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"A traditional small company from past times, the Lee Company holds to values established decades ago."

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Current Employee - Project Engineer in Westbrook, CT
Current Employee - Project Engineer in Westbrook, CT
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

The Lee Company has an excellent benefits package. Health insurance is only $20/month for a family! In addition, the Profit Sharing plan is exceptional. Last year, the company gave a every employee a profit sharing percentage of 29% of their salary. Finally, the company is well-established financially. It is continuously growing, an accepted leader in its fields, and well-diversified.

Cons

The company is not very progressive. Senior management is inflexible and resilient to change. The company is very slow to adopt new methods and innovations, business-wise. The Lee Company is very formal, which is reflected in such things as the formal dress code for all engineers (ties at minimum and must have access to a suit coat) and the extremely structured work hours (8-5, 1 hour lunch, absolutely no flex time). The company does not rely on information technology, even removing internet access from engineer's PCs.

For many people, the above downsides will not matter. The Lee Company is a safe and good place to work. As long as you follow the rules, you will not be stressed and you will only work a 40 hour week, giving you time to be with your family. There is not much upward mobility, but that is because the turnover rate is extremely low. Your base compensation will not rise much, but the Profit Sharing makes up for it.

Advice to Management

A more progressive work environment is in order with today's times, including more flexibility with the work schedule.

Other Employee Reviews for The Lee Company

  1. "great over all company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machinist
    Former Employee - Machinist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Lee Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the benefits alone. the work culture is relaxed and family oriented. family owned business that is always looking out for it's employees

    Cons

    there aren't any cons that really come to mind. they take care of you no matter how hard you work and sometimes that doesn't push the more motivated people to keep doing what they are doing if they can get by, by doing less.

    Advice to Management

    look for the slackers and put them on the spot to do better. you need to not discourage the people that work their butts off for you.


  2. "Great learning experience out of school"

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

    I worked at The Lee Company full-time

    Pros

    Full autonomy granted to manage a broad territory. I really enjoyed learning the technical demands of my clients and how our solutions could work in their products.

    Cons

    Not many, really. Being in a regional sales office is always challenging because you are so removed from headquarters and a strong corporate culture.

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