Lithium Technologies Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2019

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Lithium Technologies CEO Pete Hess
Pete Hess
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  • "high turnover in certain groups(in 10 reviews)

  • "The only downside to the benefits is no 401k matching, but this is offset by other benefits honestly(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company, really well organised, strong vision"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Customer Success 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic employee onboarding process - the best I've experienced. The whole process was super professional, very slick and made joining the company seamless and a real pleasure. Great products and strong customer base - Lithium's products are dominant category leaders and the global customer list across key verticals is pretty stunning. Great management team - a strong vision about what the company wants to be, the value it wants to deliver to customers, and where it is heading. Excellent team members - everyone in the business I've interacted with is a high quality individual who really enjoys their role and has fun getting their job done. Lots of opportunities for role and location changes - many people I've met in the business have been able to expand into different job functions or geographies. The company is very open to internal movement which is great for personal development.

    Cons

    Nothing yet - still early in my journey with the company.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Recent acquisition has people feeling weird"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Best in class technology. No other companies come close to the level of scale or ROI that Lithium Community and SMM can provide. This meant most of the customers I worked with were Enterprise customers which was fantastic. Technical and process documentation was also fantastic.

    Cons

    Low level of contact with team mates. Too much focus on time-based KPI's. Lack of interaction between sales / scope / delivery teams. Recent acquisition was exciting but lack of communication from upper management had many staff feeling uncertain.

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  3. "Good Benefits but lack innovation"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company Work culture is good. Salary is above market.

    Cons

    Company is lagging in innovation

  4. Helpful (1)

    "A home for a techie."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome Perks In Office Team lunch + tech talk on Wednesdays. Lots of learning Opportunities to take ownership and showcase your skills. Super colleagues - Actual Team Work, No Politics as per my knowledge

    Cons

    A lot of dependency over the US team, I hope slowly it will be resolved. Vista Partners acquisition (There is no lithium anymore)

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  5. "Great management, interesting tech and competitive compensation"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is great. Technology stack and the challenges faced by having to ingest millions of pieces of social media content per day are engaging.

    Cons

    Lesser known brand name, but I don't work in sales so it's not my problem to solve. Plenty of large enterprise customers, so the money is there, but no one recognizes the name

  6. "Change was a constant, but the co-workers were one of a kind"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I spent 4.5 years at Lithium in 2 very different jobs. In that time I got to work with some of the most inspiring people I have ever had a chance to meet. Community Management and Social Media is a passion-filled environment that is quickly growing, and was exciting to witness.

    Cons

    A lot of change over the past few years with the acquisition from Vista and acquisition of Jive and merger with Spredfast.

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  7. "amazing experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great energy, great people, great atmosphere

    Cons

    management changed a lot, needed more team building

  8. "Great team, challenging market dynamics"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lithium Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart and fun group of team oriented employees. Customers truly love the product when they deploy it in a way that lets them take advantage of the market leading functionality offered. Lots of growth left in the social customer care agent tool.

    Cons

    Challenging market conditions working against the core community product line -- Salesforce Community Cloud continues to close the gap on functionality and gives the product away for free with Service Cloud. Undergoing cultural change under Vista ownership.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Maintenance work inspite of a new vp"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Five star pantry, good snack

    Cons

    No good project to work. If you're ambitious don't join here. All the code are monolithic

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Director"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Bend, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithium Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very excited to be here. My 3rd Saas company and (finally) land with a great leadership team. Leadership creates teamwork - teamwork creates culture, and product. Lithium appears to be coming out of acquisition and culture change. Lithium 2.0 is excited, invigorated, and collaborative. Lithium is hiring several boomerang employees excited to return to the company - a great sign. - Lithium is merging with publishing giant Spreadfast to create the largest social engagement platform in the world. - Our HR team is busy with salespeople from our largest competitors (Sprinklr) trying to join the winning team. - Lithium dominates the community / social care space - Lithium is first to market with messenger - Lithium tools employees - investing in personal success and company long term success - Lithium and Spreadfast are backed by Vista - the world's most successful private equity investment company.

    Cons

    The main issues I've seen since arriving, is the change / transition has caused turnover. Leadership appears to have everything in control now, and new hires are bringing a lot of new energy. Vista has been bring a lot of change - which has been hard. (Needed change! - but challenging nonetheless)

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