3.0 of 5 1 reviews
www.holophane.com Granville, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

Holophane Reviews

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 1 reviews


0% Approve of the CEO

(no image)

Crawford Lipsey

(1 ratings)

1 Employee Review
Relevance Date Rating
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities
  • Disapproves of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Once WAS a leading lighting company, now slipping fast.

Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Holophane

ProsA fair amount of independence for field sales representatives and has had a great product reputation in the past. Has a top notch training program - 3 months - for outside sales representatives. Will do you well if you move on. Supports IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) and LC programs.

ConsPoor communication from top management down. Not keeping up with advances in commercial and industrial lighting such as introducing LED light sources. Very slow product development to market time ratio. Losing product independence and creativity since joining with Lithonia to form Acuity Brands. Top management seems more interested in maintaining common stock price by juggling balance sheet than competing and innovating in the lighting business. Has lost its vertical manufacturing control of products. Has a very complicated incentive pay plan weighted toward the end of the fiscal year hence very little balance of payout over the year. Oddball fiscal year ending August which does not sync with normal lighting seasonal sales peaks and valleys.

Advice to Senior Management"Get real" with market analysis. Stop pandering to "market makers". Needs a decent CRM program (Customer Relations Management) for Holophane.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Holophane? Contribute to the Community!

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

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Holophane reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Holophane CEO Crawford Lipsey. All reviews posted anonymously by Holophane employees.