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LaForce & Stevens Reviews

Updated Feb 4, 2019

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  1. "Great opportunity and launch pad for consumer, lifestyle and beauty"

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    Former Employee - Junior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LaForce & Stevens full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool people, great clients, fun work

    Cons

    Long hours, lower than average pay

    LaForce & Stevens2014-03-18
  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Junior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LaForce & Stevens full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really cool accounts and fun events.

    Cons

    Attitudes and complexes, and not a ton of work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and adjust.

    LaForce & Stevens2019-02-04
  3. "Junior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LaForce & Stevens full-time

    Pros

    -Ability to learn a lot quickly

    Cons

    -Junior employees are blamed for everything -Long hours; work/life balance is discouraged -Capable employees are punished by being given more and more work until they are overwhelmed; people who are incompetent aren't fired -HR is mean and unapproachable -Toxic culture -Low pay

    Advice to Management

    -Hire employees when they are needed to fill in gaps. Don't just promise there will be changes made and then continue on as if that conversation didn't happen -Fire incompetent managers -A lot has to be changed at this company for employees to want to stay longer than 6 months

    LaForce & Stevens2017-11-27
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Junior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Junior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LaForce & Stevens full-time

    Pros

    L+S provided crucial insight into what it takes to be a publicist, there are key takeaways but....

    Cons

    Efforts to really push the core values upon which they claim their work culture is built, is not enough. There is so much underhanded cattiness, small hiccups being blown out of proportion, very clique-y, no transparency between different teams across departments just to FEEL like a company (HR should push for fluidity) and the micromanaging has to be the most detrimental aspect of it all. It's very segmented, Most department...

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    Advice to Management

    The company as a whole needs to rebrand and focus for once, on who the company is to the employees. Clients make the company and I get why everyone works so hard to make sure they deliver from all angles. However, is it really worth sacrificing a pleasant work culture? Make the revolving door a thing of the past, learn to keep your employees.

    LaForce & Stevens2016-08-10
  5. "Great team culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LaForce & Stevens full-time

    Pros

    working at laforce, you really feel like part of a team. at other agencies, it often feels like you are on your own with your clients and not part of something larger. At laforce, the teams work closely together to share ideas and assets to best serve the clients.

    Cons

    working with the teams so closely and with long hours during FW, there can be a bit of catiness at times.

    LaForce & Stevens2016-06-28
  6. "Junior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LaForce & Stevens

    Pros

    Pretty big name clients for a small firm

    Cons

    Competive nature, low pay, long hours, no collaborative culture, unfriendly people, micromanagement

    LaForce & Stevens2016-07-19
  7. "Fun internship, good experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LaForce & Stevens for less than a year

    Pros

    Diverse range of global brands to work with. Great office location and ability to meet with and impressive top level management during internship.

    Cons

    Somewhat catty atmosphere among certain members of the company. Did not know until day of internship which department I would be working with.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more responsibility to do tasks. Try to encourage cooperation and plain friendliness among staff so that everyone can be in a more comfortable work environment.

    LaForce & Stevens2016-04-28
  8. "Senior employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LaForce & Stevens full-time

    Pros

    L+S is truly a great place to be. I have been with the agency for several years and love it. Some days are busier than others but the employees and clients make it all worth while. It is a fast paced environment but you have the ability to learn so much and interact with really great people. James is an amazing mentor to have.

    Cons

    There are sometimes long hours but I think that comes with PR and just NYC in general

    LaForce & Stevens2016-02-27
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LaForce & Stevens full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great clients, amazing opportunities for entrepreneurial types

    Cons

    Tendency of senior managers to be difficult to work for/with - and "inside clique" (not all, but some)

    LaForce & Stevens2016-02-25
  10. Helpful (2)

    "The worst place imaginable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LaForce & Stevens full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this company--they churn people in and out, and entry-level employees are treated like animals. It's a wonder they're still in business, as just about every person who leaves could (and should) file a lawsuit.

    Cons

    80-120 hour workweeks are the norm, pay is barely minimum wage, and the environment is just miserable. They instill fear from the top down; every employee is miserable and just transfers that to their subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    None--best of luck

    LaForce & Stevens2016-02-25
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