LoJack

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LoJack Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
24 Reviews
2.7
24 Reviews
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LoJack President & CEO Randy L. Ortiz
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  1.  

    Great opportunity to learn, but mixed opportunity to advance in your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Westwood, MA

    I worked at LoJack full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people there really want to make a difference and work together. Over the years that I was there they looked at a number of different industries and technologies, so the opportunity to be involved in new innovative things is there.

    Cons

    Much of what LoJack does is focused on their core business which for many reasons is declining. Often though, new businesses are held to the same expectations as the established business and they don't give it enough time to grow. In addition, your experience is very influenced by who you work with and once your reputation is set, it is hard to improve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine whether the strategy is to grow more for existing channels or expand to new channels, but don't try to do both, because then you don't succeed either way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Troublesome future

    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Canton, MA

    I have been working at LoJack full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great relationship with law enforcement; reliable basic theft recovery technology

    Cons

    Unstable leadership and lack of vision. Company has all its eggs in one basket. Its distribution strategy rests within the hand of few car dealerships. The company does not invest in employee development beyond basic training. Lojack hardly promote within except on the top where you have few siblings in VP positions who keep getting promotions and promoting their friends at the ewpense of more deserving and hardworking employees. The company technology is outdated; it Early warning products is unreliable and expensive. SafetyNet is a total loss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your comfort zone; embrace diversity and innovate. Pull the plug on SafetyNet. It is a failure that has lasted too long at the expense of shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work in a good economy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA

    I worked at LoJack

    Pros

    Market leader, recognized company in the industry

    Cons

    High turnover, low morale, lack of flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redefine business model

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lost Job

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    Former Employee - Yes in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Yes in Westwood, MA

    I worked at LoJack

    Pros

    Work-life balance is important to the company and it seems like they really try to accomodate their workers when they can.

    Cons

    corporate downsizing and lack of support; company tries to do well for its workforce but workers are stressed and things fall through the cracks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership could be stronger. When there are big changes in a company's leadership the writing is usually on the wall.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company is spinning its wheels

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood, MA

    I worked at LoJack

    Pros

    If you have the right manager, you can learn a lot and get a chance to contribute to some successes within your area.

    Cons

    Benefits are the worst in my career. Nepotism counts for more than ability and track record. Senior management makes poor decisions leading to 4 major layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make the company into something it is not and cannot be. The employees know when they are being misled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time for Senior Management to move on. Overpaid, underperforming and lost touch with customer base!

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    Former Employee - Installation Operations in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Installation Operations in Westwood, MA

    I worked at LoJack

    Pros

    Most of the best reasons have left the company (knowledgeable and experienced employees). Brand name still has some awareness but is eroding quickly. Compensation was good and benefits were good. hours were okay. At one time proud to work for LoJack but that has all changed.

    Cons

    Current management has not been held accountable for poor performance, they have no idea on how inept they are. LoJack leeps going back to the same employee well ( Gillette, Poloroid, Proctor gamble) they have nobody that has experience nor knowledge in the car business. They promote people most companies would let go. Bottomline they have lost most of the good and knowledgable employees and they have lost touch with their customer base. Very tough company to make a living at right now, they need a complete cleaning out of overpaid inexperienced senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for new Senior Management before the whole company is worthless.

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

    How do you justify giving yourself a promotion when the company is a shell of it's former self? $500k

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Westwood, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Westwood, MA

    I worked at LoJack

    Pros

    None at the moment poorly run company. Management does not get it and never has. Sales planning is a joke (any background checks being done you wouldn't let some of them babysit your children). Most of senior and middle management do not return phone calls and most never answer the phone. Most senior and mid managers are sfraid to face the music in a dealership and do not have the capability to close a deal on there feet. Pricing is a joke and is only a matter of time before they are exposed.

    Cons

    Management has no clue they continue to bring in people that have never worked in the auto sector never mind on the dealer level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up and move on you guys screwed up a good company and product

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great time for the company

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    Current Employee - Sales in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Westwood, MA

    I have been working at LoJack

    Pros

    Strong brand recognition helps when working with auto dealers and the general public.

    Cons

    The ailing auto industry is hurting the company. International business is sluggish. Consumers think GPS is a better product. Still a lot of education has to be done. Don't spend enough money on advertising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consumer morale low. Need to listen to employees.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stuck in the 70's has been technology and company

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good learning school but unless you are upper management look elsewhere

    Cons

    Closing down quebec operations and will be kicked out from Ontario market soon by TAG the real leader

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Canadian market is not the US!

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

    Closing down Montreal office

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at LoJack full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok to gain basic work experience, fun coworkers

    Cons

    It is official, by June 2015 Montreal headquarters will be closing down striving to move to Ontario where TAG will once again kick them out...what a shame

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have fired top management years ago

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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