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Velti CEO and Director Alexandros (Alex) Moukas
Alexandros (Alex) Moukas
12 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once, a mobile marketing leader

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Take charge of the full spectrum of mobile marketing tools. They have it all, but it may be too much - a lack of focus has gotten Velti to the point where they don't have a leadership position in any specific area. To get back on top, they have to land new customers and reacquire old ones.

    Cons

    Chapter 11, Chapter 5. They were listed in NASDQ, now they are not listed at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your stuff together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Velti, not so bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Velti full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing coworkers who are dedicated to working as a team to achieve goals, everyone is friendly and hard-working

    Cons

    bad management leading to poor overall company performance leading to a sad atmosphere around the office, it used to be MUCH better to work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest smarter!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting ride, typical tech company growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Velti

    Pros

    Fast growing company in exciting space
    Customers acknowledge Velti as the best in the business--respect and trust
    Lots of smart people who seem to genuinely like each other and try very hard
    Despite some of the surprisingly negative comments on glassdoor, our office at least is pretty free of politics
    Good opportunities for advancement
    Very low turnover rate from acquisitions. Two in past year and it seems almost everybody has stayed
    Unlike other small mobile companies, this one seems on track to outgrow any short term issues and become a big player

    Cons

    Typical pressures of company on fast growth trajectory: never enough time, people, etc.
    Management systems are still being developed. People who struggle with unbounded problems or need frequent reassurance have a real problem here and should probably apply at HP or Microsoft instead
    Weak HR department means employees feel they don't have a voice with senior management and execs have poor visibility into what's happening in the trenches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will always have critics and some people are never happy. Probably 85% of the company's employees are excited and engaged. Don't get hung up on the few who are pissed off. Do what you know is right for the good of the comapny while treating people fairly and everything will be fine.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Probably the most satisfying professional experience of my career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Velti

    Pros

    Working for an industry leader on a huge growth curve makes this the most challenging yet most satisfying position I've ever held. Company has continued to reinvent itself consistently over the past 10 years, wish I had joined earlier. Compensation is quite good. Diversity in offices across the globe provides daily challenges, inspiration and an opportunity to question one's preconceptions.

    Cons

    Company could plan better. Leadership needs to communicate more info and more often. Administrative and procedural matters need to be solved faster and more efficiently. Rate of growth makes things a bit difficult -- victims of our success -- but it's a scale or die business, this needs to be anticipated and compensated for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication, communication, communication.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working at Velti was a good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Creative Copy/Quality Assurance Consultant in Athens (Greece)
    Former Contractor - Creative Copy/Quality Assurance Consultant in Athens (Greece)

    I worked at Velti as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    A chance to work with a diverse team .

    Cons

    Remuneration was not very competitive especially for contract based hires .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very pleasant working conditions, everyone I worked with was very skilled and helpful.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens (Greece)

    I have been working at Velti full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Excellent working conditions
    Overall good co-workers

    Cons

    Some departments have broad directions
    Marketing and sales have no specific guidelines on what to market/sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that have broad technical knowledge as sellers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at Velti

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, public company, fun environment

    Cons

    Can be disorganised at times, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the best companies in Greece to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens (Greece)

    I have been working at Velti

    Pros

    Evolving and rising company
    Provides ample opportunity to enhance one's knowledge
    Knowledgeable people who more often than not coincide with your "brainwaves"
    Clean and organized working environment
    A lot of tools and office related benefits that facilitate both the work and the feeling of organization within the company.

    Cons

    Workload can sometimes be heavy resulting into logging extra hours, even late at night or during weekends if the project deadline is too strict.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging with quick growth. There is place to excel if you fit in the culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)

    I have been working at Velti

    Pros

    - Always looking to strive for the best
    - Very promising vision
    - Rewards excellence
    - Good atmosphere
    - Quick reacting and open to opinions

    Cons

    - Depending on the department, you may be side tracked with politics (can be avoided)
    - Top down and horizontal communication needs work
    - Review process not formal enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve top down communication and keep it consistent
    - Strengthen transparency on the review cycles by improving it, making it more frequent (every 4-6 months) and getting external professional consulting on setting it up.
    - Leave space for employee growth by increasing the head count by 10-20% in departments which are too busy

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work in the most exciting market, in a truly international company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Velti

    Pros

    Mobile Marketing and Advertising is one of the most exciting industries
    The company is working for Fortune 500 brands, carriers and agencies.
    Very strong emphasis on technology, innovation, performance driven marketing
    Fearless attitude of management, grew from $5m in 2006 from 2 countries, to $115m last year globally
    "Greek" comments are exaggerated, even if they are supposed to be a "bad" thing. Out of 12 senior mgmt team, 4 are Greek, and all 4 have an HBS or an MIT degree.

    Cons

    Relentless pressure to deliver. Enormous growth of company the last 5 years, together with IPO success and 4 acquisitions is really creating an environment of huge challenges to employees and continuous change. Key management structure has also migrated twice from SE Europe to London in 2007 to San Francisco in 2010.
    Public more European company than typical Silicon Valley company, is more conservative and doesnt do a good job on establishing a great company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time leading internally and keep everyone on the same vision.
    Provide transparency and clarity on compensation packages worldwide
    As far as investors go, CEO is a star, he has built a world leader without raising a single dollar from VCs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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