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"Great place to work, but it can be a high pressure"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
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Pros

Engineers are typically given challenging projects; peers and managers are intelligent and professional. You will learn, grow, be challenged, and have plenty to do. Employees are given respect for their abilities; great products to work on, opportunities to move into sales or recruiting even if you are hired as an engineer; they look for people who are smart but also well-rounded. You are encouraged if not required to help with the interviewing process which is a ton of fun; co-workers will often go out of their way to help and teach you. Fun after work activities like softball, rock climbing, basketball, etc. Great location and place to live. Grocery store, places to eat are very close by. Easy commute. Lehigh Valley is a great place to live.

Cons

Pressure to stay late is consistent but not required; an 8-5 day would be close to the minimum. 8-5:30 or even 8-6 is closer to the norm. A common trend was to show up late and leave late which was annoying for someone like me who enjoys daylight activities. Vacation time is below average; no official flex hours; timelines and deadlines seem deliberately unrealistic to apply pressure to work longer hours. Professionalism is sometimes taken to the extreme. For example, non-work related discussions, like "how was your weekend?", "how are the kids?" can be non-existent. Lutron expects you to work hard and to go above and beyond for them. They take pride in keeping you out of your comfort zone so that you grow as a person. This can be fun, challenging, and rewarding, but it can wear you down. It can be difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance and have career advancement. Local job market is limited if you choose to leave.

Advice to Management

Continue to hire the best and brightest, but allow for more flexibility, work-life balance for those who want it. Applying continual pressure and expecting people to put Lutron first in their lives can cause good people to leave. Don't expect all employees to fit the same mold.

Other Employee Reviews for Lutron

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to start a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement for those willing to work hard, good support for taking on new challenges and other lateral movement

    Cons

    Private ownership can be erratic and unpredictable, low level of respect, trust and honesty between upper management and general employees.

    Advice to Management

    Building trust and respect between levels of management will be a key as the company continues to grow. A more quantitative approach to project evaluation is also important.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start after college"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great place to start working after college and they have a great salary/benefits package and support former Coops and interns very well. Team based work is predominant, and employees generally work well together. There is a lot of room to move around (both horizontally to other business units) and vertically (into lower management). Further education is encouraged, especially through in house classes by local educators.

    Cons

    It is a younger company. Many in the lower management are less than 30 years old, which could affect some of the relationships with older employees.

    Advice to Management

    As a private company, it can be difficult to effectively communicate how the company is doing with the current economy. Remain as open as you can, especially to employees.

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