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Lincoln Electric Reviews

Updated April 11, 2019
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Lincoln Electric President and CEO Christopher L. Mapes
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Pros
  • "Great people working across countries" (in 7 reviews)

  • "They reward hard work with very nice profit sharing bonuses" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Health insurance just about doubled going into 2017" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Bonus system is a risk deferral system for the company, not a true bonus, because base pay is so low" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Spot WELDING"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Euclid, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Euclid, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Electric full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was WELDING which is what I was trained for and the bosses were nice

    Cons

    I couldn't do the swing shifts


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Now that the company is under the Lincoln umbrella, new and exciting things are happening.

    Cons

    For what we do, the facility is too small.

  3. "good com"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    overtime hours not enough during the day

    Advice to Management

    continue pay incentives to employees


  4. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lincoln Electric full-time

    Pros

    There weren’t too many pros

    Cons

    All they care about is management. They invest no money in their employees


  5. "Old School Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues are great people and there is still a family feel

    Cons

    Some people I’m higher level positions should not be managers and there seems to be favoritism towards the “good ol’ boys”

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the closet and allow young talent to grow


  6. "Need to invest in the company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is interesting. Good work-life balance, I don't feel pressured to work a lot of hours. Pay is decent. Most management seems approachable.

    Cons

    Lincoln has the bureaucracy of a larger company with the redundancy of a small one. Everything requires multiple people to approve, but those people don't have backups, so important processes grind to a halt when they're on vacation, or worse, retire with no replacement.

    You rely on the bonus for a quarter of your income. Benefits are poor, new PTO system is overly complicated and encourages people to come to work sick. They gave everyone 2 extra PTO days to replace sick days, then took away a holiday.

    IT department is incompetent and attempts to make up for their incompetence with paranoia.

    Advice to Management

    We claim to be an automation company, but a lot of our own equipment is ancient. Equipment isn't replaced until it completely fails. People go out of their way to avoid requesting capital expenses because they know the process takes so long.

    People expected to manage projects should get actual training in project management and some empowerment to drive projects forward. We spend too much time filling out paperwork and going to meetings that add no value to the actual product because our bureaucracy has gotten so unwieldy we're afraid to try to change it.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Electric (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has good culture

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible, management sucks and there are no windows except for in the front of the building.

    Advice to Management

    Those in management will throw you under the bus to get ahead. Who would want to be apart of that? This company is based on a bonus system and if you get a low rating one year, the chances of getting another job within the company is very low. Management will also screw you over come bonus time because they really don’t want to pay you what you truly deserve. They pay you less up front because the bonus is supposed to make up the remaining salary on the back end but it never does!

  8. "Engineer"

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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 Lincoln Electric full-time

    Pros

    Not a lot to tell about

    Cons

    The worst place I’ve worked for... Way too old school


  9. "Good products, despite the company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand has a good reputation

    Cons

    Few positions have career planning or professional development opportunities.
    Low pay compared to market rates for engineering.
    Bonus system is a risk deferral system for the company, not a true bonus, because base pay is so low.
    New hires are often low tier candidates because the pay is so low.


  10. "Sales Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Electric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a good job straight out of college.

    Cons

    Typical public company issues. Continually, gradually sliced away compensation for sales personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the culture that made LINCOLN great.