Lutron Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
83 Reviews
3.1
83 Reviews
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Mike Pessina
12 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Others have said that Lutron is a great place to start a career, and I can see why (in 6 reviews)

  • Get to learn a lot of new materials (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work-life balance whatsoever (in 6 reviews)

  • Incredibly poor upper management, lazy marketers who make the Graphic Designers do their work for them (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Felt like high school sometimes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great co-workers, supportive mid-management, was easy to make friends there

    Cons

    Filthy warehouse, management was very cliquey and the only promotions that ever went out occurred in that small circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of the favoritism that goes on there. I saw lots of co-workers that busted their rears get put on the back burner so a manager's friend could get the promotion instead. It was very blatant, and very demoralizing to the rest of the employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People. Average Company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    It has already been said that the best thing about Lutron is the people. Regardless of your discipline, you will make close friends here, and you will have ample opportunity to grow your core skill set. For those who want to hit the ground running, Lutron is a great place to start a career - as the company relies heavily on new-hires to make key technical decisions in the company.
    Lutron rewards achievement, though you'll need to be willing to stand-up for yourself and be your own champion.

    Cons

    While new employees get ample opportunities to make real contributions, they also bear the brunt of insufficient upper management. Short-term strategies mean that work / life balance doesn't often factor into the equation -- crises flow down hill, and the company isn't shy about asking for copious uncompensated overtime from exempt employees. Lutron could be so much more than it is, and could attract and hold great talent if the atmosphere were less stressed and less repressed. Upper management could stand up for themselves and their employees -- but unfortunately it isn't the culture, and isn't likely to change before the regime.
     Anything and everything is subject to change at a moment's notice at managements' whim, often causing redundant effort and wasted time on "black hole" pet projects. Viable new ideas, visions, and strategies often get overlooked due to paranoia and a CYA approach that stems from trickle-down fear of the top management tier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set Global Strategies and Stick to them -- Stop micromanaging the day to day operations of your project teams. The majority of your employees are very competent - allow them to work out the day to day issues.
    Don't be afraid to let non-contributors go.
    Recognize problem employees before they become a problem.
    Continue to invest in a better HR department. HR is improving, but remains incredibly sparse for a company of this size.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very stressful work environment with a hands-off management style. Poor communication between business functions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Engineering practices, good customer service. Fair/good employee’s benefits.

    Cons

    Resistance to change. Difficult environment. Favoritism. Poor communication between business functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should reevaluate their culture, observe at least some of the best practices utilized outside Lutron.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to build a career, if you are an engineer.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A  in  Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - N/A in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart people, good benefits, small town feel, privately held family business.

    Cons

    HR is a complete mystery. Hard to figure out how promotions and pay raises are decided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communicating the company's vision and strategy better. Delegate and hold people accountable. If all decisions roll up to the owner and a few others, the creative process and progress slow down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience, nice people

    Current Employee - Senior Project Electrical Engineer  in  Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA

    I have been working at Lutron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, privately held, very stable and fast growing

    Cons

    Location, access to big cities and cost of living

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Friendly company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good Pay
    -Near a decent amount of places
    -Friendly
    -Got a lot of experience in many different areas

    Cons

    -Very strict (and somewhat invasive) housing situation.
    -Could give more guidance

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great name in the industry, chaotic company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leader in the industry. Knowledge gained. Benefits. Training. Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Management-old and outdated. HR needs some real HR specialists. Not a lot of promotions. Bonus and profit sharing no longer a guarantee every year. Small salary increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to make decisions and then stick to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Flat structure and frequent changes, providing opportunity and sometimes chaos.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to move into different areas and work in varied projects and roles. Flat/non-existent org chart, so there aren't a lot of management layers between the average employee and top leaders.

    Cons

    Informal structure means internal politics can dominate decision making. Frequent changes in projects and priorities often aren't well-explained

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good experience and a nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    -Friendly People
    -Break Time
    -Work at different assembly lines
    -Get to learn a lot of new materials

    Cons

    -Lack of shift to shift communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Engineering Coop/ Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Lutron as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Housing
    Small Mechanical Team
    Flat Management
    Overall, the office was well occupied with tasks and daily life is fun.

    Cons

    Small Office
    Gender Diversity very very poor at Florida Office.
    Look at converting coops to full time more often!
    Donot sponsor visa that easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on Gender Diversity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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