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4 people found this helpful  

Good co-workers, fast-moving and chaotic.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer

Pros

Smart coworkers.
Opportunity to learn/grow
Free food on Fridays and nice office
When the share price was right-high value options

Cons

When the share price is low options were NOT valuable!
Chaotic management style in engineering
lots of projects and changes to projects

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to let engineers work on their projects for longer so the product can be better
Keep letting people learn new technologies

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The dips of the roller coaster are evening out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Great vision. A good, professional vibe. Right now I think I have a feeling that the stars are beginning to align and we're becoming a "normal" company.

    Cons

    A increasing feeling of disconnect from the product. I know the site is being redone, but it's taken forever to even acknowledge that it needed to happen. There is also silo-ization of the group by acquisition and product set. True, this could be overcome by the upcoming intranet, but it's a late and an internet was available through the Zango acquisition. It was sneered at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like most of the things that I think should happen are in the works. So I guess it's all about execution at this point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of Direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1. San Francisco Office next to Ferry Building
    2. Catered lunch (but only once a week)
    3. Some people who work there are very cool
    4. Total pay package is OK (but salary lacking)

    Cons

    1. They don't know who to hire for what positions. A couple of recent hires have just disappeared and I'm scared to ask why.
    2. Long term growth doesn't seem to be there with a lack of mobile advertising direction.
    3. YouTube is just superior in every way
    4. Load pay package with bonuses (which are attainable) but that means you are taxed at a much higher rate and you make less than if you would if they just paid higher base salaries.
    5. Stock options are worthless
    6. The smartest person at the company (C.O.O) is leaving the company, now there is no one smart enough to run it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no communication to employees except for really big announcements (like the C.O.O leaving). No one knows what direction the company is heading in... new flash, it's down. 300+ employees and 10+ offices, that doesn't seem to be very smart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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