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Helpful (3)

"Great people, poor management"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wexford, PA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Wexford, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Lucas Systems (Pennsylvania) full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Some of the brightest and best engineers I've worked with were at Lucas. Interesting project work and technologies.

Cons

Poor management, lack of vision. Continues to try and reinvent the wheel instead of thinking outside the box. Extremely high turnover rates. Complete disregard for work/life balance. No room to advance within organizational structure for engineers.

Advice to Management

As history continues to repeat itself, look in the mirror for the problem.

Other Employee Reviews for Lucas Systems (Pennsylvania)

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A valuable learning experience, but not always in a good way."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wexford, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Wexford, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There is a casual work environment, some really good people, a variety of interesting technical areas, and opportunity to travel. It is an opportunity to learn the distribution industry from the inside. The development teams are really invested in their work and have a strong sense of camaraderie.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for advancement. The internal culture is often chaotic and includes minimal commitment to innovation and long-term technical planning. The wide variety of client-project obligations is hectic and stressful, sometimes overwhelming. Turnover among application developers and their direct leadership has been high, while turnover in senior management is virtually non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Be more constructively involved in day-to-day operations and technical goals.


  2. "Amazing folks to work with, small company feel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company with busy schedule. Plenty of opportunity. If you are talented and interested in developing software this is the right place to work.

    Cons

    Customers are not reasonable, hard to manage their expectations. At times you can feel overwhelmed trying to support and develop.

    Advice to Management

    They were on the right track from what can see

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