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Lookout Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Lookout is a cybersecurity company that makes it possible for individuals and enterprises to be both mobile and secure. With 100 million mobile sensors fueling a dataset of virtually all the mobile code in the world, the Lookout Security Cloud can identify connections that would ... Read more

Mission: Lookout makes the world more secure as it gets more connected.

Company Updates


    —30+ days ago
    S(h)ecurity - Security Bootcamp by Lookout and HackerOne

    Lookout and HackerOne teamed up to produce a security event to bring together female engineers for a workshop on hacking and cybersecurity: S(h)ecurity "It's incredibly exciting to see HackerOne and Lookout come together to focus on inclusion, diversity and bringing brilliant people into the field of cybersecurity. Creativity of thought comes from diversity."


    —30+ days ago
    Lookout Security Bootcamp - Splash

    Lookout is proud to partner with HackerOne to present our very first Lookout Security Bootcamp. This year our focus is to advocate the diversification & inclusion of females in the information security space.

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Lookout – Why Work For Us?

In 2004, Lookout founders John Hering, Kevin Mahaffey, and James Burgess discovered a security vulnerability involving Bluetooth signals and Nokia mobile phones. When Nokia downplayed the significance of the security hole, the three of them took action.

They created the Blue Sniper, a gun-shaped microphone that could pull in Bluetooth signals from 1.2 miles away. Hering and Mahaffey then pointed their gun at the 2005 Academy Awards, hacking sensitive phone data from hundreds of movie stars to illustrate the importance of mobile security. They happened upon a team from the New York Times, who brought our story to the world.

Ever since, Lookout has taken a mobile-first approach to security. Today, Lookout protects mobility for some of the world's largest enterprises, critical government agencies, and tens of millions of individuals worldwide. We've achieved this by partnering with leaders in the mobile ecosystem globally, and we're only getting started.

At Lookout, we're laser-focused on creating mobile-first, cloud-first products not just for IT administrators and CISOs, but individuals as well. The promise of secure mobility is now a reality—the basis for trust in a world without data borders.



The opportunity to secure the connected world is incredibly huge, especially when you consider that more people already have access to smartphones than to electricity. That means our team is tackling the really hard problems that need solving right now, using the cutting-edge technologies that will redefine computing in the years to come.


Creating security that’s simple, beautiful, and not scary is all about solving problems. We marry the right market opportunities with the right technologies to build innovative products that millions of people and businesses can trust.

Finance and Legal

Forget back rooms full of bad suits and number crunching. This is data-driven, front-line finance and bleeding-edge legal thinking—designed to solve real problems for our teammates, support innovation, and change the face of our industry.

Business and Marketing

Every day, we connect people to our breakthrough products through global business partnerships, the press, and marketing, and make sure the world hears the Lookout story–how we keep millions of people safe in the post-PC era.

People and Culture

We put people first in everything we do, whether it’s creating a product user interface or discovering the talent, personalities, and human stories that fit with our work and the culture we’ve built at Lookout.

Lookout Reviews

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    "Incredible company"

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    I have been working at Lookout full-time


    Incredible company, product, office location (both boston and sf), and perks. Every tuesday is bagel tuesday which in the boston office is from Brueggers, and every Friday is catered lunch which varies from local places downtown. Everyone tries their best to support each other and form a collaborative environment.


    Teams are very spread out in the office and keep to themselves.

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Lookout Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Director of Channel Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lookout (San Francisco, CA) in March 2017.


    30 minute first interview with hiring manager. The manager was very qualified and clearly had a lot of expertise but is also quite young for VP level. They clearly were looking for younger talent vs highly experienced.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview questions were very high level, meet and greet type questions.   1 Answer
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Lookout Awards & Accolades

  • 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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