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Lloyd's Register Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2019

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Lloyd's Register CEO Alastair Marsh
Alastair Marsh
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relaxed atmosphere and a good work life balance(in 61 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, good pension, attractive flexible working, pleasant office environment at Southampton GTC, global network within LR(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "LR is part of a foundation but the way management runs things I cannot see how the company is still in business(in 24 reviews)

  • "Senior management do not listen to the constant feedback been given to them about the issues within the company(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great company with great people"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being a Charity, all the money we make goes to the Foundation. Global presence and brand recognition. Being in the market since 1760. Great benefit packages. Great focus on clients and people. We share, we care, we do the right thing.

    Cons

    None I can think about.

    Lloyd's Register2018-09-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Support Services Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, room to grow globally

    Cons

    Poor change management, room to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Consult your end users when implementing changes, you will thank yourself in the end.

    Lloyd's Register2019-08-07
  3. "Great Work-Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health benefits package is pretty comprehensive; generally great working culture environment; work-life balance actually exists most days which is a plus!

    Cons

    Traditionally slow-moving advancement, no fault of any direct management, but may be due to a historical method of doing things.

    Lloyd's Register2019-07-03

    Lloyd's Register Response

    August 6, 2019HR

    Hi there. Thank you for your review and all the positive things you have said about your experience of working with us. It’s great that you are enjoying our culture and that working at LR enables you to have a good work/life balance. As you know, we have been investing significantly ...

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Lack of Understanding"

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

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with even if they really don't understand their job.

    Cons

    No direction from managers they asked for more and not compensated fairly, management do not understand workloads, management do not understand how to manage, major pay gap, laughable internal audits, put pressure on only a few individuals leading them to break.

    Advice to Management

    replace yourselves

    Lloyd's Register2019-07-01

    Lloyd's Register Response

    August 6, 2019HR

    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are glad to see you are enjoying working with your colleagues at LR. We do take your concerns and the wellbeing of all our colleagues seriously and therefore hope you have been able to raise these issues with your line ...

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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Pay gap"

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    Current Employee - Director of Environmental Services in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good healthcare and safety culture strong. Core values around sharing our knowledge and expertise to make the world safer We care we share and do the right thing

    Cons

    Low compensation and bonus structure in place. Below cost of living increases Career pathways and succession plans unclear

    Lloyd's Register2019-05-10

    Lloyd's Register Response

    August 2, 2019HR

    Hi there. Thank you for your review and all the positive things you have said about your experience with LR. Our purpose of making the world a safer place as well as our values, define who we are and the experience our colleagues and clients have when working with us. We aim to offer ...

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  6. Helpful (12)

    "Great company/horrible management"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great benefits -More days off than any other company I've ever worked for -Great work/life balance

    Cons

    -UK based company so all decisions for what is 'best" for the region has to get prior approval from the UK. It is a joke to get anything actually done. There is actually no one person in charge so no one takes responsibility for anything so the wheels just keep spinning without any traction. LR is part of a foundation but the way management runs things I cannot see how the company is still in business. Very top heavy...

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    Advice to Management

    Take time to listen to the people who actually do the work. When implementing any process or system talk to multiple countries and make sure there is a fair representation from all areas. Just because it works for the UK doesn't mean it works, or is in compliance, with every other country LR is in.

    Lloyd's Register2019-04-23

    Lloyd's Register Response

    August 2, 2019HR

    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is great to hear you enjoy the benefits we provide as well as having a good work/life balance. We are wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, which is a charity dedicated to research, training and education. The ...

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  7. Helpful (10)

    "Squirrel!"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and great office spaces.

    Cons

    Poor strategy. Buys companies, applies cronyism, poor strategy does not work..move on to plan #223, repeat.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cronyism when acquisitions come into play. Start trying to be relevant to your customers vs. buying companies for revenue.

    Lloyd's Register2019-03-22

    Lloyd's Register Response

    July 31, 2019HR

    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to see you enjoyed the benefits we provide to colleagues as well as appreciating the space you worked in. I can see you have now left the company but hope you were able to discuss your concerns on strategy with ...

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  8. Helpful (16)

    "It's time for LR to get taken over or get liquidated"

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    Former Employee - Technical 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Few co-workers (at lower end of ladder) are good people.

    Cons

    The below instance will give an overview of the ethics of LR top management and the next likely CEO. About a decade ago, One Specialist in far east was not very happy with non-British surveyor and this non-British surveyor was asked to leave. This non-British made a mistake in informing LR about his next employer. And the likely next CEO (as of Today) called up someone in the next employers office and threw some false...

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    Lloyd's Register2019-03-19

    Lloyd's Register Response

    July 31, 2019HR

    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We care about our colleague experience, and take the matters you have raised seriously. I can see you have now left the company but hope you were able to discuss your concerns with your line manager or your Area HR lead. If ...

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time

    Pros

    Great team, great place to self development

    Cons

    bad timing to go here if you're in the O&G industry

    Lloyd's Register2019-01-24

    Lloyd's Register Response

    February 15, 2019HR

    Hi there! Many thanks for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with LR. We care about our employees and are delighted that you were able to develop during your time with us. We wish you all the best in your future career. Best wishes, Claire@LR

  10. Helpful (12)

    "Thanks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lloyd's Register full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The support staff is great.

    Cons

    The rules change. I’ve never worked for a service provider that felt internal meetings were more important than customer meetings. The micro management was unbelievable. What was once flexible work environment became rigid. The insurance is expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers. Make sure they understand the market they work in. Make sure your employees have a path to grow their career.

    Lloyd's Register2018-10-16
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