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Lookout CEO Jim Dolce
Jim Dolce
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is one of the best that I have seen(in 14 reviews)

  • "Extremely promising market opportunity; mobile security is where the puck will be(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains which are more of opportunities(in 9 reviews)

  • "Lack of vision: no one really knows what they are doing(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Awesome Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Lookout full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Incredible product. Super smart people. Leadership is really strong. Lots of opportunity to do great work. Employees are really caring. Very little politics.

    Cons

    Lookout is a hidden gem of a company. Highly recommend it as a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

  2. Great company with enormous potential

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lookout full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * This is a Unicorn - USD 1 Billion valuation in a market where the competition has been limited so far which makes it a sure shot winner soon. * Great pay, very motivated and smart employees * CEO has had a track record of great exits * Recent management changes in the past one year in engineering has invigorated the Engineering teams. Some great new hires bringing in their experience building cloud solutions has...

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    Cons

    * Very fast paced, need to slow down and build longer term plans a bit more thoroughly

    Advice to Management

    * Need to increase revenue quickly and competition is lurking and catching up

  3. terrible leadership.. run, don't walk!

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lookout full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Beautiful SF office Nice lower-level employees

    Cons

    Very toxic leadership COO is clueless Sales leadership doesn't understand the market Product is essentially anti-virus for phones - useless! The company consistently says that their biggest competition is not other products, but customers NOT buying any mobile anti-virus at all. The reason for this is simple, there is no need and therefore no customer budget! Who really wants another app to manage on their...

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    Advice to Management

    Abandon ship. You are sitting around waiting to be acquired but that will never happen at a valuation that makes it worthwhile. Maybe take a sales 101 class or atleast watch some youtube sales videos!

  4. Great company to have an impact and grow your career!

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

    I have been working at Lookout full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Smart people everywhere, with the right mix of experienced professionals and younger employees starting their careers. * There are interesting projects to work on for all levels of employees. * The Company is dedicating considerable effort to build a dynamic and engaged culture. Several employee groups from around the company are contributing to this initiative. * Great collection of online and on-site professional...

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    Cons

    * As with most growth companies, there are a few growing pains. * There is a need for more discipline around project management. * This is a young company, so policies, processes and procedures are still evolving.

  5. Great place to grow professionally

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lookout full-time

    Pros

    This is truly a place you can advance your career in. Best working environment I've been in vs last 4 companies. People are smart, professional and supportive here. Being at this size, there are enough problems to tackle as both IC or manager. If you have an idea to improve something, you'll most likely get the support and endorsement you need. You'll also get recognized well which is encouraging to all, no matter what...

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    Cons

    A little bit of bureaucracy in a few departments regarding low performers, but not widespread at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep inspiring!!

  6. recommending

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lookout full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I enjoy working for Lookout and produce very interesting and useful mobile security apps. The variety of products that we work on and the modern tools that we use don't let engineers to get bored or so. There are many activities besides coding. My favorite is - three paid volunteering days per year that I use for volunteering at tennis tournaments.

    Cons

    Project management needs some improvements.

  7. Lookout is a collaborative, open and exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketint in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lookout full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    From my first day, I could tell that everyone respected and enjoyed working with each other. Everyone is supportive and wants to see their peers succeed.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring leaders that are open and foster a creative and collaborative atmosphere.

  8. Leader in a great market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lookout full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Top-notch talent across the board. Very strong sales team. - Disciplined leadership that knows how to make a great company and grow for the long term - Mobile security market is huge and still in the early part of the growth curve

    Cons

    - Great place if you want to contribute and be a part of making a good company. Not great if you aren't motivated and excited by the change that comes with growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people and keep the product lead in the market.

  9. Helpful (6)

    Horrible Employee Morale and Bad Work Environment

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

    I have been working at Lookout full-time

    Pros

    Finally moved to a better space. Product has potential but revenue is low.

    Cons

    Good employee's constantly leave the company...no trust in mgmt and no help from HR. CEO has no personality and is rude to his employees. Leadership does not know how to motivate and engage there teams.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs a complete culture shift. NEW leadership is desperately needed before the exodus continues from this toxic environment.

  10. Helpful (1)

    This is a test one two three

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

    I worked at Lookout full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great potential and amazing product.

    Cons

    Too much politics and nepotism.

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