LORD Corporation Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Cary, NC

    I have been working at LORD Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Positive People, Opportunity for Growth

    Cons

    Heavy work loads due to growth in people to support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add more assistant roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Positive Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Operations in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Corporate Operations in Cary, NC

    I have been working at LORD Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company takes pride in securing the best talent, providing great benefits, and creating a comfortable work atmosphere. The people are team-oriented/helpful, forward-thinking, and dedicated to the overall mission of the company. LORD Corporation has been the best work experience for me yet and I can understand why people stay here a long time. I would highly recommend LORD Corporation.

    Cons

    None noted - The company has been privately held for 90 years and while change can often be difficult some places, everyone is open to hearing new ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Not to Big, but not Small Either

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Engineer Intern in Cary, NC
    Current Intern - Engineer Intern in Cary, NC

    I have been working at LORD Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is Helpful
    Teamwork Oriented
    Involved with many more Companies than Expected
    Lots of communication once you get in
    LORD corp is involved with Everyone's everyday life, they're one of the people that work behind the scenes
    Get to meet Upper Management and Talk with them
    Moving to different jobs within the company is easy and flexible
    Good Company Culture

    Cons

    Deadlines are very vague and not communicated well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR is slow to respond to anything Job Related

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Descent place to start out as an engineer

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

    I have been working at LORD Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - work-life balance
    - interesting/challenging projects

    Cons

    - extremely difficult to get promoted as an engineer
    - management is too focused on customer deadlines rather than making the product work
    - little professional development
    - recent surge in hiring has led to increased mediocrity and decreased diversity of engineering talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Excellent company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Cary, NC
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Cary, NC

    I worked at LORD Corporation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Challenging/interesting/rewarding work
    - Interesting products
    - Learning atmosphere
    - Dedicated employees
    - Work/life balance is good - Yet all pitch in to ensure jobs are completed on time and with quality

    Cons

    Deadlines/schedules are not always communicated well.
    There seem to be a lot of job postings, but once you have applied, there seems to be little if any feedback from HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paint the 'big' picture more so all employees understand who does what and how they individually fit in and create value for the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cary, NC

    I have been working at LORD Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profitable and stable company in a few niche markets with large global presence from Americas to Europe, and Asian Pacific. Very decent company with friendly folks. R & D gets large portion of investment annually. Company treats employee fairly. The company also offers great benefit.

    Cons

    A company with long history. This in turn would suffocate innovation in some ways. Most people have worked there very long time (10-20 years). The pay is just OK. Young talents are hard to come by and when they are on board they won't stay there long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and explore new markets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    I finally escaped

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Servant in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Servant in Cary, NC

    I worked at LORD Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Giving my two weeks notice

    Cons

    Lord is seemingly devoid of how anyone else is running companies successfully these days. In my short time here before pleading with my ex-employer to take me back I witnessed the strangest policies and business processes i have ever seen. It is clear these practices are in place to protect the underqulified yes men/women in high places at Lord. Execs married to other execs. Interest free loans handed out to the whos who up top, shady accounting practices, a disasterous HR dept incapable of paying employees correctly or on time. Im not saying publicly traded companies are saints but at least they have some regualtions to listen to this place is nuts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company! you will never be able to compete once the patent on chemlok is gone!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Must be a part of core team to have any input

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

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

    Pros

    Very profitable company in niche markets with large global presence. If you are looking for a nine to five job where your input isn't valued this is the company for you.

    Cons

    Executive management is filled with introverts with huge egos. Employee input is not requested or safe to give. Diversity is minimal and kept in ranks with little input. It is part of managements strategy to continue with top down management with followers rather than future leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership issues now extend into the board so don't expect to see any changes going into the future. Consider changes at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. This is an amazing company period.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Communications in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Internal Communications in Cary, NC

    I worked at LORD Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people, work environment, pay, benefits, and wellness program.

    Cons

    They need to work on recruiting new top talent, and appointing the right people into management. Managers should have more experience in their particular field before being promoted, or the repercussions are disastrous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're already moving in the right direction. I love this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. A good company to work for.

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

    I worked at LORD Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Private company, interesting products/technology, global presence

    Cons

    Too many meetings, relying on past processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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