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Lawrence & Schiller Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  1. "Miss the Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Writer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Writer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence & Schiller full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    • Progressive Thinkers. They more to get better at their craft than any agency I've experienced.
    • Opportunity. If you're willing to stick your neck out and try something, or lead something, you'll get the opportunity. But it's not just going to be handed to you.
    • Big Work. They're working on big national and regional accounts. It's a great place to do work that will be seen by a lot of people.

    Cons

    These are only cons if you expect to skate through your time there.
    • They expect a lot from everyone. I hear people complain about working extra hours. That's pretty normal in advertising, or most salaried careers anymore.
    • You'll need a thick skin. IF you're slacking off, they'll let you know. It happened to me, and I changed the way I did things. They also know to get good ideas, you have to try to poke holes in people's thinking, Prepare to have your ideas challenged.
    • The Team Environment: this is only a con if you're not used to it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Uniquely Rewarding Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence & Schiller full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked at L&S for a number of years and it was the best job I could imagine having. They have the top clients in the region, offering challenging but rewarding opportunities. The President/CEO is an energetic, passionate and compassionate leader and the culture is second to none - you're expected to be accountable, but also to be yourself and have fun! Benefits and community involvement are also second to none.

    Cons

    Being the leading agency in the area means you take shots from others...and since L&S recruits the best young talent in the area, they are prone to getting poached.

    Advice to Management

    Show young talent the path to becoming a leader at L&S...and increase the chances of retaining them.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Respected Company and Market Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence & Schiller full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are smart, innovative and passion about marketing, then Lawrence & Schiller might be a good fit for you. L&S works with market leaders across several industries. The campaigns it creates are seen across the state, region and country.
    L&S is organized in client-centric teams offering everyone access to decision-makers.

    Smart, hardworking problem-solvers are rewarded at L&S. Those who bring ideas and work to implement them will find countless opportunities to grow their career.

    A lot of attention is placed on company culture, on-boarding new employees and internal communications. Senior leadership believes in the open-door approach and welcomes feedback from employees of all seniority levels. The company is always looking for ways to improve itself.

    Cons

    Luke-warm clock watchers won't do well at L&S.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Companuy"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Lawrence & Schiller as an intern

    Pros

    young employees, fun clients, creative atmosphere

    Cons

    limited upward mobility, toxic leadership


  5. Helpful (2)

    "It's all about the culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence & Schiller full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a great working culture and view on family/work balance. The people are friendly and professional.

    Cons

    There are a lot of behind the scene politics. Sometimes it can feel like a popularity contest or "what have you done for me lately" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Make you compensation align with industry and regional expectations.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, great CEO, some good directors). Great experience and picked up some great skills.

    Cons

    L&S underpays and overworks. Expect to bring home work often. After speaking with other coworkers, I found out my male counterparts were making $6,000 more than me. It's also extremely hard to get a decent raise, even if you work extremely hard.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more freedom. Directors often dictate too much and this hurts employee growth. This is why retention is extremely bad. Pay women more - people talk and know how much each other makes.


  7. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They had a good staff

    Cons

    Lots of Downtime on calls

  8. "It is an ok company to work for - I gained certain experiences that have helped me with my careers"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lawrence & Schiller full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    managers have energy and are nice - the vending machines have $1 sodas

    Cons

    tele-services environment - some days can seem long

    Advice to Management

    good management


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Gained a lot, learned a lot -- mostly good."

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

    I worked at Lawrence & Schiller full-time

    Pros

    Absolute professionals when it comes to the work they produce. Most of their people are at the top of their field, especially for this region. They have a culture that expects the employees to perform at a high level, which helps energize everyone to produce their best work.

    Cons

    For a "creative" company, atmosphere seems a bit sterile.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of treating people with respect ... there's a definite fear factor at work that some in upper management seem to like to hold over people. This sense is emphasized by a lack of transparency with upper management decisions. Also, there's a definite boy's club atmosphere that many seem to play into.


  10. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative - Lead in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative - Lead in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends

    Pros

    The sense of teamwork and comeraderie is contagious.

    Cons

    Treatment of workers that don't quite meet the standards isn't the most professional.

    Advice to Management

    NA