Lucas Systems

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6 Reviews

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  1.  

    Self-starters thrive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wexford, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wexford, PA

    Pros

    Very interesting technical work and opportunities for advancement in many areas. Diverse & impressive customer base & technical areas give people who like to blaze their own trail the opportunity to create their own niche or create their own position. There is a very bright and creative core group of employees.

    Cons

    Project-based work can override research & development efforts and poorly-defined requirements can create context-switching situations for project teams or individual engineers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Good people, poor upper management

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Some of the best software engineer's I've ever worked with. Was able to work with Interesting projects and interesting technologies.

    Cons

    Long hours with the expectation that you will work nights and weekends. Upper management is set in their ways, will not listen to others suggestions simply because they've been doing this for 15 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to others and not just the "Yes men".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Inefficient

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment and nice people

    Cons

    Inefficient SDLC policies and procedure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, poor management

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Wexford, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wexford, PA

    Pros

    Some of the brightest and best engineers I've worked with were at Lucas. Interesting project work and technologies.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of vision. Continues to try and reinvent the wheel instead of thinking outside the box. Extremely high turnover rates. Complete disregard for work/life balance. No room to advance within organizational structure for engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As history continues to repeat itself, look in the mirror for the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A valuable learning experience, but not always in a good way.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Wexford, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wexford, PA

    Pros

    There is a casual work environment, some really good people, a variety of interesting technical areas, and opportunity to travel. It is an opportunity to learn the distribution industry from the inside. The development teams are really invested in their work and have a strong sense of camaraderie.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for advancement. The internal culture is often chaotic and includes minimal commitment to innovation and long-term technical planning. The wide variety of client-project obligations is hectic and stressful, sometimes overwhelming. Turnover among application developers and their direct leadership has been high, while turnover in senior management is virtually non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more constructively involved in day-to-day operations and technical goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Amazing folks to work with, small company feel

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small company with busy schedule. Plenty of opportunity. If you are talented and interested in developing software this is the right place to work.

    Cons

    Customers are not reasonable, hard to manage their expectations. At times you can feel overwhelmed trying to support and develop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were on the right track from what can see

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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