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  1. "Collegial culture and start- up energy"

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

    I have been working at Lyris full-time

    Pros

    Innovation, engaged leadership, friendly atmosphere, team spirit.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    East Bay location can be hard for some.
    Some bumps in the long road Lyris has traveled.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in growth, innovation.


  2. "Sr. Manager, Marketing Operations"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams which dedicated individual contributors across all departments.

    Cons

    Zero leadership at the time. Difficulty to bring product integration to market.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic setting expectations. Don't bite off more than you can chew.

  3. "Great people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyris (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was collaborative and helpful. Definite feeling that everyone wanted to the company to succeed and were on the same page.

    Cons

    Some bad leadership decisions in terms of product development directions. Didn't keep up with competition.

    Advice to Management

    Lyris was acquired in June of 2015


  4. Helpful (7)

    "It was nice while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lyris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Liked the team, and enjoyed working with the customers

    Cons

    After the acquisition by Aurea, 125 people became 9, and the wrong 9 at that. It's hard to sell a SaaS service if you don't know how to keep your servers working.

    Advice to Management

    If you think its expensive to hire a professional, just wait till you hire an amateur.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great until the aquisition"

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

    I worked at Lyris full-time

    Pros

    They had a great training program, lots of company social opportunities, and a lot of very intelligent people to interact with. Good age and cultural diversity. Fresh fruit, snacks and free beer are always nice.

    Cons

    The company was acquired. The new management from Aurea did not communicate well with the Lyris employees or the senior staff about the progress and the shape of the transition. A lot of really good employees and leaders were let go without explanation.

    Advice to Management

    When you have employees that have been at a job for 5 years or more, it might be in your best interest to honor their tenure with a bit more communication and explanation as to your reasoning and the status of their employment, AKA life.


  6. "Great People!!"

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

    I worked at Lyris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with. Also the HR was second to none was REALLY there for employees in the event that they needed help. My manager, and team were great to work with and I left there much more knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Senior leadership when I first started, but they have the right people in place now


  7. "Learned a lot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lyris full-time

    Pros

    Some wonderful people with good attitudes who did their best despite the challenges.

    Cons

    Tried to take on too much without focusing on the fundamentals.

    Advice to Management

    The management is gone by now so there is little left to say.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Shutters coming down at Lyris"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, company is being ripped apart by new acquiring company.

    Cons

    No job security at all. Company is being ripped apart by new acquiring company.

    Advice to Management

    None, they won't listen anyway.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Strategic Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location in Emeryville, CA. Reasonable access to BART and other public transportation. Nice office space.

    Cons

    Company is on the ropes. The intellectual property is way behind the competition. I do not know if they will have the resources to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Find a technology partner and license their product.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Using Mule and other good tech. Good Architects. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Long list of cons. None so important as the company acquisition. Acquired by a dishonest, greedy finance company masquerading as a software company.
    -- Ops team: Been here a few years and every encounter with Ops has been terrible. Especially the lead. He has never worked anywhere else and suffers from lack of exposure to technology. Operations believes that the cloud is a ridiculous idea.
    -- Ideas come easy, bringing them to fruition is next to impossible.

    Advice to Management

    none... they already sold the company for beans.


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