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LECO Corp Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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  1. "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytical Sales Representative in Saint Joseph, MI
    Former Employee - Analytical Sales Representative in Saint Joseph, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of support and consistency. The sales goals are fair and thoughtfully developed. Very stable company.

    Cons

    there is a lot of traveling and administrative work must be precise


  2. "Nice family-oriented company, but a bit stodgy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LECO Corp full-time

    Pros

    Generally a 40 hour work week
    Doesn't push for non-maintainable work schedule
    Will work around family issues like having to take kids to school on a case-by-case basis
    Allows people to stay technical
    Can wear jeans
    Awesome yearly picnic (fair)
    The pay is OK in some departments

    Cons

    No flex-time
    Can't work from home
    Not generally receptive to new ideas or technologies
    Not much room for advancement (but you can stay technical)
    Can't wear shorts and sandles, t-shirts are questionable
    Still actively developing some applications in C++/MFC instead of C#, JS or another more-appropriate, high-level language and platform
    Some new products are being developed without UX design
    Not much unit testing or push for good software architecture & design on huge projects
    The leadership tends to micromanage, but this varies

    Advice to Management

    Care about what matters. Allow flex-time, foster innovation, and don't care what people wear to work. Update some of the slightly dilapidated offices & buildings. Try to push practices that make it easier to develop software on big teams like unit testing and software design/architecture. Allow people to try new libraries and techniques more and bring other people along instead of the team sometimes being held back. Take feedback from subordinates so you really know what's going on and how a manager is doing instead of being unaware of some bad practices possibly continuing indefinitely.


  3. "Technical Trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance it the best part of working here. 8:00 - 5:00. If you choose to put in extra hours that's up to you. A great place to work if you want to coast through your career and and not really work too hard. This company is filled will people with 25+ years of experience who have done exactly that.

    Cons

    If you are a hard working, goal oriented, self driven individual, do not waste your time. The career opportunities are non-existent, there is absolutely no career development, and employees have no ability do define their own career path.


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  5. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and it's a private company

    Cons

    Need more young engineers


  6. "Great company to work for. Value hard work and recognize your efforts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great, innovative company that strives to be the best. Small in the right ways but large enough to be confident in building a career here.

    Cons

    Limited number of products. This is good because LECO focuses on making making these instruments the best but it really limits out customer basis.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Nice family-oriented company, but a bit stodgy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally a 40 hour work week
    Doesn't push for non-maintainable work schedule
    Will work around family issues like having to take kids to school on a case-by-case basis
    Allows people to stay technical
    Can wear jeans
    Awesome yearly picnic (fair)
    The pay is OK in some departments

    Cons

    No flex-time
    Can't work from home
    Not generally receptive to new ideas or technologies
    No room for advancement (this can be good, though, because you can stay technical)
    The pay can be pretty lousy in some departments
    Dress code requires collared shirt and pants (no shorts)
    Still actively developing some applications in (ancient) C++ instead of C# or another more-appropriate, high-level language
    Some new products are being developed without UX design
    No continuous or nightly builds in one group on a huge project
    Not much unit testing or push for good software architecture & design on huge projects
    The leadership tends to micromanage

    Advice to Management

    Care about what matters. Allow flex-time, foster innovation, and don't care what people wear to work. Update the many dilapidated offices & buildings. Try to push practices that make it easier to develop software on a big team like unit testing, software architecture & design, & having continuous builds so you can release robust software quickly. Allow people to try new libraries and techniques and bring other people along instead of letting the stagnant developers hold everybody back. Take feedback from subordinates so you really know what's going on and how a manager is doing instead of letting managers keep implementing bad practices indefinitely.


  8. "Its OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has a lot of stability

    Cons

    Don't get on managements bad side

    Advice to Management

    better work life balance


  9. "Top notch company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Owners are hands-on in every aspect of the company and care about their employees and this community here in Southwest Michigan.

    Cons

    I have no cons... I've been working in my field for 25 years, and this is by far my favorite employer.


  10. "Sales Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Saint Joseph, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Saint Joseph, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and a long standing company in the area.

    Cons

    Changing the culture is a never ending battle.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Micromanaged, limited promotion potential, outdated business model, xenophobic corporate culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Saint Joseph, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good stepping stone but do not look at staying.

    Cons

    The owner and president micromanages the business from the ground up. For example, somebody spilled a cup of coffee and stained the carpet, the owner then banned coffee in that building. Small purchases and projects are subject to the owner's whim and spontaneous firings are not unheard of.

    Corporate culture is very narrow minded and often operating on outdated business models. The words, "that is how we have always done it." seem to be the motto. There is little drive to update processes and technology to support workers and the customer. Telework is not an option and most engineers work well over 80hrs.

    Cliques are very common and generally not open to outsiders. Opportunity to prove oneself and contribute at higher levels is very limited and subject to intense scrutiny. Corporate sponsored training or education is nearly non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the 1980's.



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