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Looker Reviews

Updated August 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Exceptional management in Santa Cruz provides great support and direction for the Dublin team" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Culture is amazing and clearly communicated" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you're not already in Santa Cruz, finding a place to live that won't break the bank can be a real and very difficult pain in the rear" (in 12 reviews)

  • "It's growing really really fast, so there are of course some growing pains" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Rewarding and exciting time at Looker"

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

    I have been working at Looker full-time

    Pros

    An incredibly fast-paced and exciting company, with an unparalleled team of dedicated, inquisitive people. The learning and growth opportunities are vast, and the company is full of momentum. Users and creators love the product.

    Cons

    Demanding work environment can lead to long hours, but the team and enjoyable work help balance things out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on scaling solutions, and preserve the strong company values to keep Looker a supportive and rewarding place to work


  2. "Love Looker Love"

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

    I have been working at Looker full-time

    Pros

    -Fast paced, you're never bored here
    -Great people, great company culture, great food!
    -Great location, so many folks here commute by bike
    -The product is amazing, well respected in the field and getting lots of attention
    -A commitment to D&I and being an ethical company that lives by its values

    Cons

    -Can be many hours of work #startupculture
    -We're cramped for space, it's hard to get a meeting room but really, just go sit on the rooftop patio
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  3. "Best Place I've Work Thus Far"

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    Current Employee - Professional Services in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Professional Services in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work/life balance, supportive and welcoming environment, free food, generous vacation, great product that actually makes you proud to sell it and work for the company, office culture is amazing

    Cons

    upward movement and next steps can be hard to find as things aren't written in stone and always changing. You really need to constantly be on the look-out for your next step and be very motivated to find your way

    Advice to Management

    develop more processes and procedures for regular reviews and career mapping


  4. "Great culture. Fantastic product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Looker full-time

    Pros

    Free food. Work-life balance. Great people. Awesome location. Amazing company overall

    Cons

    parking in Santa Cruz sucks


  5. "Engineering Intern"

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

    I worked at Looker full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Relaxed city to be in

    Cons

    Needed more mentorship or guidance


  6. "Great product, great people, great food"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Looker (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No egos here, employees from the founder to the receptionist have input and dialogue on equal standing and everybody wants to make Looker better. Not to mention a great office environment with plenty of perks in beautiful Santa Cruz.

    Cons

    Growing pains, were cramped for space and have outgrown or kitchen space. Business processes are sometimes ad hoc but we're working on that!


  7. "Great Company with good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, lots of room for continued education and growth, great culture, great benefits

    Cons

    It's growing really really fast, so there are of course some growing pains. You need to really advocate for yourself to get noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and make sure that pathways within the company remain clear.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing culture in a unique company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Looker full-time

    Pros

    Great people that are positive, hard-working, willing to help each other and are comfortable sharing their ideas. Culture values are spot on for the company and are felt in the atmosphere. These values are looked for in candidates in the interview process.

    Cons

    Managers need training so they can grow and improve and therefor help guide their direct reports to also grow to their greatest potential.

    Advice to Management

    Since the company is growing quickly, have direct reports do reviews of their managers to make sure there is transparency about performance from all levels.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great team, product, and things to come."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent mentors and teammates. Great environment to grow in. Good pay.

    Cons

    Growing quickly so culture could change but so far so good.

    Advice to Management

    Continue leading by example and with lots of transparency - we like and respect you all due to this.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working here is great from a sales perspective. The team is awesome and you have a ton of autonomy as to how you want to approach a sale. We take a consultative approach and aren't forced into hard selling.

    Cons

    I would say the lack of any sort of advancement plan. It seems like all of the AEs are expected to be in the same role forever.

    Advice to Management

    Start some career coaching and actually talk to your employees about their future / what they want to be learning.


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