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  1. "Advertising Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lebhar-Friedman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with excellent benefits and expense account. Learned how to become an outstanding sales representative through training and development.

    Cons

    I can not find any Cons about this fabulous family owned company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have been doing. You're GREAT


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with a great team of people.

    Cons

    None that I can list

    Advice to Management

    NA


  3. "Nice people to work with but...HR needs improvement"

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

    I worked at Lebhar-Friedman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, location, lots of opportunities to do plenty of work. Most people have been in the same industry for many years so lots to learn from them.

    Cons

    HR didn't do a great job of thinking thru their hiring process. Seems like they would hire people and then not long after, they would reorganize, let people go, etc. Figure out your vision for the future and then hire people for the long run.


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  5. "Good career cut short by the bad economy and recession of late 2008/2009!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lebhar-Friedman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people as well as provided the opportunity and responsiblility to lead and manage my department and team without being micromanaged by senior management! The opportunity to work across all LOB's within the company with all levels of associate including the President.

    Cons

    The company is not very forward thinking, and does not invest in the neccessary technology or IT staff to be as competitive in their markets.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The company is trying to change and evolve but everyone is overworked"

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

    Pros

    People care and want to help the company grow

    Cons

    People are pretty stressed out

    Advice to Management

    Be positive and supportive


  7. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It gave me great experience and I was involved with a lot of projects. Through consolidation I took on, and was handed, the opportunity to learn a diverse range of responsibilities. I wore a lot of hats.

    Cons

    The company is hard hit by the changing advertising environment. They were unable to innovate in order to deliver a competitive product to their customers.

    Advice to Management

    Innovation and creativity is key in you industry.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Family Atmosphere, Poor Pay"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time off
    Work and personal life balance

    Cons

    Pay decreases/freeze
    No raises or bonuses in several years
    No promotions
    No 401k match
    People in HR and Finance are resigning in record numbers lately

    Advice to Management

    Increase associate pay.
    Restore 401k matching.
    Telling employees that there will be no raises for a couple of years removes the incentive to work hard.
    Morale is very low.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family run. Management willing to assist employees in taking time off when needed. At one time, there was alot of loyalty to longer serving employees.

    Cons

    Poor vision for company. Leadership is very secretive. Poor pay scale. Benefits are average at best. Comany is in the midst of downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with our core products. Allow associates to contribute to determining future direction of company. Increase, rather than decrease wages.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Main office was located in the greatest city in the world. Couple of cool people in the department but otherwise...

    Cons

    Poor communication throughout management and little direction. Low compensation as compared to other companies especially for being in New York city. Drastically obsolete hardware and software, with poor systems in place. Definitely an old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your bums. Get rid of Roger's old cronies and get some people in there who are actually going to work and provide proper management.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Cheap, Cheap Company Looking for Cheap Cheap Labor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. The company is looking for cheap labor. Firing the older workers and hiring young workers for cheap. I mean extremely cheap labor for long hours. Benefits are bad, only movie ticket perks for $7.00.

    Cons

    No advancement, one of the HR Manager, is very stuck up. During interview she really did not answer any of my questions, such as my review, advancement etc. They say they offer education programs and perks, when you're hired and asked for it, they don't want to give it to you. The company gives out a five hour online test after the interview. Yes, it's 5 hours. I didn't know I was trying out for the SAT's and Spelling Bee competitions. The test had nothing to do with the job I was going to do or job related. If you're desperate for a job and I mean really extremely desperate for a job, then take it, but I will tell you get out as soon as possible. There is huge turnovers.

    Advice to Management

    As I stated before the company is looking for cheap labor. If you're desperate for a job and I mean really extremely desperate for a job, than take it, but I will tell you to get out as soon as possible. There is huge turnovers. Career advancement takes years. There are Administrative Assistants in the same position for 20 years. There are Office Managers in the same position for 30 years. No advancement. The few who have worked there for over 15 years are holding onto dear life, but they are going to get laid off.


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