Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – February 19, 2017
I learned that I am very good at talking to customers and helping them through their order process and how to help a customer with a difficult situation. I enjoyed helping them choose colors, styles and the products that would best fit their lifestyles. The data entry was easy to learn and easy to maintain. I enjoyed the fast paced work environment and left the day feeling very satisfied. I very much enjoyed getting to know my work colleagues and my supervisors at LL Bean.
Shipping Associate (Former Employee) – Freeport, ME – January 11, 2017
I started out overnights and eventually was transferred to day shift.I was responsible for pricing items that were ordered online and being shipped. We got a stretch break every two hours. The hardest part of the job was the commute.
Good advancement opportunities. Employee discounts
Dependable job with many opportunities to learn different skills
Mechanical Maintenance Technician I (Current Employee) – Freeport, ME – December 29, 2016
L.L.Bean is a good company to work for that has provided fair pay, dependable hours and very good benefits over the years. They have a generous employee discount on their products, an employee store where we can buy returned items at extremely discounted prices. A "use" room where we can borrow any of the outdoor equipment that L.L.Bean sells. They also provide a very good retirement package that is unusual for a retail company.
Good benefits, fair pay, safe work environment
They don't hire many full time employees any longer.
The typical day here at L.L. Bean is sometimes very slow due to not much people shopping at malls due to online shopping. However, working at L.L. Bean is a great experience. Managers are very friendly and are willing to work with the employees if there are some changes with the employee's schedule. Great teamwork and corporate is giving you 401K if you are either part time or full time. The only hard part of the job is trying not to have too much fun. Great work environment and you will be treated as a family.
Great work environment, job culture is amazing, pay is great, co-workers are amazing
Store Manager (Current Employee) – United States – November 18, 2016
LLBean is a great brand with a great story and heritage. The brand itself is growing the retail side of its business as it positions itself as a omni channel outdoor lifestyle brand. As with any growth comes change and the retail side of things is experiencing a great deal of change. Hopefully, things will become less complex with time and those that are hired to do their jobs will then be empowered to do just that.
If you love the outdoors the culture of the brand is a good fit
No direction and structure at the store level, Some things overly managed and more important things are completely overlooked.
Truck Loader (Former Employee) – Burlington, MA – November 11, 2016
I really enjoyed working for L.L. Bean it may sound like a boring camp supply store but the people who work there are a pleasure to work with. I still regret having to leave them due to not getting enough hours, but overall its a fun and challenging place to work.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – October 20, 2016
Customer Service number one priority, safe environment, open door policy, advancement possibilities, business involvement with community, employee benefits of working at L.L.Bean, on-site gym, health programs.
Picker (Former Employee) – Freeport, ME – October 8, 2016
I absolutely loved working for this company for 13 years. Great Benefits and awesome pay. Very friendly coworkers and I also learned how to be able to multitask in this very fast pace environment. I also learned how to get customers orders out accurate and in a timely manner. Management was fair and friendly. The hardest part was being a leader and making sure employees did there job right and if not had to fix there mistakes also working 10 hour days.