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Lulu.com UI Engineer Reviews

Updated Nov 10, 2015

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Valuable Experience, Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - UI Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lulu.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hands down the most talented Engineering team I've ever been a part of. You'll be exposed to cutting edge technology and if a new piece of software is needed to get a job done there is no problem getting it approved. The DevOps team has helped me grow in ways I would have never imagined and because of this I'm much more confident in my ability to write software and program the web. HUGE stepping stone in my career.... Aside from the technical perks, the company as a whole consist of some of the kindest and most brilliant people I've ever met. Work/life balance is great and I've never had a problem getting time off to take care of myself or my family. These people are not just my colleagues, they are my friends. I am always finding myself invited to attend group lunches, tech meetups, and lots of fun company events. The comradery is what really makes this place feel like home and I'm truly blessed to have a job here. Benefits are excellent, 401k with employer matching, health/dental, stock options, the works really. One couldn't ask for more. Bottom line, this company is going places. I had no idea when I first got the job how established this company was. Lulu has already changed the way the publishing industry operates and now they are breaking into the education system. If you are lucky enough to get a job here, hold it dear and be prepared to LEARN.

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    Cons

    Everything is a priority. Operating and maintaining too many lines of business at one time is frustrating. There is frequent change in the executive team.

    Advice to Management

    1) Listen to your Engineers. You are a tech company after all! We don't make this stuff up. If we tell you we need something, trust us! The web is constantly changing and those who refuse to acknowledge this AND adopt new practices are left behind (and it happens quickly). 2) Hone in on what's truly important for the business. There is a lot of noise that gets in the way of productivity. 3) Stop ignoring best... practices for accessibility/UX on the web. This is far more important than you realize! You have brilliant engineers who are very knowledgable in this area, ask their opinion and take their advice. This is, after all, why you hired them.. Isn't it? 4) Even the best team can only be spread so thin.

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    Lulu.com2015-11-11
  2. "Unstable"

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    Current Employee - UI Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lulu.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty office, nice location in downtown Raleigh, free snacks and coffee

    Cons

    Constant layoffs. At first they were announced and people were let go in groups. Then the sniping started. They stopped even telling us when someone was gone, you'd just notice one day that a desk was empty when you went to look for the person. It felt very random- even the people who were the original 6 employees, who had been with Bob through thick and thin from the beginning, got let go. For no good reason I... could see. I personally was not let go, but I felt a strong pressure to find another job ASAP before I could be. And I was right- half of my team got cut 1 week after I left. And we were in engineering, the core part of the business!

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    Advice to Management

    Less churn will result in more productivity.

    Lulu.com2013-04-09
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