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Lithium Technologies Reviews

Updated September 7, 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 20 reviews)

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

Cons
  • high turnover in certain groups (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Room for professional growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    For a mid-sized company, it does feel like a smaller company when there are happy hours and you see people from multiple departments mingling. Has some of that startup culture where new ideas and ways of doing things are encouraged, but the benefits of a corporate with regular work hours and stability.

    Cons

    Opportunities for cross-functional work could be increased.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Overall Okay."

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, open to new ideas and new technologies, pleasant office, great work-life balance. Good perks.

    Cons

    Leadership fosters a shameless culture of self-promotion.
    Offshoring more and more to India.
    Too much inward selling by C-Level executives.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain integrity. Value substance over superficiality. Walk the walk by following the company values.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Transparency is lacking"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Nice office and great location only about 2 minutes from the Montgomery Bart Station
    - Unlimited PTO
    - Telecommuting allowed in many cases + work/life balance
    - Fair compensation in terms of base salary and fair bonuses
    - Friendly and open office

    Cons

    Business-wise:
    - A lot of recent turnover and attrition - including a lot of senior staff
    - Future uncertain with Vista Equity Partners acquisition
    - Lip service only is paid to transparency from the top

    Tech-wise:
    - Large, messy and old java code base which is full of cruft
    - No documentation for aforementioned large, messy and old code base
    - Because it's hard to move away from this code base, more modern skills are not being developed


  4. Helpful (3)

    "A solid product built on stagnant code"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time

    Pros

    A lot of passionate people in the ranks

    Cons

    The primary product is a large monolithic code weighed down by years of closely coupled concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Just because past attempts to rearchitect around microservices failed doesn't mean it was the wrong idea, it just means the vision and execution was poor.


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  7. 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!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Services"

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    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


  9. 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


  10. "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.


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