Lennox Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
65 Reviews

3.4
65 Reviews
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Lennox CEO and Director Todd M. Bluedorn
Todd M. Bluedorn
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very competitive salaries and usually there are opportunities to grow (in 3 reviews)

  • Good hours, good product, good inventory, good benefits, and good pay (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management spend more time protecting their jobs and positions than doing what is right for the company (in 4 reviews)

  • an employee might hit a glass ceiling where they can't seem to move up any further (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work hours

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    Former Employee - Counter Sales Associate  in  Charleston, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Counter Sales Associate in Charleston, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good product, good inventory, good benefits, and good pay.

    Cons

    Too many silly rules, too much paperwork, lack of training, short staffed in the part stores, outside sales person does not help drive business to the store, too many key decision makers, store manager can't make key decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the store manager to run the store, encourage the outside sales person and managers to work together to drive sales for both the store and outside sales person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work. Friendly people and good experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at Lennox full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, professionalism, location, work-life balance

    Cons

    Benefits not up to standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at Lennox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Delivering results that meet or exceed goals is rewarded with trust, compensation, development for further opportunities, etc. Although the company has a significant global presence, it still has that small company, almost "family" feel, and the level of talent that each of my co-workers have, continually amazes me.

    Cons

    Like working at any of the HVACR companies, this business is closely tied to housing starts, commercial builds, and of course, the weather. So be prepared for lean times, and be ready to chip in and bear the burden of the down-cycles when they occur.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Once great company that has been ruined by poor executive leadership

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Lennox full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Once the pride of the HVAC industry with a culture and leadership team that was best in class (due to prior owner and CEO). Some solid leadership remains at the middle management level. Decent work/life balance in an industry that is fairly stable.

    Cons

    Current CEO and Executive team that manage by the quarterly stock price (in order to line their pockets), while the welfare of the employee is completely and wholly expendable. Not one decision since 2007 (appointment of current CEO) has been in the best interest of the employee. They will find ways to renege on commitments if it will further pad their pockets with a few $. Employees no longer have pride in the company and many are looking for a way out. Little joy, excitement, or camaraderie remain within the four walls. The cafeteria has become a ghost town as people stay at their desk or leave the building for a brief respite from the daily drudgery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is still salvageable but you must show a commitment beyond your own pocketbook and start taking a sincere and personal interest in the well being of your employees. If a choice is available, do the right thing for the employee. Board - replace the CEO immediately with an individual who has a personality, cares about people, and will actually engage in sincere conversation with the "common folks". Lennox didn't survive for over 100 years by having poor leadership that focuses on nothing more than a short term quarterly result!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrid

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    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager

    I worked at Lennox full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Top contributors earn nice perks, travel, private jet, car allowance.

    Cons

    Old Boys Club, Most of the management is EX-GE or Trane, and they think they are something special. The technology is boring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture is stagnant

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Richardson, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Business is good and they have a great product - costly but good. Service team is excellent and this drives equipment sales.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership at numerous levels. Leaders do not embrace the needed change or those that can effectively initiate change management. If you do not advertise people will not purcase your product - you cannot shrink your way to success - you invest to grow!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good leaders, get rid of those that are the "Bullies" - people know who they are in the organization and take care of customers and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Downward focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lennox for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Historic company with name brand
    Proven quality

    Cons

    Profit driven
    Inward focus, not customer focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become customer focused, not investor focused

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    not a bad company to work for -

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at Lennox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexibilty .. some smart co-wokers... have a salary freeze in 2010 and 2011 lower the 3% salaries company wide

    Cons

    lot of office politics ... very tight dead lines in IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to focus more on IT

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Lennox full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    From what I understand from others that have been here longer than me, this used to be a family, employee centered company but that is no longer the case.

    Cons

    New approach of CEO is to make money at the costs of the lower level employees. Pay cuts,layoffs, etc. then 6 mths later take a big bonus for himself from the Board of Directors while the rest of us suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs new CEO and upper leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential but held back by bloated middle management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lennox

    Pros

    CEO has good vision for the company. Great CFO. strong products and a no stress environment. Ridiculously high pay for what is expected.

    Cons

    An embarrassingly poor IT infrastructure has resulted in an org structure that suffers from a bloated middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house in IT and put a true leader in the CIO role and focus on automating as much of the finance function as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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