LORD Corporation

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LORD Corporation Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
30 Reviews

3.4
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    This is an amazing company period.

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    Former Employee - Internal Communications  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Internal Communications in Cary, NC

    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
  2.  

    I finally escaped

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    Former Employee - Servant  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Servant in Cary, NC

    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
  3.  

    Must be a part of core team to have any input

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

    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
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They pay pretty well and have some interesting projects happening.

    Cons

    Incredible lack of diversity. Hardly any minorities or women.

  6.  

    A good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

    Pros

    Private company, interesting products/technology, global presence

    Cons

    Too many meetings, relying on past processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They spend the money when needed, training is great. They seem to really want to invest in their employees.

    Cons

    The technology used could be much smoother

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management dictates technology here. That shouldn't be the case. Allow your engineers to guide technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It used to be much better

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    Current Employee - Technical Service
    Current Employee - Technical Service

    Pros

    Interesting work, good co-workers, good training, always given the tools to do the job, flexible schedule, strong knowledge depth among technical staff

    Cons

    Micro-management since the re-org in Sep. 2013, value selling philosophy, greedy, directive for annual price increases without cost justification, rely on a lot of tribal knowledge with poor documentation for technical aspects of products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking for price increases to drive revenue, instead, push for growth into new markets and expand existing, begin preparing for the retirement of many of our lead scientists that will be taking knowledge of products with them when they retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrated with huge egos and false confidence in many areas

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Erie, PA

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, training programs, and tons of meetings where nothing gets done

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians. Outdated technology. Afraid of change. Everything is done with large meetings and committies. Drag out solutions. People with 20-30 years of experience may sound great but they are the ones that are most afraid of change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring sheep and get a few people who are not afraid of change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic Company

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Intern in Cary, NC

    Pros

    Collaborative, innovative. Employees have an open door policy and are very willing to collaborate. I had a fantastic experience while I worked there.

    Cons

    May have to relocate to a new location unexpectedly for certain positions. Otherwise I cannot really think of any other issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sr Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging work and diverse product offering

    Cons

    Executives are control freaks. Poor communication from officers and director teams. Promotions are based on who you know and eat lunch with vs. actual performance or potential. Many managers are poor leaders and should be individual contributors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace good ole boys club. Place female in as CEO and remove several poor directors and managers that have been put inlace after re-org

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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