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Stay away if you can! There are way better companies to work for out there.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Adap.tv full-time (more than an year)

Pros

There are no pros, as far as I am concerned. Everything that needs to be said is listed in cons below.

Cons

The acquisition changed everything and not for good. Mr. Ashkenazi is not even the CEO anymore. It's amazing how it took less than 9 months for the company to drag itself to the absolute bottom from what it used to be (as mentioned by previous reviews). Here are the main points:

Horrible compensation, no where close to the industry. No road map for future, no challenges to tackle, nothing exciting to look forward to. There is no co-ordination between the product development and engineering leadership. No room for growth (you get to become a senior engineer, but that's about it). In fact as a reward to your hard-work, you are more than likely to get a manager one fine day in whose hiring you had no say whatsoever. Nepotism is rife in hiring/promotion to management positions. All in all its depressing and a celebration of mediocrity.

To top all this, you get to deal with the worst legal services ever. If you are an employee needing sponsorship, good luck getting your immigration work done in time. And the catered food listed as a perk is not a perk at all. For most parts the food served is worse than food in prisons partly due to the reluctance to spend enough money to get good food.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop giving hollow promises. Address issues related to immigration and company perks. Put some effort in improving the culture and retaining the existing employees. Go visit some good start-ups if you don't know how to. Think about rewarding/promoting people who have actually worked hard for the company. Come up with a concrete road map of the future that takes the product in an interesting direction. Coming up with fancy new terms and mundane work is not going to help.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Focused on delivering quality products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Adap.tv full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone makes a difference.
    Quality is valued.
    People are valued and respected.
    Disagreement is valued.
    Mistakes are okay if not repeated.
    Hard questions cheerfully accepted at meetings.

    Cons

    Lack of internal documentation.
    Lack of clean product modularization.
    (Acknowledged) paucity of automated tests.
    Sub-optimal coordination between teams on different continents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you pivot (even slightly), clearly announce it and have everyone check their projects for alignment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome tech company, with a huge opportunity in front of it.

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

    I have been working at Adap.tv full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast growing and will have a huge impact as part of AOL. Great work environment with lots of benefits & perks and focus on the team. Politics are kept to a minimum, and there is an open-door policy with all of the senior management. Great opportunity to learn from some of the best leaders in engineering and tech.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but you should be prepared to be at the top of your game. It's a challenging environment, with great pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep hiring good people and rewarding current employees for their excellent performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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