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Lytro Reviews

Updated Aug 28, 2018

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3.5
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30 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lytro full-time

    Pros

    • collaborative leadership, • mature/evolved approach to process and teamwork • management is very open and communicative • focus on employee development

    Cons

    Office located at intersection of 85 and 101...commute nightmare

    Lytro2018-08-28
  2. "Good People, Problematic Industry"

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    Electrical Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lytro for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Drive to improve the world of photography, creating light field technology that will quite possibly change how images are captured, processed, and viewed.

    Cons

    Attempted to boil the ocean, and eventually realized that consumer cameras were not the place to introduce light field technology. Ultimately, the IP and a few key employees were acquired by Google. They don't exist anymore.

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    Lytro2018-06-01
  3. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Lytro full-time

    Pros

    Exciting projects, good management and reasonable hours

    Cons

    Sadly, there wasn't enough of a market for the product

    Lytro2018-05-11
  4. "ambitious company, cool tech"

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    Former Employee - Business in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lytro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent team of product, eng folks chasing solutions to interesting problems in imaging and video. CEO is low-ego, inspiring leader who empowers the teams at Lytro to build things. Supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Ambitious tech - very hard. Not sure they'll get there

    Lytro2017-10-12
  5. "Very Interesting Work"

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

    I worked at Lytro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Many, many smart and talented engineers - Very interesting problem to work on - Good work/life balance - Nice work environment and office

    Cons

    - More research than development - A bit chaotic schedule/resource planning (at times)

    Lytro2017-05-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A collection of delusional jokers and children"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lytro full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology, lavishly wasting investor money is fun.

    Cons

    Never before have I been a part of a more ridiculous organization. It is hard to believe that investors would continue to prop up this trainwreck. Although there are a few knowledgeable people in their disciplines, the majority are clueless, insufficiently experienced, and arrogant.

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    Lytro2017-05-19
  7. Helpful (3)

    "not so hot"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lytro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice tech and nice people

    Cons

    bad management, lots of internal back stabbing, long hours with not much recognition afterwards

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    Lytro2017-03-11
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting technology led by an apathetic executive team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lytro full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great talent. Fun products. Relatively laid-back environment

    Cons

    Too much apathy at the top. The executive team is completely disconnected from the work, the product and the employees. If you are looking for a 9-to-5 job and don't mind the commute, this could be a good place for you. If you care about your career, this is definitely not the place to be. Stay away.

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    Lytro2017-02-15
  9. "Pushing the envelope"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lytro for less than a year

    Pros

    Genuinely new technology and a chance to shape the future of imaging. Not many places where you get to actually be hands on with sophisticated hardware.

    Cons

    Making the entire platform work requires all the teams to be sucessful. Some times it seems like certain teams aren't getting it done.

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    Lytro2016-10-25
  10. "Groundbreaking tech & smart teams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lytro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - opportunity for every team member to make a big impact - no small roles - technology is truly groundbreaking and there's big opportunity to transform industries leveraging our IP - strong leadership with proven track record - teams work well together

    Cons

    not having a crystal bar to see what the 2+ year future will look like

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    Lytro2016-10-20
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