Lavante Reviews

Updated May 5, 2014
Updated May 5, 2014
22 Reviews
3.3
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good people, mixed pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Lavante full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with for the most part, was given opportunities to grow and success was rewarded.

    Cons

    Small startup that seems to be having trouble really taking off. The potential is there, but after several years, still unclear whether they'll succeed or not. Reduced workforce last year place opportunities to grow and job security in question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work to include Operations more in the overall goals of the company, lack of ownership was sensed in the lower ranks.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Another one bites the dust...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Big offices and innovative technologies, no stress.

    Cons

    Lack of traction and ability to convert the promise of the technology to revenue. Just replaced the CEO, again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop drinking your own kool-aid and accept that you have a slow sales cycle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor operational management.

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    Former Employee - Audit Specialist  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Lavante full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exceptional co-workers are are great to work with, office culture, small birthday celebrations which is nice.

    Cons

    Operation here is messy and needs a lot of work. Sometimes it's hard to work when there just isn't anything you can do when the clients are leaving. Does not pay well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boring work and needs to stop micro managing. Personal growth and career advancement would be beneficial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast mover psyche

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lavante full-time

    Pros

    Aggressive engagement by senior management to drive sales deals--out of the box approach to enhancing client value, including solution packaging to differentiate and speed up deal flow. Lots of smart people who want to help each other win business. Product is well designed and extremely well received--somebody did their homework in building this solution. Obsessed with deal flow and client sat.

    Cons

    Need more hiring to match the rapid ramp in business. Growth increasing workload across the board--hectic, tho driving hiring in sales & engineering.

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lavante

    Pros

    Great team members. Very professional friendly environment.

    Cons

    No set vision or goals.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Innovative Product with Great Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Lavante full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A new, innovative B2B product is solving real problems for real customers with real revenue - this is a somewhat rare thing in Silicon Valley these days. The team is great, with a nice sense of collaboration. The current customer-base is strong and growing with a pipeline of major brand-name firms ready to implement our tools. While client adoption is starting to pick up, the product is still young enough that individuals can really shape the future.

    Cons

    As with all start-ups road bumps and challenges along the way, Lavante is no different. There is always a pressure to grow the business and be frugal with expenses. The work is rewarding but hard - no slackers here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the message focused and simple.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Future potential is solid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lavante full-time

    Pros

    SAAS product offering with the potential for major expansion and business growth, good management vision and strategy with strong silicon valley experience, opportunity for broad cross-functional involvement and interaction.

    Cons

    High growth potential environment leads to a fast pace that is not for everyone, must be independent thinker as time for collaboration on every issue is not available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide employee base with frequent updates and be sure positive results proportionately affect contributors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lavante is Rising and Seems Headed in the Right Direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lavante full-time

    Pros

    The company has developed a unique new product that addresses important needs in the market and there is significant demand. The recurring revenue model makes it attractive to investors. People here are dedicated and professional in what they do and there is a chance to contribute immediately and make an impact. The company is bringing in new strong people and seems to be gaining momentum.

    Cons

    The product that the company was founded upon is experiencing a more competitive marketplace. While it is a valuable product, it forces tough decisions about where to focus given it competes for time and dollars with the new product that isn't fully established, but seems to have unlimited potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the call on where to focus - old product or new - and go for it. I, for one, say new!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great team atmosphere and Management Team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have been at Lavante for a little over a year. The management team is focused on delivering value to our customers as well as committed to the development of the professionals working in the organization. Our new CEO has provided additional insight and value to an already great team.

    Cons

    As with any startup, the hours can be a bit long, but I expected that when I joined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management team works well together and communicates across all areas. Keep up the good work!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company and Services Continue to Move in Upward Motion!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The services that Lavante offers are ground-breaking and it is simply a matter of time before SIM (Supplier Information Management) is seen as the go to standard in the Accounting and FInance World.

    - Existing and new management group always open to suggestions w/ true open door policy
    - Casual, but professional environment
    - Great location that is reverse commute for most
    - Services offered are cutting edge for industry
    - Very friendly environment with good comraderie

    Cons

    - Would like more company functions/ events

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to build on strong employee and management core
    - Provide more company events for increased employee morale and welfare
    - Keep sharing company successes and milestones with entire organization
    - Consider establishing an employee appreciation program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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