Lloyd's Register

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Lloyd's Register Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
76 Reviews
3.1
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Lloyd's Register CEO Richard Sadler
Richard Sadler
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • LR places a real focus on workplace culture, work/life balance and personal/professional development (in 18 reviews)

  • Good work Environment and Learning Environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Too many chiefs (mid and senior management) not enough Indians (skilled staff) (in 5 reviews)

  • Sometimes too small for significant career opportunities (in 4 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 (more than an 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not open to change

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

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Pros

    The company is really big into making it's employees happy with company picnics and such. They are very focused on safety and do lots of lunch and learns. Have a gym in office for employees.

    Cons

    Favorites are played, and you will be let go if someone doesn't like you without having to be able to prove yourself. Some policies are outdated and some upper management will not even consider changing, as this is how they have always done it, so this must be the right way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Avoid This Place

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

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (100% company paid as of 2014); 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off offered in most departments; dollar-for-dollar 3% company match on 401K (used to be 6%); nice building with free parking garage (1330 Enclave Parkway, Houston, TX location); nice holiday dinners given to employees (Thanksgiving potluck & December holiday luncheon with door prizes).

    Cons

    This used to be a good place to work, but aside from the aforementioned perks, the environment has become toxic and oppressive. Among the company's biggest problems is the favoritism and racism practiced; it has gone on for years. On more than one occasion people who were less competent, less experienced and less educated than their teammates had promotional positions CREATED for them simply because they were friends with the executive who created the promotion. One manager would promote her brown-nosing subordinates first, the ones who ate lunch with her daily and chatted with her a lot; despite the fact that these people spent a lot of time playing on the internet and their phones. Meanwhile, the hard-working members who took on more duties would get promoted much later, if at all. As a result, that department has lost its best people, who got fed up and left the company.

    Minorities have sometimes been bypassed for promotions that went to their white teammates who were less experienced, less educated and less competent than they were. This has happened on every level; from clerical support to senior managerial positions. A few minority employees who worked with the company for many years and always received positive annual performance reviews were unceremoniously fired for trumped-up reasons such as “attitude problems” (where there were none) and minor mistakes that could easily have been corrected without reprimand. Senior management turned a blind eye to these matters, and as a result, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) started investigating the company earlier this year; I'm not sure how that turned out.

    Bottom line: Regardless of one's background, stay away from this place. Life's too short to work under such BS conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that management would listen to; at this point, federal authorities are the only ones who might get through to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great for resume and experience, but little else.

    • 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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Casual environment.
    Good work/life balance.
    The team you work with will probably be very competent and cooperative.
    A lot of opportunities to work with others outside your department.

    Cons

    Little incentive to stay.
    Poor communication occasionally and things fall through the cracks.
    A lot of "throwing under the bus" happening.
    Not a lot of room for growth within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show you value your employees more and either be up front about unfavorable situations or risk losing employees that have increased productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good company purpose but not a healthy place to stay

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    good company purpose/ focus on safety; lots of opportunities to donate to charity; can learn some interesting things; some good employees who are competent; depending on department, some have good work/life balance but often disrupted by extra work due to high turnover rates

    Cons

    pretty much agree with all the other low star reviews; very true; huge retention issues; culture of fear and pettiness; serious lack of professionalism, clarity and follow through; several employees who do little but are impossible to fire for some reason, pettiness exacerbated by poor/ non-existent training; management that bullies because they cannot manage; overall: unhealthy and unstable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    important issues to address are already listed in other reviews

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Yuck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assessment Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assessment Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    covered parking is available and a breeze way for when it rains upon entering from parking lot.

    Cons

    Very little loyalty to USA employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management, including CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    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
  9. 8 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    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 (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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