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LILEE SYSTEMS Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "High level view of Lilee Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LILEE SYSTEMS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leading PTC system provider. Cloud based management system.

    Cons

    Lack of market focus and engineering process.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unusual culture for Silicon Valley"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LILEE SYSTEMS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks and lunch;

    Cubicles instead of open floorplan;

    Alcohol abuse encouraged on Fridays;

    Can coast without worry as long as you are in Engineering or show appropriate respect to CEO.

    Cons

    Contract software development company in a small, niche market trying desperately to reposition as platform / solutions provider, without offering anything even comparable to competition.

    Culture is CEO-focused, with CEO acting as CFO, CMO, CSO, and GOD. Cronyism abounds, with backchannel communications over-riding assigned organizational responsibilites.

    Product quality is secondary to release schedule; release schedule is secondary to sudden urgent opportunities which never pan out.

    Much-publicized Executive Team brought in to woo VCs gone once VCs declined to invest.

    Advice to Management

    North American railroad industry needs reliable PTC hardware and software; Please be PATRIOTIC by selling the company to someone who can deliver the above.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Going in reverse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LILEE SYSTEMS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can work on some interesting technology for railroad
    Good if you can figure out how to be CEO's special favorite

    Cons

    All the management hired to fix problems from 2015 are gone, all the old problems still there
    CEO is not truthful


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people; unclear direction"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LILEE SYSTEMS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Young company with strong desire to bring new technology to legacy industries. Lots of good idea and opportunities to push the leading edge.

    Cons

    Poor execution and lack of coherent strategy. Staffing levels not appropriate at times. Management support for employee lacking at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen closely to what customers need and ask for. Be prepared to deliver that and maybe more. Learn from your mistakes,

    LILEE SYSTEMS Response

    Mar 23, 2016 – Chief Talent Officer

    Thank you for this. We have hired a top tier executive team that has helped to bring organizational structure to this company with the "strong desire" mentioned above. We have many more ears ... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great products at the right time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LILEE SYSTEMS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pioneer and market leader in their industry. Using same technology base to diversify into emerging markets with the opportunity to define those markets and become leaders. Good technology and execution. Happy customers!

    Cons

    Salaries below Silicon Valley average make it difficult to hire the right talent in today's highly competitive job market. Difficult phase between startup and mature business identify need for more processes

    LILEE SYSTEMS Response

    Mar 23, 2016 – Chief Talent Officer

    TY for the product kudos! Re comp, in August 2015, we performed and audit of our compensation as it compared to 1) companies our size in Silicon Valley and 2) all tech companies in SV. Some ... More


  7. "Great Career Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LILEE SYSTEMS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Grow with the company. A lot of challenges but good for career path. Good communications with management

    Cons

    Common issues with a startup


  8. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LILEE SYSTEMS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, easy to get along with, always willing to help out. Flexible working environment. Lots of energy.

    Cons

    Product still faces some challenges. Same communication challenges that every company seems to have, but made worse because the company is split between CA and Taiwan.

    Advice to Management

    More communication and it's time to add some rigor to our processes.

    LILEE SYSTEMS Response

    Mar 23, 2016 – Chief Talent Officer

    Yes, it is hard bridging the time zones! And now we've expanded to Europe, so more colleagues to keep in the loop. All "high quality" issues that happen with growth.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Lord of the Flies"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LILEE SYSTEMS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Give lunches and good location

    Cons

    Manage like above book title - bully and make wrong work

    Advice to Management

    Should be fire

    LILEE SYSTEMS Response

    Mar 23, 2016 – Chief Talent Officer

    I do not believe this corporate culture exists anymore. Due to the closure of a client project, there was a small layoff in early 2015. This could be some fallout from that experience. Most of the ... More


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at LILEE SYSTEMS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team members, good learning experience, approachable management, amiable working environment

    Cons

    Challenges of a start up company is there. Blending into the culture.


  11. "very friendly and casual place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    people I work with are really good at being team players. office culture is great, very friendly and casual.

    Cons

    startup company, need keep working!


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