BitTorrent

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A great place to work.

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at BitTorrent

Pros

With over 120,000,000 *active* users, BitTorrent offers a great opportunity to make a big difference. The company is extremely generous with Salary, bonuses, resources, perks and shwag. The atmosphere is casual and full of interesting people.

Cons

Products are completely design-driven with little regard for technical complexity or platform UI conventions. Shipped products often receive little support. Some managers have very poor leadership skills though others are excellent. Choose your boss carefully and try to hang onto the good ones.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Giving designers and developers equal control of designs will foster greater cooperation and help assure more positive product receptions in the market. Try to avoid over-designing products. Instead, start simple and then grow or eliminate products based on metrics and feedback in order to publish earlier and reduce the expense of extensive rework or product failures.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at BitTorrent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BitTorrent

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, fun coworkers, and a great atmosphere. Interesting challenges and lots of opportunities to work on things that very few people have done before.

    Cons

    The pay was not great, though it was adequate. Projects would get cancelled and reinstated, and sometimes a lot of work would happen for things that never saw the light of day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current management seems to be much better than old management, and they know what they're doing. Basically, they need to hire great people, incentivize them well, and then get out of their way.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    The next big media platform

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising
    Current Employee - Advertising

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

    Pros

    - Well-known brand. Lots of users love our product
    - Awesome new exciting products coming out that will revolutionize the internet.\
    - Great happy hour & work events
    - Smart workers

    Cons

    - Well-known brand, but often very misunderstood
    - Not enough time spend for Product
    - Not clear communications between upper-level management & employees
    - Lack of Cohesive theme, although it's getting better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase communication & improve work productivity by having an overall united theme, and focus on teamwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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