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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Learning Resources -"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Learning Resources part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, opportunity for growth, town hall meetings to keep employees informed, continuous growth, learning and training opportunities

    Cons

    I can't think of any Cons at this time.


  2. "Work you can be excited about."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many people I know talk about not feeling like the work they do makes a meaningful difference. Being a part of a company that helps children through toys and play. A true family company, LR is over 30 years old but is run by a smaller team so you know you play a significant role.

    Cons

    Some issues with department silos and lacking of special events for employees. There has been serious improvement in both of these cons in the past year.

    Advice to Management

    We need to have more events and team-centric activities to help build a sense of appreciation and affinity between the employees and company. Also the office could use some renewing.

  3. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Learning Resources full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and customer service. Provides great educational development to our youth

    Cons

    No clear direction of the company, short term reactionary thinking vs long term planning. Some of this is due to the market, some of it isn't. Challenges within departmental communication


  4. "Very entrepreneurial and growing fast"

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

    I have been working at Learning Resources full-time

    Pros

    I love that what I do every day makes a difference - both in the business performance and in the lives of kids. The company has had huge growth over the past few years and big plans to grow further. Very mission driven to educate children through fun.

    Cons

    The team is embracing positive change right now, so at times things aren't 100% smooth - but it is encouraging to see so much effort and enthusiasm to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Change is hard, but keep at it - I think we are on the right path.


  5. "Creative products; friendly atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Learning Resources full-time

    Pros

    Overall most of the people at Learning Resources are great to work with. The atmosphere is casual.

    Cons

    The company has become an "All boys club"

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to wake up and recognize who the hard workers are.


  6. "One of the BEST companies to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a go getter, then this is the place to be. Opportunities do not always present themselves but they do provide them to those willing to grab em.

    Cons

    Can not think of anything that would be unique to LR. Woldenberg family are great to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees and LR will remain Best in class in the educational toy company.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company discount on merchandise, a good benefit package for full time employees (but they don't cover spouses who are eligible for insurance through their own employer)

    Cons

    Ignore the fake 5 star reviews. Believe everything that's said in all the 1-star reviews. This is a terrible company, run by terrible people, with a terrible business outlook. If you make the mistake of taking a job there you'll hate yourself. I did.

  8. "Company to be proud of"

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

    Pros

    I've been at LR almost 14 years now, and am extremely proud to be a part of the LR family. We truly make a difference in the lives of Moms', Teachers', and kids! Our attention to product quality, product safety, and new innovative ways to look at hands-on learning is unrivaled in the industry. In my position, I get a chance to work with preschoolers in testing, photographing our products and this continues to inspire me to this day. I've had three offers (each for more $) to leave in the last 13 years, and I've chosen to stay each time!

    Cons

    No matter how good/great the company and work environment, there are always some cons.We can make better progress in collaborative team projects. This is something that we have improved, and I'm 100% optimistic will continue to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Value the key players (and let them know) and allow them to make the difference they are capable of! We do this to a point, but SO MUCH MORE POTENTIAL!


  9. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small company, great working environment

    Cons

    I don't have any thing to say


  10. "A great place to make a difference"

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

    Pros

    If you want to make a difference in the lives of children this is the place for you. The company if very open to letting individuals try new ideas and explore new ways of approaching the business.

    Cons

    While advancement can be limited in a smaller company, if you are ambitious opportunities will always present themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push the envelope on new approaches to the market.


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