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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Lighting Science Group

Pros

Some very good people work there

Cons

Some very bad people work there. Take a look at their financials and the turnover rate at the upper management levels. Well managed and positioned companies do not regularly face these issues as Lighting Science does on it seems like a monthly basis.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let business people make business decisions. Let engineering people make engineering decisions

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Lighting Science Group

  1.  

    The company that could have been

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Satellite Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Satellite Beach, FL

    I worked at Lighting Science Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    LSG used to have a devoted and harmonious group of hard working employees, that acted like a well oiled machine to grow the company to its full potential. The promise of what LSG could do to improve life on earth, and the promise of products that had limitless potential was very real, once upon a time.

    Cons

    Eight CEOs later, the vision is lost, the family is gone. LSG had a chance to beat the big guys, but after many changes in direction and a lot of executive ego battling, Cree, Philips and GE have already caught up and passed anything LSG could have been.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the lack of future of the company with those that remain. Reflect on the lost opportunity for so many, and try to take lessons from these failures to any endeavors in the future so that hundreds of people don't go through this again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A mixed bag

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Satellite Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Satellite Beach, FL

    I worked at Lighting Science Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation, co-workers, an opportunity to make a difference in the industry.

    Cons

    Lack of communication on the direction and status of the company. We were given mixed messages about how the company was performing: at internal meetings everything was great, but quarterly/annual reports said we were losing our shirts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Virtually the entire senior management team has been replaced multiple times, with one very notable exception. Maybe that exception should be reconsidered.

    Oh yeah, focus on making a profit for a change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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