Light Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2020

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4.1
86%
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32%
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Light CEO Dave Grannan
Dave Grannan
26 Ratings
  1. "Good company to work for"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redwood City, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Light full-time

    Pros

    good work environment and friendly

    Cons

    no bonuses due to limited market

  2. "Salesman"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesman in Ipoh
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Light part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good mentoring and does not need to work on Sunday

    Cons

    Need to do multitasking in the shop

  3. "Good Culture"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happy Hours, great people

    Cons

    Company Direction is unclear.

  4. "Layoffs"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and talent co workers

    Cons

    The HQ remained less than 50 employees, while most of the employees got laid off. Killed the camera group basically. Directions changed to autonomous vehicles. Cannot see the future if start R&D for autonomous vehicles at this late time.

  5. "Good company but slow in decision making"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Light full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly working environment

    Cons

    Slow decision-making and tech. development

  6. "Exciting technology development"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Taipei

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

    Pros

    Good management to coordinate tasks, flexible working style

    Cons

    Too many travels to overseas

  7. "Great technology but implementation issues"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Light full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart and talented people Innovative technology

    Cons

    Multiple failures and product delays Too many company pivots and job changes

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  8. "So much promise"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Light full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great technology and smart people. Launched two products in the last 2 years

    Cons

    Multiple missed deadlines, difficult to grow fast enough, senior management is very removed

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Massive layofs"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Engineering in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sinking ship. There is no future.

    Cons

    More than 50% reduction in workforce on Jul 9th and some were just recently hired. Zero ethics from management. CEO & his clans clueless and still with the company. Investor should wake up and clean out management. Can't even make still image possible and yet company wants to focus on autonomous. Lied to customers that purchased L16 and never delivered complete product. Battery grip was promised for pre-order customers but never even on the product design road-map.

  10. "Great People"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people at Light - smart, humble, friendly

    Cons

    None that come to mind

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