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Former Employee - Operations  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Operations in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at OnLive full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Smart people, lots of energy

Cons

Executive management failed big time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a plan and stick to it

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Amazing Product. But Selfish, Egotistical, and Disrespectful Management

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the greatest talent I have ever seen. Some open to new ideas, others stuck in their ways.

    Cons

    Company was run into the ground with multiple, idiotic management decisions. In fact a good portion of the Ops team came as a group and then left as a group to move to another company when we needed them most. They all ditched to go work for a company that makes fancy thermostats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some management were rude and disrespectful to their employees. One person in particular would be Mr. M, we'll call him. Often shushing people mid sentences like they were dogs and ignoring co workers when they would even say hello. However the largest problem was at the top of the food chain. CEO made selfish, poor, egotistical and poor business decisions.

    The product was great and with the right management it would have exploded. However that didn't happen.

    HIGHLY recommended reading for the full story: "OnLive lost: how the paradise of streaming games was undone by one man's ego"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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
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