At Lynx Grills Incorporated, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 129 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.69. It was published on Aug 8, 2016. 1367 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel I make a difference here.
90%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
89%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
88%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
86%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
85%
 

What They Do

We asked Lynx Grills Incorporated to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Lynx Grills, Inc. is a technology company that designs and assembles the finest outdoor grills and appliances. We have set the standard for design, innovation and engineering excellence, introducing proprietary technologies to ensure consumers have the ultimate Lynx experience.

About this Company

Website: www.lynxgrills.com Industry: Manufacturing & Production
US Headquarters: Downey, California US Sites: 1
US Employees: 174 Employees Worldwide: 236
Corporate Structure: Public Founded: 1995

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Perks and Programs

We asked Lynx Grills Incorporated to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Paid Maternity Leave: Lynx Grills, Inc. provides an additional six (6) weeks of paid leave benefits after the birth of a child. This is a 100% of base pay. Our maternity leave benefit is in addition to the benefits provided through the States short-term disability.
  • Health, Wellness & Safety Expo: In January 2016, Lynx welcomed 16 vendors to provide information on the employees health status, helped them set realistic goals and arm them with resources. Several Lunch and Learns were also provided,with the area of focus being physical activity, weight management, stress management. The evaluations were all complimentary. Lynx also created and personalized a "Passport to Good Health" booklet to help and award the employee after they tracked and completed their preventive health screenings within 6 months. Prizes for participation were Fit bits and $100 gift cards.
  • Leadership Program: Lynx provides a customized training to supervisors, managers, team leads. Effective in the 3rd or 4th quarter of the year, we develop a 7 week workshop with a local College to provide the participants with courses such as Effective Leadership, Team Development, Conflict Management, and Performance Management. The courses are designed to teach the tools, tips and techniques to equip them for success. Each class can be up to 4 hours long and hosted onsite- in our Lynx University. Participants also receive continuing education unit credits.
  • Cooking Classes: Lynx invites employees, customers, friends and family onsite, once a month, for an hour to learn how to create a delicious meal for their family, from our expert Executive Chef. Lynx provides the materials, and the class is an interactive, group-based cooking course. We work together to develop a delicious meal, and enjoy the fruits of our labor.
  • Suggestions Prize: At Lynx, employees are encouraged to provide courteous, professional and constructive suggestions to better serve our customers. If their suggestion reduces and eliminates Lynx's expenditures or improves the safety of our operation, they can be awarded up to $500. Every employee who offers a qualified suggestion automatically receives an award within two weeks of submission.
  • Training Matrix: Although training varies from one department to another, Lynx offers an up to 3 week Training Matrix to new hires. Our Chief Financial Officer also participates in the training by providing the new hire with an hour long understanding on Lynx's history. We do all that we can to provide the new member with all the tools they need to succeed at Lynx.
  • Birthdays!!: We love birthdays and we wanted to be a part of our employees special day! We enhanced their working experience at Lynx by celebrating and giving them a Starbucks gift card- during their birthday month!

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$53,469 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Production $60,539 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Office Support
4% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 50% of an employee's salary $1,500 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Long-term care insurance to employees

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Car wash
  • Discount ticket sales
Safety BBQ Celebrating over 270 days without a lost time injury

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 23 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Telecommute option (2% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

30 days Job-protected maternity leave30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
30 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$10,000 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • 'Human Resources Director' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 1 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Demographics

 
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How to Get Hired

We asked Lynx Grills Incorporated for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We appreciate when candidates are passionate about their work. We look for intergrity, strong communication skills, strong work ethics and those who can work with a sense of urgency. With Lynx's consistent growth, we seek candidates who can adapt to new situations, who are creative, approachable and easy to get along with. At all levels, we look for leaders, change agents, ability to also follow and an interest to go above and beyond.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates who look to join our team will demonstrate confidence, motivation, are personable, and would certaintly have done their research and understanding of Lynx.  They would be well prepared to discuss their background and translate it to the job opening. We also get impressed when they apply a good hand shake, eye contact, clear questions to the interviewer, and send a follow up note; reflecting on their interview- via email or mail to the interviewer.  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Lynx always has a wide variety of opportunities to join the team. From operators, to welders, sheet metal grinders, assemblers, engineers, customer service, management, the list can go on. As we continue to grow, we will post our openings on our site.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

To review our career openings, visit LynxGrills.com.  

hiring Outlook

6 Job openings forecast for coming year 13 Average applicants per opening
260 Applications received 20 Positions filled in past year
1% New hires by employee referrals 7 New positions created
20 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
1 New graduates hired 4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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