Lithium Technologies

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Working hard to take it to the next level

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Current Employee - Director in Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Director in Emeryville, CA

I have been working at Lithium Technologies

Pros

Lithium has been in business for over 10 years. That means they are doing something right. You can't last through the recession if you're not delivering value to companies. That said when you're transitioning as an organization, it's never a smooth path. As far as I can tell, they are making the right and necessary steps to do this. Of course a lot of people will 'armchair quarterback' their advice for the management team, but honestly, Rob is doing a great job. This is a fun place to work, it is growing, it is successful, it can raise a lot of capital, and it has great people. It is also at the front of an industry. Most companies do not have that set of attributes.

Cons

Like all growing companies, Lithium is learning how to become bigger in a way that lets them retain some of the personality that has made them a great place to work. We are space constrained, but that is changing this year. We do need to work on how people are developed, that is tricky at small companies but they are making steps in that direction.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great potential and awesome new CEO. Much potential.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies

    Pros

    1. On path to be GREAT now that Rob Tarkoff came from Adobe as CEO
    2. Very hot market and Lithium has much potential to own market
    3. Rob Tarkoff bringing 1st class top professionals to the company
    3. Customers are the best and biggest companies
    4. Cool product
    5. No dress code

    Cons

    1. Some old management not up to standard
    2. Second rate marketing does not help us sell
    3. Most VP managers are mediocre. Open secret but no one fixes it.
    3. Some departments very political but many are not
    4. Terrible office space. Bad commute and neighborhood
    5. Managers that have been there longer are small company type but think they are the best.
    6. Benefits only average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring the best. Help the mediocre management that has been there too long to leave. Don't be afraid to ignore politics and clean house. If you ignore smoke screens that some top management uses to protect their reports it is easy to identify people who should not be managers.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart, fun, passionate people. Easy to get work done.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies

    Pros

    Great work environment---highly collaborative, very relaxed, but with an intense focus on customers and delivering quality software. Great energy around what we're doing for our customers.

    Cons

    We're running out of office space. We are planning a move in the next six months. I am looking forward to our office move, which may be in San Francisco or Oakland. I live in San Francisco and could shorten my commute a bit if we moved there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have a new CEO, Rob Tarkfoff, who is doing a great job (employees really like his style, energy, focus). My advice would be to keep up all of the communication programs (monthly and quarterly meetings, emails, etc.) to keep employees informed.

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