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    Had a blast!

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Lyris full-time (more than an year)


    Great people with great talent and potential. I had a lot of fun here, worked hard but also laughed a lot in this high-energy work space. Excellent work-life balance in a casual office environment with occasional dress-up theme days (my favorite was "lumberjack!"). Conference rooms are named after silly movies (Are we meeting in Talladega Nights or Zoolander?), just little things like that make it a great place to work. Learned a lot about email marketing, which is a valued skill out in the real world. The software was challenging, of the two products, one was excellent. Don't let the negative reviews sway you, as those are largely from a few years back when the company was going through difficult times and likely bad leadership. Good to see a reduction in the number of jobs outsourced. Company is on a great track.


    Company has been on a bit of a roller coaster after making some bad decisions a few years back. "Change" seems to be a difficult process but they are honest about their mistakes and eager to move in a more positive direction as far as growth and stability. Software needs to be introduced into the modern era (say no to Adobe Flash!), but lack of engineering resources appear to be a major issue.

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    Allocate more resources into engineering, invest in your flagship products and don't just half-ass it due to budget restrictions. Customers should not be doing the QA. Don't lock your employees into their positions and limit their tasks, utilize their talents beyond the job description.

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Updated Jan 13, 2015
Updated Jan 13, 2015

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Lyris.

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    Leadership team is very open, highly energized and is looking for good cultural fit and similarly minded employees

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Silver Award for Sales & Customer Service, Stevie® Awards, 2014

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Headquarters Emeryville, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public (LYRI)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Lyris sings a song of SaaS-pence. The company provides a variety of Software-as-a-Service (Saas) online marketing applications and services. Its more than 8,000 clients use the company's products to manage email lists and to create and monitor email marketing campaigns. More than three quarters of its revenues come from subscriptions to its cloud-based Lyris HQ hosted software application. Customers come from a wide range of industries including financial services, consumer goods, health care, retail, media, and transportation. The company also provides professional... More

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