Aereo Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
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  1. Great opportunity while it last

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aereo full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great cause you believe in Really good perks and benefits Most of your coworkers are awesome CEO was always clear with the ongoings of court cases

    Cons

    Feels compartmentalized at times, not much interaction between departments unless during all-hands, but may be result of management direction There were uncertainty regarding the direction the company Some management provide negative outlook on the nature of the company No sense of upwards development

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that your managements are providing information that are in line with your company's goals and outlook


  2. Had a lot of potential

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Aereo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people a feeling that everyone was fighting for a good cause nice office location revolutionary product that could have really changed the way people consumer TV for the better significant investor backing

    Cons

    company culture did not instill a sense of teamwork lack of process poor sense of working towards the same goal among the Boston and NYC office some management contributed negatively to the company culture


  3. bold, forward company with an odd company culture and poor technical staff

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Aereo full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's an exciting space to be in, and it's refreshing to be a part of a company who's not at all afraid to challenge giants in the space. I also thought that the business decisions that were made were good, but that's from a perspective of an engineer in the company.

    Cons

    The Boston office culture is really odd. I say that to mean that there's very little socializing in the office, despite the open floor plan. Outside of the occasional "good morning", days in the office can go on by without any chatter, even in the kitchen/break room. Additionally, technical decisions were often made poorly, if they were made at all. The only quality control for the codebase is that there isn't. Code and features were often thought of as "need to get this out the door as soon as possible", as opposed to "am I making the right technical decisions" or "will I gain too much technical debt". There isn't any conversation about code reviews or code quality. I suppose put another way, as a developer you have a lot of freedom and you can land all sorts of code in the repository, if that's what you want to do. There's another layer of complication as there are some pretty big personality developers on the team that make it hard to actually talk about development issues or code design.

    Advice to Management

    quality of product is more than just having QA staff.


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  5. Start-up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aereo full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Technology, Product, Location and position content

    Cons

    No work-life balance, high turnover, limited collaboration

    Advice to Management

    More positive leadership is needed; too many explosive personalities



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