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Updated Jul 3, 2022

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3.4
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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "There are some smart people working very hard to pull off some impossible challenges.(in 8 reviews)
  • "site showers, great location, flexible hours).(in 3 reviews)
  • "Competitive salary and benefits(in 3 reviews)
  • "It's a wicked smart, quirky, fun team, and I've built some strong friendships in my time here.(in 2 reviews)
Cons
  • "The engineering managers have little technical knowledge in relevant area and cannot have a discussion based on math and science.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing place in VR

    Jul 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    - Best tech in VR - Great people to work with

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    Aug 28, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    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

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good People, Problematic Industry

    Jun 1, 2018 - Electrical Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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    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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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Awesome place to work

    May 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Exciting projects, good management and reasonable hours

    Cons

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

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    ambitious company, cool tech

    Oct 12, 2017 - Business in Mountain View, CA
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    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

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Stay Away!

    Jun 28, 2017 - Software Developer in Mountain View, CA
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    Pros

    Decent salary and very interesting product space and ideas. A lot of potential to do something interesting if they can get out of their own way.

    Cons

    Horribly dysfunctional. Arrogant and naive people with a lot of attitude. Delusional belief that success is inevitable based on an extreme over inflation of the innovative aspects of the technology. Can't believe the investors continue to fund this trainwreck.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Very Interesting Work

    May 8, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    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)

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    A collection of delusional jokers and children

    May 19, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    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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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    not so hot

    Mar 11, 2017 - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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    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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    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Interesting technology led by an apathetic executive team

    Feb 14, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
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    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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Lytro has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 46 reviews left anonymously by employees. 57% of employees would recommend working at Lytro to a friend and 47% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Lytro employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Lytro. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

57% of Lytro employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Lytro 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

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