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  1. Helpful (3)

    "director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company. Does good things for good people. Will be the market share holder long into the future. Expect to retire here

    Cons

    low pay. High expectations of senior people. Not enough help at the IT and administration level. Need to do better forecasting.

    Advice to Management

    increase pay to key individuals. Help those key individuals by listening and making changes to the corporate structure. Listen closer to board suggestions.


  2. "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Kettering, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lion Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will be rewarded if you do your job correctly and you you excel and care about what you do.

    Cons

    Lots of work. If you are lazy do not attempt to get a job with us. You need to work hard

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the innovation. Lion apparel will do great in the industry if they continue on their current course.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "LION full of promises and little follow through"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lion Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees genuinely work hard and take pride in what they do. Great product.

    Cons

    Upper management does not encourage unity between departments except for their twice a year in house picnic which you can only spend your lunch hour for. HR is a joke. Do not count on advancement, bonuses or raises. When hired your multi-tasking skills are taken too far. Your hired as one person but do the job of 3-4 all under the pretense of 'teaching' or 'training for advancement' without ever advancing or monetary compensation. 10, 15, 20 yr employees get a piece of paper for recognition of service or they simply are fired. Any great ideas by employees are shot down when the employees are the ones that see between the lines on issues between customers, vendors, corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Try REALLY rewarding loyal long term employees. Not just a piece of paper. Like something as simple as an extra week vacation. Instead of dangling bonuses each year with no follow through, why not just surprise them so families haven't planned Christmas for their kids counting on bonuses. And when you say no one gets bonuses, make sure that REALLY included upper management execs. Not all insurance should be flat rate unless salary. It should be a percentage of a person's paycheck. Not everyone makes the same but wants the same coverage. Try REALLY listening to employee input. They are like the janitors, waiters, secretaries, etc. they hear and see everything and want to improve the company. There are a lot of miserable employees who once believed in this company and its CEO.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Products you can believe in BUT certain managers you shouldn't"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lion Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Above average helath insurance benefits with company paying portion of health care deductible for you. If you meet the full deductable the company pays 100% of all medical bills for you. Plan any expensive procedures for early in the benefit year for maximum savings.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement. No women on leadership team.


  5. "Good experience in general"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to advance If you remain with them long enough. Many possibilities to relocate or to make a lateral move. Company makes very high-quality products that are well respected.

    Cons

    Some managers are not qualified

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the talent in the lower ranks


  6. "Most of the people their were decent and easy to work with, although there was one VP who was very difficult."

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lion Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for advancement, good pay

    Cons

    Do not always have the right managers in place

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the people who have the potential to manage well


  7. Helpful (3)

    "LION squeaks not roars."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lion Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company although big can be family/friendly oriented. Everyone gets the same percentage bonuses, same percentage raise, and vacation time begins at the first of the year and ends at the last month of the year for everyone.

    Cons

    Very antiquated in thinking. Slow to advance, if at all. Senior executive administration have been here for years. The CEO is family so no one will ever get any higher on the pay scale than being his senior executive administration.

    Corporate Headquarter employees make peanuts.

    Advice to Management

    Take the fresh, new outside opinions of incoming staff. Really listen and understand they are fresh eyes and just wanting to improve the company for the better.

    Reward employees for how well they do, not how well the company does fiscal year ending!!

    Lion Group Response

    Aug 4, 2014 – Staffing Manager

    Thank you for the comments. LION is always looking for new ideas to advance and stay on the cutting edge with ideas and technology. Two of our core beliefs are “collaborating to deliver solutions... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "BullEx one of the companies they have acquired - Very Unprofessional team"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lion Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Involved in Design of Equipment and Electric Connections. Mostly electric field for those interested in the Electric Field.

    Cons

    1) Very Unprofessional: They will not care when they acquired you, they will still let you go if they find someone better.
    2) No one in the staff who are of non management positions has stayed more than 2 years with the company. (There is an extremely high turnover rate)
    3) Poor Management Skills: They have extremely bad management skills, they will not give you advice, they will not train you and they will expect you to do the work even if you are not trained for it or have never done it before.
    4) Very poor Interviewing skills: The Job description which I was interviewed for does not match at all what I was doing in the end. They assumed things during the interview and never ask about it during the process and then expect you to accomplish these things regardless and if you don't know how to do they will let you go.
    5) They don't care how much effort you put in your wok, even if you stay more than 12 hours a day working
    Over all I would not advise to work here. The people are very unprofessional and have poor management skills. This company will get rid of you in a second if they find someone better to do the job. No loyalty to anyone

    Advice to Management

    You have a long way to go to improve your interviewing skills, management skills and respect for your employees

    Lion Group Response

    Aug 4, 2014 – Staffing Manager

    If you would like to further discuss your experience, please contact me at escharrer@lionprotects.com.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Few Opportunities for Advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid-back office environment
    Good corporate citzenship projects throughout the year that involves fundraising, item collections, and off-site volunteering
    Some flexibility for working moms

    Cons

    Few internal positions ever open up and hiring from within is not a priority
    Poor planning and execution of special projects from upper level management
    Overworked employees with little time to get anything accomplished outside of essential job functions

    Lion Group Response

    Aug 4, 2014 – Staffing Manager

    We do support and encourage internal promotions especially for positions where Lion has existing employees with a relatable skill set. That being said, LION frequently has positions in locations... More


  10. "Only friends and family of Management get promoted..."

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    Current Employee - Issue Line Worker in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Issue Line Worker in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, time off is good.

    Cons

    Don't expect to be promoted unless you know someone... or have testicles.

    Advice to Management

    More equality as far as promotions go. People that work there for years shouldn't be put on the back burner for promotions just because you have a buddy that needs a job.


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