Lutron Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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Pros
  • Amazing place to start a career - as much personal responsibility as you can stomach and tons of learning opportunities (in 7 reviews)

  • Others have said that Lutron is a great place to start a career, and I can see why (in 5 reviews)

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

  • The company is run by upper management that can make it quite difficult to keep up morale (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Pros & Cons

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong brand name. Strong R&D. The leader in lighting controls in the U.S.

    Cons

    Tough environment; must need to meet or exceed the numbers. Slowdown in new product research and development


  2. Helpful (1)

    Ok sometimes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutron full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, plenty of technically knowledgeable employees, lots of opportunity for leadership, company public exposure is increasing, work can be rewarding at times

    Cons

    High stress, unreasonable timelines, many teams are micromanaged, inflexible work schedule, noisy and distracting work environment, outdated culture, slow to change

    Advice to Management

    Get better focus, properly staff projects, throw out the meaningless timelines, trust your engineers, don't tear apart teams when they are working well together, communicate better to all employees, attract/hire/retain more full time employees and reduce the dependency on contractors


  3. Helpful (1)

    It's a job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees for the most part are hardworking folks. Engineers are worked to death but see the most potential for advancement, but generally anyone of the male gender has a great chance to move up in the company. When an employee leaves a team, whether by choice or by reassignment, the team absorbs that person's work and is expected to perform at the same level regardless of an often blatant need to backfill the position. If you like not knowing exactly what you're doing or why, you'll do just fine.

    Cons

    Bizarre decision making process, constantly in flux. Projects are taken on with great zeal and then either abandoned abruptly or left to founder as leaders' priorities are reassigned to satisfy upper management's whims. You're either all in or just waiting for every other Friday to collect your paycheck, which will constantly disappoint unless you're willing to drink the entire bucket of Kool-Aid.

    Advice to Management

    Stop refusing to backfill positions when employees leave or are reassigned. You're killing people and leading your best workers to leave as soon as better options become available.


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  5. Lutron

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company that makes quality products, takes pride in employees and local community. Has good pay, benefits and 401k

    Cons

    Not as progressive as other tech companies, has a bit of an outdated culture, could be more flexible with vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Better work life balance, it can be a great job but there are others out there. Culture needs to be re examined to keep younger people longer.


  6. Great place to begin your career.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fantastic coworkers, small company feel, ok benefits, job security

    Cons

    Unstructured development paths, archaic pay structure, vacation time is less that other companies, inflexible with change


  7. Helpful (3)

    A somewhat misled tech career incubator that often burns out their amazing talent too quickly

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Surprisingly impressive technology and innovations in what many would see as a dull industry - Incredibly talented coworkers, great culture - High quality products that engineers are proud of making - Amazing place to start a career - as much personal responsibility as you can stomach and tons of learning opportunities - Fast paced and exciting, if that's your thing - Salary is okay. Benefits are okay.

    Cons

    - Often not willing to pay for the resources necessary to get things done - Long hours, short notice, little to no appreciation of personal life (especially if you don't have a family yet). The young guys get stepped on. - Emphasis on quality trumps all other (often more logical) decisions. This could be seen as good and bad. - Management rarely willing to hear out good ideas coming from the bottom, even with fully working hardware. - Highly respected but obsolete senior design engineers are often off in the weeds making impractical hardware that junior engineers are routinely tasked with cleaning up later. Guess who gets the glory when it works? Guess who doesn't get a shot at the initial design work?

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your engineers and give them a shot. Learn to be more agile in product development. Respect the work/life balance of your overworked engineering staff or they will leave you.


  8. Good company for embedded coders

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    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineering Co-Op in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, but their intern program is poorly structured.

    Cons

    I was interviewed for a hardware position and was given a software position because there was nothing else available.


  9. Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutron full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Felt like high school sometimes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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