1. Helpful (5)

    "Great People. Average Company."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    It has already been said that the best thing about Lutron is the people. Regardless of your discipline, you will make close friends here, and you will have ample opportunity to grow your core skill set. For those who want to hit the ground running, Lutron is a great place to start a career - as the company relies heavily on new-hires to make key technical decisions in the company. Lutron rewards achievement, though you'll need to be willing to stand-up for yourself and be your own champion.

    Cons

    While new employees get ample opportunities to make real contributions, they also bear the brunt of insufficient upper management. Short-term strategies mean that work / life balance doesn't often factor into the equation -- crises flow down hill, and the company isn't shy about asking for copious uncompensated overtime from exempt employees. Lutron could be so much more than it is, and could attract and hold great talent if the atmosphere were less stressed and less repressed. Upper management could stand up for themselves and their employees -- but unfortunately it isn't the culture, and isn't likely to change before the regime. Anything and everything is subject to change at a moment's notice at managements' whim, often causing redundant effort and wasted time on "black hole" pet projects. Viable new ideas, visions, and strategies often get overlooked due to paranoia and a CYA approach that stems from trickle-down fear of the top management tier.

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  1. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Lutron full-time

    Pros

    Fun and interesting work as well as a youthful set of employees

    Cons

    There are not really any

  2. "Decent Place to Work but Trapped in Outdated Corporate Practices"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Software Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Working in the Coopersburg area, Lutron starts your salary decently high COL wise * Lutron does a lot of college recruiting, so lots of younger engineers * Very easy to make friends at Lutron through external activities like volleyball, soccer, grill outs, etc. * Direct supervisors seem to work very hard to promote their new engineers * You will definitely be assigned challenging projects and designs earlier on * Lutron will allow you to expense career and education growth opportunities including graduate school (you will still need to work full time though) * (Just for Coopersburg hires) Lehigh Valley is awesome and very close to other larger cities for easy weekend trips

    Cons

    * Sticks to the 8-5 work culture * Promotions appear to be time based rather than skill or merit based * Business Casual enforced for Software Engineers * Upper management is anti remote work * Does not significantly adjust scale pay based on COL of the area (Engineers in Coopersburg make only slightly less than their equivalents in a high COL area like Boston) * Management makes it very hard to resolve tech debt * Heavy dependency on external contractors which has made some of the older code difficult to manage * Very bad Maternity leave and practically non-existent Paternity leave

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