Velti

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Velti Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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2.2 86 reviews

36% Approve of the CEO

Velti CEO and Director Alexandros (Alex) Moukas

Alexandros (Alex) Moukas

(69 ratings)

30% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Take charge of the full spectrum of mobile marketing tools(in 11 reviews)

  • Location, location, location--close to BART in Financial District(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Weak product offering, 0 strategy from senior Management(in 11 reviews)

  • No career path, skill development, room for advancement, or job security(in 4 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Saddest Work Experience of my Life!

    Director (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe people, everyone I worked with in the trenches were amazing, one of the best teams I ever worked with and I miss working with them.

    ConsManagement and Greed. This Company had the potential to do great things, BUT in 2011 they made some bad acquisitions and started doing bad business for fast cash that they could not collect, Senior Management loved big bright shiny new things and would pay what they had to to get it, now they can't buy mu house!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever start a Company again. You are not qualified!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    First-Mover in Mobile industry; Badly Managed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA few smart hardworking individuals; Build a good network of mobile industry people
    Locations (Heart of cities/towns wherever located: SF, Palo Alto)
    Global company (Presence in US, India, Africa, China, Mexico, UK, Greece, Cyprus, South Korea )
    Good mentors

    ConsUnstable conditions, not hiring at the time of review
    Uncertain future
    No career growth
    Erratic hiring
    Overconfident CXOs
    Overspending on location, building
    No focus, limited tech talent spread too thinly over many random products

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    Complete and utter s**tshow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIn the middle of the mobile marketing ecosystem.

    ConsDisarray on the executive level, Overcomplication of internal operations. No real product. Horrible culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    STAY AWAY! Going Down Fast

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood industry, some decent prodcuts

    ConsManagement has no foresight. In one year of me being there, the company grew from 15 to 50 and then back down. Firing every 1-2 months. Stay AWAY!

    One day they let go 25% of the company. On that same day they hired a new person. 2 months later they had their next layoffs and that guy got cut. Imagine being hired and then fired 2 months later. STAY AWAY!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring ppl and then firing them!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    sales

    Senior Sales Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosgood pay, good benefits, intelligent colleagues

    Consno value proposition, financial instability, no vision/direction for future

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Used to be Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, had a great atmosphere

    ConsManagement is constantly changing strategies

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    Brief, but miserable.

    Information Technology (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsLocation has to be the only Pro - there were some decent, hardworking folks who wanting things to work.

    ConsAbsolutely no training or even a description of what my job was. People were hired for jobs that were impossible to define. An information system designed to prevent things from getting done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI agree with others - this is Silicon Valley - people here know how to run software companies. Get a new CEO.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Velti wasted my time and was biggest mistake of my career

    Developer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice people, fun events, great views and free food at times.

    ConsNo leadership, no training, no career advancement, revolving door, always someone leaving and someone new starting. Well, not every Manager at Velti lacked direction - somewhere great and excellent to partner up with while others were lazy and don't like to work and its very apparent to everyone and yet that behavior is acceptable? It's public knowledge that the company doesn't pay their bills. I had this question come up in an interview that I had after my dismissal from Velti. Wow, that was embarrassing for Velti and not me. Lastly, I had seen firsthand unethical situations go down, bad things and Management was aware of this. They let it go and fire the real performers. This place is a joke. Please stay away. I pray for Velti to go out of business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust close shop. Velti will not last.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    trust these reviews...all the reviews are consistently bad... it means something

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosin an industry supposed to be, but far away

    Conspoor management does not know what to do or what not to do
    every company will be successful in this industry except Velti
    constant layoffs
    if you have a job or somewhere to go, never come here.
    After seeing all the reviews are bad, I had a dream that Velti is not as bad as one-star. But after my experience with Velti, I would give them a zero if possible. Never dream it is better than zero.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind someone capable of being a CEO...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Complete Lack of Direction

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWonderful people to work with.

    ConsCompletely lacking vision, best practices, leadership, and business acumen. The company treats employees more like minions than collaborators. No transparency, irrational decisions, and poor planning, if lack of planning qualifies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in someone to run the business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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