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Lancer Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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  1. "Good environment for engineers"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lancer full-time

    Pros

    A vertically integrated company that gives young engineers exposure to multiple manufacturing disciplines. Engineers have access to injection molding, sheet metal, machining, electronics, rapid prototyping and more in their own backyard. Really gives engineers/designers the chance to learn. Really laid back environment and good benefits.

    Cons

    "Hot" projects pop up at moments notice. Sales guys always oversell features and tech then expect engineers to produce in an aggressive timeline. Project scope is never really defined and is always changing. Not a lot of documentation on "proven" tech. Due to poor marketing; we are playing catch up instead of being on the cutting edge. The beverage industry isn't very high tech scene but our customer and sales guys/gals want us to be. Most customers can't afford the feature the want but don't need.

    Advice to Management

    I truly believe that they are doing a good job of compensating for the lack of pay for engineers. They've provide us with toys and a relaxed atmosphere. I would ask that management help us by placing some of the burden on other departments that should be doing there jobs and stop asking highly motivated engineers to solve all the problems.


  2. "great"

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

    I worked at Lancer full-time

    Pros

    really good comany, great pay

    Cons

    no cons at all really

  3. "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lancer full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a good company to work for, not anymore

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, bosses that make decisions on friendships instead of talent/skill, company culture is tanking

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing politics and make better decisions, your employees deserve much better leadership at the top and at mid-levels. The few remaining good employees are looking to leave Lancer.


  4. "Supervisors need more ethics training"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Assembler in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Assembler in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lancer full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance and health facilities are awesome

    Cons

    Supervisors in CTO need better understanding of how to be a good supervisor. Threatening with being "walked out" in order to get things done is very unethical and using employee names in a group morning meeting in order to make a point is very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management please counsel your supervisors to mentor the employees and not threaten. Never should names be used, of an actual event, when trying to make a point.


  5. "Great people with good ideas but bad at following procedures"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lancer (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, the health insurance, the wellness program and the bonus plan.

    Cons

    Lots of procedures, which is good; usually not followed, which is bad. Overuse of the A3.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees, especially those on the floor.


  6. "Nice learning enviornment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lancer full-time

    Pros

    The company offers a lot of learning and skill improvement opportunities. The company culture is generally supportive and try to encourage new ideas.

    Cons

    Professional development is slow and no career development plan is communicated to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a professional development plan which includes training for each employee and should be reviewed and communicated to the employees periodically.


  7. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It a great place work. People are great, friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Progression no set up or path to follow or kept.

    Advice to Management

    Keep word when it comes to progression

  8. "Worked at Lancer as ME on two separate occasions, great company."

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    Former Employee - Project Manufacturing Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manufacturing Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Will invest in training, but individual must seek it out.

    Cons

    Period of time where regardless of performance and reviews, increases were only 3% or less

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of taking care of senior employees.


  9. "Need to wonder if they care for their employees"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lancer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are a degreed engineer and want to learn different processes, Lean Manuft and simple Six sigma, this is the place to be. The various manufacturing makes this a great place to learn, plastic, metal forming, alumn forging, welding, tube bending, CNC machining, assembly and accredited testing.
    Lancer is heavy into LEAN mfg...and sort of light, for now, into six sigma.

    Cons

    No real company values, even though it is written....no accountability, trying to advance...forget about it...unless you are family. HR...sounds like a lawyer or politician.
    I do miss my friends and all the things, processes I have implemented and taught.

    Advice to Management

    If you really care about your employees, give them a career path, deal with the people that causes trouble or under performing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Did not like my time here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lancer full-time

    Pros

    Positive comments are lacking at this time.

    Cons

    No advancement in some departments. Shipping too many jobs to Mexico.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more salary. Provide work/life balance. Consider outsourcing career tracks that you cannot promote within.


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