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Updated Oct 20, 2021

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3.4
54%
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56%
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Magic Leap Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Rony Abovitz (no image)
Rony Abovitz
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Pros
  • "I found it extremely hard to research Magic Leap before I joined as there isn't that much info out there(in 26 reviews)

  • "best management with great benefits and pto(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There are no cons at Magic Leap(in 21 reviews)

  • "No work life balance for realistic goals(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great People

      May 22, 2021 - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Plantation, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The coworkers are knowledgeable and friendly

      Cons

      The work consumes your life.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Backstabbing and sabotaging are common in teams

      Sep 23, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Starting salary is high. Can work from home.

      Cons

      I saw a Manager go mad in staff meeting because one of his/her report said something in annual company wide survey. The manger openly called that person 'coward, did not dare to bring issues to me.' And I also see that manger fire people without any warning or advise. This company constantly fire and rehire few 10% of employee. The internal code base (repos) are very fragmented. You see many repo are being updated for few months and the person got terminated. But you have to make that repo work again. Then you realize they keep firing and hiring people to solve technical problem that should have be solved if the managers knows what they are doing. People here do not help each others. Everybody says their codes work. If it does not work in real world, it is teammates' fault not able to deploy it right, instead of collaboratively finding out what is really wrong.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A fun startup

      Oct 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great startup atmosphere - Nice colleagues - Awesome projects - Good benefits

      Cons

      - Not enough openness from leadership

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Combination of very good and not so good

      Aug 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working on cutting edge technology Very interesting problems to solve Good and intelligent coworkers

      Cons

      Prior to restructuring: Virtually no communication or management No information provided to do job

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people

      Sep 22, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very bright coworkers in the team, lots to learn

      Cons

      Poor work life balance, lots of politics

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Magic Leap

      Jun 28, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Miami, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The tech is impressive and people are good to work with.

      Cons

      Internal growth opportunities are limited. Mid level management are mostly from old school Motorola or Nokia. Like working for 1980's managers, do your job and keep your ideas to yourself. Lately upper level management has been trying to change the culture in the right directions.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Had great engineers

      Sep 9, 2021 - Engineering Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working on cutting edge technology

      Cons

      The company is going through a lot of changes and it creates uncertainty.

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Smart, passionate people

      Jul 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people who know their stuff

      Cons

      The company is cutthroat to make money, and employees tend to suffer — layoffs, crunch culture.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Don't take a contract position!

      Jul 16, 2021 - Software Engineer in Plantation, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with great minds and cutting edge products. Company has high standards, but is not stressful. People are expected mostly to manage their own workloads and to be self-starters.

      Cons

      I was hired on contract with the provision to be converted after one year to permanent full-time. That never came. Be very careful, there are folks there that have been on contract for 3 or more years. Magic Leap gets away with not paying them benefits and time off. It's really deceitful and no reason for using people like that. Be aware. I left and moved to Texas for a better full-time opportunity where I can plan my life financially better.

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Management is messy

      Jul 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exiting project, good ambitious, talented people, challenging work. Enjoyed working with people with passion. Released product with good quality.

      Cons

      The management is too ambitious, wants to do everything at once which is impossible with limited resources. Hired some bad engineering leads that are ego and creates unfairness.

      1 person found this review helpful
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