Lutron Project Electrical Engineer Reviews

Updated 22 Sep 2016

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time for 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.

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  2. Helpful (7)

    "Hit or Miss"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Electrical Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They give you a lot of freedom to take on varied responsibilities. There is also attention given to internal training which helps keep employees well-rounded and growing professionally.

    Cons

    Movement in the company and your performance is extremely dependent upon your supervisor. If your supervisor doesn't value you then your career suffers. HR pretends to care, but their clear lack of action proves otherwise.

  3. "Great Experience, nice people"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lutron full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, privately held, very stable and fast growing

    Cons

    Location, access to big cities and cost of living

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to start your career.. then move on."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lutron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Average salary with decent benefits. Middle of the way for what is offered. Excellent profit sharing when times are good. Use the 401k match as it will grow. Above average capability of people. You learn a lot very quickly. Everybody is willing to help and that is a great culture to work in.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Employees are not valued for their overall contribution but for their isolated contributions. Long hours at times. Have had to put in long hours at times, and seen others put in even longer hours. There is very little diversity. When I started it was minuscule, but it improved a little over time. The biggest problem is the area, small industrial town in white america. Philly and NY are close, but not for a daily commute.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Traditional family values, modern work structure."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Disciplined and well established. Good work environment and casual lifestyle in Allentown-Bethlehem area.

    Cons

    Distinct independent cells operating with some groups having conducive work environment, some not so much.

  6. Helpful (11)

    "Good first job, lots of experience to be gained across competencies, not good for long term career."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lutron

    Pros

    - Get to work with alot of great, fun, smart people - Very interesting, busy, challenging job if you want it to be. I can honestly day I usually dont dread going to work. - Can easily (somewhat) move around the company and hold a large variety of positions if you so choose (or sometimes even if you dont want to) - Have alot of opportunities to learn new things from moving around and working in inter-disciplinary groups (there was a time when I would say teams, but now groups seems more applicable, pretend this is in the con list). - If your degree ends with 'Engineer' theres alot of room to move up and be in almost any position. - 2 Year engineering technicians can do alot more at Lutron than most companies (in functions, not in compensation). - Depending on your supervisor, there is a degree of a flexible schedule. If you need to leave early, go to a doctors appt, etc, this is generally acceptable without making it up (if you're salary of course)

    Cons

    - Pay increases minimal and dont keep up with inflation. I was paid more than others I know from other companies to start, now im paid substantially less. I'm an above average performer who has never had other than excellent reviews. - Company is losing focus of the "Take Care of the People" principle as time goes on. Employees are seen more and more as mere resources which is also leading to a decline of the team atmosphere that was present several years ago. - Long hours are just expected without extra pay (no overtime, flextime, etc.). If you leave at 5 you feel like you're leaving early, even at 6-7 theres often quite a few people still working. Some engineers, SEs usually, work until 10, 11pm regularly, which makes the rest of the guys seems like slackers because their output is alot lower. So if you want to impress by working late, buy a cot. - If you don't have the title 'Engineer' at the end of your degree, your pay and availability to move up is limited. Both 2 year and 4 year technical degrees hit a glass ceiling at a certain point, no matter how well you perform. An EE of a few years can bang rocks all day, and an EET of 10+ years can do amazing things, but the EE will remain on top. - When issues occur you can expect to work ridiculous hours, including nights, weekends, scheduled vacation days etc. Taking care of the customer is number 1, so sometimes this is expected, but it happens too often for poor reasons. When issues are resolved, dont expect much more than a pat on the back, and for it to be forgotten about by upper managment in less than a day. - Travel is often scheduled on weekends to save the company your time, so not only do you leave your family for a period of time, but you lose a weekend day or days too, with no additional pay (if you're salary) - Things can be very personal. If you want to move up you need the right friends. If the right person doesnt like you, don't slip up or you may suddenly decide to resign. - Unfortunately, with alot of really smart people as coworkers and leaders, arrogance runs amuck which can be really frustrating at times. It makes you feel good to be made an idiot of in front of your peers and other leaders (Some leaders are better than you could ask for, just a select few act this way)

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  7. "Great place to start after college"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Project Electrical Engineer in Coopersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lutron

    Pros

    Its a great place to start working after college and they have a great salary/benefits package and support former Coops and interns very well. Team based work is predominant, and employees generally work well together. There is a lot of room to move around (both horizontally to other business units) and vertically (into lower management). Further education is encouraged, especially through in house classes by local educators.

    Cons

    It is a younger company. Many in the lower management are less than 30 years old, which could affect some of the relationships with older employees.

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