Lutron Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
85 Reviews
3.2
85 Reviews
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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. 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
  2.  

    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 (less than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a great place to work but...

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    Former Employee - Technical Designer in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cafeteria, the people, the location, the constant learning experience

    Cons

    Make up their own rules in regards to "contractors" and pay men more then women with the same qualifications. HR is terrible. The company does not follow through on the contract to hire process and then just "drop" contracts for no reason like there are not human beings attached to them. Repost the position weeks later. Won't rehire you if you've worked there previously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the "we don't rehire ex-employees" nonsense, particularly in the creative fields. Why wouldn't you want people working for you who already have relationships with engineering, standards, creative and so on? Stop making up rules in regards to your contract-to-hire people, who are a valuable resource and human beings who make fantastic contributions. Ending contracts after a year only to hire someone new to train for months and the cycle repeats does not make sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    The most mismanaged company I have worked for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA

    I have been working at Lutron as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The management is clueless so you can basically work at your own pace or skill level.

    Cons

    The management is clueless and basically comprised of old timers who were with the company from the beginning and when they mess up in one department are not fired but just moved to a new one to mess up and rather then hire permanent employees they rely heavily on temp workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some full time employees and don't be afraid to fire some managers and non productive employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Acceptable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutron

    Pros

    Lutron has an above average work environment, lower stress, and very high market share and are looking to expand still.

    Cons

    There is a very political structure with the founder's family in just about all of the highest positions. The company direction is not ideal and there seems to be pretty high turnover due to the idea that employees are easily replaced.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard-working employees with an interesting culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lutron

    Pros

    Great people and work-life balance is acceptable

    Cons

    Senior management can make you go in circles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people you have hired to make the right decisions based on their expertise.

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

    Great Place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    - job stability (they won't fire you if your numbers are bad one month)
    - ability to move around the company
    - great training and on boarding
    - pay is great starting out of school
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    Cons

    - company is like high school part two its all about who's who
    - locate you like the military without your opinion and relocate you across the company
    - forced to sign non- compete
    - pay is not very good for the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more transparent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An interesting and innovative place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Coopersburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Substantial projects are given to co-ops. However, there will be some trivial tasks as well that are to be expected. People are generally very friendly and helpful. Most people are good at what they do. There are always new and interesting products being developed.

    Cons

    Somewhat uninteresting location. A little too conservative and old fashioned in some ways. May encounter some people who are not willing to embrace newer technology or better/simpler ways of doing things.

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

    Engineering company that wants to get product done

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of cooperation within the company and decisions are made with long-term focus. Full-time employees enjoy a lot of flexibility to develop their career into fields they like.

    Cons

    The company hire a lot of contractors and may lay off them easily. The way to maintain good benefits for full-time employees kind of relies on treating contractors fairly poorly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Right out of the fifties

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Some of the employees are very nice. A creative environment if you're an engineer. Beautiful work environment with a hiking trail intersecting the property.

    Cons

    Think Mad Men... top management tier, except for the owners daughter, are men. Female secretaries -- yes, secretaries -- get them coffee and lunch. Very conservative, formal environment. Regimented and lacks flexibility, no work-from-home or alternative hours. Disorganized project management, and not everyone is nice. Very few African American workiers -- I think I've seen two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider instituting work from homes. Add project managers. Promote people other than white men to top positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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