Lord Corporation Employee Reviews

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Student Associate (Former Employee) –  Cambridge Springs, PAJuly 1, 2018
Pretty useful internship with real work where you get to do a ton of actual work rather than just get coffee for people. Plant is in the middle of nowhere but if you live in Erie you'll be fine
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Amazing place to work
Continuous Flow Cell Operator (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYJune 4, 2018
3 months paid training for most of which you only help an existing operator. Start off with 15 vacation days and insurance. Job can get overwhelming on some days, but others i couldn't believe they were paying me so much to do such a simple job. If it weren't for my neck injury (not related to job) i would still be working there.
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2.0
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Great Coworkers but not Management
Director, A&D Global Sales (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJune 4, 2018
The benefits and challenges are good but the CEO and Company is struggling to break out of legacy traditional parts such as Chemlock and HCL bearings despite what you read in the press.
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5.0
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Productive and great place to work
HCL frabricator (Current Employee) –  Erie, PAMay 21, 2018
Really like running press and learning how to fabricate metals on many different parts every day your learning running something different its and if you ever ran into a problem the coworkers are willing to help there is no hard part of this job at all Lords is a great place to work great environment
Pros
Free luncheons
Cons
Short breaks
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2.0
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Counter Productive Culture
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Erie, PAMay 19, 2018
Management is chosen by nepotism and knowledge and skills mean very little. Firings occur on a regular basis at the end of the year to meet company metrics and who and why is done almost at random regardless of performance or years of service. People are treated as tools to be manipulated as they see fit in what ever manner they choose and if you don't accept that, you will not be employed very long. Pay and benefits are great but not worth the oppression, control, and poor business practices and miss management. This company is a text book example of what not to do in any quality guide, and the culture shows it.
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Compensation and Benefits
Cons
Management, Culture
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plenty of breaks and team setting is very good
Packaging Operator (Current Employee) –  Saegertown, PAApril 11, 2018
not a bad place but 12 hour shifts and working extra days leaves a short home life you will learn packaging and computers team work stress safety I enjoyed working but was told I may have to work 4 12 hour days in a row makes for short home life
Pros
health care from day one
Cons
not many homelife days
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1.0
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Very busy doing international shipping
Clerk - Export Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Erie, PAApril 6, 2018
Did the international shipping. Had to make sure all your "i's" were dotted and your "t's" were crossed. A lot paperwork had to accompany the shipment to get through customs.

End of the month it was nothing to work 12-14 hours a day.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
Long hours at the end of the month
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Good people at working level, great products, low stress work, now profitable.
Accountant (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCApril 4, 2018
Depleting female executive leadership, two female officers no longer with company, and two female HR directors left in last year. Caucasean males dominate at executive and VP level, three Caucasean males promoted to VP positions in last few months. Cost cutting ongoing, layoffs an annual event. Possibly going public or sold to new owners.
Pros
Low stress work, good colleagues, profitable
Cons
Old boys network, privately held, management is secretive and non communicative
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high stress to make shipments
Quality Manager (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHMarch 16, 2018
review quality issues and react. high dollar parts were scrapped and shipments were missed. way behind on schedule. alot of pressure from HR to review employees performance and get rid of low performers. job was to eliminate the low man.
Pros
close to home and great money
Cons
brutal HR and manager, liked to cut heads
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5.0
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Great company
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Erie, PAMarch 1, 2018
Lord is a great company. I would have retired there had it not been for a relocation. The benefits and pay are above average. This company cares about its employees.
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4.0
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Technology focused with a strong collaborative environment
Director Commercial Development (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJanuary 30, 2018
Privately-held $900M US multinational corporation with over 3K employees, manufacturing facilities in 8 countries, and offices in 15 countries; broad reach across aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, electronic assembly, and industrial equipment. Technology-driven provider of niche solutions using surface material science and dynamic systems.
Pros
People, technology, market position, private
Cons
Slow growth, consensus perspective, complex processes
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3.0
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Great people, bad upper management
Product Development (Current Employee) –  Cambridge Springs, PAJanuary 28, 2018
Overall experience was good. Recent layoff has made the overall morale of the company very bad. Generally, the employees were very helpful, but upper management micro-managed too much.
Pros
People, innovative work
Cons
Upper Management
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5.0
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Electronics Lab was very interesting and educational
Electronic Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Erie, PAJanuary 23, 2018
Every day was a chance to learn and use new electronic
technology. We integrated as many advancements into our
products as practically possible within development time
schedules. Excellent friendly and knowledgeable co-workers.
Pros
Enjoyed this company very much
Cons
They closed our Erie lab
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2.0
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The company and mgt. did not seem to know what direction to go. Rotating door in high mgt.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER & PRODUCT DEVLEOPMENT (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 16, 2018
Typical day 8-5 working and developing new customers.

I learned a lot of technical information on shock and vibration.

Management can not be trusted. It's look out for our self and its about them and how much they can advance over the other.

Culture is from 1924, the company i.e. executives act like a fortune 500 company when the results tell very much different story.

Hardest part of the job was when will they change their mind again on the direction the company will go.

The most enjoyable part was assisting in developing new products.
Pros
Open time to do your thing, healthcare, 401k all good
Cons
The management they seem to chase their tail more than moving forward
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Productive and relaxing enviroment
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHJanuary 15, 2018
Wonderful place to work for. Offered plenty of over time. Pay and benefits are very nice. Safety oriented place. Employees there tend to be clickish and play politics in the workplace. Overall it was a Fantastic job very challenging. Everyday was a learning experience
Pros
Pay and Benefits
Cons
Employees playing politics
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3.0
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Chemical plant
Manufacturing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Saegertown, PADecember 28, 2017
The environment was rather toxic, from the overall low moral of the team to the blatant misuse of power and negligence of the management. The manager would sleep on the night shift in napping periods. The team had low moral and despite having strong leadership skills the environment was too prohibitive to enable a positive change. I decided to go to school full time and ended my employment the week before the fall semester began.
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Direct Labor
Direct Labor & Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYDecember 20, 2017
Based on the work environment, I would not recommend to women. It is a nice workplace, but the manual labor was very difficult. Challenging, but it was very rewarding.
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4.0
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Good company overall, each dept lives and dies by the manager
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCNovember 27, 2017
Overall LORD is a great place to work. For a 90+ year old company they are doing amazing things and pivoting to move into new and forward thinking industries. As with any company there are great areas to work, and others where management has no clue. Turnover in a group is usually a good indicator of which side of the fence a group is on.
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4.0
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Many good people to work with. All are trying to do their best work.
Staff Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Erie, PANovember 25, 2017
Best company in the area, but prone to reorganizing on a yearly basis. The people try to do their best work for the company. Safety is the number ONE priority.
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5.0
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great workplace with good coworkers
Student Associate (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 19, 2017
great workplace with good coworkers, management does a great job of helping people and they have a great feel for a large company, the huge corporate structure is not felt.
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