LoJack Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Not technician friendly, mandates overtime regardless of your outside commitment, track your every move using GPS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Technician in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Field Technician in Edison, NJ

    I worked at LoJack full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement Company vehicle Company phone Provide uniform reimburse yearly for new pants

    Cons

    Drive 250-300 miles a day, can't take lunch if you want to finish on time Will not say no to work, hours are 8am-430pm and will issue you a job 60 miles away at 415 if they need to and you can't refuse GPS tracked vehicles to make sure you leave you home on time and don't idle more than 10 minutes a day Last week of every month is mandatory 6 day week, no work/life balance, forced overtime

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking same day installs after 2PM to allow travel time Bring back recovery bonuses Take care of the technicians Use to love going to work everyday, but being macro managed is killing moral


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not Technician Friendly at all

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician, Field in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Technician, Field in Edison, NJ

    I worked at LoJack full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked there 10 years seen it all was a manager and technician, No 2 days are ever the same, company vehicle and free from seeing a boss everyday Tons of overtime and driving if you have no life at all Company Iphone Good group of other techs to work with Tuition Reimbursement up to $3000 per year

    Cons

    Horrible work/life balance as a technician. You will drive over 200-250 miles a day, i drove 385 in a day to complete 5 jobs, and they don't care about any obligations you have they say your work schedule will be 8am-430pm but you can be giving a job at 415, 70 miles from home and if you refuse it you get written up Management use GPS in vehicles to check on you every SINGLE day, you have to leave your house every day at 7AM,unpaid, make sure you're not idling for more than 10 minutes a day or driving 5MPH over the speed limit Pay is horrible, and pay raises are 2.5 to 3% , if you get one, every year Quarterly bonus criteria is a joke if you speed 5 MPH over or idle kiss it goodbye Requesting time off is first come first serve, no seniority perks at all. I wanted a vacation in December, I put in for it in January a full 11 months in advance and got denied. This place is a filler job, not a career move... advancement is not possible unless you relocate to other markets and states

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the techs, they are the backbone of the company provide them more incentives and fix the work/life balance


  3. Helpful (2)

    Newer CEO but Executives still run via an "old boys network" internally

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Operations in Canton, MA

    I have been working at LoJack full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good middle management and employees who care about doing a job right

    Cons

    CEO Talks the talk but does not walk the walk although his catch phrase says otherwise. Promotions not always based on work but on each dept head circling wagons to protect upper management. Benefits ebb and flow. 401K one year and then gone.

    Advice to Management

    spend less money on VPs and fortify your ground troops


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  5. Good place to work

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

    I worked at LoJack

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    They need to develop some new technology


  6. Techs are basically dispensable cannon fodder.

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

    I have been working at LoJack full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow techs are friendly and helpful. Job can be low stress when managment is not barking at you.

    Cons

    Quick to threaten lay offs, cut hours and take away benefits ie: no longer give bonuses for techs but supervisors and execs keep them. No recognition for extra work. They complain of low profits then waste money on things like oversized ram vans when all thats needed is a sedan or compact suv. No room for promotions, neopotism and who you know is all that matters. Quality control specifciations only exist so those who create them can justify thier jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Techs are the foundation of your company. Harsh treatment will result is poor quality replacements.


  7. Great company with a great history.....

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

    I worked at LoJack full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Recognition is great, if you perform well they will heap rewards upon you. The vacation calendar is extremely favorable with two weeks to start going to three weeks after 5 years then 4 weeks after 10 years. The holiday calendar is also favorable and they add in a personal day for your birthday. Corporate environment is good. Health care package is average.

    Cons

    Pay plan changes almost every year with no consistency. The management does not communicate well with the field. You need to be "on call" 24/7 with your clients but when an issue arises you have to jump through too many hoops to solve it.

    Advice to Management

    Define where LoJack is going. Reduce the silos between sales/operations and the home office.


  8. Get it back with LoJack!

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

    I have been working at LoJack

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers and managers, quality people and attitude, overall company direction, and organizational structure. It's a company from the top-down that has an open-door feel. The CEO will get lunch in the cafeteria regularly and it's nice to see former police officers work for the company (c'mon, it's LoJack), which intrinsically fosters a healthy environment of pride and respectability. Getting a LoJack with a heavy discount. Company has a great track record for recovering stolen vehicles, etc.

    Cons

    Ehhh, not the best pay, but not the worst either. It's all relative to your position of course. ie, I'm sure the engineers are compensated more than fairly. The one engineer I knew flew to different countries and had it made with a cushy role. In my particular department, it was modest; barely a living wage for city life even if you're a proponent of roommate subsistence. There was much disarray that prevented the type of higher-level compensation that should've been feasible with better business protocols, etc. I knew of a co-worker that was fired for an arbitrary reason, but such is the name of the game in Corporate. Also, there isn't much room for advancement. It's a traditional corporate set up.


  9. Great coworkers, willing to work with you but can't make any progress. Too many political battles.

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

    I worked at LoJack full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job. Better than not having one. The team I worked with was great. Very collaborative.

    Cons

    This company is stuck in the 90s. Problem is its 2014. The pay is below market average. They have a poor understanding of technology. They haven't made or improved their core product in 20 years. If car dealers go away from existing model, this company dies.

    Advice to Management

    Since I left in August- the stock has dropped from 5.15 to less than 2.50 a share. The market cap was 100M, now it's 50M. Management is acting like everything is ok, when this is a sign of a company in distress.


  10. Good place to work.if your single.

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

    I worked at LoJack full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting experiences. Good pay, insurance and some perks.

    Cons

    Company expects a lot for their money. Quick to lay-off or force out employees when money gets tight. Some unsafe work practices promoted by management. Nepotism.


  11. Interesting

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

    I have been working at LoJack

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, nice building, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    minimal follow through on needed and documented changes



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