Lloyd's Register Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
62 Reviews

3.2
62 Reviews
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Lloyd's Register CEO Richard Sadler
Richard Sadler
36 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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  1.  

    A company that supports career growth and opportunity for all

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    • 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
  2.  

    An unstable and unhealthy relationship

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    • 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
  3.  

    Sinkhole of Time

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Good purpose, good people, bad managment

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    • 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
  6. 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

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a mess

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm overworked, underpaid, and my commute sucks

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    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Identify, develop and reward Leaders

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    • Culture & Values
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    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

    LRQA applies a personal approach both internally and externally to business where it is dedicated to its purpose – helping their clients achieve their long-term business goals.

    Cons

    With a 250 year history and charitable/not-for profit culture, LRQA's top management struggle to operate under more traditional business models that is necessary for sustained growth - to reduce waste, reduce resource constraints, reduce inefficiencies. With undisclosed budget's that defy the reality of growth sustainability, issues are ignored and the organization continues to work harder than it needs to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find 'Thermostats - leaders who can bring about the needed change' to drive performance not 'Thermometers - managers who can measure the condition'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Big Ideas, No Follow Through

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are fully paid and the 401k is matched up to 3%, which is very good compared to other companies. The company supplies online training for software skills improvement and other professional development.

    Cons

    It is a British company. In the UK when a company decides to do business with Lloyd's there is not any continual client retention. In the US, companies are always pitting competitors against one another to get the "best deal", which means maintaining client's happiness is difficult and a full time job. The current office does not have enough staff to accommodate the growing client demand and increased work. Everyone is asked to take on more and more to the point where I hear the admin so overwhelmed, they simply give up. And, without any compensation, the employee have no incentive to try harder. LRQA pays very low. It is good for those starting out in their career, but not a good move for those already established.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The constant demand for employees to take on more and more work should be accompanied with compensation. The company talks about employee retention, but it is not seen in action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job started out well, and then the work started stacking, job duties and expecations increased dramatically.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Client Services in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good job, flexible work schedule, great benefits.

    Cons

    Expectations from clients and company are to high for one person to handle, pay is lousy for all the work, career opportunities are lacking, poor office morale, and supervisors need training on how to supervise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to spend less time in meetings and more time in the office, balance the workload among the office staff, and try to support the coordinators more instead of expecting them to make miracles happen with little or no resources, and please stop making promises to clients that can not be met.

    Doesn't Recommend

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