Fun Employees; Lazy Executive Staff; Drama
Insights (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – April 3, 2016
I was looking forward to my employment at Lawrence & Schiller very much. This quickly came to an end when I started working there. The reputation of the company is that you work extremely hard and sometimes long hours - this is definitely not the case. Except in the case of maybe 4-6 employees, you will work a 40-45 hour week.
I'm rarely one to criticize executives since strategy and company development take an extreme amount of time, but the management of this company is the largest issue. The VP's are mainly a group of 'good old boys' who chat around the office and leave to go golfing at noon. It legitimately is the CEO's friends that he worked with. The toxic nature of this causes little advancement for talented employees. In fact, for the most part, the company allows advancement based on time - not skill, which really takes the motivation for hard work out of the picture.
There are some extremely talented and fun employees at this company, but sadly they will never reach their potential at this company. The talented employees will either become maxed out because the lazy VP's aren't going anywhere, or they will be smothered by the drama that takes place. It's a sad situation for a company that used to have such a great reputation.
Fun Employees, Creative Work
Poor Management, No Performance-based Advancement, Poor Communication