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Levi, Ray and Shoup Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Great products and a willingness to build new solutions as the market demands

    Cons

    No cons, only a reality, that establishing a consistent financial value proposition for our solutions is a huge challenge from opportunity to opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever lose the culture that's been created that values employee's personal time off away from work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Placement Firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Telephony Network Engineer Consultant in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Telephony Network Engineer Consultant in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people recruiter and AE are the top of the class. Open to listen to environmental concerns that effect their consultants.

    Cons

    No discount for training for top performing consultants to sharpen the saw.
    Does NOT visit consultant environment.
    Nothing else comes to mind regarding other cons.

    Advice to Management

    Performers should be rewarded. Day off with pay.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Central Illinois IT Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    LRS is a global IT company with a solid reputation. Because of their size and years in business, there is more stability there. Their benefits are good and it is a fun place to work with some very smart and talented people.

    Cons

    They do not offer career paths and there is little opportunity for advancement. Also, because of the financial success from one or two divisions, there seems to be a lack of drive or entrepreneurial spirit. The divisions of the company do not collaborate as much as they probably should.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to incentivize employees to innovate or help grow the business. While we are a good company that does good work, it seems like the vibe is keeping status quo rather than growing (as a company or as an individual) or creating.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company, Good People, Management Issues"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Douglasville, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good products, happy customers, big player in niche market, rock solid technology. Customers very satisfied and willing to renew year after year. Good company to work for. Recognized a Best of Breed.

    Cons

    Biggest challenge is management style which became increasingly confrontational, need to work on making business decisions more about customer and less about personal dominance.

    Advice to Management

    Remove artificial obstacles to sales team, allow them to pursue both existing accounts and new prospects. Respect tenured reps ability to handle the details, give guidance on overall goals and get out of the way. Make reviews a time to build pipelines and focus on increasing sales.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Atmosphere of Mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant office environment, pleasant coworkers, average benefits

    Cons

    Company has lost vision and is stagnating in the technology landscape. CEO disconnected from the company physically, emotionally; Company wide atmosphere of embracing mediocrity; they always say they do not want "yes men," but that is exactly what they want. Employee ideas, new strategies, etc. are not welcome. Quality people do not stay long. Management is a group of "yes men" who care only about flying under the radar and not making waves to keep their jobs, and there is no structured method for staff to evaluate management. Benefits have been cut over the past decade, and salaries are stagnant -- all the while the company spends money on a funny car and 3 jets. There is a complete disconnect between the CEO and the way the company is being run.

    Advice to Management

    It will be hard, due to an atmosphere of distrust, but open the lines of communication with employees, and genuinely listen and put their ideas to work. The managers within most every company division need to be removed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that appreciates its employees and rewards hard work. The management is very open to new ideas and improvements and does everything they can to implement good ideas.

    Cons

    There are very few cons to speak of. One possible con would be the disconnect between divisions and how set these divisions are in there ways. Change can be difficult at times because it's not what is familiar.

    Advice to Management

    Technology is changing and we have to be quick to react.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company, Great Training"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    LRS is a great place to work. They have a very comprehensive training program. Unlike some companies, they make sure they fully train you before then send you out on your own.
    The management was very friendly and helpful. They listened to your questions and concerns and made them their concerns as well. They are there to help you with anything you needed and really cared about your success, both personally and financially.
    The opportunities for financial growth are also great. The more work you put in, the greater the reward.
    The work environment is a huge plus. It’s very work hard, play hard. They want you to have fun while working but still get your work done. It’s also nice when everyone in your office gets long.
    The only reason I left LRS was due to a family move. If they had an office where I am currently located (in Florida), I would still be employed by them. I would suggest LRS to any of my friends or family!

    Cons

    No office located in Florida


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It was a pleasure working with so many young, ambitious creatives."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Design in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Web Design in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team environment was amazing. We had our own small groups to work within. Projects could have greater focus and therefore increase productivity and success.

    Cons

    Compensation was a mid-level. The office culture had the appearance of corporate standards, although the small groups allowed for creativity to come through.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Springfield, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, shrimp cocktail and booze at quarterly meetings

    Cons

    tough to get a permanent position with the company

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Levi, Ray and Shoup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    World class solutions that are recognized hands down as best of breed. Debt free and well established in the industry. Company owns several private jets that sales team can utilize for travel. Big company with small town values.

    Cons

    Micro management. LRS is a technology driven company in lieu of sales driven.

    Advice to Management

    Leave high performers alone and let them do what it takes to win.


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