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Dynamic work environment with exciting products

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I have been working at LifeSize

Pros

Great energy
Innovative products
Team environment
Good work life balance
Strong managment structure

Cons

Office buildings outside of head office are not as well equipped

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lifesize has a tight and strong leadership team, that supports their employees. Despite the growth targets being high and the expectations of the employees just as high, the support for employee success is apparent throughout the leadership group.

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Other Reviews for LifeSize

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    Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX

    I have been working at LifeSize

    Pros

    Fast Growth, Profitable Company in an industry that's projected to grow to 5 Billion in the next 5 years
    Offices for confidential HR positions.
    Global/International Environment.
    Fast Paced Environment
    No red tape to get things done
    Supportive
    Friendly People!
    Open Door environment.
    Competitive compensation packages
    Great brand name in Austin
    Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    You need to be proactive. People will not tell you what to do or hand hold you to get things done or to advance your career. That could be a bad or a good thing, depending on your perspective. There have been some challenges, mostly on the operations side resulting from the integration with Logitech (nothing that comes as a surprise though and certainly something that is being tackled head on). I am a big proponent of rewarding top performers, and I think Lifesize could do a better job, overall of rewarding their top performers with stock options/restricted stock, bonuses, rewards etc. But overall, Lifesize compensates and treats all of their employees equally as top performers because for the most part, they hire all top performers. Taco Deli is served every Mon/Wed. I've been here for a year and they have not changed up the tacos they order. They are the same ones everyday. And also, there is a lot of unhealthy food in the snack cabinet - again good or bad, depending on your perspective. And on a final side note, sometimes the cleaning lady blocks the bathroom and I have to go to another floor to use the bathroom! If I'm bothered by tacos and access to the bathroom, I think we're doing alright :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of innovative ways to reward and retain top performers. Most companies do a good job on this for salespeople but what about Finance, Operations, HR, etc? Foster more inter-department dialogue/conversations. Departments tend to get silo'd into their respective business units/functions. ie: Engineering has no idea what Marketing is doing or who the marketing people even are. Accounting doesn't know what Recruiting does. IT is typically left alone unless something breaks. Understanding Lifesize as a whole and how all the pieces fit together is very important, no matter what department you are in.

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    LifeSize provides a good work/life balance along with a good professional atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at LifeSize

    Pros

    LifeSize offers a good work/life balance with a competitive atmosphere, which encourages professional growth. The people at LifeSize are for the most part extremely competent and friendly, which makes the vibe in the office very enjoyable. Everyone has something to contribute to the team and something to learn from one another. Social and team building events within the company and with families are also routinely encouraged to strengthen work relationships and bonds.

    Cons

    Since merging with Logitech, LifeSize is growing at a fast rate. This has brought about changes a little too fast for employees' taste. Also, sometimes it feels like the two companies are a little disconnected between what each does. Nonetheless, it is nothing that will not be resolved given time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those who do not do so already, just to take the time to meet with each of the individuals in your group, no matter how high or low their status in the company. Understandably, time is an issue with the immense amount of meetings and engagements that upper management needs to attend, but sometimes weeks go by and it feels like no one has heard from you. Even a small appearance and acknowledgment can make a person feel recognized.

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    Approves of CEO
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