Lutron Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great Place to start

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

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

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

    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
    -

    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 Management

    Be a little more transparent


  2. Helpful (6)

    Right out of the fifties

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (2)

    Formal and conservative to the point of stuffy, good products but falling a little behind

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

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    they give projects to new hires and a decent hiring salary. Products are quality. They don't usually screw over the end user.

    Cons

    Raises are a joke, promotions can be accompanied by 1% raises, after a few years new hires are making more than established because raised don't keep up with the job market., no performance to pay relationship. If you aren't willing to live in Allentown area you will only get so far. The 5 principals of Lutron say it all. In 5th place is take care of the employees. Joel isn't a nice person.

    Advice to Management

    If management cared to listen they have had many chances. They think they have all the answers, of course directions change every 6 months, but they are always right each time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A unique organization

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

    I have been working at Lutron full-time

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

    Pros

    This company has been on the forefront of it's markets for a very long time and produces very good products. They are dedicated to innovation and it is built on a very solid foundation. The culture among employees is as friendly as you would expect in the small headquarters town.

    Cons

    For all of its history and statements about taking care of the customer, the company struggles to admit the viability of negative customer opinions and effectively address the issues that form them.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great place to start your career.. then move on.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Average salary with decent benefits. Middle of the way for what is offered. Excellent profit sharing when times are good. Use the 401k match as it will grow.
    Above average capability of people. You learn a lot very quickly. Everybody is willing to help and that is a great culture to work in.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Employees are not valued for their overall contribution but for their isolated contributions.
    Long hours at times. Have had to put in long hours at times, and seen others put in even longer hours.
    There is very little diversity. When I started it was minuscule, but it improved a little over time.
    The biggest problem is the area, small industrial town in white america. Philly and NY are close, but not for a daily commute.

    Advice to Management

    Use people to the best of their abilities.
    Do not freeze pay and then promote everybody in upper management.
    Have clear coordinated direction.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating and rewarding all at the same time

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

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Innovative company producing some truly great products.
    Opportunity to move within the company and take on roles and responsibilities outside what you would be able to do with a larger company

    Cons

    Can be frustrating at lack of direction of the overall strategy. Lots of unrealised potential.
    HR structure is vague and unclear to employees

    Advice to Management

    Clarify HR expectations, identify a strategy and stick with it.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Lutron

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

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Solid history
    Invests heavily in innovation
    Very smart coworkers
    Positioned well in its market
    International orientation
    Very selective hiring practices
    Very fair with employees
    Always looking for ways to improve market share

    Cons

    These could be cons for some people,
    Very hard working
    Requires a lot of flexibility
    Requires frequent position changes
    Embraces newest technology in product design but not always in business tools


  9. Helpful (2)

    Electronics company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to start with, New hires are given a lot of technical work and a lot of technical help is available on projects. Every new hire is also urged to do some managerial work. all this applies to new hires who work in engineering.

    Cons

    Some experienced engineers can be nosy and annoying,
    There is total chaos a lot of times.
    There is a lack of industrial education seminars that would impart knowledge on the latest and greatest out there.
    A lot of the classes that are taught to new hires by senior engineers are not well taught and boring. There arent many opportunities to ask questions

    Advice to Management

    Please bring in some more faculty from the local area to teach classes which shouldnt last more than 2 hours. A class that lasts a whole day doesnt teach you anything very effectively


  10. Helpful (1)

    Traditional family values, modern work structure.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Disciplined and well established. Good work environment and casual lifestyle in Allentown-Bethlehem area.

    Cons

    Distinct independent cells operating with some groups having conducive work environment, some not so much.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great opportunities if you're willing to work hard

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

    I have been working at Lutron

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of chances to get a wide variety of experiences if you pursue them. Always changing and adapting so things never get boring. Up and coming management is very capable and promising.

    Cons

    Always trying to get too many things done at once. Lacking focus. Top management is not very well aligned with each other at times.

    Advice to Management

    Get aligned and working toward the same strategic goals.



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