Lloyd's Register Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
66 Reviews
3.1
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Lloyd's Register CEO Richard Sadler
Richard Sadler
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • LR places a real focus on workplace culture, work/life balance and personal/professional development (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people - highly knowledgeable (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The main problem was lack of career opportunities (in 4 reviews)

  • Too many chiefs (mid and senior management) not enough Indians (skilled staff) (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very fair, but difficult to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deliverables Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Deliverables Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Free healthcare. Nice employee contribution to 401k (up to 6%).

    Cons

    Pay is a little less than the going rate. It can be difficult for some departments to advance you to higher roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a clear career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management is Out of Touch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Pros

    Richard Sadler seems to get it, but any good thoughts quickly disappear at the next level.

    Cons

    A revolving door for people. A culture of fear. Any good people leave. No new new ideas unless the boss thinks of them. Very unsophisticated, autocratic, top down and pedantic management that begins with criticism. No understanding of building a dynamic team, respect or hiring good people and allowing them to excel. Management is far too proud of themselves and their processes. No support for personnel. Management will throw anyone under a bus for any reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is not everybody doing it your way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Untrained, unprofessional, politically motivated, insecure and vindictive management and the good ole boy system at play

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register

    Pros

    The type of work is very enjoyable, or it was in the beginning. However, since the merger occurred, nobody can agree on anything and everything keeps shifting.. There is no consistency or stability with policy, standards, and processes..

    Cons

    Some managers are unwilling to have intelligent and forward-thinking people.. Those types of people threaten their perception and create insecurity for them. They consider themselves superior and their employees as puppets.. Heaven help the employee that proposes a change for the betterment of the company if management didn't think of it first. Using intimidation on employees as a method to control them, demanding that they sit down, shut up and just do as they're told for fear of losing their job is by today's terms a toxic and hostile environment.. The real disgrace is that this situation actually exists and upper management turns a blind eye and pretends it doesn't because they don't want to deal with the problem.. It is much easier to lay the blame on the employee and subsequently dismiss the employee rather than deal with properly resolving their own management failures..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For executive management, Look around and actually open your eyes. Acknowledge what you really see, not what you hope to see. Admit that there are matters that may require change and it may not be pleasant.

    For middle management, obtain the proper training before you take over a position in management and remember that your employees are your key to success.. Treat them with the dignity and respect that they merit!

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An unstable and unhealthy relationship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clerk in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay was decent and the benefits were great. Senior management seemed to care.

    Cons

    Office politics were very prevalent. Different departments enjoyed throwing each other under the bus in order to avoid responsibility for issues. Horrible follow through on helping employees understand what was expected of them and long delays in relaying said information by middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with employees so that all parties involved are able to advance the company to a better place. Follow through on commitments made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sinkhole of Time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady job, if you don't mind sitting around. Benefits are really good; however, salary is decreased because of it, as we hear.

    Cons

    We have heard that the salary here is less than the competitors, and there is no real structure for growth. Lloyd's seems like a company that buys other companies and dismantles them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good purpose, good people, bad managment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Pros

    rewarding work, talented people, great projects to work on.

    Cons

    Secrecy, dishonesty and cowardly behavior by many managers.

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

    Contributing to running company into the ground is how you get ahead in this company especially management systems in US

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employees are friendly for the most part but in certain areas of the company there are high percentages of unhappy people. Hours can be flexible hours and great employee benefits compared to other companies. Useful online resources and onsite training available as part of continued education ( if you can get it approved by management since turnover is high)

    Cons

    Some managers seem to get ahead by way of being from the UK (it's who you know and how well you can put up a front) Do not want to take ownership for any changes and manipulate the system to get what they want but never really fighting for their employees. Employee surveys are done and even with the lowest satisfaction ratings some senior managers of certain business streams get promoted or moved into roles that appears to be promotions but everyone knows what it's all about - office politics. If you are favored by being from the UK and putting up a good front to senior management you will have a nice long career at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a really good look at management in certain business streams in US. Is it fair to reward poor performance by just moving management into a new role and nit really acknowledging the problem? It starts at the top and trickles down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A company that supports career growth and opportunity for all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Pros

    Unique culture, great people, work/life balance, terrific benefits, career opportunities, charitable and volunteer projects

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic, inefficient processes, technology challenged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support efforts to put good managers in place (yes, this means replacing less efficient ones who have been with the company a long time), be flexible yet hold people accountable, think outside the box a bit (what are cutting edge companies like Google doing with work space design, remote/shared offices, etc?). Continue to improve upon technology issues. IT is a problem for all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a mess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Peter Principle is in full effect

    Cons

    If you want to wait 10 years for a promotion or raise, this is your company. Senior executive leadership is not connected to needs of the business. If you are from UK, you probably have a job for life. If you are not from UK, plan to get cut when business takes a downturn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management at the highest level has no clue that the company is bleeding and very talented people are leaving, being cut, or giving up. A simple interview of rank and file will reveal all this to be true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm overworked, underpaid, and my commute sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work and Life Balance. Besides that, I can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Underpaid, overworked, and ancient computer software. We're in 2013 and I'm still running on windows XP!! My workload keeps incresing but my pay remains the same!! I've been on contract for almost a year and I'm barely getting a full time position offer!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management needs to quit being involved in every single decision. What's the point of having a manager or supervisor when they have to report to someone with more power for approval??

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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