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Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance--a great place to work for those with families (in 14 reviews)

  • The people are friendly and the benefits are great (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Aren't always clear on your chances of getting hired full time (in 6 reviews)

  • Hiring contract workers instead of direct hires (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Well established company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lubrizol as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People, training, opportunities, pay, stability

    Cons

    Nothing major. There's always work to be done if that's considered a con to you.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing major. Hiring more employees to help with all of the work going on may help.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lubrizol (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very innovative company. Mostly nice people. As an intern I got interesting projects and got to go to several training sessions to improve technical skills. They provide good benefits if you want to go back to school as well.

    Cons

    Headquarters at Wickliffe and Brecksville doesn't have the most pleasant atmosphere. Your experience really just depends on your department that you are working in.

    Advice to Management

    Look to hire outside the company more. Don't only consider internal candidates when looking for talent. Expand the talent pool because most employees all came for the same 5-7 school based in Cleveland area.

  3. "Chemical engineer co-op"

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    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lubrizol (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Excellent pay. Housing assistance available for interns

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about their co-op program


  4. "New Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company willingly spends time and money to assist professional development in all levels of employees. Company is reinvesting in locations to be ready for long term success.

    Cons

    Some locations are small and do not allow for upward growth of employees. Change is steady, but slow.


  5. "LSPI Review"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time

    Pros

    LSPI is a great company that is doing very well, even in the current oil market.

    Cons

    Its a smaller company inside a much larger one and it is unclear how difficult it will be to move between jobs/careers.


  6. "Chemical Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Co-op in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineering Co-op in Wickliffe, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lubrizol (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Specialty chemical company that prides itself in sustainability and innovation. As a co-op, there are many opportunites to travel and contribute greatly to the company. Co-ops really gain insight into what it'd like to be a full-time engineer.

    Cons

    Rarely long hours are required.
    Being the on call engineer for your process comes with the responsibility of running batch experiments. Can sometimes be difficult to totally unplug from work.


  7. "Warren Buffett Made a GREAT Investment with Lubrizol"

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    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lubrizol is a great company with excellent benefits, and very competitive pay rates and the people are nothing less than amazing! The corporate and management culture is relaxed while there is a major feeling of being a part of the team. Expectations and goals are set high, but the support is present to help all employees achieve their set goals. It is clear that management truly wants to help their teams succeed.

    Cons

    There are none to report, as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the business and your people!

  8. "Great company overall. Most have been at Lubrizol for 15, 20, 25 years or longer."

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering - Applied Sciences in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineering - Applied Sciences in Wickliffe, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lubrizol as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership based off of the supervisors they have that have been there for many years and have a large amount of experience

    Cons

    As a young engineer it can be viewed either way but the company seems to be on the older side which means there will be turn over in the future. It also means that it can be difficult to find individuals who are in a similar time in their life.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great so far, wary of the future"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time

    Pros

    For an inexperienced Engineer, the compensation in very competitive. There is never a shortage of work, and most bosses are hands-off. Co-workers are friendly, and it is a collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge, and it is expected that engineers work significantly more than 40 hours per week. Also, it has been communicated that if you're not willing to relocate to Cleveland, OH, your career in Texas will be flat. I've learned that there are many layers of truth, and I have been disappointed by decisions made by upper management and HR.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the hard work and sacrifices that your people are making. There is way more work to do than people to do it. Help us to truly prioritize what's important or increase headcount to balance the work. Also, provide opportunities for advancement in Texas, otherwise trained, talented people will leave for better opportunities that exist in Houston, like they already have.


  10. "very pleasant etc etc etc etc"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lubrizol (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very friendly and knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    growth chances are minimal etc etc

    Advice to Management

    need to recognize the talent of employees and reward suitably !