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Lloyd's Register Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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Lloyd's Register CEO Alastair Marsh
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  • And finally, "business-line" senior management communication transparency is lacking (in 19 reviews)

  • Inept middle management is allowed to thrive while lower level employees shoulder the burden of two to three people's jobs with no compensation (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They understand work-life balance, and are committed to a safety culture in industry

    Cons

    Tough times in the past three years due to the disastrous decline in the oil & gas exploration industry

    Advice to Management

    Hold on. The Oil & Gas sector will recover eventually, and you still have some great folks on staff.


  2. "Changing culture in a positive way"

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

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It depends on the department you work for but they are very flexible with your schedule. Good work life balance. Very established company. Pay is average but benefits are fantastic compared to the rest of the region

    Cons

    Very structured management. All decisions must go to a top level executive even to higher a temp employee you have to go to the top.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your business managers some autonomy in their area. If they feel they need additional staff let them make that decision and live with it during the end of the year performance versus budget meeting.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Healthy Lifestyle but Lacks Money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive, healthy culture. Opportunity to apply yourself, learn, and grow.

    Cons

    Very rigid approach to HR means very limited ability to drive your income beyond nominal increases.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to unique compensation structures if you can't or won't reward employees for loyalty and performance.


  4. "Lead Surveyor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Pros

    Family Oriented. 1 st class society

    Cons

    Not Popular to the southern states


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor strategies and leadership"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance premiums and 401 K match are in line with industry standards.

    Cons

    Poor long term planning. Too many layoffs and changes in organization. LRQA is the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Start to listen to employees. Have a better plan in place to include hiring correct resources and improving their utilization.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Surveyor"

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

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Industry Leader in the field.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis and pressure on the quantity of jobs and not quality of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to employees in the way of simpler systems.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "LR's Greatest Asset"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Pros

    What do I see as Lloyd’s Register greatest asset? It would have to be Lloyds Register Human Resources. They have great employee engagement programs. The HR group is consistent in providing programs to the employees; from work programs, health related programs and even personal well-being related programs.

    Their Manager Coffee Breaks are always well presented and informative, although unfortunately, not well attended. I don’t think many of the managers realize the level of commitment our HR team has and the gems of information they have to share with us.

    I have never attended a poorly presented training class. They find ways to make safety, managing diverse employee populations and even commercial awareness engaging and applicable.

    Our HR advisors are available, patient and great mentors! They work incredibly well together and are excellent at covering for each other so there is never an issue finding someone to help on those special occasions when extra input or another point of view is sought.

    I have read on this site that they do not take harassment/discrimination claims very seriously. As a manager, this has not been my experience. I have witnessed their due diligence on more than one occasion and found the investigations/outcomes to be thorough, fair and appropriate.

    The benefits are comparable or better than other major employers in the Houston area. They bring in presenters for special lunch and learns on personal finance, healthy eating and other great topics. They also go out of their way to find special discounts for employees for a variety of items and services.

    Our location has offered free chair massages; know your numbers clinics, yoga classes and numerous other health challenges to motivate staff. We’ve had office-wide BINGO days, International food days, department-to-department trick-or-treating and costume contests. Whatever they do - they do with creativity and enthusiasm.

    Unfortunately, we are going thru a global transition implementing many new HR, Finance, and other software systems, so some hiccups/delays are surfacing and frustrations are pretty common right now.

    Cons

    For every positive, there is surely some negative since no company is 100% perfect.

    I would have to echo those statements made on Glass Door – LR is a very male dominated company and advancement opportunities, especially for women, are minimal.

    IT tools/equipment are old and slow and this seems to be perfectly acceptable. The amount of money that is wasted as staff wait on their computers to move from one screen/action to the next would likely be shocking if it were ever tabulated.

    And finally, "business-line" senior management communication transparency is lacking – pick up any book you want on Leadership and this is always on the top 5 list. Most messages seem filtered, which makes you feel like they are trying to hide something; or very fluffy, a whole lot of words but no real meat.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Great Pay BUT......... Politics and Backstabbing abound"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and amazing benefits. MOST of the people you work with are great. opportunities for advancement are good as the company has many different business streams.

    Cons

    Once you reach the mid to upper management level it is very much like a secret society. It reminds me of Survivor with all of the scheming and plotting going on.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate 3/4 of the VP positions. Run the companies you buy like they were ran Before you bought them. Moduspec and West are prime examples of 2 successful companies LR bought and then ruined.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "A once great company that has lost its rudder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Pros

    Local office colleagues and culture
    Benefits
    Flexible working
    Exposure to global projects

    Cons

    Top heavy (execs/London) totally out of touch
    Bureaucratic
    Working staff has been laid bare, too much work and too few heads
    250 years of no change at all, now head-spinning change dictated from the ivory tower without regard for the affects on employees
    Insufficient communication, poor change management

    Advice to Management

    You charge your customers premium prices for a "Rolls Royce" product, yet the company is still bleeding money. Could it be due to more hires in the executive suite than in the ranks? Or perhaps because you continue to implement terrible technology which is outdated and not "fit for purpose" (JDE, BOS, SAP, Lync)? Or maybe the new strategy is more talk than walk. Where are the LR values in the current way we work? It's starting to look better from the outside looking into LR than the other way around.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Technical Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people.

    Cons

    Constant lay offs and employees were not evaluated fairly.


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