Lithium Technologies Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Lithium Technologies CEO Rob Tarkoff
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Pros
  • nice SF location, WFH and good work life balance for a mid sized company (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people with a lot of successful tech company experience in their past (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Multiple past employee's have contacted me directly to share stories about compensation disputes, miss treatment of employee's and very high turnover (in 6 reviews)

  • Getting the right people in the right positions and managing the new personnel requirements with the historical talent makes for growing pains (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Great Culture, Streamlined On-boarding Process, Genuinely-nice people..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is wonderful in so many different aspects. From the organized and streamlined process (interview to on-boarding), the great culture, collaborative and engaging co-workers, etc. I feel honored to be a part of this team. We've got catered lunches 3x a week, breakfast 2x a week, great selection of snacks, (I haven't spent a dime since I started working here), commuter and wellness/fitness benefits, pet insurance (hello? even our pets are covered!), friendly co-workers (we all talk, collaborate, engage ourselves with each other), yoga, cooking classes, family room, Giants Games, etc. They put great value on their people for sure. There is also a work-life balance here. People leave can take time off when need be. Isn't that amazing? The product is also cutting edge. It's about social network these days and the software does so much with their customers' success.

    Cons

    Sometimes when a company is a large scale like this, the departments don't get to interact with each other. Some teams are factionalized which can cause a gap on communication.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps add more Company Events for the whole company (globally) so we can all meet and know each other.

    Lithium Technologies Response

    May 11, 2015 – CEO

    We are adding more Company events this year as we grow bigger and new people join. Thanks for the comments and perspective. We are glad to have you here!!


  2. Great and Exciting Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Catered Lunches and Breakfasts -Company activities outside of work -Friendly and smart co-workers -Flexible hours/option to work from home -Creative and fun office environment -Ping pong table and games available

    Cons

    -Lack of comfortable communication between some departments -Employee lay-offs are common but the company is just looking to maximize revenue per employee. It may offend or confuse some people but when I worked their I thought the lay-offs to be reasonable.


  3. Fantastic Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great products and services, excellent culture. Smart, savvy co-workers. Hard working but not crazy.

    Cons

    Benefits package is not as strong as working in a larger company.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great people, great space

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The chance to work with leading company with some passionate people who care about customer success and the chance to work with some great brands. Decent growth over the last few years and a good product offering. Excellent work/life balance and great office location and space.

    Cons

    Not much on offer in the way of career opportunities, personal growth or the chance to expand or extend skills into new areas. Square pegs fit into square holes. Cultural balance is tilted toward what the employee can do for the company rather than what the company can do for the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the company but don't forget to also grow and nurture the people who make it happen.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Very sharp/talented people, indecisive leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    - Amazing people to work with. - Probably one of the best places to work for as an Engineer - Beautiful Office - Great location

    Cons

    - E staff changes direction regularly - Very, very difficult to succeed if you're job function is tied to revenue - Layoffs happen quarterly - High employee turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Get acquired ASAP

    Lithium Technologies Response

    May 11, 2015 – CEO

    I am sorry your employment did not work out at Lithium. I hope you are finding good opportunities elsewhere. Our direction has been clear and consistent but has to remain agile in a fast-paced ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great place to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Involved in daily decisions Fast paced environment Management cares about the culture

    Cons

    Sometimes too fast paced, quick turns arounds.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employee happiness #1 goal besides business contacts and releases.

    Lithium Technologies Response

    May 11, 2015 – CEO

    Great to hear your perspectives and I will keep employee happiness and engagement as our top priority!!


  8. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and high energy, collaborative work environment. Leadership is focused and visionary.

    Cons

    None so far that I encountered.

    Lithium Technologies Response

    May 11, 2015 – CEO

    Thanks for your comments. We are focused on building a great Company and thanks for your contributions here!


  9. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, awesome social and collaborative environment. They have great perks and they take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Some people are really stubborn and dont listen to their employees. This breeds a very insecure environment dependent on the team you are working in.

    Advice to Management

    I know we arent all revenue generating teams but you have to show love to those internal facing team members not just sales!

    Lithium Technologies Response

    May 11, 2015 – CEO

    I appreciate your comments and we will focus on all teams and their contributions to our success as we move forward!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good interview process, met many people so felt I was making an informed decision.

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    Current Employee - Sales Director
    Current Employee - Sales Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    open and young culture, high expectations and drive

    Cons

    some of the smaller company process issues but overall not many issues

    Advice to Management

    lets make this company into a leader in a new space, that we are starting to define, building on what we already do great


  11. Helpful (10)

    Lots of potential but..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    * Great SF downtown location * Work life balance * Upper management is encouraging and supportive. * Lots of product potential especially after Klout, interesting data driven ideas can be pursued.

    Cons

    * Team dynamics and culture issues. Small teams isolated in their own world is causing identity issues. Some places the culture is fun and teams rally together but in some teams it is miserable. * Product features focus more on strengthening the core but newer better ideas which stimulated a energetic environment, especially around hackathons with Klout, seem to be simmering in the back burner. Lots of talent is sitting around fixing core legacy bugs. * Product is still not profitable and IPO is quite far away. This causes some insecurity in people, coupled with less challenging work.

    Advice to Management

    Make better use of the people you hired. Only so much work life balance is good in a up trending silicon valley environment where startups are releasing features at lightening pace.



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