Bytemobile
2.1 of 5 15 reviews
www.bytemobile.com Santa Clara, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Bytemobile Reviews

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.1 15 reviews

                             

14% Approve of the CEO

Bytemobile Executive Chairman Hatim A. Tyabji

Hatim A. Tyabji

(14 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
15 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Good technology, inconsistent revenues

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros- Smart level headed people
    - Focussed work environment
    - Good technology

    Cons- Business has long sales cycles

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts been 9 years and the company hasn't gone public or been acquired. Despite the work being good, realize that without an exit some of those people will start leaving for other opportunities - and some of those long term employees are the lifeblood of the company.

    Scale the ambitions a little, cut the loss making ventures, focus on the best technologies, focus on making a profit consistently instead of off and on.

    If you don't exit plan to get to a consistent state to exit, you will start bleeding employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    lack of professional leadership, self absorbed executives

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros- some good people make it fun to be there
    - merger with Citrix will hopefully change things for the better
    - good market share and brand recognition

    Cons- no long term vision,
    - no understanding of marketing,
    - micro managers as executives,
    - not professional leadership
    - brother reports to brother (can you say conflict of interest)

    Advice to Senior Management- make hard decisions with a vision
    - develop a strategy and stick to it
    - stop being tactical

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Unexciting Place to work

    Senior QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsMobile space is seeing explosive data growth, and BM has some interesting technology solutions that has great potential. THere is also scope to come up with more innovative products in this space.
    - there are a few smart people at BM.
    - flexible work environment.

    ConsThere is no energy at BM, it already feels like a large lethargic company.
    Poorly managed all the way from top to bottom
    No sense of urgency - for from a management perspective.
    Inexperienced management.
    Cronyism and nepotism in upper and lower management.
    QA department was completely mismanaged for many years and upper management was oblivious
    Relatives of the founders get promotions, even when they are completely unqualified.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBytemobile needs a management shakedown starting with the CEO, and the founders who have no real experience managing the company needs to step aside and someone professional take over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    5 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this company

    (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe thing I liked best about working at Bytemobile was the technology. It was very good experience for learning about the mobile space. There are many issues dealing in the mobile space ( ads, compression,media types) that you would not think of unless you were exposed to it. The work was challenging.

    ConsJanuary 2012, they just laid off half the company due to money problems,
    I guess ATT success with LTE is something they didn't count on. Avoid this company
    as a place to work , work week is now 60 hours, weekend work is now common.

    The information posted by other reviewers is still true ,company run by inner circle. Promotions, raises, who gets laid off are all determined by if the inner circle likes you or not. AVOID this company.
    The company is run by a bunch of college kids that have never had a real job, this is why they make so many mistakes.

    This company constantly struggles with money issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou suffer from founders syndrome, step aside and let someone that has some business experience run the company, only chance for it to survive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this place

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThere are not many things to say. Here are some I can think of
    - okay kind of work
    - work life balance
    - Not to aggressive schedules
    - overall nice people to work with

    ConsThis place has negative energy. The positions are CEO and CTO are a joke. Everything is run by VP of Engineering. People in the management kiss his behind. His brother started as a fresher and went on to become an Architect. Information is passed to other employees on a need to know basis. Just using marketing Jumbo to sell one product. If you want to work just for a basic salary and not expecting anything more, this is one place. There is no 401k match. There is no bonus. There is no incentive stock options. Not that this stock is gonna be worth something. For some reason, they behave as if this is next google.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome back to earth. Touch the ground. Know your place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Awful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsSolid business and interesting tech.

    ConsBytemoble has a negative atmosphere. Promotions are given for personal reasons (friendship, close relations, etc.) rather than merit. Some managers are extremely incompetent. Some upper level managers are dishonest.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook in the mirror.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnice and passion co-workers, fast growing market.

    ConsRoom to be enhanced in engineering process efficiency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Very good technology and great people

    Technical Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsBig footprint in the internet mobile sector giving you the possibility to work with first class customers.
    First class engineering, support, professional services, sales engineering and sales teams.
    Very good work/life balance.
    Good fix compensation and benefits

    ConsAggressive sale targets
    No retention plan

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor some reason Bytemobile has been lucky to hire/find first class professionals in all its departments (sales, pre-sales, ps, etc). My advice to management is to put in place a retention plan to keep existing employees satisfied and avoid them to going elsewhere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Work with first class customers, interesting technology and some great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Wokingham, England (UK)

    ProsA customer base most companies would kill for
    Interesting technology that is clearly critical as mobile data explodes
    Flexible working conditions - good work/life balance
    Good spirit in the UK

    ConsInexperienced and small Executive Team
    Some cliques exist within the company (fine if you are part of one I guess)

    Advice to Senior ManagementOnce you have made a decision, give it a chance to work
    Improve communication out to the rest of the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    A bad company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood workmates but bad decision makers!

    Conslow payment low vision product

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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Bytemobile? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Bytemobile reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Bytemobile CEO Hatim A. Tyabji. All 15 reviews posted anonymously by Bytemobile employees.