Employee Review

  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Lack of strategy and nonexistent leadership

    May 18, 2017 - Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Favorable compensation for a startup, relaxed working environment, decent time-off policies, and the HR team did their best. It took a couple of months to see that the allure of LM was a mirage in the desert. The vehicles were fun and promising and it was great to work alongside the most ambitious automotive designers and technicians.

    Cons

    Leadership (in particular, the CEO) fails to put forward to employees or the public a strategic plan for growth. Leadership team fails to hold CEO accountable to commitments and plans, and they simply expend lots of resources putting out fires (sometimes literally). There [were] great individuals in the LM team who were eager to apply their talent to the fullest. The quarterly pivot in business plan/strategy resulted in nobody knowing which way the ship was going, when in fact, the ship was sinking. Even with the latest barrage of press coverage, it's unclear if they are generating revenue and making measurable progress on their dream vehicles. Olli was a great vehicle concept, but it was near impossible for one to operate properly. The videos are out there: Olli does NOT operate autonomously and it would be nothing short of misleading to suggest it does.

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Remember It's A Start Up. Know what you're getting into. Educate yourself.

    Feb 10, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots to do, lots of changes, lots of inspiring, smart people work here. The leadership works insanely hard, although not many people recognize that.

    Cons

    Cons- team members (current and former) who are misinformed, gossipy, and overall negative like to spread the negative. They lack the education and ability to look above their pay grade and do not recognize that there is, in fact, a lot of strategy and hard work going on behind the scenes throughout the entire C-suite team (most never truly take a break and work far more than anyone can see and definitely don't receive the appreciation they should).

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    7 people found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    no direction or stability

    Apr 11, 2021 - Lead Machinist Advanced Manufacturing in Knoxville, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great ideas from former employees Good people to work with

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover No direction Highly unstable future Feel used No reviews, raises, employee training or investment

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