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Lytx Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of things to work on, but still good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Growing company with good people who are excited with the direction the company is trending (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Program Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive base salary. Culture is collaborative and fun. Opportunity to affect change is available at all levels. Company strategic objectives are sound, disciplined, and achievable.

    Cons

    Growing pains normal for a company of this size that grew fast. Bonuses are set per level and weak compared to industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the scalability issues, in particular with the internal business systems. Not being able to get accurate data from the ERP system is embarrassing and a ticking time bomb.

    Lytx Response

    Jun 25, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and are glad you have been enjoying our culture and the opportunity to make an impact. We have made some heavy investments into our systems and ... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Accounting Support Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Support Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Support Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lytx (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Great place to thrive! Fun amenities such as outdoor Frisbee & Corn Hole games. Indoor ping pong (table tennis) and video games. Great food & drink options. Nice staff to work with.

    Cons

    Don't have any gripes. Been here since June 3rd, 2016. No issues at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Thank you for hiring me!

    Lytx Response

    Jun 2, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for leaving us a review. We are so glad you are enjoying your career and the Lytx culture with us!


  3. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere and benefits. Great team to work with and very supportive. Great product!

    Cons

    Would be nice to have an on site cafeteria but UTC has many venues and they do provide food trucks onsite.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Working at Lytx"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great team and work environment
    -Culture is key! Hungry, Humble, Capable makes the dream work
    -Lytx has great work life balance with flexible time off to fit a normal life.
    -Good compensation (90th percentile), benefits are AMAZING (99th percentile, medical, dental, vision), incentive bonus structure

    Did I mention great people!?

    Cons

    Only one I can think of is a lack of company bouncy balls lol

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Lytx Response

    Jun 2, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate you leaving us a review. So good to hear you are enjoying the culture and some of our perks. Thanks for helping to make Lytx a great place to work!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Lots of things to work on, but still good work/life balance
    -People with lots of experience to learn from
    -Gym onsite in new building
    -Great leadership and direction

    Cons

    Could be slightly better pay


  6. Helpful (5)

    "This page is being trolled. It's really not THAT bad."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for Lytx for almost two years. It has an amazing office, some great coworkers, a cool product, high growth potential, and they're making it better all the time.

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly, so there are growing pains, and it can be stressful and disorganized... but not anywhere near as bad as these reviews say. Like any company, there are people who can spoil it, but for the most part the team is smart, friendly, and great to work with.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Bad training low pay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lytx (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice employees and layout

    Cons

    Low pay
    Too big workload
    Small sq ft personal cubicle

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay and less work, or same work and higher pay


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Make Lytx Great Again!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Certain teams are skilled and successful. New building construction and office interiors are very nice. Despite many setbacks, and long development cycles, company has achieved scalable growth on legacy platform. Core product concepts are interesting and valuable to clients.

    Cons

    Big 'growing pains' phase from two years ago is over. Now the rate of entering to exiting software engineering employees is inverting. CEO used to be very involved, held 1:1 meetings with employees and group meetings to discuss strategies for growth. But new product work took major backseat to stabilizing legacy systems. Projects stalled or were cancelled. CEO disappeared. Team members were removed and/or replaced with friends and old team members of certain higher ups; team dynamics changed; strange culture shift; brand new employees allowed free reign to restructure long term projects. No perceived career path for long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Higher ups asking team members to all equally 'take ownership' of products in a flat reporting structure leads to all kinds of conflicts and morale issues, in and across teams. Higher ups need to take ownership of their own teams, deadlines, products and give employees good working environments. Otherwise continue to expect high turnover. And CEO, if you care about your software engineering teams, step back into the limelight.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Believe the negativity you are reading about this place. It's real."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Located in an awful location that makes the commute brutal from anywhere you are coming from. Yes, that's a pro. It takes you longer to get there, which delays the time you actually have to be in the office.
    - If you worked for Mitchell, you can transition over here. Easily. No questions asked.

    Cons

    - Claims to be up front, honest and communicative. 0 for 3.
    - If you are one of the "long timers" you can do (or not do) just about anything.
    - No technical vision.
    - No REAL product vision.
    - If you didn't previously work for Mitchell or Life Technologies, you're in trouble.
    - There are some good people, who actually care, but the culture (contrary to what management would like you to believe what the culture is) is to cover your butt, shut up, and wait for the next re-org.
    - CEO should be ashamed of what he's let happen.

    Advice to Management

    - Don't let the Human Capital department (yes, that's actually what it's called) get on Glassdoor trying to convince people that all the negative postings aren't accurate. They are.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "A Revolving Door"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some friendly employees.

    Cons

    The turnover at Lytx is occurring at alarming rate. Most of operations management has left for other jobs due to irrational micromanagement. Customer accounts are in chaos. The training area is ineffective and ignores customer requests. Don't believe the lies during the interview. The only hope is if a successful company buys the intellectual property. When good people leave, management does not even blink and denies any involvement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't gossip and rank your employees. Instead find out what they due on a day to day basis and help them streamline processes.


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