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Lyreco Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  1. "frustrating, backward looking, career limiting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fellow coworkers made for a good atmosphere

    Cons

    so many service problems it made it impossible to sell

    Advice to Management

    change the structure and the senior management


  2. "Key Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyreco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in the Irish opertaion, comepetive offering and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow decision making from top down.


  3. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Subsidised Canteen. Some good people. Salary ok.

    Cons

    Relentless hounding. Patronising Middle Management. No recognition of good work. Dubious charity scheme that you pretty much HAVE to contribute to. Too much attention devoted to Staff league tables and competiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the staff more.


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  5. "Good training. Poor standards. Constant hounding"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Telford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Telford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lyreco (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training. Company car and fuel card. Some good sales competitions and prizes. Some really great people in the team. Salary ok.

    Cons

    Always under loads of pressure and the bar rises all the time ( even when you are top of most things). You are punished for being successful and having incredible results by unrealistic targets. Worst of all is managers who don't know how to manage. I was overlooked 3 times for a manager role even though I had years of sales management experience. Happy to use me to train new recruits and spend days helping and training people who were struggling in their areas. If you failed to hit target a few times the 'bully'culture kicks in and I've seen many very successful people have a few bad months and then he on the disciplinary road. The bullying is so bad I've known a whole team of about 8 great reps quit within a month if each other because of poor management

    Advice to Management

    Retrain your managers. Wave carrots not sticks. You get far better results when you treat your employees better. Remove the automatic discipline system. You lose a lot of great people because I couple of poor results ( which is not normally preventable)


  6. "Be wary of this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job - unfortunately I can't say anything more positive!

    Cons

    You are treated like a piece of meat
    The management of the RDC network is run by people who like to 'divide and conquer' and have poor communication skills
    In real terms, the company pays scant regard to manual handling procedures
    And while the company says it expects employees to embrace its 'values' – this turns out to be just words. Lyreco's 'values' are meaningless!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in some proven managers, who put people first!


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    "Lyreco"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Give good staff Support for you to do well.

    Cons

    Give a small salary compared to their


  8. "diabolical"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Driver in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lyreco (More than a year)

    Pros

    none very poor company avoid at all costs

    Cons

    long hours poor pay low morale management will not back you if something goes wrong

    Advice to Management

    listen to staff members and manage things how you should


  9. "Too much admin."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Greater Manchester in Oldham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Greater Manchester in Oldham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lyreco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Good incentives
    Conferences
    Service is good

    Cons

    Loads n loads of out of hours admin , kpis comi g out my rear
    Credjt control and some sales support are not helpful

    Advice to Management

    Do t micro manage.. realustic targets


  10. "Field Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great sales training, 2nd to none.

    Cons

    awful management, duplication of work, having to fix account problems with are not part of job description. Sales support team not up to job

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanagement and making staff feel unwanted


  11. "Annoying Managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Telford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Telford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car and petrol paid for. Some lovely customers.

    Cons

    Management hounding you everyday, often interrupting meeting with customers.
    Completing quotations for customers can take hours resulting in still working til 10/11pm

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more


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