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Lithium Technologies Reviews

Updated July 4, 2017
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Lithium Technologies President and CEO Rob Tarkoff
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Pros
  • Our work-life balance is what makes Lithium specially attractive to a lot of engineers (in 18 reviews)

  • Great people with a lot of successful tech company experience in their past (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • high turnover in certain groups (in 9 reviews)

  • Abysmal compensation and no 401k match (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Honest Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    I am not a regular on Glassdoor and this is my first review. I feel compelled to write this after seeing some recent negative reviews. These are gross exaggerations and not representative of my experience nor the experience of the folks I work with.

     I am happy at Lithium. I have learned a lot, seen ups and down and made life time friendships. I am proud of the products that we have built and released especially this year. I love my team members, my manager is very supportive, I have a lot of respect for our executive team and I am excited about where our products are heading and the impact it has on our customers.

    Cons

    Does that mean, everything is perfect. Of course not, we live in the real world and there are things that could be better. The leadership here understands that and I see them trying harder to increase communication and address some of the improvement areas.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of us who are leaned in and behind you. Let's stay focused and execute on our plans.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Fellow employees are fantastic
    Leadership seem to genuinely care about staff
    Exciting space to be in with lots of competition, new products/integrations coming to market
    Company vision is clear and lofty

    Cons

    Uncertain about what the future holds for company
    Often when employees leave they don't get replaced yet goals remain the same (I understand we're right-sizing the company, but need to be careful about overstreamlining)
    No 401K matching - compensation/bonuses are fair, but the lack of 401K matching is tough to swallow

    Advice to Management

    Continue being as transparent as possible (understood you can't communicate every last detail)
    Keep lines of communication open with employees (would like to hear more from Rob - even via email)
    Need to figure out how to ensure employees have a vested interest in Lithium given the acquisition by Vista

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Compensation for A players and F players is the same..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    -Leads to F players sticking around (retention of sub par contributors)
    -Job stability
    -If you work 9-4, your compensation is above market
    -Missing targets (Digital, Demand Gen, Product roll out) is sometimes applauded, A+ for trying.

    Cons

    -Leads to frustration from A players
    -Leads to sub par energy levels within the company
    -Lack of incoming talent with subject matter expertise knowledge
    -Missing the targets (Marketing, Sales, Product) pushing the company back years

    Advice to Management

    Keep the A players dump the F players, Build a dream team.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "fun and hectic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    innovative, fun and creative environment!

    Cons

    none that i can think of!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    working with the best brands in the world

    Cons

    leadership turnover and attrition is frustrating

    Advice to Management

    invest in product innovation


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of focus & communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of direction and communication from top down and throughout departments. Focus is constantly changing, which makes it hard to do your job.
    Bad sign: a good number of senior leaders have left in the past year or so


  7. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    People are great, good crew. CMO is terrific, a real rockstar.

    Cons

    Lots of tech debt and at the time was difficult to get execs to focus on direction.

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as possible - employees will always value this.

  8. "ok for a work from home contract"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great supervisors. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    No raises. No sick days. No vacation days. No bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Treat contractors better if you want them to stay for the long haul. A few days off could do wonders for motivation and attention and general well being.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    People are super friendly and welcoming

    Cons

    Really stagnant environment. Great place if you want a 9-5er and have kids. However, if you are looking for a place to really push you skills wise I suggest looking elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Get company alignment.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HR team is good.
    You will be compensated well in US.

    Cons

    All major work is shipped to Bangalore. Most of the employees in SF engineering are gone and some have been shown the door. If you want to do some maintenance work feel free to join. If you want to so some exciting work then this is not the place. Lithium has hired people in Bangalore like sheep herd. 1 SF engineer = 5 Bangalore cheap labor. And Bangalore employees are bunch of yes men who agree to whatever the eteam asks them to do without knowing the inner workings of things. Don't be over excited by the good reviews, most of them are from new hires in Bangalore.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees who built the company from grass root level, properly. Don't just show them the door just because you can hire cheap labor in Bangalore.

    Lithium Technologies Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – CEO

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry things did not work out for you. We have a strong multi-site team in SF, Austin and Banglore in Engineering. We hope to build talent in each location and I... More


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