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Cyngn Engineer Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "I love this company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cyngn full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is the perfect startup environment for me. It is dynamic, the product is constantly evolving. People are smart, open, helpful. There's a sense of excitement. And risk and adventure which you can experience within the cushion of a well-provided full-time workplace.

    Cons

    There are times when we just don't know what the next step is going to be. On the other hand this is part of real life making a competitive product in a competitive market.

    Cyngn2016-07-05
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cyngn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting product, smart driven engineers,

    Cons

    Mismanaged, no proper market research, no longterm planning.

    Cyngn2017-02-26
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cyngn

    Pros

    Talented coworkers, and semi-interesting projects

    Cons

    Very limited amount of pro's.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees.

    Cyngn2016-10-26
  4. Helpful (10)

    "There's much better uses of your time"

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    Former Employee - Android Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cyngn for more than a year

    Pros

    Your fellow engineers are typically pretty good, although a lot of the absolute best talent has left by now. The office space is nice, and they have decent perks. Work is flexible and you can do things like WFH, take long lunches etc... Your direct boss is probably a pretty cool person. Cyanogen's talent pool is still highly regarded by other Employers, and time spent here won't look bad on a resume.

    Cons

    It's been run terribly up until now. I can't swear to the new CEO as I wasn't under him very long, but the previous one was a train wreck. Projects are typically high minded but low on the details needed to make them successful. Project management is the worst mixture of scrum-as-waterfall i've ever seen. This was improving slightly in that projects weren't being waterfall-ed quite as much (after the lay offs...

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    Advice to Management

    Develop products that serve the end user, rather than products that sound cool.

    Cyngn2016-11-04
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Getting Better..."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cyngn

    Pros

    New leadership and an exciting new direction. I have been at Cyanogen for some time and although Cyanogen there have been a lot of ups and downs, leadership and product changes, I am happy to say I believe we are on a positive trajectory and I’m glad to be part of the roadmap to a bright future. We have supportive leaders and HR in Seattle and they are working hard to create a new culture and team spirit.

    Cons

    We have had a lot of change over the last three years, but truly that is common in any startup.

    Cyngn2016-10-25
  6. Helpful (5)

    "You're better off at McDonald's"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cyngn

    Pros

    While this company use to have many pros going for it, the only one it was able to hold on to was the fact that they managed to bring a lot of good people together. Many a friendship was made and for that they were successful, but only that.

    Cons

    Honestly this is going to be a long but considering this company is sinking fast there's not much to say other than don't even consider employment with Cyanogen, Inc. They don't trust their employees and lie through their teeth in an attempt to retain what few employees they had. The best way for an employee to find out what is going on in the company is to check the internet. They lacked any integrity when it came...

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    Advice to Management

    GTFO while you can, the ship is sinking fast.

    Cyngn2016-12-04
  7. Helpful (8)

    "could use a better management team"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cyngn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Engineers are extremely fun with work with, except one or 1.5 ex. Many great ...(making up the min word count...)

    Cons

    Quoting the CEOs post on Linkedin, the company is shutting down Seattle office, of where one of the founders resides. Originally an Android company, someone high up came in with another interest and completely wiped out the culture and pivoted directions a couple time. (This is non private info. You can find it in internet articles.) Closing down the Seattle office so as to consolidate engineering and improve communication...

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    Advice to Management

    Watch out who claim for a big vision but might be privately want fame.

    Cyngn2016-11-29
  8. Helpful (10)

    "Run"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cyngn full-time

    Pros

    A lot of the people who used to work there are good.

    Cons

    In April 2016, Cyanogen had about seventy people working there. In November 2016, they had forty -- half the company left, plus four or five hires. Everyone who isn't in upper management is working on finding another job. I saw a coworker almost cry when describing how a member of upper management treats them. They said that, every time they met with that person, they immediately went to HR after to record what...

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    Advice to Management

    Retire. Don't start any other businesses. Don't enter any other managerial positions. Management can't be trusted to run a popsicle stand, much less a software startup employing dozens of people.

    Cyngn2016-11-23
  9. Helpful (15)

    "No Ethics. Politics at higher Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cyngn full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Environment. Intelligent colleagues around you.

    Cons

    Company has not road map. No uniqueness in product. No Clarity on company vision Still not able to get revenue pipeline Higher Management do showoff. Does nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Better to shutdown

    Cyngn2016-11-17
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Look elsewhere, the company is far too unstable."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cyngn for more than a year

    Pros

    The other employees. The snacks and drinks are a plus but for the most part, people are here for each other, not the company. When I got here, I was ecstatic about the team and ideas, we had company events and great people to attend with. As execs got hired, it got worse.

    Cons

    * Management will lead you to believe they have it under control even while doing the exact opposite. * People walked around feeling like every day was their last (Look how 7/22 ended) * HR violations daily. * They will hire new execs to replace the team members. * They will cover the windows to the main meeting office to write a list of upcoming layoffs. * Absolutely no direction and a new pivot every quarter. ...

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    Advice to Management

    You guys have a long way to go. Bad business deals, lack of consideration of your employees has led to a enormous amount of distrust. If you have no idea what you have under you, you should probably ask someone who does. Also, the amount of buzzwords in meetings is overwhelming, who are you trying to sell to here?

    Cyngn2016-07-24
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