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Lubrizol Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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Lubrizol Chairman, President & CEO Eric R. Schnur
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Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance--a great place to work for those with families (in 14 reviews)

  • It has its downsides but overall it's a great company to work for (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Weren't looking to offer full-time employment to any of their interns (in 5 reviews)

  • It is a large company so those who prefer a small, intimate setting might not enjoy working here (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Lab Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician/Security in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Technician/Security in Wickliffe, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lubrizol (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Training;Good pay; Excellent benefits:

    Cons

    Not a good company for promotional opportunities

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Constant roller coaster of ups and downs."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lubrizol full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The good insurance & 401k benefits are the main reasons anyone sticks around for any length of time. Some people also get to work from home from time to time, which is nice.

    Cons

    Constant changes and turnover. Management doesn't really involve themselves in the daily work, or seem to care about the employees. This causes confusion and offers no resolution to the problems that keep causing turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough employees to do the job. Hire managers that actually do something. Listen to your employees AND take action.


  3. "R&D Chemist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, regular benefits

    Cons

    You are judged based on how long you work for Lubrizol rather than your contribution to Lubrizol


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  5. "Tough, inward looking, slow, old timers rule"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Change Agent in Wickliffe, OH
    Former Employee - Change Agent in Wickliffe, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lubrizol full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant people, massive IT budget for toys

    Cons

    Annual layoffs last 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, cheering employees on to leverage outside ideas and challenge status quo from the C suite yet teams do not welcome outside ideas but rather act like one is saying their baby is broken.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Management changing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Cleveland, OH
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, collaboration, career path

    Cons

    Management is changing, culture shifting away from original values


  7. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lubrizol full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding opportunities for growth, good salaries and great corporate culture. Employees receive support to move within the company and develop professionally.

    Cons

    The company is in a management transition, some changes are in place compared to what the corporation used to be at its origin.

    Advice to Management

    Try to bring acquisitions into the corporation faster, the culture from the headquarters is nothing compared to that these new companies are doing right now.


  8. "Best place I have ever worked at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Wickliffe, OH
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Wickliffe, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Everyone is supportive and will do anything and everything to support you. Very very impressed. The best atmosphere I have ever been a part of.

    Cons

    I can't list one - go and work elsewhere in the world then come here- I have never been anywhere that takes care of their employees like they do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You get the big picture that if you take care of your employees they take care of you.


  9. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Lubrication Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and Pay, lots of Corporate support

    Cons

    Working for a small division of the company there is communication gaps within the division

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Independent Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Brecksville, OH
    Current Employee - Independent Contractor in Brecksville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, free coffee, nice cafeteria, no micro-management

    Cons

    This location is very political - it's not what you know, but who you know. They would rather hire people who walk around and socialize all day than hire people who actually work. There is no supervision of employees (at least in my department), so people do whatever they want. If you like to talk and kiss up to management and are arrogant and pompous, this is the place for you. If you are a quiet, honest worker, RUN! I'm not sure how the company could be profitable this way.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of over-paid managers - there are too many of them and many of them don't deserve the money they make. Also, too many people in HR for a company that just moves people around within the organization and rarely hires outside talent.


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