Lennox

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Lennox Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
68 Reviews
3.2
68 Reviews
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Lennox CEO and Director Todd M. Bluedorn
Todd M. Bluedorn
34 Ratings

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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Pay, but you sell your soul

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    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Lennox

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Very 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.

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

    A mushroom type existence - kept in the dark and fed BS.

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Lennox

    Pros

    I truly cannot see any - just some work experience to add on a resume, during a period of desperate unemployment.

    Cons

    No technical support, other than what you could dig out yourself on the intranet.
    Fvaoritism when getting account assignments.
    Manager's pets get the good accounts.
    Inside sales help is uneducated and unable to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some on the job experience - stop being invisible.
    Learn honesty in directives and communicate expectations clearly.
    Try to see for yourselves what everyday work consists of, rather than spend all your time in meetings, behind closed doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work-Run like the Dickens

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    Current Employee - Benefits  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Benefits in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Lennox

    Pros

    Centrally located to DFW,nice building,good benefits,good pay

    Cons

    Not a place for diverse candidates,the manager is terrible and has been for years..Everyone knows it but noone is willing to reconcile their error of ever hiring this person.The HR team as a whole to work for is pretty terrible-they have had the OFCCP sitting on site many times because of the lack of diverse employees throughout the company..The systems are old and their money is too-they will pay for the skillset but once you are in-beware they treat you like bubblegum on the back of a shoe.No work/life balance-hopefully the new family in charge makes some tremendous changes otherwise they will continue to be the backwoods,good-ole boy network that it always has been.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a D/I person,devote yourself to being representative of the business/families you serve and make your workforce resemble the same.Stop segregating the cafeteria-come into the 21st century,make realistic expectations,get rid of your seasoned,senior HR people and get fresh talent in the door from the HR coordinator doing the terrible orientation to the Trainer...It;s time!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Focused on the past.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lennox full-time

    Pros

    Adamant about not taking work home - most days.
    Knowledgeable co-workers were always useful and reliable.

    They say I need a few more words here.

    Cons

    For a company focused on "innovation," the company is mainly interested with remaining feature compatible with the competitors, without focusing on refinement or improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Didn't we get to the target? Just fire the people....they do not matter.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Lennox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Acceptable products, good engineering team, good benefits....but they can change and management do not care about employees impact but company EBIT... that's what matters the most.

    Cons

    Logistics is a mess, very stressful environment with people crying, personnel begging to go home to work for a couple of days (due to stress), others just exploding and quiting their jobs, senior management word/agreements have no value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a closer look at what is happening in other business units outside US

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    In the months I was there they fired and let of the people who really mattered and cared about others.

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    Current Employee - Accounting Support  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Support in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Lennox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clean workspaces, cafe, covered parking, security,

    Cons

    Discrimination, no appreciation given to contractors, especially the military veterans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when someone has an issue with discrimination and it's taken to management and HR, the problem should be dealt with and NOT IGNORED!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Alot of unknowns

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Lennox full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Your colleagues for the most part are okay

    Cons

    Management has the slightest clue what their employees actually do.
    The insurance is the absolute worst you have to pay for so much they only have high deductible plans
    Pay is very, very low end for the amount of work they want you to do
    Rather than compensate their employees effectively they spend more money on golf and other weird things such as trips and etc
    Not much room to advance in the company you don't move unless someone retires
    Low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more about your employees, if they are happy then the morale will increase and therefore there will be greater productivity. Also do not place individuals that are not qualified to be in a management position. They may look good on paper but being absolute clueless when their employees have a question doesn't really help much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Controls Engineering-CQT Testing Department - Firing is like the easiest thing to do.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lennox full-time

    Pros

    Fun at work by HR, but no time to participate, good local-Chennai policies

    Cons

    Favouriticism, politics, firing is like it is the easiiest thing to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old Dog can't learn new tricks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lennox full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Top of the line product and training

    Cons

    Poor upper management, large contractor focus alienates
    Smaller contractors. Company business practices handcuffs
    Managers ability to grow customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your branch managers suggestions and concerns,
    ALL customers are important Large and Small.
    Investigate poor quality dealers, look at the future sales
    As supposed to the right now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Once great company that has been ruined by poor executive leadership

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Lennox full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Once the pride of the HVAC industry with a culture and leadership team that was best in class (due to prior owner and CEO). Some solid leadership remains at the middle management level. Decent work/life balance in an industry that is fairly stable.

    Cons

    Current CEO and Executive team that manage by the quarterly stock price (in order to line their pockets), while the welfare of the employee is completely and wholly expendable. Not one decision since 2007 (appointment of current CEO) has been in the best interest of the employee. They will find ways to renege on commitments if it will further pad their pockets with a few $. Employees no longer have pride in the company and many are looking for a way out. Little joy, excitement, or camaraderie remain within the four walls. The cafeteria has become a ghost town as people stay at their desk or leave the building for a brief respite from the daily drudgery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is still salvageable but you must show a commitment beyond your own pocketbook and start taking a sincere and personal interest in the well being of your employees. If a choice is available, do the right thing for the employee. Board - replace the CEO immediately with an individual who has a personality, cares about people, and will actually engage in sincere conversation with the "common folks". Lennox didn't survive for over 100 years by having poor leadership that focuses on nothing more than a short term quarterly result!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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