Velti

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Velti Reviews

88 Reviews
2.2
88 Reviews
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Velti CEO and Director Alexandros (Alex) Moukas
Alexandros (Alex) Moukas
71 Ratings

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
  • Incompetent senior management and board of directors (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Saddest Work Experience of my Life!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Velti full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Never start a Company again. You are not qualified!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    First-Mover in Mobile industry; Badly Managed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Velti

    Pros

    A 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

    Cons

    Unstable 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

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Complete and utter s**tshow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Velti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In the middle of the mobile marketing ecosystem.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    STAY AWAY! Going Down Fast

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Velti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good industry, some decent prodcuts

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring ppl and then firing them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    sales

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Velti full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Used to be Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Velti

    Pros

    Great people, had a great atmosphere

    Cons

    Management is constantly changing strategies

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Brief, but miserable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Velti full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Absolutely 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Velti wasted my time and was biggest mistake of my career

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    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Velti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Just close shop. Velti will not last.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Velti full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    in an industry supposed to be, but far away

    Cons

    poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Find someone capable of being a CEO...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    House of Cards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Velti full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Recognized leader in mobile marketing; international reach and presence.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, revolving door management, nonsensical acquisitions, quarterly reorganizations, customer and employee disaffection, you name it. Velti is a corporate version of a circular firing squad. No wonder the stock is trading at $2.00 a share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. Now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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