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"An amazing place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Tech Architect in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Tech Architect in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Really smart people, open & direct conversations, awesome products, great vision, the newest technologies and fabulous facilities and benefits

Cons

Not as much freedom to choose your favorite project as you'd have at some place like Google

Advice to Management

We need more really experienced engineers

Other Employee Reviews for Lithium Technologies

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Company with great potential but no focus and a bad culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * great demand for Lithium community in social customer space
    * no real competitors
    * you don't have to work hard to be successful in this company as long as you are in a good relationship with the management

    Cons

    * processes for processes sake. HR runs this company.
    * lack of real competition is good for sales but it also means there is no interesting work to do, because customers don't have anything to compare Lithium to. And Lithium doesn't innovate unless told to do so by its customers.
    * hours are not flexible at all. Enormous amount of meetings/number of managers in the company means engineers have to be in the office at all times. And at Lithium meetings/managers' satisfaction is way more important than real work.
    * Weak middle management is causing real damage by interrupting cross team communication and communication between the team and higher management. Poor management also causes employees demotivation/talent departure.
    * Engineering salaries are way below average.
    * Last but not the least, Lithium became this only after the era of Rob Tarkoff had begun. It could be the way any pre-IPO company has to operate to be successful. But I would strongly discourage anyone with start up background from joining this company because most likely you are not going to be happy here.

    Advice to Management

    looks like the management is happy, so not sure they need my advice.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Revolving door, good marketing, products average"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has emerged from unknown to a recognized player in the social CRM space.
    Well funded.
    Market domination in telecom communities.
    Moving office to San Francisco.
    Good marketing.
    Fun user conference.
    Work-life balance is fine.

    Cons

    Talent is always leaving.
    Revolving door of leadership.
    Product quality.
    Culture and values -- ? What are they?
    Long-term outlook.
    No end-game. IPO is always "1-2 years out" and has been since anyone can remember.

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