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Lutron Reviews

Updated June 11, 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)

  • Sometime work life balance becomes not so balanced (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Lots of freedom but limited career growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom that comes from the nature if the job. OK pay.

    Cons

    Very strick dress code. It's a technology company for heaven's sake. Some managers want to micromanage their employees to the point of dust ration. Employees move up based on tenure not potential.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the potential of all your employees not just the ones that have been stuck in the same position for 15 years.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Bad culture, excellent products"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Coopersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product quality
    Technology-foward
    Almost endless - albeit poorly utilized - resources: people, money, facilities

    Cons

    Inbreeding, not open to new perspectives
    If not part of the inner circle, you will never advance even one level
    Management by consensus incredibly slow, cumbersome, inefficient

    Advice to Management

    Modernize your management, please.
    Get rid of the under-performers that have found an on the job perennial retirement plan.

  3. "operation intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Coopersburg, PA

    I worked at Lutron (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great opportunities knowing all the teams when cross communication

    Cons

    a traditional company that might need more innovation


  4. "Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Macungie, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Macungie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Retirement plan was very good.

    Cons

    No leadership and if you are not an engineer, you will not have support guidance or encouragement. You have hit the ceiling on climbing in the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company if management allows it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work experience. Autonomy on your tasks to a degree. Opportunities to be involved in many projects with many teams. Good extra curricular programs.

    Cons

    Management decides your fate in the company depending on where its more convenient to move a resource.

    Advice to Management

    Cater to your employee needs qhen they deserve it.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Embedded software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Embedded Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Embedded Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to spend your first few years out of college at. Sharpen your engineering skills, master problem solving and make a few bucks before you move on. New hires do real work and apply themselves from day one.

    Cons

    - Horrible management. They are internally confused about a lot of things.

    - Terrible area to live in and work. The lunch menu almost always sucks. No good places around to eat as well.

    - Employee retention is the worst. Most of the people that started with me left the company within a 2-4 years of working there.

    - If you are not an american citizen, their sponsorship policy is the worst. They only sponsor people in the EB3 category and you'll have to wait for quite sometime before you can get your green card.

    - Some teams are terrible. The engineering leader is sometime a liability because he is too old school in his ways not willing to adapt to the newer ways in the industry dragging down the whole team and sometimes discouraging people from thinking innovatively.

    - The salary raises are terrible. Profit sharing is almost null. After a few years, you worth more the company refuses to acknowledge that. When trained engineers quit. It burdens the teams a lot more and work slows down. A new hire cannot replace a well trained and experienced engineer's productivity pace and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    - Dont kill new ideas from new hires.
    - Help new hires apply their innovation.
    - Make a new tinker lab where new hires can spend their time outside of work working on projects.

    - Look outside the lighting industry and make new investments in other business domains.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Web Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Coopersburg, PA
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice, professional people, taking their jobs seriously. Although the job did not quite match the description, I still enjoyed my time working there. Beautiful area, large campus, good cafeteria food.

    Cons

    Very strict dress code. I don't understand why developers need to wear ties to do their jobs.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Huge learning curve, great place to start a career
    -There are lots of smart and motivated people

    Cons

    -Sometime work life balance becomes not so balanced

    Advice to Management

    Time line structuring needs to be reconsidered


  9. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Great place to coast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lutron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No layoffs, you have to try to get fired
    Checklist based pay and promotions
    A lot to learn up front, great launch pad for motivated hoppers
    Consistent management styling is predictable
    No blame is ever attributed

    Cons

    Company will never change
    Shipping out product is the only thing that matters
    Pretends they are one of the best, constant comparisons to Apple and Google, until the discrepancies are called out
    Management thinks they're entitled to engineers working overtime
    Engagement and motivation are foreign concepts
    People are resources to be (micro)managed
    Tons of CYA, any decision will require at least 2 approvals
    Negotiation is "take it or leave it"
    Opportunity means you can say no, but it will hurt your career

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat, there's a massive blob of middle management that likes to trifle in the day to day.
    Find a way to rally the troops behind a purpose that is believable and that we can contribute to... 10/7, 12/8 are sales goals, not engineering metrics.
    Get rid of the ERM, pushing your engineers around to projects on a whim is caustic.
    Stop abusing the word opportunity find a real way to motivate people.
    Product managers should interact with the team, specs are often unrealistic and conflicting.
    Stop making design decisions around demos - don't you know how you asked your product to function?


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