Castlight Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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3.8
69%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Castlight Chief Executive Officer Maeve OMeara
Maeve OMeara
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance and colleagues(in 29 reviews)

  • "There are tons of great people at Castlight and that is my favorite thing about my job(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are some growing pains due to the recent merger and the fact that the product is still changing(in 22 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is worst I have ever seen(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Classy, Trendy, Congenial and Trailblazing Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Care Guide in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Optimistic, Supportive and Fun Atmosphere with a Modern Industrial, Spacious Environment Relational Leadership Style: Employee-centered and empowerment; flatten organizational hierarchical structure; primarily relies on positive behavior reinforcement; and every leader intentionally makes a concerted effort to understand every team member's ambitions and unique value. Team Oriented Approach: Synergistic solutions to optimally capitalize on each team member's strengths and to deliver exemplary outcomes; innovative idea driven challenges; highly inclusive and diverse workforce; and values authenticity, acceptance, appreciation and individuality .

    Cons

    None, as long as you are committed to Castlight's mission in healthcare navigation and your own full potential in servicing our customers.

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  2. COVID-19

    "Previously in office - Now Fully Remote"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Castlight full-time

    Pros

    The company had a decent work from home policy prior to COVID, and as such transitioned pretty well when it came to having everyone work fully remotely. Management is respectable and understanding for the most part (in my experience). It is much easier to work for someone you respect. Having been part of some hiring decisions, I know that they tend to focus a bit less on technical skill and more on personality, willingness to learn, and work ethic (at least what can be surmised in interviews. Most tend to learn specific frameworks/languages on demand in this industry anyways). The culture reflects this and I genuinely respect the vast majority of my coworkers.

    Cons

    Working fully remotely now means I don't get to spend as much time with coworkers. That can be good for some, but for me it makes it a bit harder to stay motivated. No longer being in office means no more free snacks/Lacroix, as per the meme.


  3. "great people , needs a clear winning strategy"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Castlight full-time

    Pros

    - culture, perks, people, mission, dynamic

    Cons

    - not a clear direction in a competitive market, constant changes , leadership changes

  4. "A struggling company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Castlight full-time

    Pros

    Many talented coworkers that works hard and help each other

    Cons

    Ridiculously heavy on top and middle tier management

  5. COVID-19

    "Great company, great culture!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined Castlight in the last year. I have been most impressed by the culture and values, which seems to be influenced from the top down and the bottom up. Great leadership starting with the CEO ... few egos, engaging, culture focused, results focused, and growth focused.

    Cons

    While I was concerned initially about pay cuts and some job cuts after Covid, I think it was the responsible thing to do

  6. "good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Castlight full-time

    Pros

    good place to learn and start

    Cons

    nothing much as of now

  7. "Great place to work."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Castlight full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and colleagues.

    Cons

    Constantly changing long term vision.

  8. "heading the right direction"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, reasonable work life balance, and I think we're finally on track to deliver most of the features that most of our customers want. We've also improved some of the internal processes around building and delivering our product.

    Cons

    Some imperfections remain, but minor I think

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, not much growth potential"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had some really close friends at this place, the people were my favorite part of the company. I think this is a great place to get some experience as an engineer. You'd probably only want to stay here if you want a nice, cozy job. If you want stock grants that might grow, maybe go elsewhere.

    Cons

    The company just seems to be treading water. It probably won't go bust, but I can't see it really growing either.

  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Avoid- This company is going downhill and will bring you with it"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company

    Cons

    Shady management, Covid cases in office, Leaders who have know clue how to really lead or lead people.

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