- Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc (Cleveland, OH / United States)26.Nov 2015
Culture is good, but being negatively affected by extreme pressure to increase sales
Support from management
Objectves set are very unrealistic considering the difficulties of selling products basically unchange for years.
Regular folks are generally helpful
Freedom to work independently
Managers closely supervise their reports
There are periodic meetings where the importance of increasing sales is greatly stressed, with treats to job stability if not...
Attitude towards older colleagues
Lots of old timers around, that contributed to launching the original business.
Very difficult to be allowed to attend external events/ industry meetings
Overall compensation for your work
Salary below average. Benefits average.
Office / Work Environment
Conditions are being improved by continous renovation to the aging and poorly climatized building
Lot of talks about this, but again pressure to increase sales dominated. Company is phasing out dangerous, benzene made, products
Work life balance is average
Employees talk often how great the company was in the past. Most people worried that unpleasant changes are going to happen
Lot of old timers but treats of layoff if sales do not improve are freqwuently made
Ramps and elevators are available
Lots of small accident happened/happening
Products must contain company's materials, The use of mixes with outside products, even if effective, is not welcomed.
Inclusive / Diverse
Suggestions for improvement
- Put more emphasis and effort on creating a new product line rather that continuing to try finding new uses for the old ones.
What I like about the company
Average company overall so far. Trying hard to increase sales
What I dislike about the company
Aging product line. Most products are believed to be not very effective and challenging to use by potential customers. Extreme pressure to increase sales. Treats to job stability. Hard stops on projects financing due to a strict gateway evaluation process
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyLubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc (Cleveland, OH / United States)
- CityCleveland, OH
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015