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Lutron Reviews

Updated September 28, 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)

  • A curse because full time employees are constantly retraining new contractors that rotate into the company for a few months to maybe a year (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Quick to be inclusive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Applications Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Technical Applications Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High energy company culture (LV office, not yet visited CB), friendly coworkers, open access policy, customer AND employee oriented (you don't have to put up with verbal abuse), great benefits, flexible scheduling around doctors and such, room for progression!

    Cons

    pretty repetitive at first until you get into more systems than just wallbox, sometimes tries to be more nostalgic than modern, a couple redundancies go unaddressed

    Advice to Management

    continue accepting and working from employee feedback. upper management should visit remote offices more often


  2. "Faced hard period, seems to have improved"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, decent learning experience

    Cons

    Disorganization within company, have been told it's been rectified

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Growing company with lots of smart people, but with growing pains."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start. Opportunity to become a lifer if you so choose. But you have to love the area and the lifestyle. Lots to learn and people are there to help you learn and grow.

    Cons

    Has growing pains. Has big company ambitions but carries small company problem. Pay is middle of the road. Not too good, not too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little disruptive and break some molds. Take measured chances and see if better outcomes can be achieved.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Contractor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Higher pay than most in the area

    Cons

    No direction from Management. They are all over the place.
    Takes forever for any project to become reality.
    Work contractors to the bone then spit them out and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Let your management team run their business and departments and stop being so afraid of the owner.
    Stop hiring only A type personalities so there will not be so much "head butting" between employees and things might get done easier.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Many good things going for Lutron"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    Having left Lutron for almost a year, I had some time to reflect on my time at Lutron. There are a lot of great things going on for this company, especially in Engineering, devotion to quality, constant strive for improvement, and the generally collaborative nature of the company across departments. If you are an engineer, this is one of the best places to start a career. If you have a reason to settle down in NE Pennsylvania, this is probably one of the best places to remain for the rest of your career.

    Cons

    The root of all the cons for Lutron is its business model and profitability, which results in short term thinking, lower pay (almost non-existence bonus), travel policies that were frustrating and less than stellar company perks compared to other tech companies. I mean, the location is not that great, and without perks, it's hard to attract the talent they need. Part of it is probably because of the industry itself, but I think mainly Lutron can do a much better job marketing their products.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep engineering's "candor" and collaborative culture alive! Don't lose it, as it is the best asset you have. Lutron has great high quality products, but I believe it hasn't reach it's full potential due to a lack of true B2C marketing strategy. Spend more money on Marketing and trust outside professionals since there is almost zero true marketing knowledge in the company. Also, please be more vigorous in your middle management/director level outside-hires. The wrong hire can really disrupt the culture and disincentives your current employees you have going for you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you like rural PA, bad if you enjoy culture, growth"

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, good healthcare

    Cons

    No real career growth, 401k matching is marginal, location of company is a detriment

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentives to attract and keep top talent to help offset working in a pasture


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Opportunities for personal growth are everywhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Leadership in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering Leadership in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    + Exceptional place to start a career - large incoming class of college graduates helps to create a community from day one
    + Company seeks to fill positions from within, making for numerous opportunities for personal and career growth
    + Engineering department invests heavily in providing any tools needed to get the job done

    Cons

    - Culture is (was?) built on fear of top leadership
    - Location of headquarters is a great match for some people but not most - makes it difficult to recruit
    - Company has a "only if invented here" mentality making it sometimes slow to respond to market changes

    Advice to Management

    Shake up the top management and reach into your deep bench of talent.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Design & Development Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Design & Development Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lutron (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Very smart and helpful engineers
    - Flexible hours
    - Focus on new product development
    - Pleasant work atmosphere in general
    - Can explore non-technical disciplines (i.e. sales, marketing, college recruiting)

    Cons

    - Several arrogant individuals in upper management
    - Innovation has declined
    - Strict dress code
    - Furniture is old and space is dirty


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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...


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Ashland, VA
    Former Employee - Technician in Ashland, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, coworkers support each other when possible

    Cons

    Lots of mandatory overtime, low moral, Managemnt does not care about the people or their concerns. Production is the only thing that matters.


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