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  1. "Lacking leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Young, vibrant R&D lab techs
    - almost all the investment is in new R&D technology, cutting edge
    - good IT support

    Cons

    - poor work/life balance
    - very poor leadership through the organization at all levels
    - lots of politics; who you know within the company is more important than what you can contribute
    - direction and road map for company changes monthly and is always inaccurate due to poor product management
    - too many "Directors/VP" levels for such a small organization; hinders growth in other areas

    Advice to Management

    - cut down at the top levels and some mid levels
    - recognize key players within groups who have been around for 15+ years
    - focus on volume products and increase margins instead of releasing failing products
    - restructure organization to focus on business growth vs. spending money on "new technology" which doesn't take the company anywhere (poor R&D leadership above group leads)
    - get in touch with stakeholders rather than assume they don't contribute to the end goal
    - move quality department from reporting to the operations manager


  2. "Uncertainty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lumen Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    Excellent product line, heavy investments in R&D keeps product line fresh and leading edge.

    Cons

    Company has been sold twice in less than 4 years, 20% or staff was laid off a couple of years ago, focus seems to be on buying and selling the company and little else. Uncertainty of future is a worry. Used to have vibrant team environment with active social extra curriculars, that's all been lost.

    Advice to Management

    Look at what you had a few years ago, what worked and what didn't, and make changes. Learn from history.


  3. "“Airport transit” frame of mind"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Good line of product,
    - High percentage of R&D people ,
    - HR tries “to show they care”, explore various routes but at the end all is decided by money (the lack of it to be precise).

    Cons

    - Transitory feeling across the company: people come and go ( or easily laid off)
    - Very few “oldies” (people who stayed more than 3-5 years).
    - Lack of clear & transparent processes


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid this company if you know what's good for you...."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - good benefits package
    - CEO was fired due to poor performance, so one less ego in the company to deal with

    Cons

    - long hours, work life balance means nothing
    - company is in financial crisis and have let go more than a quarter of its employees
    - management can be very two-faced and ego driven
    - CEO was fired due to poor performance of the company

    Advice to Management

    - be more appreciative to employees
    - stop treating employees like slave workers


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lumen Dynamics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities, diverse product offering, travel possible, career counselling, social events, environmentally conscious, great business vision, forward thinking.

    Cons

    Sales are down, some product lines are not doing well, budgets are tight so we need to be aware of further restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    Change from a "me too" methodology back to a forerunner type of company. Give up on product lines that are consistently not producing.