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Lumos Labs Reviews

Updated Dec 21, 2018

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  1. "Great People, Amazing Products, Healthy Work Environment"

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

    I have been working at Lumos Labs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People here are very friendly and care a lot about your well-being and interests. Joining Lumosity is like becoming part of a family. The work is interesting and meaningful and teams are aligned in a way that allows work to get done. I would recommend working here if you are the kind of person who enjoys working on something meaningful while being around great people.

    Cons

    You get spoiled with the amazing catered lunches.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Lumos Labs2018-12-21
  2. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lumos Labs full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were good and coworkers were great

    Cons

    Managment could be improved upon

    Lumos Labs2018-08-30
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Old Guard vs. New Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lumos Labs full-time

    Pros

    + Mostly friendly, down-to-earth people + Growth in position and responsibilities is generally encouraged + Working on lots of new games, products, features after years of a heavy focus on marketing + Decent benefits, with some unique options like Grand Rounds and OneMedical + Solid work/life balance, most people usually come in after 10 and start leaving after 5. Usually no weekends or late nights (unless you choose...

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    Cons

    - Multiple people are leaving the company every month. It won't be long until it's a very different company. This might be a pro. - Lumos's "core values" are not taken seriously. You'll rarely hear about them within the company. There are multiple egos on multiple teams. Some people will yell and raise their voice and not be admonished. There are people who directly say "I've worked here longer than you" and people who...

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    Advice to Management

    Really take a cold, hard look at yourself and your action and inaction and its impact over time. Listen to employee feedback universally (not just when you choose to). Treat all employees on all teams at all levels of all tenures equally. Let the best ideas win out. Ensure that this kind of behavior is standard across the company. If you're going to talk about "core values", really make sure they are treated with the...

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    Lumos Labs2018-05-21
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Nice place to work that needs some organizational improvements"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lumos Labs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are friendly and talented. Product collaboration is great - PMs and designers come up with cool new ideas, consult with engineers on feasibility and implementation strategies, and have open communication throughout the development process. Lumos has experimented with various team organizations and workflows over the years, and each change has helped improve engineer productivity. The codebase is well-organized...

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    Cons

    Management and marketing frequently set arbitrary deadlines for new product launches, even before deciding what features they want to include or consulting with engineers about development time and potential concerns. Upper management tried to introduce a 10-5 "core hours, everyone in the office" policy. This came across as a lack of trust in employee work ethic and a lack of respect for anyone who wanted/needed to...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they have suggestions, concerns, or even criticisms. Assume their feedback is made in good faith and with positive intentions, and consider their perspective before just glossing over and dismissing any negative comments. Officially rescind the core hours policy. Mandating bodies in chairs doesn't increase productivity, and most people already work 8-10 hour days - just with slightly...

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    Lumos Labs2018-05-15
  5. "Better than most companies but limited growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lumos Labs full-time

    Pros

    People, perks, and an amazing product

    Cons

    No time to work on personal projects

    Advice to Management

    Culture is not as flexible as it used to be years back

    Lumos Labs2017-02-22
  6. Helpful (14)

    "Best job I have ever had!"

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

    I have been working at Lumos Labs for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is the best job I've ever had! + I love working with one artist to make an experimental game in a few months. + I love the friendly teams who volunteer their time to preview the customer experience. They made a big difference and taught me a lot! + I love the trust of my teammates in my experimentation. + I love the flat organization where anyone is available, yet we respect each other's time highly...

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    Cons

    This is the highlight of my career so far. The following sometimes challenges my confidence: - Each day, I get distracted by a lot of casual and committee-style chatting. Part of my distraction is the open floor plan and my own introversion. Part of my distraction is the dissonance between purported business goals and day-to-day culture: I wish the chatters were hands-on working. There's around 25% of work hours...

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    Advice to Management

    Broadcast financial forecasts of risky projects or features, and even day-to-day small features or improvements. Expect tighter deadlines for minimally viable products. That will necessitate: the simplest, cheapest solution first. Transparently and visibly broadcast which small teams accountable and autonomously authorized to deliver. Like SuperCell, hire capable team members that deliver autonomously. Focus...

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    Lumos Labs2016-09-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, rocky product execution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lumos Labs full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Lumos are wonderful, smart, and have their heart in the right place. It's a fun environment to work in, with a lot of autonomy.

    Cons

    Lumos hasn't yet figured out how to really execute well on product goals and chart a meaningful path towards constantly improving and innovating to remain at the forefront of the market.

    Lumos Labs2016-11-06
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    "Friendly and supportive culture solving challenging problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lumos Labs full-time

    Pros

    Team-centric approach to solving problems Company really does care about brain health Supportive environment Culture is relaxed, but we all expect one another to work hard and to learn/grow. No need to work crazy hours unless you want to; it's not expected by anyone. People are genuinely nice/friendly across the company. Egos are not a problem.

    Cons

    Management team is currently in flux with regards to how they want to function or what they represent. Be prepared to give feedback on how *you* want to be managed, or what type of support you will need.

    Advice to Management

    Find out how to identify your top performers more regularly, as well as how to help those you feel need more support. Since everyone is so nice, it is very possible and likely support is needed but the feedback is falling through the cracks when others don't want to sound too negative.

    Lumos Labs2016-09-22
  9. Helpful (2)

    "No place is perfect, but this place comes close!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lumos Labs

    Pros

    The people. Hands down, the best people I've ever worked with! Employees are smart, interesting and laid back. I can genuinely say that coming to work cheers me up when I'm feeling down. Everyone is passionate about the product and about each other. We have people from vastly varying fields learning from each other. I've been given opportunities to learn and grow here that I never expected but have thoroughly enjoyed....

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    Cons

    We've erred on the side of giving too much freedom. While freedom in work is great, we've struggled with setting constraints and direction. Additionally, sometimes our processes can be too democratic or idealistic, which makes us unable to execute as quickly as we probably should.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than bringing everyone into the decision making process at the onset, include only major decision-makers initially. Create an environment where people feel comfortable giving feedback, and put your decision out there for review.

    Lumos Labs2016-09-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Super awesome place"

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

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

    Pros

    The people and culture are the best I've ever been a part of. The company treats us well. The product and the space we're in are interesting.

    Cons

    If your goal is to get rich, there are better places you can go to achieve that goal. Which is to say: Lumosity is not currently an IPO rocket ship.

    Lumos Labs2016-09-20
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