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Lutron Reviews

Updated August 2, 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)

  • Long hours and tend to change time of work frequently (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (11)

    "Completely Unacceptable Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    simplistic job, passive aggressive environment

    Cons

    Everything you are told when recruited is untrue. The culture lacks professionalism and is run by incompetent management. The politics are atrocious and are based around a near unbreakable "in crowd". The culture of the company is primarily conservative insomuch as there is no actual standardization, no hardline policies, and no desire for change. There is no actual training, no desire to implement training, and a lack of interest in improving employee satisfaction or retention. This company is run in a similar manner to a cult-headquarters in a remote location controlled by the company-and as such they are having tremendous issues with expansion as they are unaccustomed with treating their employees as people with specific needs. Instead, Lutron feels it is acceptable to continue forth as a cult placing primacy in its dysfunctional culture. They reward incompetence through promotion and transfer. Mentorship, training, and coaching are near meaningless words to Lutron Electronics.

    The most important thing to HR is their personality testing.

    Advice to Management

    Clean your house.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Stressful, toxic work environment"

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

    I have been working at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    - Job security
    - Growth opportunities for the first 2 years when hired fresh out of college
    - Opportunities to learn/get trained (in-house and external)

    Cons

    - Chaos which leads to lot of inefficiency. The company translates chaos to being agile where as they are running around in circles without direction.
    - Treats the owner as god, some messed up cult mentality.
    - Does not care about employee long term growth/aspirations
    - Expects employees to treat every project as the highest priority project and do whatever it takes to get it done now. Even before the project is started it is treated as if we are behind schedule and it should have been completed yesterday leading to a lot of stress.
    - Inflexible: Have to wear formal clothes, need to be at work by 8:30 (even if its snowing heavily) and list goes on!

    The cons out weigh any pros, just stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Ha-ha as if you give a damn and listen or care!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Desiner"

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

    Pros

    None, Do not work there would be my advice

    Cons

    Not a vey good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Change Managemenr


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    i will give one star JUST because even with horrible experiences you still can learn something after all

    Cons

    racist company exploiting their people. everything is chaos you feel suffocated in your dark cubicle. management is terrible....as an engineer i suggest you go work ANYWHERE else. they can't get new people to fit in their bigoted culture


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible"

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

    Pros

    None of any significance other than a paycheck and employment history. Some really good people leading to future networking opportunities.

    Cons

    A real sweat shop with no sensitivity to the dignity of employees. There are some good people but they are in the minority and don't last long unless they violate there own ethics and principles.

    Advice to Management

    Show some compassion for people and create a work environment/culture that is based on fair play. One that removes fear and fosters teamwork.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Mass chaos"

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, weekends off. Unless you slap or spit in someone's face they will not fire you. Once you are hired you become a better human being. The simple idea of working for Lutron makes you godlike.

    Cons

    Chaos. Mass and utter chaos. The company believes that it is the best way to operate and if you question anything you are told that they have been around for 50+ years and make billions.
    Projects are discussed, analyzed, discussed more, studied more, discussed again, debated, re-analyzed, and then abandoned depending on the weather outside.

    Advice to Management

    Chaos and smugness about longevity isn't something to brag about. See Radio Shack. Where are they now?


  7. Helpful (23)

    "Avoid it if you can."

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

    Pros

    Stable company, no lay offs. Mostly good people to work with but, there are some bad employees, but for some reason they get to keep their jobs. If you like to work ten hours in the office then go home and work some more, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Interviews are 8 to 8.5 hours long… this is not an exaggeration, they are literally a full day. My initial offer was way too low for someone with 12 years experience doing the job they were interviewing me for. Which was the minimum they could offer me for that job. I did turn them down at first, then they gave me a little better offer. Which, I also wanted to turn down. But, I didn’t have another viable option at the time so I took it thinking that I would just keep looking. Raises even for an “Excellent” reviews are something like 2-3% which would be a joke if it wasn’t your life. New hires are paid more than people who are established in the company since raises don’t keep up with the market. One of Lutron’s 5 Principles is “Take care of the Employee”, that principle is completely ignored by current management. You are a number to them, Plain and simple.

    Upper and Middle Management is just bad at it’s job. People are kept off balance so they cannot become comfortable at their jobs. There are NO scheduled breaks, even though they are required by law and people usually work through lunch. If you leave at 5 you’re looked down upon and made to feel like a freeloader. No matter how many hours you worked before then.

    Employees are so inundated with work that they can’t possibly get it done within work hours and need to take their work home. In certain departments you have to spend a quarter of your time protecting yourself to make sure no one can blame you for anything because half of them will kick you under the bus trying to blame their mistakes on you.

    Lutron is one of the reasons that Unions should be brought back. Their expectations of their employees is ridiculous and they don’t care about the family / work balance. In their opinion, they feel they own you.

     If you live to work, hate your family, and can suck up with the best of them Lutron is the place for you.

    Not only would I not recommended Lutron as an employer, I have actively told people to avoid them if they have the option. I would have if I had another option.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Sucking, Treat your employees better, stop acting like they owe you something without getting anything in return because you employ them.

  8. Helpful (16)

    "Such a Joke"

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

    I worked at Lutron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people work there, it's busy, work is interesting, no layoffs. Nice cafeteria, on site gym, trail to run or walk on.

    Cons

    Personnel (not called HR - they are stuck in the 70s) is not a place you want to go to. It's evil. People who work in that group make it their life's work to make employees' lives unbearable. It literally is like a cult. Folks in management really believe the crap that comes out of their mouths. You have to feel sorry for them, really - they have no sense of reality. They don't care about their employees. If you leave at 5, management acts like you are taking a half day, even though you come in early and work through lunch more often than not. Work and projects are assigned as the moods of people change. Effort and time are put into projects and they end up being shelved because it's not the flavor of the week anymore.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter what advice anyone gives. They will continue to operate in a cult like environment until the end of time. Management sings the same song over and over again - that Lutron has a stellar reputation and is the leader in lighting controls. They need a reality check and should look around. There is alot of competition now more than ever, and people outside of the company are hearing how crappy it is to work there. Once a great company, not anymore. Stop treating your employees like crap - maybe they would care more.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing"

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

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    There are some good people, a few, in the lower ranks that have been suppressed by the ancient leadership but have stayed. You can learn from these people.

    Cons

    Narcistic, and plain evil people lead the global place.

    Advice to Management

    The best all left. Fire the loozers at the top and pay the money to bring good honest people back.


  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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    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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