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LAMPS PLUS Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  • Be the hero they say but they like to make you the villain so upper management gets the glory of saving the day (in 6 reviews)

  • Benefits are terrible you are better off buying health insurance privately (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Just ok....."

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LAMPS PLUS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job, most of the people are nice, nice break room, good employee discount

    Cons

    where to start: Parking is a pain, time clock....literally have to punch a time clock even if you are salaried. 30 minute lunch breaks, systems are lackluster, no real ladder that I have seen to climb to the next level. The company is family run and an outdated family and way of running the business.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better systems, throw the time clock out it's embarrassingly old school.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Old fashioned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LAMPS PLUS full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good - work/life balance is ok.

    Cons

    All other benefits besides pay are sub-par. HR and payroll systems are still handled by paper. NOTHING is automated.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize. Bring your benefits up to attract top talent and fresh blood.

  3. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LAMPS PLUS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Employee discount.

    Cons

    High trunover rate.
    bad vacations policy.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on the employees, raise the salary.


  4. "Sales"

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

    I worked at LAMPS PLUS full-time

    Pros

    Possible potential earnings but need time to learn product and systems

    Cons

    Short training periods, extending training period would help.

    Advice to Management

    Good environment, helpful.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good intro in retail corporation, limited movement"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LAMPS PLUS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Employee discount. Small 401K match. Most departments are flexible with scheduling so good for people with children. Awesome holiday celebrations!

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities in certain departments. Outdated technology and methods. Tenured employees EXTREMELY adverse to any change whatsoever. Known to not pay as well as other companies in industry.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to handle change. Company will continue to stay stagnant otherwise.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Management in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LAMPS PLUS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, a lot of life-ers, health benefits

    Cons

    Horrible HR dept, over-worked, lousy pay raises, lowest moral I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap, pay attention to the talent and devoted employees you have right under your nose and compensate them.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stuck in the 70's"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -For the most part our team gets along
    -I get left alone

    Cons

    -poor management from dm to am
    -poor wages and unfair pay practices
    -poor training
    -poor communication
    -outdated systems and policies

    Advice to Management

    learn how to do everything in your store so you can teach new hires and answer ?'s.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Web Development"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LAMPS PLUS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good ratio of new development and maintenance work
    - Some really talented developers who are happy to share and pass on knowledge
    - Small Agile teams that are given a good amount of autonomy and freedom
    - Dedicated Architecture team that ensures we're pushing new/valuable technology and not falling behind
    - Immediate supervisors understand most but not all issues teams face and seem to genuinely care about the people
    - People work hard and share common goals. My co-workers seem to be happy coming to work every day.
    - A strong teamwork and cross-training culture is encouraged and is followed by most teams
    - Flexible start times
    - Good work/life balance and very little overtime

    Cons

    - High-level executives seem out of touch with modern development practices and modern business culture
    - Benefits are lackluster, especially health insurance for families, but may be made up for by slightly higher salaries
    - Old school dress code is enforced
    - Even though we try to push new technologies I think we could do better with improving our technology stack to be more modern. We currently have a .NET WebForms/MVC and Backbone JS stack
    - Office building could use some work. No windows.
    - We're a design-oriented lighting and home decor company but if you walk around the office (aside from our break room) you wouldn't know it

    Advice to Management

    - Create benefits and workplace environment that reflects current standards for high-skilled and high-paid employees so we can attract and maintain good talent


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Being a Developer in eCommerce"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LAMPS PLUS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The web development department is clearly valuable to the company.

    Even though the business has a bit of an old-school vibe, I was surprised to learn that the technology adoption is pretty good. Front end development is moving toward some of the newest JavaScript frameworks and already embraces ES6 and Sass. The back end is looking to expand their dev ops and tooling.

    Managers provide a lot of opportunities to check in and be heard. I am regularly asked about how things are going, if I need anything to help me be more productive, and what sorts of things I am interested in learning.

    Flexible work-time hours, you can generally come in any time before 10AM.

    Solid work/life balance, almost zero unplanned overtime and planned overtime is fairly rare.

    Coworkers are professionals and there are opportunities for collaboration and learning.

    Cons

    The attire is business casual, so jeans aren't really allowed except on Fridays.

    Benefits could be better/modernized --- The health plan is pricey and only federal holidays are paid.

    Parking can be a little rough if you come in after 9AM or leave for lunch.

    401k matching could be more competitive as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for new technology where it makes sense, consider easing up on the dress code for those who aren't public-facing employees, and look for ways to add to existing benefits or offer some new incentives.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Internet"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LAMPS PLUS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not very many. I would say location and salary. Nothing more to say which is very sad and management needs to be trained how to manage

    Cons

    Benefits, management, people (everyone is very rude), only 8 Holidays, 2 week vacay, weeks until year 10 ,and managers need to learn how to manage

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manager and do not be rude to people


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