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Leadership Directories, Inc. Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Content with delivering sub par service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a small company that makes communication between senior management and the rest seamless. Weekly updates on the company's sales and management achievements and goals are sent to all employees.

    Cons

    The company is doomed to fail. It's management is incapable of adapting to new consumer demands. The company sticks to it's mantra of "verified data" while it's competitors create intelligent and more efficient ways of collecting data. Double standards throughout the company. Managers generally rose up the editorial ranks, but don't have the vision or knowhow to succeed in steering the company. Its competitors are light years ahead of it, and working for the company is as uninspiring as it is deflating.

    Advice to Management

    Stop living in the past. Stop calling your data collecting ants "editors" and either adjust the company goals to work with today's demand for information or sell the company and save everyone the frustration.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I Quit After 9 Months of Hell -- Without Another Job"

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    Former Employee - Associate Content Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Content Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Located close to the PATH for NJ commuters. Great area (Union Square) with good restaurants and retail.

    Cons

    LDI's business model is becoming more obsolete now that everyone has the internet (and that's a shame). So, they're barely staying relevant and takes out this frustration on their staff by treating them like fecal matter. Upper management & management are terrible examples, creating a passive aggressive and disrespectful atmosphere. This work adds no meaningful value to society. They also exploit workers with intimidation, and people work off the clock to complete mindless tasks (for free!) because they are afraid.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new career. You've totally failed at running this company and creating a encouraging, healthy, and productive work environment.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "The worst working experience of my life."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leadership Directories, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Set work hours... That's about it.

    Cons

    There were too many challenges to name. Managment thinks that it is acceptable to publicly demean employees. Swearing at employees in company wide emails is ok?

    Passive aggressive comments are made on a daily basis.

    People constantly compared working at LDI to being stuck on a sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    There are people in upper management that need to go. There is no way around it.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Heartless"

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    Former Employee - Content Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Content Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leadership Directories, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outside of being in a trendy neighborhood close to multiple train lines and buses, I cant think any (NYC)

    Cons

    They were happy to welcome me there, but after the second day, things got really unprofessional, and messy really quick. Upper management really don't care for the well being of the people who they hire and HR is very unethical. They are setting themselves up for a lawsuit.

    Advice to Management

    GROW A HEART!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership in name only"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are some good people working at Leadership Directories who have been there for quite a while. They are dedicated and work hard to make it a success.

    Cons

    Management has been incredibly weak since founder stepped down. Ineffective CEO was forced to step down due to illness and there currently is a caretaker CEO.
    The company does not have a compelling strategy to turn its business around and get back to growth.

    Advice to Management

    If you're not willing to do the difficult things needed to turn around the biz, sell it to someone who is. It's no fun watching the business disintegrate.


  6. "ok for now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leadership Directories, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    nice co-workers, easy job, flexible schedule, paid overtime, if you do your job you'll get a promotion/raise fairly quickly

    Cons

    boring tasks, not a lot of room for growth, office atmosphere is not very social


  7. "Good people to work with"

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

    I worked at Leadership Directories, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, location, flexible work hours

    Cons

    No risk taking allowed! Afraid of change.

  8. "a good starter job for the recent liberal arts grad"

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

    I worked at Leadership Directories, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    you can't work more than 35 hours a week

    Cons

    if you have no passion for data entry, this job isn't for you


  9. "Nice people, boring workk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leadership Directories, Inc. part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked under Sue Healy who was always on top of her game, accepting environment

    Cons

    Lots of tedious work to be done