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  1. Horrible management

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    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some folks were great; casual environment.

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism and horrible management. No communication and some fishy activities going on.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. They luckily got bought out by a bigger company, so they don't need my advice. :)


  2. Politics got in the way of working for this company.

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LiveOffice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress Remote work options Growing company (was a startup, but got acquired by Symantec in Jan 2012) Standard professional benefits (health, dental, 401k) nothing special

    Cons

    The work for this company was pretty routine, but the interpersonal politics became very cutthroat, even before the acquisition in January 2012. There was rampant discrimination and favoritism. If you were not favored then you would be passed over for advancement. Training was non-existent and in most cases the people that knew information would not share it because they thought that it meant job security. The people that had motivation to improve had that eroded away from them because management never accepted feedback and kept the same broken ways of doing things.j They had no real clue on how to handle scale or change, and with almost every software rollout there would be additional outages because they broke something instead of improving it.


  3. Casual Environment, but Low Salary

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    Former Employee - Implementation Manager in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Implementation Manager in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is casual and flexible. There isn't a lot of politics that get in the way of work.

    Cons

    We were able to work remotely, but often had to work way beyond an 8 hour work day for no overtime pay on a very low base salary. Bonuses were negligible


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  5. A growing experience to say the least.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LiveOffice full-time

    Pros

    Staff and co-workers. Teamwork. Casual culture and attire.

    Cons

    Change in culture from casual IT to hyper-political, secretive corporate bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    This company used to be something special, real growth potential, innovation camaraderie and fun. It was a rare Southern California tech startup that became the template for the current “Silicon Beach” trend. After an influx of corporate mind-think the environment was completely changed. Some managers were fantastic to their employees and inspired them to be the best they could and grow into their careers. Others were more of the self-serving sort with personal interests superseding the overall good of the company. Workers became more cut-throat against each other once they drank the corporate kool-aid. Me-first thinking effectively killed the teamwork of prior days.


  6. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    Pros

    opportunity to move up. place for a go getter

    Cons

    work life balance can be tough


  7. Worst place to work

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    Former Employee - Email Support in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Email Support in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay, snacks on Mondays, own desk (very small), dual screen computers finally (even though only one worked, quit before they got it functioning)

    Cons

    Clueless manager who does not take time to recognize employees for hard work, along with mistakes in giving break time and lunch times. Also, promotions dependent on how well you suck up to management, even if you are not qualified. Overworked, too many clients and too few

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who deserve it, not people who are obviously brown nosers and have no idea how to do the job. Also, treat all employees fairly, not just the ones who make the most money.


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    For a 13 year old company, it was still run like a garage shop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Short commute A lot of very competent and hard working people Friendly atmosphere where people responded to requests quickly Free coffee and food Great support staff Fun parties Interesting technological developments

    Cons

    The managers expect employees to be available 24/7 No efficient or logical work processes No knowledge sharing No training for new employees (and current employees tended to be stovepiped) No continuing education (who would have time for that anyway?) Inexperienced or incompetent management that only views employees as "resources" and not human beings. Lots of attrition.

    Advice to Management

    if you don't give people a work/life balance, they will leave. Invest in your employees' training and give them a reason to have a stake in the business versus working hard out of fear



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