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Was fun while it lasted

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Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at OnLive full-time

Pros

Brilliant, helpful, and gracious technical staff; fun culture; great perks and benefits. The underlying technology really is innovative and exciting.

Cons

Business model obviously wasn't viable; no reason to believe that restructuring will fix this. Frequent breakneck pushes to implement major new features with unclear, ever-changing requirements. The mass layoff was handled poorly.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for OnLive

  1.  

    Fun but Crazy

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    Former Employee - Director of Development  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at OnLive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun, Challenging, on the edge. OnLive is high energy, very challenging, and create new on the edge echnology every day.

    Cons

    Short term direction only. As a startup, OnLive is chasing funding, this creates an environment where there is no long term direction at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to create mid term and long term goals for each employee, team, and project you areworking on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Seemed cool, but didn't last

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    Former Employee - Systems Integration Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at OnLive as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Laid back culture
    - Got to try out the games for free
    - Nice office and free snacks in the break rooms
    - Cool technology to be a part of

    Cons

    - Difficult to get up to speed with the inner workings of the company
    - Poor documentation
    - Not very good mentoring upon starting
    - Tasks/projects not clearly defined

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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