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Lubrizol Reviews

Updated May 9, 2018
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Lubrizol Chairman, President & CEO Eric R. Schnur
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  • Great people to work with, work life balance is fair (in 15 reviews)

  • It has its downsides but overall it's a great company to work for (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Business Manager in Wickliffe, OH
    Current Employee - Regional Business Manager in Wickliffe, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Market leader for 50 years. Small company atmosphere. Values all employees. low turnover.

    Cons

    Only con is the Cleveland winters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the LZ culture going. Keep valuing both experienced & new employees. Don't stop innovating. Customers expect us to be the best.


  2. "Nice and Chill place to work"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work and life balance, no stress. Supportive management. Good experience.

    Cons

    Can be dull at times, not a lot of opportunities to move up

  3. "Great People & Great Facilities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lubrizol full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely bright & caring co-workers, great problem-solvers, a fun place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance without highly-technical degree. No formal management development program for young professionals.


  4. "Paternity Leave"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, WI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 weeks paid paternity leave and 6 weeks paid maternity leave

    Cons

    Same complaints you find at any company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not Recommended"

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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 Lubrizol full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small company feel, lean organization, technology leader in some product lines

    Cons

    Executive council is very weak, not accountable for the poor results of the company and its strategy. Poor performance, lack of bonus, low salaries and concerning future ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourselves accountable, reduce the size of you EC and reduce your costs to help the company succeed


  6. Helpful (2)

    "The Good Old Girls Club"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good and end of year bonus

    Cons

    Always in crisis mode, inconsistent, abusive atmosphere toward male workers, WAY too many meetings, lots of backstabbing, expect you to work Saturdays on a moment's notice


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company that is riding onnits past reputation"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Wickliffe, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Wickliffe, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, work life balance is fair. Not often do you work more than a standard 40 hour week.

    Cons

    Benefits are lackluster, but everyone has been there so long that they think they are still the best. Employees hired before 2010 have a pension and poat 2010 have an awful version of a replacement were they get a small contribution to a 401k annually. This is about 3% of your salary.

    Culture is currently in flux. New CEO is hung up on an awful book loosely based on the Wizard of Oz. EC constantly wastes money and then tells departments to spend less.

    Everyone feels expendable now under the new CEO. We are in a constant state of change and the EC is stuck in a Mad Men style of management.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't stop screaming that the sky is falling, nobody will believe you when it matters. You are having a hard time recruiting and retaining talent now because your benefits are not where they need to be.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Brecksville, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, professional atmosphere, open about culture and aspects that need to be changed.

    Cons

    Even with cultural changes being rolled out, arrogant behavior is still rewarded. Career advancement is slower than it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Lead more by example and less by directive, and encourage EC to do the same. You and your team are very talented, and employees trust your leadership. Show more and tell less - everyone will follow you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Room for Improvement"

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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 Lubrizol full-time

    Pros

    Paid Maternity/Paternity leave, Flexible work schedules, on-site gym

    Cons

    New CEO is pushing a culture shift that has made the work environment feel negative. No opportunity for telecommuting.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "lab tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lubrizol full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    staff were always willing to help out the other

    Cons

    never knew when your last day would be when the oil prices dropped

    Advice to Management

    look at the numbers to see which plants are making the money and keep those open


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