Lennox

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Lennox Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
71 Reviews
3.1
71 Reviews
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Lennox CEO and Director Todd M. Bluedorn
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35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility, professionalism, location, work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Good hours, good product, good inventory, good benefits, and good pay (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Sometimes limited advancement opportunities, however that is because people stay with the company long term so it is not really a bad situation (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Lennox full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and save whats left of the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company for talented engineers and minorities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at Lennox

    Pros

    1.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!

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    be more agile

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic team of people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Lennox

    Pros

    Pretty 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.

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Non-event

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Lennox

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Unless 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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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
  7.  

    Lennox

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Lennox

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for internal employees to grow and expand.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Lennox

    Pros

    Great product! Excellent reputation! Good benefits!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the advise of "Good to Great" book

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company to Work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Lennox

    Pros

    Lennox 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.

    Cons

    Lennox, 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 ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working at Lennox

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Lennox

    Pros

    Beside'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.

    Cons

    Since 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 ManagementAdvice

    My 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Totally different company today.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Lennox

    Pros

    The people are amazing. The organization has had a legacy of being dedicated to providing top quality and industry leading products.

    Cons

    Senior Management is out of touch with customers and market. Unfortunately, this is reflected in the current performance of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gaither and analyze customer, competitive, and market data from the frontline soldiers to drive decisions. Stop allowing data to be interpreted to validate decisions that have already been made or implemented.

    Disapproves of CEO

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