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Lighting Science Group Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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  1. "Turned the corner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lighting Science Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New management has brought a refreshing positive change to the organization. A refocus on the commercial market continues to strengthen the company's relationship with their channel partners. New products are rolling out and the quality of product is a differentiator.

    Cons

    Adoption of change for some legacy players comes slow. Recommend legacy players read "Who moved my cheese".

    Advice to Management

    Continue the path


  2. "Good Company , Bad Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Satellite Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Satellite Beach, FL

    Pros

    High tech industry leading products. Great people.

    Cons

    Way too many leadership changes and lack of commitment to US manufacturing.

    Advice to Management

    US manufacturing can work. Many companies are coming back.


  3. "New CEO - Hoping for a big turn around"

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    Former Employee - No Comment in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - No Comment in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lighting Science Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the products, people and company vision

    Cons

    Poor financial decisions, no consequences for bad decisions.

    Advice to Management

    I hope the new ceo (as of November 2013) will use his experience as a turn around consultant to fix the major financial deficits facing this company. Moving everything offshore is not the answer and I hope the company stays in Florida and maintains its culture and vision.


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  5. "Trying to make the big chances in lighting worldwide"

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Satellite Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Satellite Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lighting Science Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great mission: significant energy usage reduction can be achieved by switching from older less efficient technologies to LED lighting. There are some very smart people doing creative things at this company. Things are growing fast and furious. For the most part the employees are very nice and helpful to each other...it's a nice work environment. Also our headquarters is located in Satellite Beach, FL. Did I mention that we are 1 mile from the beach? I am an engineer, and have been extremely busy in the past (80-90 hour weeks with little in the way of breaks) but am currently somewhat slow with required work, and I have been given the latitude to explore other technologies and projects and I am grateful for this. In a more structured company I wouldn't be able to do this.

    Cons

    Policies and procedures and sloppy and undefined which causes tension...you get the feeling that there is a great deal of unnecessary waste...ordering is sloppy, we buy things we don't need and make things we can't sell and then we find ourselves with millions of dollars in unusable inventory which weighs heavily on the books. After more than 10 years of operations in one form or another, we are still not profitable as of this writing. We are propped up by the investors of Pegasus and Riverwood and others. Riverwood has taken control of the key management positions recently: I hope they know what they are doing and will work in the company's best interests.

    Advice to Management

    Just make it work! We have been hearing that we are going to be profitable "soon" for many years.


  6. "Growth Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Satellite Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Satellite Beach, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    A growing Company that has awesome opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Growing pains are associated with a company growing at this rate



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