Lubrizol Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
61 Reviews
4.3
61 Reviews
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Lubrizol Chairman, President, and CEO James L. Hambrick
James L. Hambrick
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance and pace (in 4 reviews)

  • Great company and good benefits (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • LZ is very specific to it's charter which is "solutions" via formulated chemical packages (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Commercialization Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lubrizol as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people ; Organization is very well known ; Managers are helpful ; Pay well; Treat everyone one including interns with respect ; Decent offices

    Cons

    Personal growth varies upon the individual ; there is a lot of office politics ; lot of organization changes keep happening within he company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible and pairs well with graduate school

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Wickliffe, OH
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Wickliffe, OH

    I have been working at Lubrizol as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility in working hours, autonomy, opportunities to grow and gain more responsibility. Great team who makes coming to work fun.

    Cons

    Task priorities can change often, so sometimes difficult to know what needs to be done when. Onboarding procedures are lengthy and not very informative. Communication between HR and new hires is often difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    amazing intern experience

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    Current Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Lubrizol part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great opportunities, hands on, awesome people to work with

    Cons

    none enjoyed my experience and loved the people i worked with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider more training for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a good experience

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    Current Employee - Field Worker in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Field Worker in Deer Park, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits raises

    Cons

    Not a good environment to work in. Play favoritism, needs better supervisors and upper management,better that will help employees not find a way to get rid of them if; you are not a part of the click, too much back stabbing, lying, need to have management who has character and integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be better mangers and upper level managers with integrity and character that stands for doing things right for all employees. Better support for employees and better working environment where all employees can be sucessful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great internship environment

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    Former Employee - Life Science Polymers in Brecksville, OH
    Former Employee - Life Science Polymers in Brecksville, OH

    I worked at Lubrizol as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere on campus, everyone was friendly and more than willing to help. Gave the interns a variety of projects to work on to see many aspects of the company and applicable skills. Based on my higher-ups' positions, it seems like they encourage growth and finding your niche in the company. There were travel and promotional opportunities very frequently with coworkers. Company is very good to its employees, and employees reflect it in their work and interactions with others.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a large amount of meetings for higher-ups and managers, to the point where it took them a long time to get their work done because they were always in meetings planning future meetings. It was occasionally difficult to touch base with my direct supervisor because of this. Also, the specifics of my internship position were not hammered out ahead of time, so projects weren't always intern-oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training was very good, and the entire internship program run by Lubrizol is great. If anything, I would only recommend less desk time and more lab time for my position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great atmosphere, comfortable work environment, room to learn

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    Current Employee - Co-Op in Wickliffe, OH
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Wickliffe, OH

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, comfortable work environment, room to learn. Compensation was fair for my level of experience. Generally everyone (at least in the IS department) is very friendly and open to questions.

    Cons

    Often times meetings go over board. Some could say this is beneficial in terms of proper planning, however there's a point where one can have too many meetings. I'm sure this changes depending on department and manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a good experience.

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    Former Employee - Competitive Market Analyst in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Competitive Market Analyst in Wickliffe, OH

    I worked at Lubrizol part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of time for self learning.

    Cons

    Too quite and very slow paced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great so far, wary of the future

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time

    Pros

    For an inexperienced Engineer, the compensation in very competitive. There is never a shortage of work, and most bosses are hands-off. Co-workers are friendly, and it is a collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge, and it is expected that engineers work significantly more than 40 hours per week. Also, it has been communicated that if you're not willing to relocate to Cleveland, OH, your career in Texas will be flat. I've learned that there are many layers of truth, and I have been disappointed by decisions made by upper management and HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the hard work and sacrifices that your people are making. There is way more work to do than people to do it. Help us to truly prioritize what's important or increase headcount to balance the work. Also, provide opportunities for advancement in Texas, otherwise trained, talented people will leave for better opportunities that exist in Houston, like they already have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady Wins the Race

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good overall company. Will not have the "highs" of upstream oil/gas, but steady company to make a career with. Large percentage of employees have over 25 years, but also many new hires in last five years. Diverse work group.

    Cons

    Management leans heavily towards chemical engineers, this can slow progression for other professionals. This is slowly changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the course, but also continue to be more progressive in perks and training offered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lubrizol

    Pros

    Great People to build contacts and friendships
    Good Compensation for an intern
    Work freedom for project
    Great learning tools and resources of a large company
    work experience

    Cons

    pressure to complete tasks (nbd)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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