Lynntech Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lynntech could go places.....but won't

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant  in  College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Lynntech full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wide array of technologies, smart people, and decent collaboration among chemists, biochemists, and engineers. Most people will work on a variety of projects and technologies, so you won't get too bored with any one topic.

    Cons

    Most people are under appreciated, there are easily identifiable glass ceilings, pay rates are low for this region of the nation (based on ACS data). The company is very top heavy with management. Also, the company is an SBIR proposal mill, happy to live off of government contracts, with empty promises to push products to market with zero intention of actually doing so. At best, the company may consider licensing a product to another company or spinning off a company, but this has not happened in a long time. Additionally, overhead rates make it very difficult to apply enough man-hours and supplies into a project to build it to a stage where a product could actually go to market.

    Most all projects are managed by senior (PhD level) people with little management experience and occasionally poor social skills (they're smart people, but poor managers).

    Finally, not many opportunities for personal growth and other training here. Typically, only senior-level people are allowed to go to conferences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Lynntech Response

    Sep 3, 2014Director of HR

    As part of the HR leadership for Lynntech I am saddened by this review. Over the last 3 years, Lynntech has invested heavily in the creation of market driven salary ranges for all positions based on ... More

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    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lynntech

    Pros

    Encourage collaboration and creativity, good IT department

    Cons

    Not well organized, feels like being in a school, proposal writing all the time, do not focus on existing projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select group leaders/directors who are well rounded with people skills and not just technically sound

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a small company

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    Current Employee - Scientist II  in  College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist II in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Lynntech full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good to be in a group

    Cons

    Management needs to be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR is very helpful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Large disconnect between upper management and everyone else

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer II  in  College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer II in College Station, TX

    I worked at Lynntech

    Pros

    Good way to gain experience on many different technologies.

    Cons

    Poor overall management including, but not limited to, poor business planning, little respect towards employees, fringe benefits at best, misleading employees about benefits, and strict hourly requirements. Resources are lacking and decisions are made for short term prevention only, foregoing any long-term planning. Best way to describe the company is "penny wise but dollar foolish".

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great student experience

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    Former Employee - Product Development Technician  in  College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Product Development Technician in College Station, TX

    I worked at Lynntech

    Pros

    Working at Lynntech gave the opportunity to be on multiple projects, learn new technology, and apply skills learned while a student. The employees were friendly and ready to involve students. Overall it was a great experience.

    Cons

    As a Student Tech, there was not much to complain about.
    Occasionally techs have times without enough work, requiring an extra amount of initiative to be productive, but even this is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A positive is that techs were involved in company functions often enough, and it appeared that this applied across the board for employees at different company meetings. Something heard a number of times however was the need to keep good employees with more competitive pay, that some good employees had been lost.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good R&D Company

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II  in  College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Lynntech

    Pros

    Lynntech conducts research in highly demanding, innovative and long term rewarding areas. Most of the people are highly educated, enthusiastic and passionate about research. There are lots of opportunities to strengthen your technical skills, publish papers and file patents on the technologies you directly work on. Projects change within a year or two, so there is always some excitement. Young employees (depending on their level of motivation) are given opportunities to write their own proposal or contribute to senior Scientist on their proposals. Overall, working for Lynntech for number of years can lay solid foundation of your career.

    Cons

    Research funding that Lynntech gets mostly come from Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), which is not enough in conducting thorough research or develop a mature product. Since SBIR funding is the only major source of revenue for the company, salaries at all levels are on the low side. Benefits, vacation 401K etc are not attractive. The company counts pennies during business travel, computers, stationaries etc. I would say the company is quite cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the most developed area of research and get VC level funding to make the mature product. This way company can have steady source of income from the product sale.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    student workers needed...and thats all

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    Former Employee - Product Development Tech  in  College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Product Development Tech in College Station, TX

    I worked at Lynntech

    Pros

    this is a good starting out job while in college
    laid back work atmosphere
    flexible studen scheduling
    lots of young people making a student intern easier to handle

    Cons

    the work you do sometimes goes without notice.
    small company so don't expect a promotion or pay increase
    criticism comes with the work you do regardless of how well you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure your supervisors are commending your workers for the work they do
     instead of criticizing everything they do

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting research and products, challenging work, rewards longevity.

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    Current Employee - IT  in  College Station, TX
    Current Employee - IT in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Lynntech

    Pros

    Highly educated, intelligent, motivated people. Lots of exciting research toys to "play" with. People who deliver good results are valued and respected.

    Cons

    People guard their work and their responsibilities very closely. Junior employees are open, but the researchers and senior staff are guarded in the way things work, information they share, and access to new opportunities. Newcomers must prove themselves before they are welcomed by the longtimers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the company culture, to make it more open and less of a me-versus-them mentality. Each department or site regards the others as untrustworthy, a black hole, and acts cautiously about them.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Luck

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lynntech full-time

    Pros

    Real engineers, real projects, real learning experience

    Cons

    Engineers with real engineer personalities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to products, results. Pay attention to those who truly hinder. Just because they have a managerial position does not mean that A. they are qualified to manage. B. they have a management personality. C. most importantly, are qualified to do the job of those they manage.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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