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Cooliris Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
4 Reviews

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Soujanya Bhumkar
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great for interns, not sure about anyone else

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    The opportunity for interns is great - good integration into the company and a great co-worker community. The projects you work on range from insignificant to game-making, so it's a grab-bag that some will win.

    Cons

    Until recently the management team was unable to correctly identify their target market, or present a cohesive image of what the company was doing. This doesn't matter for interns, but for full-time people it may be more important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the cohesiveness and information-sharing within the company. Cooliris is too small to have issues with talking with each other,

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Marketing Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Really great work environment. Employees are friendly and the office is a lot of fun. The company does a great job of throwing work-related parties and the free meals are delicious.

    Cons

    There really wasn't a lot of direction within the firm, which made it difficult to feel like you were being utilized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on having more direction and structure within the firm. Transparency is also important so that employees know the goal that the company is ultimately reaching for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Colossal waste of time

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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation.
    Free lunches and dinners, mostly edible.
    Good office location.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Uncanny ability to continue to raise funds.

    Cons

    Lack of vision.
    Schizophrenic product roadmap.
    No revenue.
    Design decisions frequently made at insane hours with little discussion.
    CEO micro-management.
    Useless CTO who is too busy playing with pet projects instead of providing technical leadership and vision.
    High employee turnover.
    Massive dilution and slim chance of any equity value.

    How does this company continue to survive?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pack it in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    traditional startup feel, very open and friendly culture, lots of time to add in own ideas. Challenges you to think about how social media can/does influence new products on the market today, and create products that will adhere to these new standards.

    Cons

    releases don't usually happen on schedule. The open-ness sometimes leads to a lack of structure, and projects often end up being a "make it up as we go" kind of deal.

  6.  

    Great people, lousy execution

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

    Pros

    CEO is a good guy, very smart/nice people and it's a pretty fun environment. Cool product ideas.

    Cons

    Founders can't get product out the door, and there's no revenue coming in. Great people who helped get product out seem to just disappear. Their most promising business was just sold off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people know when someone is leaving, and you need to get products out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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