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A strong engineering team that tackles massive scale issues, fosters individual growth, and invests in culture fit.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Tapjoy full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Tapjoy is one of those unique opportunities where an engineer can make a big difference since the company is still relatively small yet the scale is massive. There are a lot of hard problems to tackle and new technologies to learn / evaluate.

Tapjoy's engineering managers also put a strong emphasis on helping to mentor and grow their team. If you're looking to be surrounded by smart folks, this is a good place to be. Mobile advertising isn't the the sexiest sounding product, but between the people and the technologies it's a great environment.

Over the past year, Tapjoy also focused on re-organizing the company and building a great team from the ground up. There's now a pretty strong Product / Engineering group leading there, looking to level-up the company. One year ago, Tapjoy wasn't in a great place for all teams... a lot of that has turned around since then.

Cons

From an engineering perspective, Tapjoy still has a lot of room to grow. It's sometimes difficult to work through the tech debt that's built up over the years. Cross-office communication needs to be more effective. The on-boarding process for new engineers needs to be more efficient. These are all growing pains.

From a product perspective, Tapjoy needs to find a way to stand out other than through their scale / audience.

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  1. Work on some of the most difficult scaling problems around with a relaxed, inquisitive, and senior atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Tapjoy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Its almost impossible to tell what someone's title is
    Very relaxed atmosphere
    Very inquisitive atmosphere, there are no dumb ideas
    When someone commits to doing something it will be done

    Cons

    Business teams still need to work on keeping product engineering ideas focused
    Product team has difficulty grasping the difficulty of certain engineering tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on improving execution, but don't be afraid of allowing for some engineering moonshots

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    The company is on the right track

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Tapjoy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working environment is good with a culture that people look to solve the problems first instead of blaming anyone. The "low ego" atmosphere makes the startup progress in a healthy way. After the new CEO comes, the company really puts concentration on products and technology. Also, it is a fun workplace, where the company always keep it as a startup, although company structure grows towards corporate.

    Cons

    The company experienced lots of changed during the past couple of years. Apple (and Google) makes the rules for in-app reward mobile ads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good visionaries as product manager for innovation, in order to survive in the ever-changing mobile world.

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