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LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "Great company with room for improvement"

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

    I have been working at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Executive Team. Family Like Atmosphere. Results Driven. Abides by core values.

    Cons

    Benefits need improvement, along with better retirement options.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small Company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Obsolete products with lots of competition

    Advice to Management

    Short the cycle from development to production

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible management , old technology"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice folks but all frustrated

    Cons

    Stay away from this company. Lack of knowledge, lack of science and engineering . Employees are used like a piece of Toilet paper , no respect no development and no progress at all. It i just a pay check if you survive the politics

    Advice to Management

    This company has a bad reputation in the engineering community. Try to improve your image by doing the right thing .


  4. "Outstanding Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Charlotte, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The solution offerings to key markets and innovation of engineering team creates unparalleled opportunity to develop valuable relationships with clients

    Cons

    Requires enormous commitment in understanding disparate technologies leveraged across many vertical markets.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Banker's hours. Hardly anybody in the building in the evenings or on weekends.

    Cons

    A horribly mismanaged company, especially at the middle and lower levels. Management resisting to or absolutely incapable of implementing modern software development methodologies. Chaos in delegating tasks and responsibilities, in setting up metrics for performance evaluation. The management has no desire to receive feedback from employees. No opportunities for promotion from within.

    Advice to Management

    Take more effort in identifying candidates for promotion to management positions among your employees. Establish a mechanism for employee feedback.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Shipping specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. They buy the pizza every quarter. other than that, treated like meat. Your input is not asked for or wanted.

    Cons

    Hurry up and wait. do this, undo that. Poor execution of providing finished product. 90% of shipments go the last week of the quarter.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Management - always changing!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better medical benefits than some companies of its size

    Cons

    poor management
    pigeon hole their employees
    Do not listen to any employee suggestions
    no raises

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees
    Reward hard work with raises

  8. Helpful (1)

    "After acquisition by LTI employee head count was reduced. Retained employees were given ample time to adjust."

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management highly organized and willing to have employees adequately trained on current CRM, MRP and PLM. Very open to new concepts to grow business.

    Cons

    Impatience in letting new policies take hold. If sales did not grow by the expected percentage in six months they would change the rules and increase the sales quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Be more patient for changes to work.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Runs employees into the ground"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    central location in Santa Clara near 101

    Cons

    Decisions are made at the top and management has no understanding of what it takes to get the job done with limited resources and no formal training. This company has very poor processes. Anyone that is good or has another choice always chooses to leave and the replacement if your lucky is usually a downgrade. Company continues to work employees into the ground with no time to focus on pro-active solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on who you have hired by investing in that person and give people time to collaborate and create great processes that are not a solution created by management alone.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A very fast paced environment in Engineering dept. with challenging projects."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LumaSense Technologies (formerly Luxtron) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    More resources needed to meet the time schedule to complete projects on time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people making a difference, not just looking at the bottom line of the company.


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