Lithium Technologies

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No bull. Lithium is where it’s at.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time (less than an year)

Pros

1. In a product and service space that is quickly becoming a mainstay for businesses and organizations. This space will be around as long as the Internet and will become a major part of marketing, public relations, sales, and customer service for most businesses and organizations. In short, Lithium has enormous potential.
2. Lithium has some of the brightest, best people in their professions.
3. Average age here seems to be mid-30’s. This is good in my opinion. Most people here have years of experience behind them.
4. It’s all about the people. Lithium is doing a GREAT job getting the right people in the right places.
5. A real Bay Area vibe in and OUT of the office. Multi-cultural, a serous mix of people from all over the place. Everyone is totally chillaxed yet extremely driven and hard working.
6. Not a culture of clock punchers. For the most part everyone works here like it’s their own business.
7. Not much politics in the office. Politics just comes with being human. But Lithium really keeps the politics to a minimum. It really helps the company progress as a result.
8. Healthy competitive environment.
9. Competitive compensation and bonuses.
10. Brand spankin new offices smack down San Francisco. We just moved in. I mean, this place kicks ass. HUGE kitchen. Beer Keg. Pool table. Ping pong table. Great layout. Open and spacious. Indoor Gym. The new offices are hella rad, hella tight, hella fresh.

Cons

1. No chilled glass beer mugs.
2. A little behind in some technologies but quickly getting up to speed.
3. A few others cons but not worth mentioning. Just trivial stuff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing. All good stuff.
This is advice to everyone, myself included.... Embrace change. The most successful business people are usually quick to embrace change.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company with great potential but no focus and a bad culture

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * great demand for Lithium community in social customer space
    * no real competitors
    * you don't have to work hard to be successful in this company as long as you are in a good relationship with the management

    Cons

    * processes for processes sake. HR runs this company.
    * lack of real competition is good for sales but it also means there is no interesting work to do, because customers don't have anything to compare Lithium to. And Lithium doesn't innovate unless told to do so by its customers.
    * hours are not flexible at all. Enormous amount of meetings/number of managers in the company means engineers have to be in the office at all times. And at Lithium meetings/managers' satisfaction is way more important than real work.
    * Weak middle management is causing real damage by interrupting cross team communication and communication between the team and higher management. Poor management also causes employees demotivation/talent departure.
    * Engineering salaries are way below average.
    * Last but not the least, Lithium became this only after the era of Rob Tarkoff had begun. It could be the way any pre-IPO company has to operate to be successful. But I would strongly discourage anyone with start up background from joining this company because most likely you are not going to be happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    looks like the management is happy, so not sure they need my advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Why the fake reviews? this is one of the many companies you can work for in the Bay Area

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Staff
    Former Employee - Technical Staff

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

    Pros

    - Generally a group of smart people
    - Senior leadership knows what they're doing
    - Growth of the company

    Cons

    - Not sure why you had 10 - 15 all positive reviews posted over 2 days, clearly those are not truthful
    - Lack of true innovation, lots of bad legacy code
    - A number of people are just coasting, waiting for an exit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining the top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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