LoJack Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
20 Reviews
2.6
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Lost Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Company is spinning its wheels

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great time for the company

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    • Senior Management
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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
  7.  

    Has been technology, High employee turnover....be very careful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    OK place to learn and earn a paycheck but do not expect building a career

    Cons

    Bad strategic decisions especially in Canada. Total lack of vision and do not listen to market trends and needs
    They blindly follow US strategies without validating local market while competition is swallowing LoJack on a daily basis...future does not look promosing at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late, prepare for the worst...LoJack has run its course with sales and market share falling faster than they can keep up. The future is better for OEM products getting in the game and will be ultimately their own downfall

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

    International Group's Management Needs to Go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LoJack full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New Executive / Management Team. Company is finally focusing on business development.

    Cons

    Quarter after quarter after quarter the International Group shows major, multi-million dollar losses, yet no one seems to be held accountable. This group needs major TLC! How could they not see the HUGE Q2 2012 losses coming? It's not like the import issue in Argentina was new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When is the International management team going to be held accountable? Time to get some new blood!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work life balance, but personal growth potential is lacking.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LoJack

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package. Work life balance is outstanding, including working from home. Company supports that with laptops and vpn system.

    Cons

    Auto industry has been down which has lead to a lot of uncertainty.
    Personal growth is not easy due to the relatively small size of the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    So so place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at LoJack

    Pros

    Most people are fun, free access to a gym, huge windows let lots of sunshine in.
    Office is Nice, recently renovated.

    Cons

    Bad pay for the amount of work and responsibilities, management keep on changing and a lot of very important follow-ups like employee development get lost or ignored.
    General feeling is you get exploited, company might close this branch, all are very sceptical towards repeated pep talk from management that everything Will be fine with time, reputation of the company is completely damaged with the ridiculously High number of recalls and approximate customer service. Generally speaking, very disorganized place. Not bad if you Want part Time, i guess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should do surveys like this one, establish a more direct connection with the employees, dont just rely on the existing channels, lots of dissatisfaction, your best people are leaving, one by one, so , either you dont care, and let it be, or maybe try to improve so it wont happen again and again?

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to simply collect a pay check ... steer clear if you are seeking advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at LoJack

    Pros

    As far as sales jobs go, it is fairly easy and you can definitely attend to your family needs.
    Great job for a single parent as you can pretty much set your own schedule.
    Good benefits - health, dental, 401k etc..

    Cons

    Zero real incentive to work hard... quotas are supposedly adjusted to market conditions but are still very detached from reality. Just make sure to negotiate a solid base salary and you should be fine.
    No opportunity to grow with the company unless you are based or willing to relocate to Boston and even then I gather the pay scale is sub par.
    No marketing support whatsoever, the company relies on the popularity of the brand to sustain sales momentum which doesn't work.
    Middle management likes to use intimidation as a motivator which comes across as a major weakness in my book.
    Lack of respect amongst managers... competition has brought out the worst in them.
    Just not a place most of my colleagues are proud to be a part of... more or less hanging around until things get better in the job market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct an employee survey and then read it. If necessary, hire a consultant to help you extrapolate the bottom line which is that a lot of us are simply collecting a pay check at this point because there is no clear roadmap for those who seek advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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