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Lear Capital Reviews

Updated 6 July 2017
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  1. "Fools Gold"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Irvine, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lear Capital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The manager at the Irvine office was nice and helpful. Commission structure is great but the margins make it hard to sell. Salary is average and they hire anyone and fire them after a month or two. I suggest this job if you need a buffer between jobs for a few months.

    Cons

    Owner and co owners are not ethical and are selling an inferior product for more money. 401k to metal is a scam so selling can be mentally draining. They have health insurance but it's expensive. Bad office environment. Many employees in Irvine office were extremely prejudice against any minority. You have to watch Fox News all day and listen to coworkers whine about foreigners and Obama.

    Advice to Management

    Close Irvine office no reason for it. Be up front with clients. Stop trying to straddle the line ethically and try and make the company a business an employee can feel confident to work for going forward.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service & Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service & Receptionist in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service & Receptionist in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lear Capital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved my co-workers and sales reps they were like family.We were getting bonus's as the company grew.

    Cons

    Our monthly bonus's we received for over 10yrs were added to our salary which looked like our salaray was more then it was while cutting our bonus amount.

    Advice to Management

    When you get loyal employees who work with you for years and never complain don't fire them to pay someone new half the salary.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lear Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large fast paced company that does a ton of old and new media advertising. I can honestly say this was one of the best learning experiences of my career. They expect the best from all their employee's and unlike other companies actually put the time and effort into proper training.

    Cons

    It is a very competitive atmosphere. It drove me to improve both my work ethic and quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Better Coffee


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager Past Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lear Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average for the industry. The office environment is extremely professional and well run. I always felt I had the support to accomplish whatever goals I set for myself.

    Cons

    As long as you can cut it in a competitive environment you will be fine. This could rub some employee's the wrong way.

    Advice to Management

    Better coffee.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CEO cares about business but not about growing employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good salary, CEO cares about business

    Cons

    No mentoring or communication from upper management to employees

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and mentoring your employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company to break into the industry"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lear Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely competitive environment. Base+commission structure is very attractive for new people in the industry.

    Cons

    Very fast paced office and you are expected to be on your game at all times.

    Advice to Management

    More direction for new hires. Extremely green people could get tripped up.


  8. "Fun Office to work at"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I only worked at lear capital for 8 months but it was always entertaining. Management is always high energy and the office was always busy. They treated support staff with respect and seemed to always try and keep employee morale high.

    Cons

    Not sure if this is a legitimate con but the office is always noisy. The phones are very busy. One could describe it as controlled chaos.

    Advice to Management

    With a large percentage of the staff in a sales position its very important to keep morale high. They do a good job as it is. Not much else can be done I think.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Training Manager"

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    Current Employee - Training Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lear Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great fast placed work environment. You have the opportunity to learn about the financial market. You can tell management really cares about their employees. Office is in a great location and parking is never an issue since employees have access to the garage.

    Cons

    With the fast paced environment comes the expectation that you will be able to handle the workload. I consider this more of a plus since it challenges you to grow as a worker.


  10. "Training Manager"

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    Current Employee - Training Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lear Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gained lot's of knowledge on global financial markets

    Cons

    Very Slow market due to no changes in metals prices

    Advice to Management

    Create a more positive work enviorment