Lyreco Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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2.8
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Recommend to a Friend
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Hervé Milcent
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good training and delivery service(in 7 reviews)

  • "Some good people still work here but most of them have left now(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 6 reviews)

  • "Less transparency from senior management/Group management(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company, Great people and fantastic product offering.

      Aug 3, 2021 - Senior Area Sales Manager in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company, Fair senior management, competitive salary, Great product selection, Good people and second to none service levels.

      Cons

      The only con is being national it's difficult to catch up with fellow team members face to face on a regular basis.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people to work with!

      Jul 28, 2021 - Employee Communications Manager in Telford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people make the brand! It has been a pleasure since day one to work with the various teams and at all levels within the business.

      Cons

      It is faced paced; however, this will only be a negative if someone is not okay with working within an environment that is faced paced.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 29, 2021 - Sales Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong brand, great focus on wellness of employees and always look to train their staff

      Cons

      There are none that spring to mind at the moment

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not a good place to work

      Jul 31, 2021 - Sales Associate in Telford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not a great place to work for mangers are stuck up And not fair If someone new heals come in they favour them over you Lies and setting people up to fail If your not liked then you will be out that door as quickly as you entered No matter how hard working you are

      Cons

      Team leaders and managers think they can control you Lies and set up you to fail Not many Coloured people working About 2 if I can remember

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      great company

      Jul 15, 2021 - Sales Executive in Chester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      lots of incentives to win

      Cons

      none that i can think of

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      AVOID!!!

      Jul 8, 2021 - Business Development Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company Car (Heavily BIK Taxed), Fuel Card, Tech (Laptop, Phone etc)

      Cons

      - Micro management: During the covid lockdowns BDM's who many are on £30k+ per year were forced to make 50 cold calls per day to care homes to sell PPE/Hygiene at a minimum of 20% margin. With that in mind we were also challenged for not meeting this activity number and targeted £1000 of new business per week without fail. - Pressure of targets and threats of PIP's if not exceeding. - Lack of empathy towards the current pandemic when it comes to work/home life balance. It is almost as if it doesnt exist and everywhere is open as usual. Just sell sell sell! Do not be snared at the lure of a good salary as the role has completely changed. The staff are dropping like flies due to the direction the company is going. If you want a role where you will be micromanaged, be challenged on pretty much everything, and told we must prove our worth continuously then this role is for you... if not save yourself the misery and please look elsewhere. Senior management decided that during the covid lockdowns they would put 70% of staff on furlough leave full time, yet create a mandatory annual leave policy closing on a friday. So every member of staff lost 1 day per week for 10 weeks, even if they were on furlough. So in my experience I was working through probably the worst period of my life, yet having to lose a days leave because of an SMT decision to close the factory on a friday? As a sales function SMT also decided the best thing to do was to remove all bonus payments for the whole of the year to protect the business! Fair enough... but dont make us sit through your SMT updates where you present that each quarter the business is making £6million profit...

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Don’t do it

      Jul 11, 2021 - Senior BDM in Bolton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None worth mentioning only cons

      Cons

      Micro managed poor support against older employees

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Brilliant place to learn your trade, but progress and pay can be slow

      Jan 18, 2021 - Marketing Executive in Telford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      . Friendly staff . The staff hierarchy isn't too strict, you can talk to people at all levels of the business . The canteen is nice in the Telford office . They managed homeworking situation in 2020 extremely well and I felt no pressure to go back into the office if I wasn't comfortable to do so. Everyone in the department used Teams. . It's a brilliant place to start your career

      Cons

      . Pay is lower than the industry average . Procedures can be slow and feel 'Old-skool' due to group level management and systems they use. . A lot of things are planned, but can be scrapped or have major adjustments late into work starting . It can feel hard to see where you would take your career in this department, the numbers and the roles seem very set in stone.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Company

      May 13, 2021 - Field Sales Representative in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company car, fuel card great customer base

      Cons

      Everything else, robotic mentally unecessary pressure on staff

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Be cautious

      Apr 12, 2021 - Senior Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Car and monthly bonus Autonomous WFH

      Cons

      Unrealistic targets, will not hit on a monthly basis

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