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Politics not Management
Embedded Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  PennsylvaniaNovember 27, 2018
It's all about empire building at Lutron, surprising for such a small company. The powers-that-be around head office are refusing to delegate authority outside of their sphere of influence. Recently when interviewed by a senior VP pertaining to a position opening away from head office, the focus was not on what I knew, rather what I didn't know which was unrelated to the position, clearly destined from the outset to deny me an opportunity in somebody else's domain. Others have commented that management is too slow to make changes, the reality is that they're afraid to tread unfamiliar waters and will not rely on the expertise of those they hire, but fall back on their own out-dated knowledge of the industry and ambivalence towards skills that are needed for future competitiveness. 'This is the way we've always done it' simply doesn't apply any more. Lutron could be a good place to work if the executive were kept on a short leash and allow the good people to do their jobs.
Pros
Middle management
Cons
Executive clingng to an out-dated paradigm.
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Productive days Good Experience
Data Entry Operator (Former Employee) –  Allentown, PAJune 20, 2018
Data entry. Learned about new products. Good management. Friendly environment, professional. Meeting co workers during break time was enjoyable. Great experience
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Good Coworkers, Manager Dependent Advancement
Senior Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAJune 20, 2018
The work culture at Lutron can vary pretty drastically depending on your group, where some groups seem to have flex hours, while other groups are strictly form 8-5. Company runs pretty lean, so 9 hour work days are not uncommon, but typically depends on the position.

Coworkers are great, and generally good to work with. Some strong type A personalities, but pretty typical at most companies. There's not much structured career growth early on, and your advancement is largely dependent upon how much your manager is willing to push for you.
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A typical day
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAMarch 21, 2018
Lutron has a strict formal culture. As an employee you are guided to dress in a full suit every day. They have a military mentality and believe that work comes before all other duty's.
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Company trying to change culture
Operations (Current Employee) –  Lehigh Valley, PAFebruary 8, 2018
This is a company that is currently trying to change their culture around how they do business. Their intentions are good, but management is fumbling the evolution.
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Fast paced industry leader in commercial lighting
Project & Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Coopersburg, PASeptember 19, 2017
I worked there many years ago. This was a privately held company that continued to invest in the business even in downturn years without any layoffs; bravo. There was a relatively steady stream of young engineers from top east coast engineering schools and management was usually groomed from within. Great place to work especially for electrical engineers.
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Fast paced, Culture
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very friendly and encouraging peers.Loads of leaning.Exposure to new technologies
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAJune 7, 2017
supportive management.Things move pretty fast.Stake holder management was challenging.Coordination between cross functional teams is limited.Over all enjoyable experience
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The Job is Nice
Project Computer Engineer (Current Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAMay 21, 2017
Amazing work culture and ethics in the company. Work with fairly new technology and solve challenging problems. Timing is flexible but everyone generally does 8 to 5.
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Good job for building Skills
IT Specialist (Current Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAMay 3, 2017
This is a good job for building initial skills and figuring out what type of work you want to perform in the IT field. The job provides the opportunity to perform a wide variety of tasks. Unfortunately, the company culture is very slow to change and adaption and is extremely frustrating at times.
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overall a good place to work, just was not hiring
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Allentown, PAFebruary 21, 2017
a nice place to work, people there are very nice. learned how prep orders, build product which was electric switches. the management was great. cannot really think of anything hard about working there. overall I liked everything I did there including inventory.
Pros
the people
Cons
no permanent job
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Good company
Inside Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAFebruary 7, 2016
A typical day at work involves mainly telephone calls to existing Lutron customers to sell enhanced warranties on their lighting systems, or upgrades. I enjoy the selling aspect of my role, however I find this company is not exactly progressive. Many of my co-workers have been at the company for many years, and seem to be content at their current role. I feel I have outgrown my current position, but the culture is to have been at the company for 3 years in a role before being considered for advancement. The majority of management are competent, smart individuals.

