Lamps Plus Employee Reviews

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fun
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Redlands, CAAugust 14, 2018
fun and energetic environment. i would not recommend this place to anyone because the management is horrible and i can tell its just a bad place to work but the people were cool
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Nice place to work
Certified Decorative Lighting Specialist (Current Employee) –  Pleasant Hill, CAJuly 9, 2018
If you have business background, you love to work.
They train fantastic and give you certificate.
There benefits are very good.
Full commission after you stable in sales, and it depends between 3 to 12 months. For first 3 months hourly and after base and commission. Our manager is very fair about that.
Work in commission is stressful and competitive environment but becouse always busy, then always have chance to find good sales plus you get good training to grow up.
Pros
Training, Manager, Co- workers
Cons
Total income, open floor, stressful competition commision
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fun
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  San Lorenzo, CAJuly 9, 2018
An organization is formed to achieve certain goals and objectives by bringing individuals together on a common platform and motivating them to deliver their level best. It is essential for the employees to enjoy at the workplace for them to develop a sense of loyalty towards it.

Work culture plays an important role in extracting the best out of employees and making them stick to the organization for a longer duration. The organization must offer a positive ambience to the employees for them to concentrate on their work rather than interfering in each other’s work.
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3.0
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Internet commision with showroom inventory
Lighting Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ventura, CAJune 13, 2018
Create clientele by sales demonstrations, presentations for Commercial and Residential lighting solutions at showroom location, created business relationships with local contractors and interior decorators for higher volume internet commission sales.
Pros
local to my home
Cons
working holidays and weekends required.
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neutral work environment
Office Clerk (Former Employee) –  Northridge, CAJune 6, 2018
working at lamps plus was a short period of time in my career. i would consider going back to the position if available. It had a work life balance with some realistic work goals.
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Fun place to work
Sales Associate, Certified Lighting Consultant (Former Employee) –  Ventura, CAMay 25, 2018
High turn over of all employees. Especially management which is bad for business. A lot of inner employee drama and bad mouthing of each other. Bullying and condescending upper management.
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Great opportunity for commision based income
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMay 19, 2018
I loved that Lamps Plus has such a high traffic environment that sales simply fall in your lap. If you approach your job with a positive attitude than there is no reason why you cannot be sucessful.
Pros
High traffic environment
Cons
not much room for growth within the company other than sales
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Good entry level warehouse
Reach Lift Operator (Current Employee) –  Redlands, CAApril 2, 2018
It's a good place to work. Management is accessible and willing to listen. The pay and benefits are average for warehouse positions. Advancement can be difficult due to the relatively small size of the company.
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Interesting Work
Store Manager in Training / Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  usaMarch 11, 2018
Lighting is interesting. Company is good overall but is struggling with internet vs. store sales. Very little advancement. They are replacing experience with new blood.
Pros
Learn Alot
Cons
Never have weekends off.
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Terrible place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXJanuary 21, 2018
Stressful, terrible management. Working 50 hours per week with no overtime paid.
Run away from this company! Stressful drama environment every minute. If you work on commission, expect a lot of returns due to ZERO QUALITY CONTROL!
Pros
None
Cons
Poor commission, tons of unpaid hours and overtime.
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Better than average
Manager (Current Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAJanuary 18, 2018
Lamps Plus has transformed itself over 35 years from a brick and mortar lighting retailer into an online industry juggernaut. The corporate culture emphasizes work life balance, and pay is fair to excellent depending on your performance. It is led by a highly competent owner who built the family business from the ground up.

There are some areas for improvement- expensive health benefits, slow pace of change, a general aversion to technology from many of the older employees, and a tendency to invest in areas with low returns. Parking is a pain but they are building new lots.

This is a company where you can build a career up through retirement.
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Horrible
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Lynnwood, WAJanuary 8, 2018
They suck at training, they get mad at you when you ask questions, the manager just sits on his butt all day. The customers are always mad all the time. It was the worst job I ever had. The co workers were pretty helpful but the manager sucks and is so lazy.
Pros
Pay is okay
Cons
Everything
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Great company
Stock room Asst. Manager/Display team (Former Employee) –  Oceanside, CANovember 6, 2017
Great company to work for, besides management, at least in my time there. Merchandise is pretty good and diverse, sales people were always good and very helpful.
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Dead end job
Sales (Former Employee) –  Tukwila, WAOctober 10, 2017
Training is a joke. You are told to do the videos and have to keep stopping to help customers even though you dont know anything. On second day I was left alone to close store with no knowledge of the procedure or what to do in case of emergency.
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Not for everyone...
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAOctober 4, 2017
The job itself isn't that bad. You get an average spread of 4-6 weeks of training. You get to be on your own to prove yourself. Its just not for everyone. The bonuses switch as the corporate decides (not fair). When you want to take a vacation or days off months in advance, some excuses are made by management. Again no work/life balance. There is favoritism, and family special stuff going on. No chance of exceeding unless you are on someones favorite list. Be prepared. I wouldn't recommend the company, corporate is filled with all family members who raise each other higher.
Cons
unfair management
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warehouse
Store and internet sales returns (Former Employee) –  Redlands, CASeptember 29, 2017
It"s a good place to work at. Only that personally I think they can be more organized with the employees. When I worked at lamps plus we had to meet certain numbers to get a bonus.
Pros
free lunch when met standards
Cons
rarely overtimes
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Family Oriented Sales
Lighting Consultant (Former Employee) –  Huntington Beach, CASeptember 29, 2017
I had fun and learned a lot about customer service, cash handling and sales negotiation. Workplace culture was warm, competitive, a little cut-throat at times but everyone was supportive overall. The most difficult part of this job was doing the best you can to prevent a customer from returning merchandise because returned items means commission is lost. The best part was working close with a customer to find out what they need and see the happiness in their eyes.
Pros
Friendly, fun, decent pay, good benefits
Cons
Very small window for growth/promotions, retail hours and holiday hours
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Like the schedule
OP Lift Operator I (Former Employee) –  Redlands, CASeptember 7, 2017
I had a great schedule, I worked early in the morning and left by 2pm, plenty of time to spend time with my children.
I left because I kept getting passed over for a promotion.
They are not employee friendly,
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Nice coworkers
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Brea, CAAugust 2, 2017
Family owened company so they pride themselves in customer service downfall is stores are understaffed and and overworked extremely hard to give great customer service when understaffed.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Understaffed over worked
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Creative and fun corporate work environment.
Senior Art Director (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAJuly 30, 2017
Lamps Plus is a great place to work. It's family owned and no matter how large it's growth, the work place maintains a professional yet family like atmosphere.

Most employees at Lamps Plus are lifers.

Lamps Plus is more than just a $500M+ retail company. It also encompasses product design and brands for other retail lighting companies. There is also a special devision for designers and builders.

Lamps Plus is much more than meets the eye and an excellent place to work.
Pros
Work closely with owner who is fun and brilliant.
Cons
One can stagnate with a lack of challenge sometimes
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