L.L. Bean, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Used to be a great place to work.
Retail Level (Former Employee) –  CTAugust 6, 2018
LL bean used to be a fantastic place to work, good benefits, hours, and the discount used to be generous. But management has really changed the work environment. Paychecks are mailed late, shifts are assigned with a weeks notice, and management ignores suggestions to improve the store. Not very supportive, very passive aggressive and love to do a lot of micro-managing. Co-workers and some customers are great! Not the place to be working if you are trying to raise a family though or develop a career. Not very flexible, want you to have open hours, don't want to give overtime ever. With the new change in policy employees have to take on more responsibility and aren't being compensated for it in any way.
Pros
friendly supportive co-workers, great customers
Cons
breaks, low pay, no career advancement.
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Great Place
Sales / Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Burlington, VTAugust 5, 2018
My first retail job ever, couldn't have asked for a better experience.
This included the management team amd all of my coworkers.
nice centrally located area of the Burlington Market Place.
Pros
working culture, company discounts.
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Great environment
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Freeport, MEAugust 5, 2018
This is an amazing company to work for. The management is great, the benefits are great, and the culture is warm and inviting! This is the best place I have worked!
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Great place to work
Senior Strategic Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Freeport, MEAugust 2, 2018
Great place to work. I enjoyed working there over my 22 year tenure. Honed my marketing and analytic skills to include predictive modeling and customer lifecycle marketing.
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Love LL Bean
Machine Operator-Order picker (Seasonal) (Former Employee) –  Maine, MEJuly 30, 2018
I love working at LL Bean it was a seasonal position though and they didn't need to hire and full time employees but all the people are great to work with
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Great work environment!
Store Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  South Windsor, CTJuly 20, 2018
L.L.Bean is a great place to work. The company values their employees and gives them benefits that coincide with that value. Great work life balance.
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well established company with great products
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Freeport, MEJuly 8, 2018
A good place to work with a diverse group of employees. Leadership communicates pretty well with employees and keeps everyone informed of company goals on a regular basis. They also are very concerned with safety and have had a very strong safety record for a long time. They have been flexible with scheduling needs also.
Pros
discounts, outdoor lifestyle
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4.0
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Normal retail job with great discounts
Front End Associate (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 7, 2018
flexible schedule. Friendly staff and customers. location is nice with great food options around. great for anyone that loves the outdoors. worst part about the job was the holidays, but that is normal for retail jobs.
Pros
discount
Cons
short breaks.
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It's an okay place to work for a part-time job.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, MNJuly 6, 2018
This company takes much better care of it's customers than it's employees.
At least at the MOA store there is an absolute lack of product training.
Subpar employees are not held accountable.
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Excellent company to work for
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Flemington, NJJuly 5, 2018
Great company to work for. Good support, good mission, great people, fun place. Lots of advancement but had to relocate to Maine
I would go back to this company if they were closes in distance to commute but only looking for part time work
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excellent place to work
Customer Service/Telemarketing & Returns (Former Employee) –  Lewiston, MEJuly 3, 2018
This is a great place to work they really care about their employees. Even for seasonal employees there are discounts. They have mandatory stretch breaks to help eliminate injuries and poor production.
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Good steady job
Mechanical Maintenance Technician III (Former Employee) –  Freeport, MEJune 29, 2018
For the most part I enjoyed my work experience here. Most of my coworkers were very helpful and easy to work with. The company has been going through some evolutions to increase return; but, buying in to what outside contractors claim they need when it comes to equipment or software. They are very reluctant to truely train everyone on everything.
Pros
40 hrs/wk, good pay for work.
Cons
Leadership only focuses on how thimgs reflected upon them and did not really care what you thought.
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4.0
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Changed A Lot
Production worker (Current Employee) –  Brunswick, MEJune 27, 2018
Unfortunately, there have been many changes at L.L. Bean in the last year or two. It's now a company focused more on profit than employee happiness. Still a very good company to work for, but not as enjoyable as it used to be.
Pros
Classy, environmentally conscientious, great employee store.
Cons
Profit oriented and financial cuts are usually directed towards the employee.
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well managed stress free enviroment
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Auburn, MEJune 25, 2018
Great company to work for. The job coaches are amazing and help with any situation that comes up. They are always concerned about your well being and strive to make a friendly easy atmosphere.
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Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Lewiston, MEJune 24, 2018
Answer calls all day along. 100 or more depending how busy it is. Repetitive work, unless you become a CSR 2, more money, more stress. People can be rude.
Pros
Employee store, flexible hours
Cons
Seasonal, hard to get regular employment
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LLB is nothing like their "people company"
Information Technical Scientist and Architect (Former Employee) –  A the time, close to home - Freeport, MEJune 22, 2018
Time management
Day Planning
They learned from me - my work was held up as a model for others to follow.
Management was poor.
The culture was hot and cold because the higher-ups never bothered with those below them (the real workers).
They took my work and passed it upward to give management the kudos.
The ultimate best was leaving after 13 years at this particular site.
Pros
I knew a few people there outside of work. It was nice to be able to chat feely.
Cons
Unfair Treatment over took the missions management put forth.
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Excellent work with very good worker
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Freeport, MEJune 14, 2018
Excellent work with very good employees very good quality work with responsibility beside team leader helpful follow by supervisor proud them applauds to us during the seasonal
Pros
Lauch at 10:30 pm
Cons
Yeah with 2 short breaks
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3.0
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Great place to work, but one of the hardest places to move up the company in
Pack II (Former Employee) –  Freeport, MEJune 13, 2018
Loved working for L.L. Bean, but was difficult to move up career wise. Felt like I was never given in opportunity to move up like I wanted. Overall great benefits, but moral has been going down for a while.
Pros
Benefits and Work Life
Cons
Management
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Fast paced but fun and supportive
Customer Service Representative 2 (Former Employee) –  Bangor, MEJune 6, 2018
It is a call center but it also created an environment of socialization and support. The management was supportive and the discounts were great. It was a pleasure to work there.
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4.0
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Good place to work, reputable
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Portland, MEJune 2, 2018
Great place to work for the first ten years, did lots of things there: Learning Specialist for 10 years, several stints as seasonal leader, and many other temporary opportunities.
Pros
Benefits, chance to leave early.
Cons
Office politics
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