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Lutron Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
94 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Amazing place to start a career - as much personal responsibility as you can stomach and tons of learning opportunities (in 7 reviews)

  • Others have said that Lutron is a great place to start a career, and I can see why (in 5 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    No focus eorkaholics but driven and smart people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Project Leader in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Project Leader in Coopersburg, PA

    I have been working at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    There are a great number of very smart hard working people.

    Cons

    People leave and are not replaced, they just take the work of the people who leave and divide among other, they keep adding more and more work on others until they can't take it and then leave as well.
    -promotions are based on who you are related to, not based on merit. Even if you do great, you can't get promoted more than once every 3 or 3 years and even then your boss needs to fight HR on your behalf to get anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Good opportunities, Fast paced projects, "In this together" attitude among coworkers

    Cons

    Can be hectic at times
    Timelines don't always match up to reality
    Lots of movement to meet staffing needs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Field Service Manager in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Lutron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are very reasonable when it comes to salaries and employee's personal matters as long as you are doing your job, the management will always be on your side!

    Cons

    Good and Friendly Staff; especially the old staff that has been there for over 20 years, they are good people and they will help the new employees get ahead!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always follow Lutron Five Principles, especially the first three, taking care of the customer, the company, and the people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company for an engineer to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer - Design and Development in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer - Design and Development in Coopersburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, good mentoring, good chances of promotion. The company philosophy includes caring for the employees and they do try to make good on it. Keeping in good contact with your supervisor is key to advancement. High starting salary.

    Cons

    The company is run by upper management that can make it quite difficult to keep up morale. Project guidance can be erratic if working directly with them, often leading to wasted work and cancelled projects. The company sometimes struggles with actually taking care of its employees. Raises are not sufficient. Rampant presenteism where leaving with less than 1 hour of OT per day can hurt your career independent of actual performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lutron does a great job at hiring excellent engineers, training them, giving them lots of experience quickly, and trying to advance them through the ranks. However, the raises and morale issues there are causing a lot of turnaround. I recommend giving some serious effort and thought to keeping on younger employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to start but certainly not the company to last you for career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities to expand your role beyond the assigned responsibilities.
     - Company is still not very big so easy to expand networks and get noticed.
     - Leadership opportunities earlier in the career.
     - Come on time and leave on time for most of the time
     - Every team member is given a equal chance to voice their concerns.
     - Design and development cycle is very fast. From the project approval to market launch, often the time period is 6 months. This keeps the employees on their toes and work creatively and smartly.
     - Good opportunities for training
     - People manage their own schedule.

    Cons

    - HR is hard to work with, often very inflexible and adheres to their strict rules.
    - HR tries it's best to enforce company culture and often shoots down ideas for change.
    - No work at home or remote work policy.
    - Senior management often micromanages.
    - Transition of roles is not as easy as touted by HR at time of hiring.
    - No free lunches, food or any side benefits of a medium size company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    An innovative company constantly driving for success

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security, constant growth and plenty of development opportunities for most positions. No matter how smart you think you are, they will challenge you to be better, think outside the box and always drive improvements.

    Cons

    Most people never plan to leave, but eventually break under either the amount of major projects/deadlines to manage all at the same time or the inflexibility in the 'old school' the company is managed, which often times leads to inefficiencies and wastes a lot of hard earned money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Knock of the end-of-month madness. It is completely inefficient and wastes a lot of time for LOTS of folks that are making a LOT of money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Coopersburg, PA

    I have been working at Lutron as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I am only an intern, but so far i love the work. My team is great and funny, very helpful whenever i need it.

    Cons

    I arrived after a large amount of code was already written, and to me it seems it was written as fast as possible without a care for quality of code. Things like this will make future work far more difficult, as it is for me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 9 people found this helpful  

    Great products, toxic culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hiring process often finds the best of the best to bring into the Lutron "family" however, most high potential employees realize over the course of 5-8 years that there is no chance of real advancement. The engineering team despite sweat shop like conditions at times- produces very high quality products for the lighting control industry.

    Cons

    Toxic culture, very limited employee benefits- no part-time, flex-time, work from home, limited vacation, horrible work/life balance - all very hypocritical for an organization that touts "family" and "Take Care of the People" as one of its core values. There is also a very pronounced brain drain at 5-8 years- engineers realize the abuse isn't worth the salary and move on and sales people realize that no bonus and no profit sharing are not worth their efforts in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is literally nothing that would make a difference. Nothing will change at Lutron - no matter how many people leave- it is unfortunate but true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Completely Unacceptable Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    simplistic job, passive aggressive environment

    Cons

    Everything you are told when recruited is untrue. The culture lacks professionalism and is run by incompetent management. The politics are atrocious and are based around a near unbreakable "in crowd". The culture of the company is primarily conservative insomuch as there is no actual standardization, no hardline policies, and no desire for change. There is no actual training, no desire to implement training, and a lack of interest in improving employee satisfaction or retention. This company is run in a similar manner to a cult-headquarters in a remote location controlled by the company-and as such they are having tremendous issues with expansion as they are unaccustomed with treating their employees as people with specific needs. Instead, Lutron feels it is acceptable to continue forth as a cult placing primacy in its dysfunctional culture. They reward incompetence through promotion and transfer. Mentorship, training, and coaching are near meaningless words to Lutron Electronics.

    The most important thing to HR is their personality testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean your house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very comfortable and interesting work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Embedded Programmer in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Embedded Programmer in Coopersburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment
    Lots of helpful employees on team
    Challenging and interesting tasks
    "Controlled chaos"

    Cons

    High-ups are very busy, can be difficult to get a hold of for meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourself more available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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