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  1.  

    Incredible people who felt like family

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Animoto as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The senior leadership is very open to explaining what the company's goals are, and making sure everyone, right down to the interns, understands their purpose and importance. Like many other places, Animoto has the fun parties and free food, but beyond that, the company really has a great sense of culture that goes beyond anything material. People want to hang out with you after work and actually be friends, and they're genuinely fun people.

    Cons

    Some of the work for interns was a bit of mindless excel data entry. That said, you really need to make your own opportunities and ask for more interesting work if you want it, or ask to be part of the other teams. The other people working there are definitely open to helping you out in any way they can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to pivot to cater to small business marketing videos, it seems unlikely to create a cookie-cutter process for that unless you really focus on incorporating custom branding. Each business is unique and the branding of a video should permeate through the entire video, not just the post-roll.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Animoto is an exciting and collegial place to work and launch a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Animoto as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The progressive, collaborative atmosphere creates a wonderful learning environment. The emphasis on work-life balance is unparalleled, and senior management is extremely accessible and willing to talk to even interns about goals of the company and career aspirations.

    Cons

    At the time I worked there, the company was undergoing changes in senior management, so the goals sometimes felt a little ambiguous. But now, it seems as though the company has a defined sense of where it wants to go--very exciting and positive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be accessible to all employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keeping the lights on

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fantastic office environment, fridges are always well stocked, standing desks, ping pong and couches. Co-workers are generally good people.

    Cons

    There seems to be lack of any clear direction. Management is inexperienced and uninspiring. I'm worried about attrition and the future of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Internship.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Animoto as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Animoto really likes their interns to get involved with the work that they do, so expect to work and learn a lot from them. They're great with interns and the company is really small, meaning you get to know the people you work with. Expect to learn and work with different departments since all departments overlap at some point or another. Also, this company really knows has a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Don't expect an offer after your internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe have a structured program for interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Energetic and friendly place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Animoto as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Energetic, intelligent, and creative people to interact with and learn from. Marketing manager is accessible and values your opinion. Fun company culture.

    Cons

    Wish we were given more responsibility at times and see projects whole way through.

  7.  

    Fair and relaxed environment, with good, experienced managers and a smart executive staff that's still figuring it out.

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, with a work hard, play harder attitude. Smart management and overall good people to work with. The company culture is great.

    Cons

    Not as nimble as it should be for a start-up. Technology is a hindrance at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The grunts know the frontline, so management should implement suggestions based on the workers experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Animoto is not a good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Animoto

    Pros

    The product is actually pretty cool. I hope it helps people in their personal and work lives

    Cons

    The company refuses to treat their customers with respect. It hurts the customer service department, as no issues can be resolved over the phone - only email/ticketing system. Animoto commonly overcharges, but does nothing about it unless the customer brings it up. Not a good way to run a business. #EthicalConcerns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your customers more, teach your staff to listen to customer concerns, and remember that customers pay the bills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Laid but creative and driven environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Animoto as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Great leadership team
    - Awesome product
    - Awesome work benefits

    Cons

    - Company seems to be shifting its focus every couple months, unclear long-term plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Less turnover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Marketing Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Animoto

    Pros

    THE BEST! an incredible team, a wonderful environment, I learned so much

    Cons

    There were days I had nothing to do, but that happens with every internship.

  11.  

    Lighthearted but driven environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Animoto

    Pros

    A very comfortable place to work. Food/drink for free onsite, not super strict hours just goals and proejcts that need to be completed and met

    Cons

    It is a small company. Management has a plan but yet to see if it will succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on product dev and more on biz dev and marketing

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