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Lubrizol Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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Lubrizol Chairman, President & CEO Eric R. Schnur
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance, traditional chemical company" (in 18 reviews)

  • "It has its downsides but overall it's a great company to work for" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "No opportunities for full-time employment upon graduation" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Most managers and all top management are chemical engineers" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in La Porte, TX
    Current Employee - Production Operator in La Porte, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is great. Retirement benefits match up to 6% plus profit sharing contributions and a separate company funded age weighted contribution plan.

    Cons

    Only high deductible insurance plans no PPO


  2. "Senior applications scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people, learn alot, people are very helpful,

    Cons

    very slow on promotions for R&D, weak management

  3. "Good company, with limited growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, traditional chemical company.

    Cons

    Research and development is now more customer service


  4. "Management is not very strong on Business"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy Going. Any one can travel on business class

    Cons

    No concept about business other than engine oil

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people


  5. "Great company with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Wickliffe, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Wickliffe, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, flex schedules, rich retirement programs and comprehensive benefit plans.

    Cons

    Compensation plan seems outdated and some departments benefit more from special awards, market adjustments, etc. Creates comp disparities.

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation practices and encourage application of special awards, promotions, market adjustments - look for gaps in these practices and address them!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Brecksville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, large and respected company, decent pay and bonuses for new employees.

    Cons

    Difficult to make a difference due to employees not being empowered, lots of levels of approval to get anything done, culture is not nurturing, not much diversity.


  7. "Good Colleagues, Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lubrizol full-time

    Pros

    Happy to hang around with the colleagues

    Cons

    Overhaul of the management team

  8. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and some strong industry leaders to learn from.

    Cons

    Some leaders are still with the "this is the way we've always done it" mind frame when it comes to safety.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your engineers and operators to be willing to challenge the "old" ways of the business.


  9. "Communication has gone downhill, job roles not clearly defined."

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

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time

    Pros

    Good people overall. Tuition Reimbursement.

    Cons

    Promotions usually given to who's the most popular, not the most capable.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time

    Pros

    As a market leader in many of their categories, Lubrizol can leverage its strength which makes negotiating with vendors a lot simpler. There is a heavy emphasis on coaching and this has proven to be very impactful in my own career development. The new(er) CEO is driving a cultural shift that will help to align the corporation with the most effective practices and reignite a growth trajectory. The basic cultural values are outstanding. Great work / life balance.

    Cons

    Cultural change is hard and there will always be resistors. There is currently a minor clash of old and new culture. This is too be expected and I am convinced won't last long. Or at least, the resistors wont last...Additionally, it is a company that is modernizing its digital e commerce / marketing. It is on the right path, but currently behind in many digital marketing areas.

    Advice to Management

    You are on the right track. Keep it up. Change is a pain, but much needed and well in progress.