HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Maine (Group) » L.L. Bean to award holida...

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:40 AM

L.L. Bean to award holiday bonuses

The gifts to employees reflect improved sales this fall and more stability after a difficult year.

L.L. Bean will award holiday checks to employees this year, an indication that the Freeport retailer is emerging from a tough financial year. The company has seen an increase in sales this fall, a spokeswoman said, prompting executives to revive the holiday bonuses, which were suspended last year.

The gifts range from $35 to $165 and are a small fraction of the annual bonuses that Bean workers can pocket if the company does well at the end of its fiscal year. Still, the return of the holiday checks is a welcome sign in a year when the company reduced its workforce and repealed its legendary open-ended return policy, citing abuse of the no-questions policy by some customers.

The checks will be distributed next month. Amounts depend on whether workers are seasonal and part-time, or full-time and year-round, said Carolyn Beem, the company spokeswoman.

The resumption of the holiday bonuses doesnít guarantee the companyís decision on annual bonuses, which is still four months off. But it does reflect an upturn in sales last month that renewed optimism for the holidays, said Stephen Smith, Beanís president and chief executive officer.


2 replies, 405 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply L.L. Bean to award holiday bonuses (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Nov 8 OP
comradebillyboy Nov 8 #1
CountAllVotes Nov 8 #2

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:21 AM

1. I wonder how badly Linda Bean's endorsement of Trump

hurt the company's business.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:39 AM

2. Who knows?

What I know is that the quality of a lot of their merchandise has gone straight to hell!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread