Lutron Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Make yourself more available

  2. Helpful (3)

    Graphic Designers DON'T APPLY!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Graphic Designer in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Contractor - Senior Graphic Designer in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gaining experience in AdobeSuite. Gain experience of a badly managed company and learn how to avoid such companies.

    Cons

    Incredibly poor upper management, lazy marketers who make the Graphic Designers do their work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Try keeping a Graphic Designer for more than a few months. Hire them as a full time employee. Treat them with respect, instead of like cattle about to go to the slaughter house. Have some guts and don't have hiring agencies do your dirty work of letting the employee go after you have used them for what you needed.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Felt like high school sometimes

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

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Great People. Average Company.

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

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Helpful (3)

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

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

    I worked at Lutron full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, privately held, very stable and fast growing

    Cons

    Location, access to big cities and cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Great work !

  9. Friendly company

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

    I worked at Lutron as an intern (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  10. Helpful (3)

    Great name in the industry, chaotic company

    • 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 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Learn how to make decisions and then stick to them.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good experience and a nice place to work

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

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

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