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  1. "With some changes, things could be great"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Decatur, AL
    Current Employee - Engineering in Decatur, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities due to organic growth, many opportunities to learn new roles.

    Cons

    Not easy to get job done due to poor computer system and old processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep updating computer system and machinery, invest in people.


  2. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Decatur, AL

    I worked at Lakeland Industries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hearted people in the trenches that look out for each other. Mostly American made products sold in America UT get some exposure to Chinese manufacturingredients too.

    Cons

    A weak economy slows sales very quickly so they are up and down a lot. Upper management when I left was tone deaf to the concerns of the workers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the line worker's like they are expendable and you would see an increase in productivity and decrease in errors and turnover.

  3. "Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Decatur, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lakeland Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people in the trenches are a great bunch.

    Cons

    Lakeland has a toxic environment caused by senior management and one major C level guy. Lakeland would greatly benefit by getting and taking some consulting advice and restructure the senior management. Accounting should not have anything to do but accounting and engineering should hire real engineers. Thy need to hire some real IT pros also. A large portion of people there are not qualified for the position they are in so there is a lot of chaos as a result.
    Also, should consider moving to another location. Decatur sucks!

    Advice to Management

    Plan instead of chasing your tails.


  4. "This company needs an Upper management overhaul."

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

    I worked at Lakeland Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has potential to be a leader in their Industry. However the Company is too small due to downsizing to handle the multiple directions that it is trying to pursue. If they can focus on the few things they do well they could be more profitable and a better company to work for.

    Cons

    Most of the team is ready to jump ship, the company leadership is going in too many direction that it has completely lost focus on what they do best. There is a lot of covering up problems at the local management level because they do not want corporate to see or face the facts that they have major financial problems. They are trying to compete in the global market but failed in India and in Brazil because they lack people and knowledge to compete in those markets. They are about to do the same in Russia and other countries in South America and Asia.

    Advice to Management

    Change upper management or sell the company to someone that knows what they are doing.