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Great technology opportunities, poor product & people management

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Lytro full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

- work on technology that will absolutely change the camera industry someday - own your own machine (almost) - plenty of smart coworkers - free lunch

Cons

- overall corporate direction unclear - lack of widespread understanding - office environment is just one giant room - surprisingly lacking in "dynamic, startup" feel

Advice to Management

- figure out what you're doing and tell your employees - think about fixing problems instead of making them worse - don't second guess your employees all the time

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Amazing technology, poor management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Lytro full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great. The technology is amazing. The work environment is wonderful (free lunches, on-site showers, great location, flexible hours).

    Cons

    Lack of experience with software development process is frustrating. Management has a poor attitude towards people management (no reviews, no bonuses, no frequent 1:1s, no "voice of the workforce"). Executive management lacks experience in product development to execute quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees! Buy them the best equipment and make sure you financially incent them beyond options. Stop telling employees they're lucky to be working at Lytro. You are lucky to have them! Also, hire executives with experience building hardware and shipping software. Lack of process, planning, and overall execution is extremely frustrating to your individual contributors.


  2. Times change but the people are amazing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Lytro full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the smartest places I have ever worked. The brains on this team are truly world class. Ground breaking technology doesn't always mean clear direction but if you like creating something new, this is a good place.

    Cons

    Revolutionary product means some evolutionary changes, so if you don't like change or need a very exact workplace...

    Advice to Management

    stay connected. Jason is super smart and I have a ton of respect. Criticisms come with the role when you are CEO, but I think he has worked through big decisions with a lot of input and foresight.


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