GoldSpot Media

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GoldSpot Media Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1.  

    An opportunity to be at the forefront of mobile technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GoldSpot Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    GoldSpot Media is a great opportunity for those that are not afraid of change and fast pace. This was a great opportunity to work with some of the greatest minds in the valley. I loved the multicultural diversity.

    Cons

    Being a startup there is little to no structure and standard processes. High turnover rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A potentially successful startup on failing path

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GoldSpot Media

    Pros

    Working on new technologies. A few bright people in engineering.

    Cons

    It could potentially be a successful startup on but got on failing path due to leadership or the lack thereof.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    At the cutting edge of innovation

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at GoldSpot Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brilliant minds, good execution and great team work

    Cons

    Poor sales hiring, too many pivots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on sales, hire the right sales people and toughen up. You have provided us everything an employee can ask for - great technology, wonderful team, competitive salary, benefits and commitment to the cause.

    After going through some of the negative reviews on this site, and having worked with the Founder/CEO right from the inception of the company, i can say that none of this makes sense. Chronologically, the first post on this site was written by a sales guy who had no clue how to build an ad network, even though we had the first-in-market pre-cached video ad product for mobile apps. The second by a marketing gal who refused to work with our offshore team siting time zone differences, and a bulk of the other posts are from sales people who were fired because of performance reasons.

    I've worked in many companies, but haven't seen such a horizontal and flat management structure anywhere. The CEO and every VP is accessible and approachable to anyone in the company.

    I'll work for the company and the CEO again any day, without a blink.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible CEO

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    Former Employee - Sales Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY

    I worked at GoldSpot Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are not any that are prevalent to the lack of drive, innovaton and focus that overshadows the entire company.

    Cons

    No leadership, no direction, no consistency. The company has passed the time of success and can not even fill orders which they have in house properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Board of Directors needs to replace the CEO and/or fold the company. This is a waste of money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Plenty of opportunity to grow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at GoldSpot Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with a diverse, fun, smart and hardworking people.

    Cons

    Limited resources and this makes our tasks more challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Enjoy Working Here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoldSpot Media full-time

    Pros

    So far this company is pleasant to work in and has grown significantly over the years. Best things:
    - Friendly office environment with relaxed atmosphere
    - Employees that have some determination to see product through efficiently and adapt to inevitable changes.
    - Lenient working schedules
    - Success driven management
    - Monthly socials (if you make an effort to get to know people you work with, these are all the more interesting)

    Cons

    - Frequent organization within departments would be helpful here. (There is often confusion with who does what)
    - More fancy titles than individuals with the character to live up to them at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality over quantity. Equally enthusiastic ppl make a more content team overall.

  8.  

    This place is a JOKE!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at GoldSpot Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    hahaha......Every employee i speak to wishes there was at least one.
    From what I can tell by reading the recent comments about this company....there has been so many negative reviews it would not surprise me if the most recent "satisfied" comments came from the VP and CEO themselves.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. This place is a mess. how they made it this long is shocking to anyone in the industry. One of the most disorganized companies i have ever worked for. No one here has a clue about media/advertising/digital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the doors and save yourself a lot of money. Your never going to make it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Dictatorship - no semblance of team or success

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at GoldSpot Media

    Pros

    Product works. Don't have to confine to a particular 9-5 regimen. Kitchen is somewhat stocked with snacks & drinks, but coffee is terrible.

    Cons

    CEO uses fear as his management tool - fear of one losing their job as a way to drive the company to success. It's no wonder there has been so much turn-over throughout the years this company has been "alive." There is a facade of culture with pizza & beer Fridays - but all that means is free food. The management team takes pizza and goes into a room to talk by themselves. No transparency for anyone not on the management team. People are treated like laborers and if they have any confidence in their work, it's quickly broken down by leadership that is completely disheveled and worried about their own survival. Sales people are expected to use their relationships to bring in business, but because of execution problems no one is willing to put themselves on the line. Revenue is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO should step down and someone who knows how to grow a team should step in. Team leads should be able to work and not respond to every thought and idea the CEO has - there will never be any progress the way the company is run.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Frustrating!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at GoldSpot Media

    Pros

    They want to be cutting edge within the mobile rich media space. If you are interested in mobile then GoldSpot may have interested.

    Cons

    CEO constantly changes direction on product development and features. They never nail down one version of the products so it really works. Instead, he keeps updating with newer versions like 3.8, 3.9, 4.0 etc., without ever completely fixing problems from earlier versions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO should hire a great COO and get out of the way. Avoid meddling and nit-picking. Stay focused and on delivering a reliable product.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GoldSpot Media for more than a year

    Pros

    Company value is good, Office culture is good, Employee benefits are good

    Cons

    no cons, no cons, no cons

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