Lincoln Electric

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Lincoln Electric Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
31 Reviews
3.6
31 Reviews
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Lincoln Electric Chairman, President, and CEO John M. Stropki Jr.
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  1.  

    great work place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Engineering in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good bonus, and a job for life

    Cons

    they keep moving you from dept to another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the open door policy, and every employee can go to high management to discus any problems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company but does not take care of employees.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Euclid, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Euclid, OH

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The bonus is fantastic, if you perform very well. The engineering trainee program is good because you can learn a lot in different areas of the company.

    Cons

    The training is not the best, culture is very old school, the merit rating system really comes down to if your boss thinks you do a good job, is in a good mood, etc. Health insurance is not covered at all by the company, this comes out of your bonus which is taxed at 50% to start with. Getting promoted is very difficult, you have to have a good rating and all of the qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees, promote from within more, don't make it so difficult. Company culture is slowly changing but you can see it is still very old school and still has cliques. The bonus is not keeping people satisfied anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A top notch organization where you can drive your own career path!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Professional in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Follows a promote from with in policy. Ongoing professional growth! Open door policy at all management levels.

    Cons

    none that are earth shattering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to continue the supervisor training program for new factory supervisors and managers before bad habits start to form.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric as a contractor

    Pros

    Very Big Company.
    Room for growth.
    Very friendly Place.
    Great Product Engineering.

    Cons

    I did not find any cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Electric full-time

    Pros

    Best people I have ever worked with

    Cons

    Not much to say, enjoyed my time here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I supported 120 users with their technology needs.

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    Former Employee - IT Support Technician in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - IT Support Technician in Ladson, SC

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

    Pros

    Close to residence, employees who actually care about helping their internal and external customers.

    Cons

    Having to wait on the corporate office to get anything done, even the little things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push corporate to loosen the strings a little bit. This is a great place to work, and we can do more with just a little bit more permissions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They treat their employees like,slaves

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric

    Pros

    I dont see anything positive except for the very few select individuals I work with.

    Cons

    The group leader does not know how to lead. He wants everyone to think that he is a good Engineer buy when you talk to everyone that knows better. This guy is a hypocrite. Preaches one way then practices the opposite. The general manager has no clue what is really going on. But pretends that he does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and do a better job recognizing good employees. Working long hours and hard does not equal productivity and efficiency.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company. Hard work but worth it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Euclid, OH
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Euclid, OH

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Significant year end profit sharing bonus.

    Cons

    Bonus system creates cutthroat culture and information hoarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let current employees grow to full potential. Do not limit them based on current compensation or position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Rotating shifts

    Former Employee - Strip-line Operator
    Former Employee - Strip-line Operator

    I worked at Lincoln Electric full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The harder you work the more money you make.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts and factory work

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work Great pay, but beware

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Operator in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Lincoln Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are piece worker you are paid for your production and your salary can increase depending on your skill and work effort. If you want to earn more than a majority of other blue collar jobs this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Company always looking to cut prices once you become skilled enough to make good money. The merit rating system that affects your bonus is biased not necessarily merit based but "good ol boy" based and can negatively affect a large portion of income. Nepotism is rampant from the top down. Healthcare cost comes out of your bonus plans are expensive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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