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Lookout Overview

Website www.lookout.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 201 to 500 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec
Lookout is a cybersecurity company that predicts and stops mobile attacks before harm is done to an individual or an enterprise.

Lookout’s cloud-based technology is fueled by a global sensor network of more than 70 million users and tens of ... More

Mission: Make smartphones and tablets secure & trustworthy
 for individuals and organizations

Lookout Reviews

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Jim Dolce
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    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Lookout full-time (More than a year)


    Fast-paced, grown up start up with fabulous, smart, funny folks! Good work/life balance. Good perks, good office, nice vibe. Really, really good people. Commitment to philanthropy, giving back, community awareness, etc. Great opportunities for those who demonstrate leadership, commitment and hard work. Exciting industry to be a part of right now.


    Some teams a bit "neglected" at times. In the process of fine tuning the different layers of management, which should help a bunch. It's still a start up so there is always something extra that needs to be done... definitely a pitch in, all hands on deck mentality works best here.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more and better. Bring back shout outs at All Hands. Don't neglect the global aspect of the company. Focus on internal comms now while establishing worldwide presence. It will only be tougher the longer you wait.

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    Senior Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Lookout (San Francisco, CA).


    They are moving fast. The recruiter was very friendly and efficient. There were one phone interview, then onsite interview. I have been to many onsite interviews, but I felt very bad about Lookout's onsite interview arrangement. The onsite interview has 4~5 rounds cross the lunch time, each round has two people. First round I interviewed with two people from iOS dev team. One people asked me an algorithm question needed to use recursive. Since I have out of school for a long time, I only know what real work automation programming needs to use, I couldn't answer this type of question anymore. This type of question is for new grad. But this job title is "Senior Software Quality Engineer". Also the productivity of experienced engineer is 10 times more than a new grad. After a while, I asked them to ask another question instead. But they only prepared one question, mainly a young guy, he didn't prepare anything else. Then there was next round, two QA engineers, asked test cases, it went well. After that, it's lunch time, but the recruiter came in and said that the following interview would be cut, no lunch ($8-$9). It's kind of disgusting, this type of thing will make interviewers feel bad, and may damage Lookout's reputation on recruiting Engineers. When I think again, it may be because each round two people are a lot of resource, but I think that each round only one person asks questions, why they need two people in the interview at the same time. Even there are 8~10 interviewers, but only one person is allowed to ask coding questions. I feel that his question is not practical at all. But no one else is allowed to ask practical automation coding questions to balance that out. I feel that their programming questions are more favor new grad and junior engineers, but I don't think you want to hire all new grad and junior engineers in the team.

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Company Updates

  • If you missed the talk at DEF CON, BloombergBusiness has a great story on how we hacked a Tesla: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIT27

    Hacking Into a Tesla

    The Tesla Model S is the world's most connected car, and it's also one of the most secure. But after two years of in depth hacking, Marc Rogers, Principle Security Researcher for CloudFlare, and Kevin Mahaffey, CTO of Lookout Inc, have finally hacked the Tesla.

  • "I really want to thank you guys. You're making the product better, safer." – JB Straubel, Tesla co-founder, on stage at DEF CON 23 with Lookout CTO and co-founder, Kevin Mahaffey, and Marc Rogers. Missing Vegas this week? Check out the Tesla hack research on Lookout's blog: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIT2s

    The new assembly line: 3 best practices for building (secure) connected cars | Lookout Blog

    Connected cars are about to change the auto industry's assembly line. Vehicles are becoming computers on wheels and now have more in common with your laptop than they do the Model T. Just as smartphones have supplanted non-Internet-connected phones, connected cars will supplant non-Internet-connected cars.

Lookout Awards & Accolades

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  • CTIA MobITs, Mobile Security & Privacy, CTIA: Mobile IT Award (MobITs), 2014
  • 1st Place Mobile Security & Privacy, CTIA: Mobile IT Award (MobITs), 2014

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