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LTD Commodities Reviews

Updated January 26, 2018
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Pros
  • Good job to have if you want flexible hours and are looking for something easy to do (in 4 reviews)

  • Not having a tight control over what you are doing, being able to be brainless throughout work, decent benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • must be exactly on time, pay is low, associates are not compensated for their work (in 8 reviews)

  • No one really talks to each other, if you talk, then they (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Labor practice"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loader in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Loader in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Season last 4 month at whic time pay rate is higher

    Cons

    If your are not Hispanic no chance of promotion

    Advice to Management

    Retain good worker


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Catalog Retail"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Bannockburn, IL
    Current Employee - Buyer in Bannockburn, IL

    I have been working at LTD Commodities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a bright, driven individual, LTD is a good place to start and grow into a career.
    Compared to other retail positions LTD offers a nice work life balance.
    Training and workload are addressed on a personal level if you are willing to communicate and seek out the help that you need.
    There is a wealth of information once you learn how to find it.
    Ltd encourages entrepreneurship and creativity.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced retail environment and expectations may seem high if this is not what you’re looking for.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible place"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Bannockburn, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Bannockburn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LTD Commodities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Maybe good for a started job, but definitely not one to grow with. Terrible pay and expectations are ridiculous. Wouldn’t advise anyone to work here

    Cons

    Training. Environment. Expectations. Training is horrible, you start, and they throw everything at you at once in a matter of 3 days. Then you shadow another assistant which is okay, but you get trained 3 different ways; in “formal” training, shadowing someone, and what your buyer goes by. Environment is separated. No one really talks to each other, if you talk, then they’re on you about how you’re “slacking” expectations are ridiculous. You’re either thrown with 2 buyers, or 1 buyer and you’re doing the merchandising assistant role too...another thing they don’t tell you in your interview. Pay is so low. Yes, it’s entry level, but you should be compensating employees for the workload. The company is also out dated, it’s hard to work for a company that is stuck in their old ways...they don’t even have their customer demographics and psychographics down. It’s like a ticking time bomb....maybe the company getting bought out will help...but then again, probably not

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees fairly. Embrace change. Get up to date with times.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Most toxic work environment ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LTD Commodities full-time

    Pros

    Paycheck clears- for now anyways...

    Cons

    Management is disrespectful, manipulating, liars that would rather over work their employees than hire people. If you have ever seen Office Space, this place is 100 times worse.

    Advice to Management

    Retire, quit or get fired. You have no business running a company or talking down to your employees like you do.


  5. "Great people, lots of fun perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LTD Commodities full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love my teammates and supervisor. The company offers fun year-round activities, birthday treats, holiday parties, etc. Good 401k match.

    Cons

    I've heard the pay is low, but not for certain. I know of many people in the merchandising, advertising and creative departments who used LTD as a steppingstone to better jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive with wages for senior level employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good part time short-term job but not long term"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bannockburn, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bannockburn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LTD Commodities (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company provided snack days were great

    Cons

    Micro management, rude managers, can't even be one second over your break time otherwise it's counted against you and you can be fired.


  7. "Flexible Hours"

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

    Pros

    Managers that understanding and works with you with flexible hours.

    Cons

    The pay is not good.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Photo Studio"

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    Former Employee - Photo Stylist in Bannockburn, IL
    Former Employee - Photo Stylist in Bannockburn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LTD Commodities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The photo studio allows people to express their own individuality. Very flexible schedule. Paid holidays.

    Cons

    The turnover rate is insane. 25+ people have left or been let go in the past year. The drama rate is also very high. Management has their favorites and usually listens to their favorite employee’s gossip before they make any real decisions. People have been fired wrongfully for it several times.
    The harder workers are constantly passed over for promotions and are usually passed up for someone with much less experience and no work ethic and who don’t last more than a few months.
    Harder workers are also expected to pick up the slack of the less enthusiastic employees. The slackers slack? They get promoted- The workhorses who never complain? They get more work and told they aren’t experienced enough for a raise. The slackers don't meet a deadline? It's given to the teams who have already completed their deadlines.
    Management is never around- always in meetings.
     If one person goes, they do not replace that position. They divvy up the work load amongst everyone else causing strain on every team in the department.
    Unachievable goals and high workload. Horrible, dirty working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Better hiring process, take better care of the hard workers and stay away from the drama. Be there for your employees. Take care of the hard workers. Follow through. Be fair.


  9. "Nice Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LTD Commodities full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Will to work with employees schedules

    Cons

    There were no Cons to this job

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Ok Company"

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

    I have been working at LTD Commodities full-time

    Pros

    Depending on your position, you will have flexibility in schedule. IT positions seem to have the best pay.

    Cons

    Little room to grow, salaries can be on the low side for most positions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth.


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