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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Human Resources Practices"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In 2015 Lansinoh took the proactive step to add a formal Human Resources structure to the 38 person organization in Alexandria. As a result of that addition, the company has implemented a more formal approach to it's management of the employees. Within the past year the management practices, culture, benefits, performance management and compensation structure have been enhanced. Lansinoh formalized it's commitment to zero tolerance for harassment and discrimination by providing training to all employees and reinforcing the policies in 2015. If issues are raised related to harassment or discrimination, they are addressed immediately and fairly with neutral Human Resources and Legal partners leading investigations and providing recommendations. Any employees holding an immigration status have their situation reviewed by outside immigration attorneys and the company follows the guidance provided. The company completed an Employee Satisfaction survey in 2015 and as a result, at the beginning of 2016 fantastic new benefits were added included a voluntary alignment with 16 weeks of FMLA, Paid Parental Leave, Teleworking and Tuition Reimbursement. Additionally, the company has implemented a formalized compensation structure utilizing guidance from an external consulting firm and using market compensation data. Lansinoh also improved and formalized their performance management process moving to a goals based structure which creates both accountability and opportunity for employees. This structure allows for a bi-annual review of employee progress against goals and feedback is provided. Managers have also received guidance on writing effective performance reviews and goals and the company's leadership team in partnership with human resources ensures the fairness of ratings. The past year has been a year of transition where strong performance is rewarded and poor performance is coached. A few employees have not embraced the culture of accountability or the new formalness of the human resources structure. Some of those individuals have made decisions to leave the organization. Lansinoh is a top performing company that continues to make investments in it's employees. This includes providing an effective human resources structure and a leadership team that reinforces best practices.

    Cons

    The company continues to evolve as the business grows and this results in change. This organization is best suited for top performing individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment, take accountability for their performance and who can adapt to the changing needs of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your focus on the employees and following human capital best practices. Don't be discouraged by employees who don't embrace the new structure. Creating a best place to work where employees are treated fairly, excited about Lansinoh and their contribution is valued is the ultimate goal for the company - attracting and retaining top talent is our priority.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Discrimination is at its best!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some great professionals as colleagues. Good office location - tons of restaurant options for lunch. Good brand equity - Good mission. Part of Pigeon Corporation of Japan which is publicly open.

    Cons

    If I could give an award to the worst company I've worked for, Lansinoh would far win the prize! Recent HR practices has taken over the organization running around favoring the “blonde and blue eyed” North Americans over the diverse and professional working professionals. New HR practices have no tolerance for diversity and diverse professionals are not given appointments on time when they have important HR issues which should go on record until they give up and keep it in themselves and start looking for a job because they have already given up their hope. CEO Kevin Vyse-Peacock and President Mike Yates both have been neutralized by new HR for the last one year and direct everyone to go to the HR for even a small issue you can work out with your team mate on your own. CFO Pete Borsuk Is following this path and gives lowest performance reviews for foreigners totally biased and encourages bullying and mobbing happen regarding the rest of the finance team and carry around company gossip. It is very interesting to see that a Japanese company lets this play out while at the same time they are claiming that every subsidiary employee of Pigeon can report to Pigeon HR. However, when employees do give feedback to Pigeon, it is often ignored nor neglected.

    Advice to Management

    At this time, only advice I can give is to the management of Pigeon. Investigate new HR at Lansinoh and its discriminative motives to employees from different backgrounds. Under USCIS penalties, it clearly states "Employers MUST NOT discriminate against individuals pn the basis of national origin.citizenship, or immigration status." You are opening yourself to law suits by your NEW HR practices. Investigate the silence of the executive leader like CEO,CFO, President and the rest of the executive leadership. Talk to your own people (the Japanese within the organization) and you will be surprised what you find out.

  3. Helpful (17)

    "A dissapointment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with many of the employees here. The office is really close to King Street in Old Town Alexandria, which made for excellent lunches.

    Cons

    I found working at Lansinoh to be both disheartening and disappointing. Management is immature and petty. I had a manager who would make fun of employees in other departments, criticize people behind their backs, and manipulate others to get people fired - It was like working for a mean girl. A man in senior leadership would take over the pumping room (designated as a safe space for breastfeeding moms) when he was sick or hungover. The CEO mocked people, wasted money, publicly put down employees, and advised staff to "cut corners" on an FDA device to get it to market quickly. Despite efforts to make it a fun and safe environment, leadership seems stuck in their ways and not motivated to change. Strategies were rejected regularly for being forward-thinking, and tactics were recycled from 1980s when the company was created. Working there gives the troubling impression that you're on a ship that's slowly sinking. I would advise anyone to pass on working here - this is a rare case where it's probably better to be unemployed than to endanger yourself (and your career) by joining Lansinoh.

    Advice to Management

    You're hemorrhaging talent. At some point you need to reflect internally and accept the fact that the problem is you, and not the people you've let go or who have chosen to leave. Be willing to criticize yourself as quickly as you do others. Lansinoh could be a great place to work - listen to the people who are begging for change and cut out the toxic people who are holding your culture back.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "love the global atmosphere!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    global outreach,global team members,global projects,awesome benefits and salary, friendly team members, equal career opportunities for everyone,strong brand equity and great products

    Cons

    we need improvements in these areas: some communication problems in work processes,uncertainty about where performance evaluations are used, no frequent recognition from leadership,no interaction between different departments

    Advice to Management

    We need more frequent feedback from you about our work performances which will help us grow. We need clearer company regulations for company success.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work but not for the faint hearted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Very strong Brand Equity
    Loyal Customers
    Professionally endorsed products
    Strong vision for the future
    Good staff benefits and remuneration

    Cons

    Too many distracting office politics

    Advice to Management

    This is a great company to work for, provided you are competent and not afraid to make tough decisions. As with all companies going through a period of rapid growth, strategic changes which are not always popular, have to be made. This can cause friction amongst some employees who want an easy life but Management must stick to their guns and follow their vision.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Workplace I Loved Working at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    you have more than one best friend at work from your colleagues, enterpreneurial spirit is encouraged,great healthcare package, new ideas are welcomed, international business experience, fast and sound decision making, easy reach to management almost about anything,great company organizations outside work like dinners, happy hours and sports,stress free environment as long as you are good at your job

    Cons

    don't have much international work exchange opportunities even though it is a global organization, no training opportunities for professionals on a frequent basis

    Advice to Management

    It is a great place to work except that you don't feel the global power of the organization while you are working there. You have to state your company values and stick with them. Other than that, I would have liked to be provided an opportunity to work full-time at other offices. A global exchange program may be something you may want to consider for the future.


  7. Helpful (15)

    "Expertise and Contributions Don't Matter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere
    Easy to navigate internally given size
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of real leadership

    Lansinoh is a great brand with strong equity but its highly unfortunate that the organization cannot look beyond practices and methods of the past. In my opinion they isolate those with core competencies and skills and put all business decisions in the hands of unqualified employees. Key point of frustration came from the lack of career growth, there is no true path for one role. You are at the mercy of the revolving door of talent.

    Little room for Advancement
    Clear nepotism
    Lack of career pathing
    No concept of employee training/development

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they will tell you how they feel in regards to their work happiness. An organization with happy employees will only pay dividends.

    Provide better support for those that want to progress and create/provide new opportunities based on their career goals.

    Stick to policies and procedures, don't waive for those in the "inner circle" or favored groups

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Not alot of room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    benefits, pay, people, great area

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement