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Lyreco Reviews

Updated 10 Sep 2019

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3.4
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Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent (no image)
Hervé Milcent
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Bonne equipe et environement de travail(in 5 reviews)

  • "Good atmosphere, good people and the scope of the job was interesting(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes long hours but if you want to push boundaries and earn promotions it’s worth it in the long run(in 5 reviews)

  • "Management constantly changes the territories and commission structure(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyreco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent progression if you work hard

    Cons

    Some systems out of date, but being changed

    Lyreco2019-09-10
  2. "Micro management"

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    Former Employee - Key Accounts Manager in London, England

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall a Profitable and stable company

    Cons

    Bad management leading to discontent

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    Lyreco2019-08-24
  3. "No opportunity to progress"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Telford, England

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice canteen with subsidised food.

    Cons

    Vindictive team leaders who encourage a back stabbing environment

    Lyreco2019-08-09
  4. "Good Training, Lone solo working and not very practical targets"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Okay basic and company car

    Cons

    high targets and long hours

    Lyreco2019-06-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Regional Field Sales Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyreco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Superb work environment, great career opportunities, facilitates each person's success through genuine want to help and support. Great reward and recognition for doing a great job!

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Most 'human' of organisations I have ever worked for.

    Lyreco2019-04-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Huge company but one big family"

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    Current Employee - Senior Area Manager in Rotherham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lyreco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great bonus offering Private healthcare Wide product selection

    Cons

    Lots of competition Often difficult to frequent head office due to distance

    Lyreco2019-03-29
  7. "This is NOT what I signed up for ..."

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lyreco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ok basic salary. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Very hard to earn commission with new structure. Many different targets, missing them means a Personal Improvement Plan followed by a disciplinary. Far too much admin. Ten hour days to try and get everything done. Too many meetings. Too many forms for everything and little guidance about which to use and how to find them. Sales Support can vary from really great to downright rude and unhelpful. Too much for reps to do which takes away from time selling. New business targets are very difficult to achieve. New prospecting app is useless, freezes all the time due to poor signal and doesn’t integrate with other system so there’s yet another thing to have to do each day.

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    Lyreco2019-04-15
  8. "Work like a dog"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Team & ASM support,

    Cons

    Too much pressure & expectation is put onto Field Sales. There are no rewards or recognition throughout the month or encouragement., too many knee jerk reactions / changes not thought through..staff turnover is massive..maybe try harder at addressing why..do not expect that people will automatically work over their contracted hours which are 37.5 yet expectation is 8.30 to 5.30 and beyond on top with barely a lunch break..no admin time is built into the day..commission structure sucks..management style is bullying & aggressive.. expectation to visit ALL customers if on holiday so in effect you are cramming your work into far less time.no leeway or contingency at all for sickness / absence..lack of head office support

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    Lyreco2019-04-05
  9. "Sse"

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    Former Employee - SSE in Sheffield, England

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice car, but taxed too much

    Cons

    Overworked under paid, and don’t miss targets

    Lyreco2019-03-04
  10. "Constantly changing the corporate strategy"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well recognised brand therefore easier to win new business

    Cons

    A non competitive commission structure and lack of commercial strategy

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    Lyreco2018-12-11
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