily micro-managed.

    Advice to Management

    Actively Listen to your employees and work as hard to make them feel appreciated as we in the store leadership teams work to make our teams feel valued.

  8. "Tax Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L.L. Bean part-time

    Pros

    The company is very flexible when it comes to work life balance.

    Cons

    There was very little natural lighting in the buildings. The finance departments were separated in two separate buildings making it hard to easily communicate.


  9. "CSR1"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean part-time

    Pros

    a company that truly cares about their employees

    Cons

    lower end of the salary scale

    Advice to Management

    keep allowing growth and change!


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Freeport, ME
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Freeport, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    New CEO is awesome and has a great vision for the company
    Great benefits and fair pay
    Employees treated with respect

    Cons

    Company is going through a lot of painful change now but will be in a great place when we get to the other side

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the current path - it is a good one!


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