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Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "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!


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Bad training low pay"

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    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


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  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Make Lytx Great Again!"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (13)

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

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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
    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.


  8. Helpful (11)

    "A Revolving Door"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Order Management Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Order Management Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Order Management Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Lytx (Less than a year)

    Pros

    always very busy, plenty of work to be done, growing business

    Cons

    communication between departments sometimes lacking

    Advice to Management

    acknowledge and recognize talent within more often by compensating them at their true value and worth.


  10. Helpful (18)

    "nightmare"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice, new building in the worst part of San Diego traffic. Once upon a time some great co-workers but all the smart people left.

    Cons

    leadership is terrible, old and tired. They cycle through the employees fast however keep the same terrible leadership at the top. This company needs to switch out its C level. Why have they been there so long despite all the messes, they dont take any accountability? They dont value you at all and HR is just there to put on a show. It was in fact, the worst job I ever had, largely impart of awful leadership. Could be great but the boys club keeps down.

    Advice to Management

    Move out your C level, starting with the CCO - what a joke.


  11. Helpful (14)

    "Millennials Don’t Want Fun; They Want You To Lead Better"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great and very friendly HR team
    - Top-notch sales and marketing teams - they are the reason why Lytx is still exists
    - Very good work-life balance, no one cares when you come, when you go, what you do
    - Good place for retirement
    - That so called "Principal System Engineer" is long gone

    Cons

    - It's not a tech company nor a start-up, so don't fall into this trap.
    - No CTO for 2+ years
    - No leadership at ALL, hard to find VP/Directors after recent acquisition. Few of them even don't show up at work after they received huge chunk of money from their stocks
    - Lack of expertise and skills on the 1st floor, very old school when it comes to solving problems
    - Full with slackers, some folks just come and go and their managers don't care at all
    - No sense of having ownership or make someone accountable, everyone can do whatever they want as their leadership don't understand at all
    - Not a place to build a career if you are in "tech"

    Advice to Management

    - Hire CTO as soon as you can. Brandon is as good as CEO as worst as CTO. He doesn't have any clue about tech industry or what other service companies are doing in the tech area to support their platforms. He doesn't even know some common tech terms - some engineers laugh behind him when he talks about "tech"
    - Build a solid leadership - make your VPs/Directors accountable what they do and ask them to come to office just like other engineers, ask them to stay at office just like other engineers, ask them to talk to other engineers to gain team spirit, motivate team members
    - Come-up with a plan to re-design the entire DOL platform, it sucks really. Putting band-aids (micro-strategy, z-axis, layer, etc) is not a long time solution. DOL platform architecture was a crap, admit it, and work in parallel to build something fresh with technologies which are highly scalable if you want to hit 1M.
    - It's good to give freedom to engineers and ask them do whatever they want to do, but make sure your engineers are also have that talent and skill-sets.
    - Train your directors and even VPs so that they can gain relevant knowledge in the area where they work.
    - You don't need so many managers or directors. Come up with a solid hierarchy and area to growth so that it can attracts fresh or new talents. A VP with one single employee reporting to him - shows something wrong is here.
    - When hire, make sure you really need that position. Make your hiring manager accountable for that. I had to take interviews for several candidates where those positions were really not needed.

    Lytx Response

    Dec 29, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your review. We’re glad to hear you enjoy your coworkers and work-life balance at Lytx. As you know, we grew a ton over the past year. We’ve been thoughtfully working to build out a strong ... More


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