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Updated Jul 15, 2014

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3.0 61 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Lennox CEO and Director Todd M. Bluedorn

Todd M. Bluedorn

(31 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very competitive salaries and usually there are opportunities to grow(in 3 reviews)

  • Good hours, good product, good inventory, good benefits, and good pay(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management spend more time protecting their jobs and positions than doing what is right for the company(in 4 reviews)

  • an employee might hit a glass ceiling where they can't seem to move up any further(in 3 reviews)

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    Not what it used to be

    Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFrom what I understand from others that have been here longer than me, this used to be a family, employee centered company but that is no longer the case.

    ConsNew approach of CEO is to make money at the costs of the lower level employees. Pay cuts,layoffs, etc. then 6 mths later take a big bonus for himself from the Board of Directors while the rest of us suffer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds new CEO and upper leadership

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Upper management and corporate has no clue as how to run a wholesale business.

    Manager (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsSalary only. If it weren't for that it would be miserable.

    ConsUpper management stupidity. Too many chiefs doing the same thing. Zone managers have no clue as the technical side of the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves and save whats left of the bottom line.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company for talented engineers and minorities

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee) Carrollton, TX

    Pros1.Very lean organization! Waste of monetary asset not tolerated. Several key initiatives in play to ensure continued profittable in the face of continued margin squeeze.
    2. Product quality and reliability a key focus.
    3. Leadership in the PDR group is both strong mangerially and technically ( which is pleasantly refreshing).
    4. Best company in the HVAC market space to work for!

    Cons1. Too heavy a focus on creating premimum product in a commoditized market, need to have a better product mix to respond to market demand.
    2. Lots of high quality talent being underutilized.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more agile

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic team of people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Richardson, TX

    ProsPretty conservative which means not easily affected by market fluctuations. They don't hire and fire admin staff just due to seasonal demand or lack thereof.

    ConsNot too many growth opportunities in terms of title/level. But then they also do not blindly create positions just to satisfy the whims of one.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job. Your positive attitude and keeping reasonable expectations, even in hyper market growth phases has kept this company a tight ship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Non-event

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Richardson, TX

    ProsThe salary and benefits are fairly good. The company loves innovation so you will get to see the company producing new and better products all the time. There is a lot of feedback/collaboration between departments, this helps makes work easier and quicker.

    ConsUnless you have a military background, your future is fairly limited. A fair portion of Senior Management has a military background (Westpoint, Annapolis etc) and executive promotions and hires reflect this bias.
    Lennox tends to "overhire" for positions resulting in qualified and able folks working junior roles. This drives frustration and angst in theranks. The idea is to bring in promotable people, but due to the paucity of senior positions and the decline in the HVAC market over the last several years, there is litttle to look forward to in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Pay, but you sell your soul

    Sourcing Manager (Former Employee) Richardson, TX

    ProsGreat Benefits, Amazing Bonus plan, use of the corporate jet was nice. Had flexibility in work location, but sometimes that was a bad thing.

    ConsManagement was horrible. This is a good old boys club, and it is run like a traditional American company from the 80s. Gifts and trips are considered OK, Dinners and Drinks with suppliers are expected. Don't challenge or question anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery talented people, but since the product line is old and stodgy, there is no reason for the company to be run like the same way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lennox

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Richardson, TX

    ProsEveyone is very nice .
    Stable company, stable industry, good benefits.

    ConsMany cooks in the kitchen - difficult to know who makes decisions.
    Consensus driven organization - as a result, very slow to make decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more opportunities for internal employees to grow and expand.

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    Too many management changes/ additions, top heavy. Too many chiefs not enough indians!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGreat product! Excellent reputation! Good benefits!

    ConsToo many management changes/ additions, top heavy. Too many chiefs not enough indians!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow the advise of "Good to Great" book

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    Good Company to Work for.

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsLennox has very good Medical Benefits compared to other companies in the HVAC industry.
    Training and learning are becoming more of a focus, which is great to be a part of.
    Good opportunities to grow with the company.

    ConsLennox, like most large companies can lose sight of the individual. Sometimes people are left in positions just because of longevity, not because of their ability or expertise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be good for management, especially senior, to make sure all of their direct reports are really doing what is best for Lennox and their employees. Managers need to remember they work with people, not products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at Lennox

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsBeside's current management changes at Lennox, It is a nice place to work. It's not like Googgle or other hitech Companies. BUt compare to other places that I work for, Lennox is in the top.

    ConsSince the Company is old company, there a lot of employees who are not into new technology or ideas. I guess poeple do not want a change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management is hire more young people, and retrain the old engineers. I do thank you for investing R&D while the economy was in recession. Keep up the good investment in R&D.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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