L.L. Bean Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Nov 13, 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Fun Workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in West Lebanon, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great People and work environment.

    Cons

    Retail Hours, means you don't have a set schedule.

  2. "Good place for teen summer work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L.L. Bean part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Positive work environment -acceptable management -unusually high benefits for part-timers -pay was above minimum wage at the time -workplace was well-staffed -managers were respectful of time-off -managers were very supportive of lower-level staff especially with difficult situations -training was sufficient

    Cons

    -behind the curve on technology in the workplace -hard to accrue hours as junior part-timer -problems with workplace communication between mid-level and senior management

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  3. "Temporary"

    4.0
    Current Temporary Employee - Customer Service in Portland, ME

    I have been working at L.L. Bean

    Pros

    Clean working environment with good training.

    Cons

    give excellent service but keep contact time down to 3.5 minutes. That level of efficiency does not make customer feel important.

  4. "Perfect Part-time job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at L.L. Bean part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    calm work environment easy to use registers

    Cons

    inconsistent hours depending on season

  5. "Fantastic entry-level internship job."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Freeport, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've had the best opportunities to work with other interns and employees in the Creative department. It's been incredible to be able to see my work fully implemented as an intern. The work environment offered at L.L.Bean corporate is phenomenal.

    Cons

    The only con that I have is the lack of ability to move forward into a full-time position from an internship.

  6. "Sales Associate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great work environment -Work with some of the most humble employees

    Cons

    -Customers think everything is returnable so get ready for a battle

  7. "csr 1"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSR-1 in Lewiston, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.L. Bean part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great working environment clean nice people organized teamwork management good

    Cons

    part time(seasonal) not enough direction time assistance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad as a seasonal employee, but the pathway from seasonal to full time employee is ridiculous"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Freeport, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, home by 4, easy to talk to supervisors

    Cons

    Impossible to get hired as full time employee with benefits. They siphon through seasonal and part time employees to avoid paying benefits.

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  9. "Great Place To Work!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    -Awesome work environment -Team full of outdoor enthusiasts like myself

    Cons

    -Nothing to complain about - No Cons

  10. "Seasonal Position Review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at L.L. Bean part-time

    Pros

    Friendly Work Environment and flexible hours

    Cons

    Min wage job and no room for growth

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