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Lakeshore Learning Materials Reviews

Updated April 5, 2018
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Pros
  • Great co-workers, good pay, good benefits, profit sharing bonus one a year (in 27 reviews)

  • A family owned business who treats their employees like family (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Depending on your position, your work/life balance might be really bad (in 5 reviews)

  • No cons to share during my working experience (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed Working as Writer at Lakeshore"

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    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Lakeshore and left only because I moved out of the area. Here are my pros:
    Great coworkers and department
    Nice people throughout the company
    Interesting work (writing learning materials, marketing pieces, internal communications, etc.)
    Able to choose work hours (a big benefit when having to commute)
    Good medical and other benefits
    Reputable and stable company
    Fun employee events

    Cons

    Maybe location--not many restaurants nearby.


  2. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lakeshore Learning Materials part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Minimal hours available per associate

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. "Amazing summer job for all"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Lakeshore Learning Materials part-time

    Pros

    Very supportive environment, great communication, authentic values that everyone in the workplace strives to meet

    Cons

    No complaints at all; an amazing experience


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Super Fast Paced"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get hands-on experience with a large number of technologies.
    The environment is fast-paced, always changing, allowing for huge leaps in growth and experience.
    You become very marketable, very quickly.
    Great group of guys to work with.

    Cons

    The number of projects can burn you out quickly.
    The oncall schedule is pretty terrible, expect a lot of work thrown onto you every oncall.
    Work/Life balance non-existent.
    Lakeshore doesn't pay the market rate.
    Management expects perfection at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember the guys under you helped make you a success, a thank you and maybe a box of donuts would go a long way for morale.

    Lakeshore Learning Materials Response

    Mar 2, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It’s true that Lakeshore is a dynamic environment that provides lots of professional growth opportunities, and we couldn’t agree more that you... More


  5. "It's not all peaches and cream...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Taker in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Order Taker in Carson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there was always work, so you weren't bored.
    good pay.
    location was cool.

    Cons

    very CLIQUE-Y, esp with supervisors and their employees. you either a cool kid or your not. LOTS OF OFFICE GOSSIP. also, you get docked by the mistakes of the customers, if they write in the wrong thing, its on you if the order is wrong. how is that fair? If you are into rushed training where you have one trainer with one computer training 2 to 3 people at a time, then you won't learn as quick. also, the material could be presented in a more better way that you won't forget.

    Advice to Management

    it can be a whole lot easier process if they upped their programming. (programming is an old CAD program instead of click click type) it would really alleviate the mistakes. i went into work everyday worried about the mistake work that would be piled on my desk i would have to fix and it stressed me out. training could've been better too. and when all the supervisors leave, that's when all the true colors show and people talk the MOST negatively, it really brings morale down.

    Lakeshore Learning Materials Response

    Apr 11, 2018 – Human Resources

    We’re so sorry to hear that your training experience was anything less than ideal. Our onboarding program is specifically designed to set our people up for success, and we also offer a variety of... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not perfect, but Overall Great!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Employee Perks that remind us that we're valued
    CEO really cares about his work "Family"
    Company is very stable, but still taking calcuated risks

    Cons

    Each department almost runs as its own company and has it's own culture. Department culture is heavily based on management style of that department manager.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for being transparent, listening to your employees, and pushing us to grow! Keep it up!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great"

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

    I worked at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time

    Pros

    yes good place, nice job

    Cons

    didnt allow music while workimg

    Advice to Management

    great

  8. Helpful (1)

    "New Startup Facility - Great Teamwork"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Midway, KY
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Midway, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team work in this startup facility. We're all new employees and management does a great job with training and making us feel a big part of this new team. Really fun place to work.

    Cons

    Wait time for benefits could be a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, don't change as the building grows.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Midway, KY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Midway, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lakeshore Learning Materials full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lakeshore Learning is easily the best company I have ever worked for. Lakeshore goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that every single employee is treated really well. Pay, benefits, incentives, time off, and communication all earn five stars.

    Cons

    There are no cons noted.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Pay and Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good pay, good benefits, profit sharing bonus one a year.

    Cons

    You have to park far from the building.

    Advice to Management

    We're all on the same team, trying to achieve the same end result-Managers need to remind their teams more often of this fact, daily even.


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