This is a solid company and I have enjoyed my time here, however I am very interested and motivated for a customer facing sales position with a training program to challenge me further.
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Horrible Management, Smart People
Project Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAMarch 22, 2015
The people there are really very nice and intelligent people but the management is god-awful. All rules are handed down from the 90-year old owner. There's still a dress code and rigid hours even for the engineers. Furthermore, younger engineers can expect to work even longer hours to meet ridiculous deadlines on poorly managed projects. It's a great place to start your career and you'll learn a lot but get out as soon as you can.
Pros
Good experience, they give responsibilities to younger employees, overall nice people
Cons
Horrendous work-life balance, old-fashioned culture, horrible management
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Great company
Technical Applications Representative (Current Employee) –  Coopersburg, PA 18015November 30, 2014
Great company, great culture, great products and there is a lot of opportunities to learn more than you would wish for.
On the other hand, management is a bit old fashion and moving up seems impossible if you don't know the right people.
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Old-style company stuck in the '50's
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Coopersberg, PAJuly 14, 2014
My managers were downright mean sometimes. I often felt bullied. I was never given any control over my projects. I wasn't able to use my brain, and often felt like just a pair of hands working under someone else's direction. Micromanaging was a part of the culture. Projects moved at a snail's pace.
Pros
Interesting work, Many people are nice and will provide mentoring (but they are not necessarily your own managers, I learned a lot from my peers, Beautiful campus with a lovely hiking trail steps away, The building is beautiful and the cafeteria's nice
Cons
People here are cold and there are no formal performance reviews or development plans, Contractors are treated like second-class workers, Some employees are rude to the point of borderline bullying, Project plans are rudimentory or non-existant, Many contractors are let go with two-day's notice, The owner and his daughter are feared, and are not very nice, All of upper managment are men, and mostly white with maybe one exception
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Good people, lots of talent
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAFebruary 10, 2014
Many smart and talented people are employed there. It made the work environment enjoyable.
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Hard but fun work
Materials Assistant (Former Employee) –  Allentown, PANovember 18, 2013
You begin your day earlier than most but it ends before others. Fun environment, have to constantly stay focused. You get recognized for your improvements fairly quickly and are always allowing the workers to progress and re rewarded. The hardest part of the job is staying entertained while doing the same thing for hours. The most enjoyable is being around so many different individuals.
Pros
Always having rewards and events for workers
Cons
No music to keep you focused
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Excellent opportunities to grow and develop for a long term career
Professional (Current Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAJune 5, 2013
Private company with high quality employees. Their commitment to their customers, innovation and employees drives a high energy culture focused on achieving success.
Pros
Challenging work, high quality coworkers
Cons
None
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Cutting Edge Electronics Manufacturer
Sales (Current Employee) –  Coopersburg, PAMay 31, 2013
Lutron is still owned and run by the founder of the company, the same man who invented the modern dimmer switch more than 50 years ago. It is a privately held company that reflects the value and hard work of the owner. It is cutting edge and leads the industry in innovation and design. However, it is an engineering company first and foremost. That is not good or bad, it is just important to understand that mindset. Many of the salespeople began their careers as engineers, and so they are very good at selling to other technically minded people, but communicating and establishing a base with the average consumer is still a work in progress.

The company has grown so fast, that it is still working though how to operate as a medium-large company. It is still run in many aspects as a small company, where most employees know each other, and there is a sense of family and community. If you are a hard worker you can advance as far as your hard work will take you. They are very demanding in their hiring process. They want the best of the best to work there, and will compensate accordingly. The culture of the organization is vintage old school east coast. Wear suit and tie to work, don't walk on the grass, etc.

Overall, the organization favors innovators, hard workers, and people with vision and accountability. It is a great company to work for in an industry that is still growing and dynamic.
Pros
Growth and Advancement is only limited by what you are willing to do
Cons
Very defined culture. If you don't fit the mold, it may be difficult to adapt.
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great place to work
Graphic Eye Panel Technician (Former Employee) –  alburtis,paJanuary 3, 2013
no cons great boss, great benefits and job sites are good place to learn
Pros
great place to work
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