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Litmus Overview

Cambridge, MA
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Unknown

Litmus Reviews

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    "Remote first, fast growing, culture focused startup"

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    I have been working at Litmus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most teams support 100% remote and the company has learned how to make that work. Slack & Zoom are primary communication tools. Managers evaluate you on your contributions, not by simply being present. You have flexibility to work the hours that work for you and your family.

    Fantastic vacation policy which is better than "unlimited" in my opinion. The first of the year your account is loaded with 28 days. If it isn't used by Dec 31st it is reset back to 28 on Jan 1. This encourages you to actually take time off throughout the year.

    You get the tools and processes you need to be successful. Litmus has provided me a standing desk, 4k monitor, and laptop for my home office. All of these items are exactly what I picked out and asked for. From a process perspective, all engineering teams practice scrum with tweaks determined by that team. A couple of teams run 2 week sprints ending on Wednesdays and another runs 1 week sprints ending on Friday. Most important the team members pick what works for them. All the engineering teams run automated builds and some sort of deployment automation.

    Litmus has continued to grow over my tenure here. That has made lots of room for advancement and growth. I expect that to continue throughout the future.

    Cons

    Most of the company embraces "remote first" but a few teams have opted out. Hasn't directly impacted my work as an engineer, but it is concerning having teams in the organization who don't buy into the remote culture could eventually change it.

    I really wish I could get together with my coworkers more often. Once or twice a year doesn't seem like enough. However, it is amazing the toll even two weeks a year can take on your family.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture initiatives as we grow. They are helping keep Litmus a special place while allowing for the inevitable change

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Litmus Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Litmus (Cambridge, MA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Went through the entire interview process with them, they even contacted my references (all 3 of them) the same day, gave me an offer and retracted the same offer within a day by stating that they hadn't finished the 2018 budget planning which was complete BS. Who wastes someones time going through an interview process only to realize they don't have enough budget to hire someone? To top it all off, they hired someone with less experience a month later so I'm guessing race/ethnicity also had to do with it. Don't waste your time here, I've gone through a bit of interviews in my life and this was probably the biggest waste of time I've ever gone through with a company by far.

    STEER CLEAR.

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