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  1. "Top Down Management Hierchy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LiveText full-time

    Pros

    - Ability to self-start with day to day tasks
    - Company relies on individual strengths within roles, no hand holding or micromanagement

    Cons

    - Procedures and Processes poorly organized for decisions
    - One Director, One President, One HR Manager running the office operations


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employees, Sub-Par Administration"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Grange, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Grange, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LiveText full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Innovative Vision, Strong Product
    - Welcoming/Relaxed Work Environment
    - Events hosted by HR are fun and bring together all departments
    - Sales Conferences to Chicago and California

    Cons

    - Office Administration decisions stem from personal opinion instead of what is right for individual departments
    - Lack of Respect and Professionalism from leadership
    - Clout, Style, and Credentials matters more than actual skill set and applied knowledge
    - Innercircle politics presentable in Office Dynamics
    - Micromanagement for very talented employees

    Advice to Management

    - Direction needs to be adjusted from one director and shared across leadership and higher management of other departments

    - Personnel training needs to be assigned to Director of Administration

  3. Helpful (1)

    "This place is still around?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros here, only people who couldn't find work elsewhere. If I could give zero stars, I would.

    Cons

    I don't understand why this place still exists.

    Advice to Management

    Just stop. Close up shop because at this rate you are just wasting space and time.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Don't ignore these negative reviews!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LiveText (More than a year)

    Pros

    - liked my coworkers and team
    - nice office decor
    - great food and break room
    - learned a lot

    Cons

    - one person is running the company. She is nice and fair at first, but then quickly shows her true colors.
    - I chose to ignore these negative reviews and regretted it the first day I started with the company. The reviews are no joke!

    Advice to Management

    - change out the one person that everyone on these reviews is referring too.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Pay attention to the person behind the curtain"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Location
    - innovative despite the company culture

    Cons

    - Organizational culture is unethical-- dominated by one person in leadership.
    - No room for growth.
    - No clear structure of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Please reassign those in control of making decisions about personnel as well as how company goals are met. Such a great vision and mission! Find someone who can make that happen for the greater good of everyone who works hard to represent you.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Its remarkable how poorly this company is managed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great location, very accessible from the city or suburbs
    -Well-stocked snack room
    -Most rank-&-file employees are very cool
    -If you're in Sales, congratulations: you've got it made
    -Terrific holiday parties

    Cons

    The product itself is quite terrible. Working in Development, Support, or Implementation is a nightmare due to the constant problems that arise. The Sales team routinely makes lofty promises to clients, and the rest of the company is left scrambling to satisfy these promises. Micromanaging is rampant. The "Boss" plays heavy favorites. If you're not in her inner circle, seek employment elsewhere, as your growth in this company will be limited. Don't get too attached to your coworkers, as turnover is frequent.

    Working at this company can be summarized by this example: rather than make actual changes to improve employee morale, the management of this company posted several phony reviews to Glassdoor in an attempt to boost the average rating of this company. How pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on producing a fundamentally sound product. Take a clue from the high employee turnover and make some changes.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company, Strong Purpose"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Grange, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Grange, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Easy going and Friendly environment
    - Intelligent/Competent Personnel
    - Room for independent decision making

    Cons

    Depends on individual preferences, it is a smaller company but some people do not mind its size. So not necessarily a negative thing.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Oh the tangled web we weave"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in La Grange, IL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in La Grange, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office is walking distance from the train, nice location near retail shops and awesome restaurants. Free soda and breakfast. Occasional happy hour.

    Cons

    Micromanagement at its best. It's a shame that ONE person controls the show and every brainwashed person just falls inline. They've let go so many talented people and I for one couldn't stand it any longer. You don't want to work for a company that keeps you from getting paid. Lack of communication is high and shouting matches goes on in one particular office. Who can work like that!

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize the bad seed at the company. She's bringing the company down. Get a hold of the high turnover rate or you'll never keep a honest hardworking employee!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Has Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in La Grange, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in La Grange, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LiveText full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy how breakfast is set up by the admin. She takes pride in her work and we love it. Super easy access to the train station. I have no issues getting to/from the city.

    Cons

    What I don't like about this company is the simply reason there's NO ROOM for growth. I've been in the same position for a while and I need to be challenged by doing something else. Yes Sr Management can take a lesson in how to properly manage people. To be completely honest, do not consider working here if you're looking for growth and to be challenged. You won't find it here. Also performance reviews are never done on time. How can I measure how well I'm doing or improve if no one communicates with me? Please improve your processes quickly. I'm definitely not happy here, which is unfortunate since I was referred

    Advice to Management

    Please see the above. Take a few manage to courses to help improve. It'll do every one justice and some good.


  10. "Un-biased experience from a non-terminated employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - IT Admin in La Grange, IL
    Current Employee - IT Admin in La Grange, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Easy Going Staff
    - Relaxed, non-stressful work environment
    - No Micro -management
    - Innovative, ambitious developments towards business and software
    - Wonderful benefits and understanding HR representative for company

    Cons

    - Non applied to department or position held by reviewer


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