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The company of the post-pc era

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

I have been working at Lookout full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Work with talented engineers.

- Work in an agile environment (Kanban).

- Quality is at the core of what we do: dedicated QAs for each team, code review required before submitting code (and it must be tested).

- If something goes wrong, you will be heard. Management is very proactive. Also, HR is very worried about the happiness of their employees.

- Good leadership across the company. Good vision of where we are headed.

- The open culture and transparency. Everything you should know about the company is in the Wiki, and every Friday there is a company all-hands where the execs share their vision of the future.

- Kitchen full of snacks, drinks. Also don't miss, frittatas on monday and waffles on wednesday :)

Cons

Nothing. Oh, may be you should work out while you're there given all the sweets that you might end up eating (did I mention every new employee gets to share a couple of cupcakes or cookies, courtesy of Lookout, on his first day to get to know his/her coworkers?) But that sounds good, you will get a refund on part of your gym membership!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Lookout

  1.  

    Challenging and interesting problems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Lookout full-time

    Pros

    Smart team members, interesting problems, growing company. Backend has a lot of valuable data to work with, and there's a lot of flexibility in how problems are approached. Write code, it'll hit production fast.

    Cons

    Growing pains re: scaling; deadlines are tight. Starting to hit barriers where legacy code and decisions made when the company was first starting are getting in the way of moving towards future development. It should be possible to work around this anyway, but how the company handles this in the near-term will determine the medium and long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty amazing people, all in one place.

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

    I have been working at Lookout full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * People at Lookout are among the best I have ever worked with. Ever.
    * CEO's vision and ability to build amazing relationships with the best in the biz are truly impressive.
    * Open, collaborative, transparent culture helps to keep the team focused.
    * The potential to make a big impact here is, well, big.
    * Great energy, crazy momentum, lots of excitement for the future here
    * Love the hackathon's

    Cons

    * It's fast paced, high-growth, make decisions quickly and go execute kind of culture. If you aren't the kind of person who can keep up or are comfortable moving fast, then it may not be the right fit. It's not for the faint of heart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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