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

I worked at Ustream full-time for less than a year

Pros

Video streaming is an interesting industry and business, and you'll get the chance to learn a lot about how companies, organizations and media are using live video. The office itself is well designed and a comfortable place to work. Your colleagues, for the most part, are fun to be around. It's also pet-friendly, which means there are always cute dogs to play with.

Cons

Largely absent and weak CEO (he "commutes" from Texas). All-male leadership team that acts like an old boys' club indifferent to diversity. For a tech startup, there was little effort made to inspire creativity among the staff. Questionable business outlook. Poor communication and transparency among teams.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Good luck.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Many false promises

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    Former Employee - Content Editor  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Content Editor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Ustream full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good SOMA location, cool office. There were also many nice people working there, but I feel that many got "sucked into" the cool startup environment without really know what they were getting themselves into.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. The company seems more interested in being perceived as "cool" rather than actually coming up with exciting innovations.

    Was promised a lot and had no follow through.

    Observed mistreatment of interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced managers that know how to get the most out of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    wasted opportunities by inept management but the technology is great

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

    I worked at Ustream full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great engineers and outstanding product managers at the time. A company culture where everyone wants to work together. From the outside it looks like the new management is doing a much better job. Hopefully they didn't miss the window of opportunity.

    Cons

    A (former) management that reads employee email out of paranoia while trying to run the company like they are still in the military. They've had a ton of ups and downs over the years. Once again, hopefully they didn't miss the window of opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep leading and the employees will follow. Give them a reason not to trust you and they won't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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