Lincoln Electric

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Lincoln Electric Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
36 Reviews
3.6
36 Reviews
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Lincoln Electric Chairman, President, and CEO John M. Stropki Jr.
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  1.  

    Overall a good place to start or finish your career.

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

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent profit sharing bonus plan, excellent cafeteria since being renovated summer 2014, stable company with excellent growth, good health insurance plan.

    Cons

    Annual raises can be less than enough to cover cost of living increase, year end profit sharing bonus can be great one year and drop by 50% the next. Base salary very low since bonus is regarded as part of a total compensation package and not a bonus in the normal sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive pay raises should never be greater than the rest of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Experience and Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Lincoln Electric

    Pros

    - Software Engineers are treated well.

    - Many opportunities to work on cutting edge processors and technologies

    - Pay is fair

    Cons

    I wasn't here long enough to come across any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Archaic Culture - Not Collaborative & Poor Employee Placement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Office Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    The overall pay was decent.

    Cons

    The company has a bonus system in place, which is a big part of your earnings. However, it's not worth the aggravation. It's based on a point system that is not primarily on facts but opinions. At the end of the year, your boss initially gives you your bonus points & then it's up to his boss to fight for your points with upper management. By the time you get paid, you could get a completely different number of points, which could affect your pay by thousands of dollars.

    This bonus system creates a very competitive environment, where there's no accountability b/c people don't want to lose points. Also, (from what I understand) it's competitive b/c each department gets so many points to distribute with each team member. There is little collaboration & everyone seem to be out for themselves.

    Additionally, the technology is not up-to-date. They don't have many systems in place to help you get your job done effectively. When I was there, they were VERY behind in this area.

    Because they don't layoff employees who've been there for 3 years & up, they move people around in positions they are not qualified for. This is very frustrating b/c often times you're working with someone that has little knowledge of best practices in the area they work in. For the majority of my time at Lincoln, I felt like I was badly managed & under valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place your employees appropriately & consider laying people off. If you have to move around an employee in different areas, chances are you might want to reconsider retaining that employee. Change your bonus system to be fair & to promote collaboration. Update your technology, so people can do their jobs efficiently. Improve your management team, so employees feel valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, valuable experience, good pay

    Cons

    Nothing much to say here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for a wonderful summer internship!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company but does not take care of employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    great work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    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 a 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
  9.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    I supported 120 users with their technology needs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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

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