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LaSalle Network Reviews

Updated May 21, 2019

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LaSalle Network CEO Tom Gimbel
Tom Gimbel
171 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Grateful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LaSalle Network full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    6 years has gone by in a flash, and where I’m at in my career and what I’ve been able to achieve is something I never imagined possible. When I graduated college, just like many grads, I didn’t exactly know what I wanted to do. I had somewhat of an idea…but not really. I worked other places for a couple years and thought that the leadership I was exposed to/worked with was it…that’s what existed everywhere. But I wasn’t...

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    Cons

    I don't have anything to add.

    LaSalle Network2019-04-17
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good Job to Learn the Industry"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at LaSalle Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company, in my opinion, is one of the best companies to start a career in recruiting within the Chicagoland area. For what it is and who it predominately recruits, recent college graduates or entry-level recruiters who want exposure to the industry, it's great! However, what most people don't fully comprehend prior to joining LaSalle is that this is a B2B company that relies on YOU to make placements in order to...

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    Cons

    Heavy work-load and long hours, a lot of responsibility which is challenging to manage.

    LaSalle Network2019-05-21
  3. Helpful (3)

    "“You’re one of us now, and we take care of our own”"

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    Current Employee - PMO Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LaSalle Network full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    From day one it has been obvious LaSalle has something different and unique happening. There is a ton of communication. The CEO, Tom Gimbel, has been incredibly transparent and engaged at all levels. My role as PMO Manger is to come in and initiate change management. This is usually scary and uncertain for people. However, everyone has been warm, welcoming, and excited about the plans we are working on. They collectively...

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    Cons

    The chairs outside Tom's office should be Cardinal's instead of Cubs :) Other than that I have zero complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great communication and transparency. I appreciate the humor and fun mixed in with the messages. Even with the fast growth make sure everyone has an opportunity (hopefully different than mine - physically speaking) to know that they are one of us and we take care of our own.

    LaSalle Network2019-04-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "It’s great"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LaSalle Network full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really great place with fun peopl

    Cons

    There can be Long hours

    Advice to Management

    None

    LaSalle Network2019-04-24
  5. "Nice"

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      Current Employee - Technical Recruiter 

      I have been working at LaSalle Network full-time

      Pros

      Good Company nice people to work with

      Cons

      None that I can think of

      LaSalle Network2019-04-09
    • Helpful (18)

      "Toxic Culture with No Work/Life Balance"

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

      I worked at LaSalle Network full-time

      Pros

      I think the company's mission is true and overall, the company attempts to do good work. I saw the positive changes LaSalle was making to the lives of some of their "field employees" (temps). There is also some good camaraderie amongst the non-management & non-sales employees (typically formed around conversations about the cons below, though).

      Cons

      tl;dr: - Management - Hours - Compensation - Culture Let's start with upper management. They are a tight-knit group of folks who only care about themselves and appeasing their leader. They are fine with forcing 50-60 hour work-weeks and they micro-manage every second you are there. The C-level execs are terrible. They boast how transparent and present they are, but they are so far disconnected from the actual...

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      Advice to Management

      LISTEN to the worker-bees. They're the ones doing the grunt work and they have good ideas. Change isn't always bad. You have been doing things the exact same way for 20 years. Development is good. Also, update your compensation and benefits package. Convert some of the million-dollar party budget or ReBirthday budget into a modern, fair benefit package for your employees (who are working above-industry-standard...

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      LaSalle Network2019-03-21

      LaSalle Network Response

      March 29, 2019President & CEO

      Wow. A lot of anger here. I’m sorry it was a terrible experience. I’ve addressed a lot in other review feedback areas, so I will only say the following. The fact that the ceo actually responds to reviews should be viewed as a positive. Other companies do have different cultures. ...

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    • Helpful (9)

      "Good for career growth, not much else"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at LaSalle Network full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The people that you meet, and work with, can be some of the most energetic and motivating people. LaSalle does a very good job of creating an inter-team culture that helps to create close relationships. Additionally, most of the people at the company do care about the company's success. Some people are nice and approachable, although there's a good chunk of people that can seem outright mean. Training and development...

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      Cons

      A common answer for why LaSalle is great is the culture, however I would have to disagree. I think that the culture is intending to be something that it's not. Overall, it feels as though if you are not 100% sold on the company, are not okay with working long hours, are not constantly smiling or excited to be at work, and are not screaming and hyped up at the weekly meetings, that you are ruining the culture for everyone...

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      Advice to Management

      Some of the best hires that have been made, especially on the management side, have been from outside organizations. Really consider bringing on more outside candidates as they bring a different perspective than people promoted from within. This is especially so when you want to find people that have similar traits culture-wise, but a different viewpoint on how a company and coworkers should behave. It is possible...

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      LaSalle Network2019-03-22

      LaSalle Network Response

      March 30, 2019President & CEO

      This is such an articulate, well written review. I believe this type of review is how Glassdooor was intended and I greatly appreciate your feedback. I agree, there can be cliques and that sucks. It’s hard and it exists within every organization, including ours. I read and attend ...

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    • Helpful (12)

      "Avoid at ALL COSTS"

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      Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at LaSalle Network full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good location & young, team-based group.

      Cons

      Almost everything about this place is a huge red flag. Questionable business practices at best, coupled with a CEO who demands constant praise and attention leads to a brainwashed and unoriginal workforce... Very little support from management and even less investment in professional development. While they do recruit for a lot of companies, sales is entirely quota and metrics-driven-- expect to work 12+ hour days,...

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      Advice to Management

      Change everything you're doing now--50%+ of annual turnover. If you lose roughly half of your employees each year, something needs to change.

      LaSalle Network2019-03-20

      LaSalle Network Response

      March 30, 2019President & CEO

      To say we offer very little professional development is just not true. We have one trainer for every 50 employee. That’s a terrific ratio. Management is heavily involved in recruiting and sales, out to the c-suite. 50% annual turnover isn’t accurate either. You can be critical ...

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    • Helpful (18)

      "A cult like atmosphere"

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      Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at LaSalle Network full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Pay and location are decent

      Cons

      If you enjoy working in a company that revolves around the cult like atmosphere of a narcissistic CEO where everyone must drink his version of the Jonestown koolaide then this place is for you. Lots of very questionable activity with a car salesman’s approach to recruitment.

      Advice to Management

      I think the above is sufficient

      LaSalle Network2019-03-08

      LaSalle Network Response

      March 29, 2019President & CEO

      I have a few thoughts here. 1. When did Glassdoor (and Yelp) become a place to just trash a company or business rather than give insightful critique, positive and negative? 2. If our company is such a terrible place, why did you stay for three years? 3. Cult is the first ...

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    • Helpful (6)

      "Research"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at LaSalle Network full-time

      Pros

      Great atmosphere, people are nice.

      Cons

      Poor pay with high expectations. Micromanagement, no work from home option when it is definitely possible to work from home.

      Advice to Management

      N/a

      LaSalle Network2019-01-04

      LaSalle Network Response

      March 30, 2019President & CEO

      Thanks for the comment. We are working on trying to see if a work from home option is viable— it’s hard to train and coach and develop when people aren’t in the same room with managers and trainers. I know it’s a huge “want” in today’s world and we are examining it.

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