LORD Corporation Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Great company and opportunities in NW PA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LORD Corporation

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

    Pros

    Great place for to build a career. Hard work and dedication are recognized and rewarded. There are good opportunities for advancement. My managers have been very interested in helping me grow and advance my career. Compensation and benefits are more than competitive for the area.

    Cons

    Changes in management can translate into major changes in direction,focus. This can be disruptive. Diversity is fairly low. I don't feel that the company discriminates, but females and minorities may feel isolated, particularly in manufacturing locations. Work life balance can be difficult, expectations on time and performance are high.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on overall improvement and growth - avoid emphasizing a particular metric over others, such as a dollar value sales goal by a particular year. Maintain balanced approach, make sure growth opportunities are smart and are supported for the long term. Grow your employees and add diversity.

  2. Helpful (3)

    jobs are very unfair have more experience get paid less

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LORD Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    Vacation time is very good to start

    Cons

    They are very unfair with their wages between women and men

    Advice to Management

    Watch wages when a man and women have same job description and when one has more education and work experience and gets paid less

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good medium size chemical company with adequate leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LORD Corporation

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

    Pros

    Well run financially. Good market vision. Solid product technology platforms. Integrates new products well into existing markets. Tenured staff makes good strategic decisions.

    Cons

    Advancement may be limited too much based on who you know versus what you know. Systems big down productivity. Too many cooks in the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Small company with big attitude

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA

    I worked at LORD Corporation

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

    Pros

    Lord prides itself with a portfolio of highly engineered products and customer service

    Cons

    Create a balance between engineering and other functional areas.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your strategic intents. Don't waffle.

  6. Helpful (3)

    RUN AWAY FAST!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LORD Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    The day I found a new job and left Lord

    Cons

    -Private company controlled by a cartel of Erie Townies. The position you are hired into is the position you will die in unless you leave
    -1970s company mindset, resist to any change, unqualified leadership who our completely out of touch with reality outside of the LORD Dimension, very silo-ed and company is carved up in warring fiefdoms. I mean every company has its internal politics but if you want to see politics on steroids go to Lord!

    Advice to Management

    Sell the the company! Soon as the patent runs out on Chemlock Lord is going Belly up. For those thinking of joining Lord there is a reason you never heard of this company till you got called for an interview or applied to it.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Comfortable place to work, struggling with sustained growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    People and work environment are top notch

    Cons

    Way too focused on very short term financial results at the expense of investments to drive real growth.

    Advice to Management

    Need to let managers take more risk and pursue bold ideas to change business models and drive innovative growth at a faster pace. Senior management remains too conservative due to pressure to deliver very short term financial results.

  8. Great Place to Work

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Positive People, Opportunity for Growth

    Cons

    Heavy work loads due to growth in people to support

    Advice to Management

    add more assistant roles

  9. Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LORD Corporation

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, quality of product. Bonus structure is nice. Hard to define anything else as positive

    Cons

    Poor Leadership in place, mixed messages from executives to employees, employees do not trust management, pay not consistent across functions. They try to talk the talk but most leaders do not walk the walk. Directors bad mouth their peers and speak poorly of other functions and group and place blame elsewhere vs. taking ownership for their issues.

    Advice to Management

    Board of directors need to bring in new executive leadership from outside of LORD before it is too late. Morale is lowest it has been in 20+ years. Most people come to do their job and get paid but most do not enjoy environment or work as a team as that does not get you ahead. You must be liked be executives to get promoted and they are looking for yes man and women not true talent or leadership skills to fill their most critical roles.

  10. Helpful (1)

    ok company but no loyalty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LORD Corporation

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

    Pros

    Great people , good work atmosphere, good benefits and pay, great insurance

    Cons

    management upper, sense of false caring of employees, H/R talks down to people

    Advice to Management

    promote people and care about them , not in a false pretense way

  11. Positive Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

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

    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.

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