Lifesize Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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Lifesize CEO  Craig Malloy
Craig Malloy
108 Ratings
Pros
  • "The health benefits package was really strong and the pay was very competitive, with a healthy work/life balance by offering unlimited PTO(in 29 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, colleagues you can look up to and opportunities to work in cutting edge video technologies(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Confused sales strategy, hybrid of channel and direct without any practical support for either and risks alienating the(in 7 reviews)

  • "I felt as though there was a lack of communication and camaraderie within my team(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great leadership"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifesize full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sales leadership is very motivating! Being a person that needs to be challenged in order to stay engaged Lifesize is great for me...you're able to be a free thinker, not be micromanaged and the ability to grow. I also really enjoy the vibrant culture! Everyone is truly excited to be at work everyday and it makes it so enjoyable.

    Cons

    Sometimes working remote you can feel a little isolated or disconnected with HQ.

  2. COVID-19

    "Excellent place to work but lacks communication internally"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifesize full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, fun, effective and smart team, COVID-19 adaptable, excellent management and great benefits

    Cons

    Lack of communication between other departments and upper management The company is in transition and has created some uncertainty Lack of training resources

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  3. "Great Company to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Audio Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifesize full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, Benefits, Great Teams

    Cons

    Can Fire at any point without giving you notice period.

  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Terrible place. Avoid at all costs."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no reason to work at Lifesize.

    Cons

    Company is running out of money. Leadership is non-existant ("we don't want to be the leader, there is enough market...if we get 1% we will be doing fine" from the CEO). HR is incompetent, and has no idea what they are doing. Management lies...promises raises and bonuses, but then your "bonus" is your severance pay. Bullies employees to work long hours with zone work life balance. No opportunities for advancement. Unstable business plan; I mean really...it's the middle of a pandemic, and a video company should be raking in the cash...nope; they are loosing money, and can't even make a sell in their home state (which for government at least, has a "Texas companies first, before any other company" policy)...really pathetic and sad. People are encouraged to throw others under the bus, zero accountability.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifesize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was quite professional here

    Cons

    The product is not worth it. You can't sell it's not up tp the mark as compared to the industry leaders. They also fire people whenever they want, so you have zero job security here.

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    Lifesize Response

    September 8, 2020Director, Talent Management

    Thank you for taking time to share your feedback. We read every review and treat every employee's comments with the utmost seriousness. We strive to create a work environment where all employees can do their best work. Your comment(s) about a bullying culture and that HR doesn’t do anything is patently false. We expect our employees to uphold our Core Values and treat one another with dignity, respect, and professionalism. If an employee is found not to uphold these, a number of disciplinary actions can and have been conducted that may lead up to employee termination. Bullying has never been, nor will be tolerated at Lifesize. If you're willing, we'd be eager to listen to your specific feedback regarding your concerns and areas where we can continue to improve.

  6. "Good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifesize full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good and well thought

    Cons

    Not much to say, good olace to be

  7. Helpful (4)

    "WARNING: Stay Away."

    1.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifesize full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    To think that anyone can add something here is comical.

    Cons

    Where does one begin?? The ENTIRE Executive Staff is a joke. What a group of imposters pretending to be grown adults. This is the most unprofessional, unorganized, poor excuse for a company there is. It’s laughable and embarrassing at the same time. And what’s even worse is that the people who work here, are completely content. If you are looking to better your career or surround yourself with intelligent people, please look again. You can do better. What makes it even worse is that this company is KNOWN for throwing unwarranted money and unjustified titles at mediocre clowns. It was so apparent to me after I left. The caliber of people who work here is laughable. Do not surround yourself with people as such. These are underachievers who likely have no other choice in this competitive world we live in. Steer clear!! It’s completely toxic. There’s tons of crooked stuff going on behind the scenes and the truth is going to come out soon.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "They don't know how to manage a business"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifesize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food was provided at times.

    Cons

    These people don't know how to manage or run a business. Office politics is extremely high, and the work environment is toxic. Several groups work against each other all the time. It's frustrating because it impacts your work and overall performance

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Uncertain future"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifesize full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks are the only good thing here.

    Cons

    Your future would be uncertain for as long as you work here. You might have a job one day and be jobless the next day. The management values people who agree to everything rather than truly talented ones who dare to contradict them. Even the salary is not enough to secure your financial future.

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Zero Direction, Boys Club"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifesize full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some really intelligent and talented people work at Lifesize, unfortunately once they see the writing on the wall, they leave. Benefits were good and the work from home policy/family friendly office was nice. I actually really liked the product when bugs/features were being worked on, could be great.

    Cons

    The executive team has no clear vision of how to be truly successful, nor do they have a clue how any of their departments actually run. Goals change weekly. You could spend 3 weeks on a "Top Priority" project, only to have the entire direction change and all of that work wasted. Lifesize is the most silo'd company I've ever seen. The communication is absolutely terrible. If any employee steps up to try and fix issues, they're ignored or worse, reprimanded. Some pretty terrible sexism is happening and even though half the HR team are women, they are only there to protect the execs (all men). While the product could be truly wonderful and they could have top talent, leadership chases them away or stifles, because of far too many ego's at the top.

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