Lutron Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
86 Reviews
3.2
86 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mike Pessina
13 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Others have said that Lutron is a great place to start a career, and I can see why (in 6 reviews)

  • Get to learn a lot of new materials (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work-life balance whatsoever (in 6 reviews)

  • Incredibly poor upper management, lazy marketers who make the Graphic Designers do their work for them (in 8 reviews)

More Highlights

27 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Good opportunities, Fast paced projects, "In this together" attitude among coworkers

    Cons

    Can be hectic at times
    Timelines don't always match up to reality
    Lots of movement to meet staffing needs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to start but certainly not the company to last you for career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunities to expand your role beyond the assigned responsibilities.
     - Company is still not very big so easy to expand networks and get noticed.
     - Leadership opportunities earlier in the career.
     - Come on time and leave on time for most of the time
     - Every team member is given a equal chance to voice their concerns.
     - Design and development cycle is very fast. From the project approval to market launch, often the time period is 6 months. This keeps the employees on their toes and work creatively and smartly.
     - Good opportunities for training
     - People manage their own schedule.

    Cons

    - HR is hard to work with, often very inflexible and adheres to their strict rules.
    - HR tries it's best to enforce company culture and often shoots down ideas for change.
    - No work at home or remote work policy.
    - Senior management often micromanages.
    - Transition of roles is not as easy as touted by HR at time of hiring.
    - No free lunches, food or any side benefits of a medium size company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Way Too Old-Fashioned

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Coopersburg, PA

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    So much experience. You really do work with a large range of technology and Lutron works hard to keep you educated. Most of the people are friendly at work. The campus is really nice. There's a trail that goes right through it.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance whatsoever. The hours are not flexible but you're more than welcome to stay as late as you'd like. There is very little vacation time and absolutely no ability to work from home. The way that the administration treats technology is backwards for a tech company. There's still a dress code, even for engineers. The owner of the company is almost ninety and is reminiscent of Mr. Burns. He insists on running the company as if it were still the 1960's both in pay and in culture. Engineers get treated poorly considering how much the company relies on them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what the companies the engineers that mysteriously disappear to start working for are doing and embrace change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Felt like high school sometimes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great co-workers, supportive mid-management, was easy to make friends there

    Cons

    Filthy warehouse, management was very cliquey and the only promotions that ever went out occurred in that small circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of the favoritism that goes on there. I saw lots of co-workers that busted their rears get put on the back burner so a manager's friend could get the promotion instead. It was very blatant, and very demoralizing to the rest of the employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People. Average Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    It has already been said that the best thing about Lutron is the people. Regardless of your discipline, you will make close friends here, and you will have ample opportunity to grow your core skill set. For those who want to hit the ground running, Lutron is a great place to start a career - as the company relies heavily on new-hires to make key technical decisions in the company.
    Lutron rewards achievement, though you'll need to be willing to stand-up for yourself and be your own champion.

    Cons

    While new employees get ample opportunities to make real contributions, they also bear the brunt of insufficient upper management. Short-term strategies mean that work / life balance doesn't often factor into the equation -- crises flow down hill, and the company isn't shy about asking for copious uncompensated overtime from exempt employees. Lutron could be so much more than it is, and could attract and hold great talent if the atmosphere were less stressed and less repressed. Upper management could stand up for themselves and their employees -- but unfortunately it isn't the culture, and isn't likely to change before the regime.
     Anything and everything is subject to change at a moment's notice at managements' whim, often causing redundant effort and wasted time on "black hole" pet projects. Viable new ideas, visions, and strategies often get overlooked due to paranoia and a CYA approach that stems from trickle-down fear of the top management tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set Global Strategies and Stick to them -- Stop micromanaging the day to day operations of your project teams. The majority of your employees are very competent - allow them to work out the day to day issues.
    Don't be afraid to let non-contributors go.
    Recognize problem employees before they become a problem.
    Continue to invest in a better HR department. HR is improving, but remains incredibly sparse for a company of this size.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very stressful work environment with a hands-off management style. Poor communication between business functions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Engineering practices, good customer service. Fair/good employee’s benefits.

    Cons

    Resistance to change. Difficult environment. Favoritism. Poor communication between business functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should reevaluate their culture, observe at least some of the best practices utilized outside Lutron.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to build a career, if you are an engineer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - N/A in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, good benefits, small town feel, privately held family business.

    Cons

    HR is a complete mystery. Hard to figure out how promotions and pay raises are decided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communicating the company's vision and strategy better. Delegate and hold people accountable. If all decisions roll up to the owner and a few others, the creative process and progress slow down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a great place to work but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cafeteria, the people, the location, the constant learning experience

    Cons

    Make up their own rules in regards to "contractors" and pay men more then women with the same qualifications. HR is terrible. The company does not follow through on the contract to hire process and then just "drop" contracts for no reason like there are not human beings attached to them. Repost the position weeks later. Won't rehire you if you've worked there previously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the "we don't rehire ex-employees" nonsense, particularly in the creative fields. Why wouldn't you want people working for you who already have relationships with engineering, standards, creative and so on? Stop making up rules in regards to your contract-to-hire people, who are a valuable resource and human beings who make fantastic contributions. Ending contracts after a year only to hire someone new to train for months and the cycle repeats does not make sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Acceptable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutron

    Pros

    Lutron has an above average work environment, lower stress, and very high market share and are looking to expand still.

    Cons

    There is a very political structure with the founder's family in just about all of the highest positions. The company direction is not ideal and there seems to be pretty high turnover due to the idea that employees are easily replaced.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard-working employees with an interesting culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutron

    Pros

    Great people and work-life balance is acceptable

    Cons

    Senior management can make you go in circles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people you have hired to make the right decisions based on their expertise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Lutron Photos

Cb5

+ Add Photo

Work at Lutron? Share Your Experiences

Lutron

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.