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Lutron Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Exceptional place to start a career - large incoming class of college graduates helps to create a community from day one (in 11 reviews)

  • Good opportunity to start a career (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Several arrogant individuals in upper management (in 13 reviews)

  • Very old school in terms of operations and change (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "You Won't Last Long"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive, and if you can score a decent manager you'll do OK until they randomly start rotating managers again.

    Cons

    There's no "take care of the people" in practice. My manager verbally abused me constantly, with absolutely no repercussions and with complains conveniently "lost" or ignored. I left the instant I found another job.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own guidelines and "Take care of the people."


  2. Helpful (1)

    "don't consider"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    good training and sales support

    Cons

    not very organized upper management

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible, just awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashland, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The production crew are good folks.

    Cons

    Ridiculous hours with lots of mandatory overtime. Management is inept and only pushes production, while not considering why production goals aren't met. In a feeble attempt to try to increase production, management monitors and restricts (where possible) floor conversation and bathroom breaks. Long-time employees with a wealth of knowledge and experience are held back because they do not possess 4-year degrees. Employee morale is extremely low, with many looking for a way out. Safety record is embarrassingly abysmal. OSHA would do well to pay them a visit. People are constantly being injured and proper incident investigations are not being performed.

    Advice to Management

    Solve production process issues. Put the right people in positions that will affect change. Give employees work-life balance. Lighten up. Work shouldn't feel like a labor camp. Take care of your employees, both mentally and physically.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Great product horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coopersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are many smart, nice people. Healthcare was very affordable. Great product that is tremendously over priced.

    Cons

    The business model is prime example of what not to do when studying a company. Only goal is a sales growth metric. The headquarters building is am embarrassment not only is it the middle of no where it looks directly out of Office Space. Starting pay is low raises are minimal and they make you feel like they are bending over backwards when they give a .5-1% raise. Supervisors are not held accountable, the open door policy is in name only. There is very little chance of growth, vacation time is a joke. Lutron continuously breaks one of their core values taking care of the employee nearly every day

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to communicate and cut dead weight If numerous individuals bring up issues listen to them and act on them. You will continue to lose talent if you keep up the current business model. Learn that a company needs more leadership than simply stating a sales target every month. Listen to ideas, the founder is dead time for the company to move on as well.family companies are great but the way it is being run now will negatively impact Lutron in the near future.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Learning what not to do is sometimes as important as learning what to do"

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

    Pros

    Most people are extremely smart and generally great to be around. They will help you through the many tough times.

    Cons

    Decision makers are slowly killing their employees and success of the company. However, it is happening slowly, like everything else here.

    Advice to Management

    Have a honest and humble look in the mirror. Look at the patterns and trends of employees coming and going. Acknowledge the lack of progress "leadership" has made. Could be doing so much better...


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Only for those who enjoy being told how to do everything by mild incompetents."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Profitable, nice faciliy, seemingly pleasant management, lots of smart people.

    Cons

    Mired in the deceased owner's world view. Groupthink. People only do it the "Lutron way". Total lack of non-engineering business expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Try and realize that you are not always the smartest person in the room, actually probably never are...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Disfunctional Company"

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    Former Contractor - Marketing Specialist in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Contractor - Marketing Specialist in Coopersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutron as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work at Lutron are nice enough, but are expected to perform in the midst of chaos.

    Cons

    50+% of the workforce are contract - so it is a revolving door. The people who are permanent employees work under constant chaos, are treated poorly and underpaid for what is expected of them, that they leave too. The entire work environment is toxic.

    Advice to Management

    You cannot treat people the way you do and expect them to perform exceptionally. You are a little company who had their day in the sun - but the sun has set.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "The Peter Principle"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    The work is varied and allows you enough time to perfect software techniques that will be useful when you move on to a better job.
    Some of the people you'll work with can think and are open to suggestions for product improvement.
    The cafe, although somewhat pricey and not open much beyond lunchtime, provides delicious food.

    Cons

    The company promotes fear of job loss if you don't adhere to their stringent, random, and ever-changing rules. Working there is akin to attending a strict, 1940s elementary school.
    If you are simply adequate at your job and don't question anything, you'll fit right into the overall mediocrity of the place.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management: look at the people you've promoted to middle-managerial positions and question what makes them suitable as managers; their lack of qualifications will surprise you,
    Study successful management techniques and educate your middle-managers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid this company . . ."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutron as a contractor

    Pros

    Great place to start as an engineer out of college and develop a giant ego without really accomplishing anything.

    Cons

    Inept rookie managers. If you are a experienced engineer and get hired here as a contractor, expect to be continually disrespected in terms of job assignments and pay. Also, make sure you have some money saved as you will probably be let go sooner than you expected.

    Campus looks like a prison built in the 1960s.

    Advice to Management

    None. Based on some of the other reviews, I doubt the management would be interested in any advice.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Interview process is daunting...need to update old processes and personalize the process to each job your hiring for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Coopersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus and convenient location to shops and restaurants. People who work there are great, nice family oriented environment to work.

    Cons

    Too much red tape to get hired...took months and felt like I was just a another new hire...no white glove service.

    Advice to Management

    Old school ways will only go so far. Need a fresh outlook


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