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"Smart folks, somewhat confused direction"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

In general, smart, capable people throughout the organization - sales, product, and engineering. Pleasant co-workers, not a lot of politics at the lower levels. Many major clients with long-term commitments to Lithium. CEO seems committed to addressing some of
the long-standing structural issues by bringing in new blood.

Cons

Massive, monolithic codebase, with extensive customizations that are 'contract points' with
customers.
Product management tends to try to please the sales group at the expense of paying down technical debt.
Insider-driven culture - founders have absolute control over critical aspects of the technology, much of which is unique to Lithium.
Lack of clarity around product direction - forums, yes ... beyond that ? ... nobody seems sure ...

Other Employee Reviews for Lithium Technologies

  1. "An ideal company for social media enthusiasts"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Sales in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a large customer base and is well positioned in the market. If you find social media technology interesting this is the company to work for. Software developers will find ample opportunities (server side and client side) to contribute their skills.

    Cons

    There are challenges with building on the existing technology but there have been improvements in the last 12 months. Remote employees often feel disconnected but senior management does well to keep everyone informed.


  2. "Inspiring core business, growing fast"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Fun! People are easy going, play games with each other, lots of good discussion and laughter, have hackathons, work on open source projects.
    2. Inspiring. Lithium runs social communities, where people help each other. No sneaky advertising angle.. I know right?!
    3. Great problems to work on. So many choices, so much to do.
    4. Location. Easy commute, great part of the city.

    Cons

    1. Growing really fast, so you won't be able to keep on top of everything happening. Don't try. Do your part, enjoy the ride. Lithium could double staff in next year or two, at this rate.
    2. So many impactful possibilities, regularly making hard choices about priorities.

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