Luminant Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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3.5
61%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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Luminant CEO Mac McFarland (no image)
Mac McFarland
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good schedule, front-line employees were like family(in 20 reviews)

  • "Very good people, work was interesting (in the beginning), free lunch sometimes(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management in Dallas does not care about employees or maintenance of the plant(in 8 reviews)

  • "Current market conditions causing lay offs in this industry(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Longview, TX

    I worked at Luminant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management cares about employees, like a family.

    Cons

    Hours depending on weather.

  2. "Worst power plant company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I&C Technician in Jacksonville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Luminant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Schedule, supposed to Mon-Fri, 7am to 3:30pm, but almost never work that at all

    Cons

    Lack of leadership/management, lack of direction, plant has no P&IDs at all for the site, electrical/instrumentation drawings are outdated and difficult to interpret, one worker recently killed within last five years, supposed progression plan book to top out in pay is completely useless because it cannot be completed, lack of training, too much micromanagement and pressure to get things done with no direction, support, or guidance, unsafe workplace, supposed operators operate plant equipment during startup/shutdowns in extreme unsafe manner, union job so there is no motivation to do more than bare minimum, warehouse is always empty/never have the parts/equipment needed to do proper maintenance or correct a problem, DCS system is overly complicated, outdated, and pretty much useless, plant should just be torn down/overhauled/replaced.

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  3. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Tatum, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Luminant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    competitive salary nice aip bonus good benefits

    Cons

    uncertainty with transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable

  4. "Good people/Poor corporate management"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Supervisor 

    I have been working at Luminant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The everyday people you work with are very good and everyone gets along quite well and pay is good.

    Cons

    Company focuses mainly on profits and not employee satisfaction this coupled with the "Bell curve" method of performance review which drives employees away and lowers morale.

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  5. "Good pay but limited management potential"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Luminant

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Variety of projects and being at a plant was a good work environment in terms of people and being able to take on new and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Will have to relocate to move up. If you are over 30 and not already in management, you can forget being considered. There is certainly a bias toward only promoting people into initial ranks of leadership from those in their 20s. I had a manager out right tell me I was “too old” to be considered for leadership evaluation.

  6. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Franklin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Luminant full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay and good people.

    Cons

    State of the industry just makes it very demanding.

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  7. "Luminant"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Fairfield, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Luminant full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good money, would recommend, Decent Hours

    Cons

    Poor Upper management in the company

  8. "Awesome Place to Work at"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Glen Rose, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Luminant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good place to work. Great Insurance

    Cons

    none. Seriously nothing I can think about.

  9. "Overall good place to work."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Tatum, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Luminant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay for most positions.

    Cons

    Long hours during plant outages.

  10. "Planner"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Luminant full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Huge layoffs and business is down

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