InMobi

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InMobi Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
142 Reviews
3.4
142 Reviews
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InMobi Founder & CEO Naveen Tewari
Naveen Tewari
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food, well located offices, opportunity to see the world on the company dime (in 16 reviews)

  • Fair package, flexible working environment (able to work from home) (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The compensation is absurdly low for anyone below middle management (in 13 reviews)

  • You need to slog 24*7 to get anything accomplished; absolutely no work life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, distant leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at InMobi full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people working out of this spacious modern office are wonderful, professionally and personally. Catered lunches and frequent social activities make working here fun. Colleagues from all areas of the business are extremely competent and strive for excellence.

    Cons

    Leadership located in India, and poor global communication makes company culture, priorities and goals largely inaccessible. Lots of turnover - while employed office population dropped from ~50 to ~18. Questionable market outlook and seems to be playing catchup in feature offerings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve global communication beyond quarterly business reviews - send stronger early signals re: market shifts and the company's response. Stop trying to do everything in-house technology-wise - there are people who have solved your problems before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at InMobi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    awesome food and work life balance

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go public so we can all cash out and buy our own islands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 11 people found this helpful  

    To describe this company with one word: Inept

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at InMobi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to learn a lot about the industry

    Catered lunches

    frequent office parties

    Employees are great people, with a few key mentors still around

    The InMobi Ad Network has tremendous global scale

    Cons

    The company actively engages in fabricating Glassdoor reviews (its embarrassingly obvious), which is extremely unethical. Many people were lied to about roles and responsibilities to get them in the door. The shortest tenured employee left in 2 weeks.

    They do not care about the employees, consistently downplaying real problems in the company and overblowing small “victories” that seem to exemplify InMobi as being a “winner”
    Favoritism is rampant, with people who add 0 value (sometimes detract value) staying on board simply because they praise the company shamelessly. The company went from being staffed at over 100+ to teetering barely over 20 in less than 2 years. After the IT manager quit they sent someone from India HQ to fill in temporarily. He came thinking he was there for 2 weeks and they forced him to stay there for over a quarter. This company does not care for its employees' well being.

    The company is only 5-6 years old and is already rife with political problem. Middle managers are completely out of touch and brown nose to the execs when they visit from their ivory tower. Consistently throw workers below them under the bus to save their own skin.

    The company launches too many products, claiming them as game changers while patting themselves on the back and celebrating their “genius,” all the while never doing Q&A. Most of them have one fatal flaw that renders them obsolete or useless. The product is swept under the rug and never spoken of again. See App Publish, Mediation, LTVP, Custom FSI Frames, App Galleries, and these are just the external products.

    Culture is set around the mantra “the beatings will continue until morale improves.” At one point they were making employees stay back until a certain time, in some misguided attempt to keep employees at the office longer, cultivating a culture through “quantity time” instead of Quality. Its some kind of twisted fantasy land.

    The compensation is absurdly low for anyone below middle management. Promised compensation changes are consistently pushed back another quarter, with backhanded/greedy tactics being employed to nickel and dime each and every employee. Either by adding pay raises in the form of “bonuses” (which should be considered insulting) or stalling til next quarter. InMobi fails to realize that when they pay low salaries, all the talented workers will leave for better jobs, and they will eventually get workers who deserve that low pay. The result of this practice has left them dependent on a few key competent workers supporting an entire network, once these people leave they will be replaced with rookies to the company and industry.

    They have shifted a lot of the responsibility of operational work to India, which may make sense from a budget standpoint but partners and clients don't like the idea of 8:00 AM/PM calls to accommodate the time difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating this like an Indian company and start treating it like a global company. Employees shouldn't be considered expendable workhorses, working long hours for abusive managers to propagate some sort of fairy tale story. The company has closed a lot of funding in the past, you should spend it on your most valuable assets, your employees. The industry is small, other companies are starting to take notice that your turnover is unusually high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Challenging Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at InMobi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work cross-functional with lots of different people from around the world.

    Cons

    Unsupportive work culture, intense clash of management styles from around the globe. Executive team's inexperience was very obvious and caused numerous problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive team needs to operate with more integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Employees, Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at InMobi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - The company is full of hardworking, smart individuals (lower and mid-management).
    - Good company perks; free lunch, gym membership membership/allowance, full benefits and competitive pay.
    - Great place to gain experience in mobile, learned more here than any previous job.
    - Great job to take out right out of college or in the beginning of a career.
    - Almost everyone is laid back and nice, great people to work with and socialize with.

    Cons

    - Executives and Upper Management tends to be dismissive of employees and in some cases abusive.
    - Company overall does not seem to care about employees as individuals, they are mostly deemed replaceable, which is a large part of the high turnover.
    - Company tends to hire from the outside, rather than promote employees internally.
    - Incompetence is ignored, company will not fire employees who are not contributing.
    - HR is constantly revolving, leading to some troubling environments.
    - Founders make poor business decisions that negatively impact the entire organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest you start considering the employee's perspective, and regularly asking their input. There is a reason why employees are constantly leaving. Employees are overworked and under-rewarded. Poor management leads to a poor working environment.

    Start promoting employees already working at the company instead of hiring "Senior" or "Executives" member from the outside, who end up being fully trained by the employees you refused to promote.

    Abusive leaders should not be tolerated at any company. You need to make sure employees are treated with respect and if they are not, there is someone to report the mistreatment to, who will step in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Structured Environment with Poor Leadership

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

    I worked at InMobi full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good culture, and talented people across the board (minus middle management), & flexible work environment. The CEO is a visionary, but it is a shame that the culture and entrepreneurial spirit could not be replicated in North America.

    Cons

    Poor leadership trickling down to poor decisions/executions because middle management lacks accountability. I believe this policy was left out of the Employee Handbook. It is a well-known fact among other industry peers, that they have one of the worse reputations and employee retention rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your current reputation speaks for itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 10 people found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunities and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at InMobi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great cooperation between different offices globally with innovative technology and products being produced regularly. Significant room for growth as the company scales, and many opportunities to solve challenging problems. No voice is too small to make an impact.

    Cons

    Can be stressful for sales/client facing teams, but that comes with the job title

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good Flexibility & Freedom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at InMobi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, fun office. Fairly good at letting you work on things that interest you, and work schedules are pretty lax.

    Cons

    Tries to be a start-up, but functions with the politics of a large company. North American office seems to go through a yearly exodus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Amazing learning and career opportunities, in a hyper growth environment and industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at InMobi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    open work environment, flexi work hours, dog friendly
    ambitious, focused and approachable leadership team, building scalable global business
    great place for passionate ambitious committed people
    steep learning and career opportunities if once is willing to commit to inmobi and stretch a bit

    Cons

    chaotic and sometimes unstructured work environment
    fast and sometimes rapidly changing decisions, but probably required in this industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maintain passion and stay focused towards the long term goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    "Dare to Aspire?" - struck a chord

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at InMobi full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Desire to take on the biggest challenges. Not limited by opportunities
    - Most people are super-amazing to work with
    - Refreshing do-or-die attitude

    Cons

    - Leadership can be slow in making changes though they are well aware of the rotten apples
    - Philosophy at leadership level has to trickle down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - People agenda is critical as the company scales. One cannot be so slow in taking hard calls.
    - Over-communicate: it can never go wrong. But keep a consistent messaging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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