Lyreco Reviews

Updated 9 Sep 2020

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2.3
23%
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Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent (no image)
Hervé Milcent
17 Ratings
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  • "Sometimes long hours but if you want to push boundaries and earn promotions it’s worth it in the long run(in 5 reviews)

  • "The bullying is so bad I've known a whole team of about 8 great reps quit within a month if each other because of poor management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing company shouldn’t have left

    Cons

    Kept changing things which annoyed customers

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  2. "Lack of structure"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Telford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate Social Responsibility commitments Some work/life balance for certain roles

    Cons

    Toxic culture stemming from Senior Leadership Team Lack of recognition Lack of support Stagnating middle management teams A company who does not live by its Values


  3. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lyreco full-time

    Pros

    Well established business with good market share and opportunity

    Cons

    The Systems need updating but incoming

  4. "Good for short term"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Data Cleanser in Telford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, nice building and canteen

    Cons

    Working in office supplies isn't for everyone

  5. "Must tick boxes for the sake of ticking boxes"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Wakefield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are nice and helpful

    Cons

    Poor management, unachievable targets, untrusting, old school, frustrating and old tech/software, don't get paid enough for what you do

  6. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working along with company car

    Cons

    Too pressurised for the job. But did enjoy some parts

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Freefall"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Telford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Canteen is reasonably priced and there's a carpark

    Cons

    Company has diversified to compete in PPE and coffee as they are losing market share globally. Expect insolvency next 24 months due to market conditions and lack of resilience . Staff are low paid and inept. Opportunities for progression don't exist but you'll be advised they do. Middle Management are unprofessional (clicky) and condescending. Higher unjustified targets reduce moral. Management resort to bullying. Work culture has changed.

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  8. "Lack of continuity"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Telford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits- healthcare, benefit programme

    Cons

    Lack of direction High turnover of management and staff Tick box, quantity over quality work ethic

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  9. "Great at shifting boxes"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Telford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lyreco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good logistics and back office

    Cons

    Need to move with the times

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bad management"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Telford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Onsite car park and Canteen

    Cons

    Boss,s stuck up themselves Set Unachievable targets Favouritism Go that extra mile for good looking girls rather than any other men that have started at the same time System is used are very dated and does not give an accurate account of telephone calls you’re making You can make sales on somebody else’s agent account as you will receive emails left right centre which will not count as your target so you could be thinking you have reached your target but when calculating and realising that most of the account you are selling to are looked after by somebody else in the business Management being good pals does not help you progress within this business as if one manager does not like you the rest will follow I would highly recommend you have a clear structure of management before you agree to any offer Managers will lie just to cover their back and like I said earlier there or pals and will stick up for each other No training before you start on the job clearly put on your desk the first day you start and expected to do your job Management will make it look like that they’re there to help you but really they just want figures By far one of the worst place I’ve ever worked for

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