Lytx Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company doing great work. Fast paced, dynamic. Opportunities to contribute, grow and build skills.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hardworking, highly engaged team, at all levels
    Career growth opportunities
    Customer focused
    High collaboration between functions and levels
    Supportive of innovation, risk taking, trying new things
    Strong focus on positive company culture

    Cons

    Minor procedural aches from high growth. Company is actively addressing. Not a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and continue to foster the cultural values of the company as it grows.


  2. A company worth considering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lytx full-time

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

    Pros

    Fast growing, interesting technology, recently expanded to new offices, good location, good people, good customers who appreciate the product and service

    Cons

    Growing too fast, has difficulty delivering new technology and products on time, changinig culture, talks about work/life balance but doesn't happen


  3. Appalling experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lytx

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice new building, plenty of parking. Discounted vending machines. Great benefits package. Flexible work arrangement means you can work from home with manager approval.

    Cons

    Greatly inexperienced leaders. Leaders are learning on the fly, often times doesn't know the best solutions. Bases decisions on emotions and gossip rather than facts and data. Lacks a positive, open, collaborative and transparent culture. You'll feel like you have stepped back in time using archaic process and tools. New technologies and ways of doing things are absent, an old style management philosophy of leading people by instilling fear in a "do it because I said so" environment. Modern day slave camp at best.

    Advice to Management

    Get some ELT LEADERS WITH experience. Why would you put clueless leaders from the failed telecom long distance industry to lead a cutting edge product?
    Foster better communication, the CEO is good at this utilizing all hands meetings but his direct reports don't communicate effectively - try weekly team meetings across all orgs and leaders. CEO does one thing and everyone else does another. Not sure how there is such a disconnect in leadership styles and competency between the CEO level and his direct reports?
    Communication is key!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced environment with a lot of opportunity for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly, approachable, and active leadership team
    -Excellent corporate culture: lots of collaborative, humble, dedicated employees. Employees take corporate values to heart. When someone doesn't fit the type, it's very clear
    -Clearly communicated corporative goals and initiatives
    -Excellent cross-company communication
    -Many opportunities for innovation and contribution
    -A world-class office building
    -A highly capable, involved, and inspired Human Resources department
    -Success is measurable - very rewarding to work for a prosperous company

    Cons

    Growing pains. Fast growth means long hours, hiccups in processes, understaffing, learning by mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to advocate and promote the Lytx values. Invest in employee initiatives.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product. I liked that we helped save lives. Company continues to grow quickly. They have an advantage over others who want to play in the space as they have years of data which they use to hone their event triggers.

    Cons

    Senior management is not open to change. They kill the messenger. You will do fine if you just keep your head down and don't try and change anything. They say they want change but they really don't.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new ideas. Listen to those who have come from other backgrounds and have differing points of view. They make you stronger.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great people and tons of opportunity in a growing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Lytx

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lytx is growing fast, and if you're up for the challenge you can find great opportunities to grow your career there. Leadership is very accessible, and they do a great job of providing avenues for employees to contribute and execute on new ideas. The company is pretty innovative overall, so there are always ways to get experience in new things that interest you. The company also does a lot of promotion from within, and employees have the ability to craft their own career paths.

    The people rock, and the company does a lot of fun things (ping pong tournaments, baseball games, team outings, etc.) to build that camaraderie. People work hard at Lytx, but they definitely know how to have fun too.

    And as a bonus, the DriveCam product matters - it has a real impact on people and the community, and it feels great to work for a company that's doing something meaningful.

    I left because I was moving out of state, but would go back in a heartbeat if I was back in California!

    Cons

    Things are moving fast (that's what happens when you're growing at such a high rate!), so it can feel like a lot of work just to keep up sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Stay committed to your culture, and continue to leverage your employees for innovative ideas.


  8. Helpful (5)

    ELT Lacking real Leadership. Over worked employees and lack of appreciation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lytx

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Good location.

    Cons

    True leaders set direction, build an inspiring vision through their teams, and create something innovative. All I see at this company is an executive leadership team that lacks appreciation for their employees. They work long hours and expect the same from their employees and they do not promote flexible work schedules or work life balance. Managers are encouraged to push people out of the organization that don't "fit" in. Working long hours is definitely something that is praised, even if you are not actually working. Some of the ELT has limited experience managing people and definitely lack leadership skills. Many managers including the ELT believe in winning no matter the cost. If you want work/life balance I would think twice before considering this company. Also, if you want to be appreciated and valued and have the opportunity to be supported in your career growth, this company is probably not a good choice.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Once upon a time it was a pretty good company to work for...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lytx

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, smart co-workers and flexible hours.

    Cons

    The leadership team is a joke! Felt like a dictatorship... and if you disagreed or challenged their views, you could very well be let go for "no longer being a good fit".

    Advice to Management

    Remember how you got to where you are now and take a closer look at your HR team. If everyone in the company is afraid to speak to HR due to fear of retaliation (which you were told about in your MyVoice survey), then there's definitely a problem.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Overall great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Lytx

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing sales team, outstanding technical management and engineering talent with a customer focused culture

    Cons

    Weak marketing support and no IPO

    Advice to Management

    give some credit to engineering not always all just to sales or client account managers


  11. Some good people and excellent products to work on, but some odd management practices

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are excellent, products are truly unique and challenging to work on. Definitely provides unique opportunities in software development.

    Cons

    Some odd management practices include daily companywide all-hands standup meeting at 9am; treating contractors as vendors; not understanding software development practices.



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