Kaltura

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Kaltura Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast Growing, Not Without Pain, But Loving the Rocket Ship Ride

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Right place and right time to be at Kaltura! Company is invested in many portions of the video market place and is on a rocketship to grow. With growth comes challenges and steering a multi-headed / pronged company is not without natural distractions. If you can allow yourself to come up for air and see the 10,000 foot few, this is a place that makes peoples careers as all employees are given freedom to go and do, lead and address problems head on.

    Cons

    Culture still figuring itself out. As the company has grown its gone through various stages of engagement and focus on the staff. There has been an impressive put to get personally engaged with all team members over last year and the culture is forming and being shaped as a kick a%splace to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication Communication Communication. A steady stream of dialogue with employees, disecting issues and

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work with great people, learn, contribute, and enjoy the amazing ride.

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

    I have been working at Kaltura full-time

    Pros

    Why work here? The people are amazing, you are challenged to learn, grow, and develop new skills, and you can turn this experience into what you want it to be. Kaltura is on the cutting edge and is about to explode into something bigger. The energy is amazing.

    You are encouraged to learn, try , do , and frankly excel. People are passionate about what they do here, and that passionate translates into lots of opportunity and experience in areas that many do not get.

    Cons

    It is having high growth - so things are now moving to the next level as an organization - there are bumps in the road, and processes need a lot of work, but they are improving.
    Management isn't in touch fully with the realities of the field, but they are now vesting themselves into learning and being open to feedback. Changes need to be made to invest in the people and the products.
    There is too much work and not enough people - but didn't I mention Kaltura is hiring?
    Stress - folks need more time off and more balance - that is a work in progress.
    So as you can see, all cons are becoming improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give folks more vacation, make sure the products and training is done prior to release. Get teams to work together more coherently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great and exciting company to work in!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Professional Services in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Imagine a place in which every day you will face new challenges, meet great customers, and work with amazingly smart people. That's the way i feel in Kaltura. A rapid growing company, which brings many challenges, but on the same time, allow great flexibility while every contributor can become a real star. The video industry is the right way to be in these days, and Kaltura is absolutely leading this exciting industry.

    Cons

    Lack of some processes, sometimes vague responsibilities, and endless deals in the pipeline, can sometimes spare few sleeping hours. For those who are concerned about these, Kaltura might not be the right place at this point. For others with entrepreneurs blood, it might be the perfect playground to experience and help to build.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on HR to build the great talents in the company, while investing in the Kaltura brand to attract more great people, will definitely help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dynamic, inspiring, fun and grueling all at once!

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

    I have been working at Kaltura full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The quality of the people is top notch, there is a great atmosphere of team work and drive to get things done. While things are typically very busy and hectic, there's always a sense of accomplishment and moving forward.

    Cons

    HR policies still need to be put in place. It's happening, which is a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to speed up the HR procedures and processes, and be extra sensitive when it comes to personal requests and concerns from employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Tremendous upside as Kaltura matures

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The culture is one in which openness, collaboration, and "go win" attitudes are prized. The product is consistently rated as among the best online video platforms in the world and contributes to the fact that the employees enjoy the marketing, sales, and support roles that are shared among all. As best that I can tell, the executives share what they know, they share their communications with clients and the Board, and they are readily available to employees. The company is in a growth period and slated to bring on additional talent however at Kaltura the character and personality fit has to complement the talent and that's contributed to an improving retention and performance rate.

    Cons

    As with any growing company, the maturity of the organization as it grows will hit ups and downs. When companies reach a certain point, it needs to implement certain financial controls, support processes, etc and Kaltura is no different. While this may irritate some, for those who understand business and growth, it should be no surprise and shouldn't impede Kaltura's ability to win new business and support employee development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    In general stressful though the flexibility is good

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Interesting Projects
    You can learn a lot if given the right projects

    Cons

    Stressful due to mis management
    Worst place for a PM to work.
    You will be overworked and underpaid
    No yearly salary increments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the company culture if you really want to improve employee retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director Product Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Pay was competitive
    Benefits were not

    platform is pretty good..

    Cons

    there are so many cons
    don't work here

    They only care about profit, not making a better product, not customer service

    completely unorganized.

    They have at this point given over $100M in funding..not sure where this has gone aside from in the pockets of the founders.

    LOTS of yelling and insults between colleagues

    sexual harassment is rampant and accepted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sell the company already so you can leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to grow in.

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

    I have been working at Kaltura full-time

    Pros

    company is in rapid growth, a lot of personal growth opportunities with an informal vibe, that allows you to extend your job description.
    smart people to work with, that navigate the company to growth year over year.
    flexible work hours, work from home, etc.

    Cons

    can be demanding in terms of hours and commitment from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sharing the high level achievements and plans of the company every quarter is great, but need to better tie that with my specific team goals, so that it is clear how i am contributing to achieving the overarching goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Smart People, Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Cutting Edge Technology

    Cons

    - Teams work in silos
    - Lack of communication from execs

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

    There's way to many other better companies to work for. RUN.

    • 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 Kaltura full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule.
    Don't have to go into the office everyday.
    Good product and technology.

    Cons

    Micro Management runs their employees.
    Middle management is under qualified
    Middle and upper management are more concerned about their ego's and titles than the employee's who work for them.
    Pay is on the low side compared to industry standard.
    Internal communication is non existent.
    Nobody has a clue what's going between other departments.
    No clear path or guidance. You're basically left on an island to figure it out for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like they would listen. Maybe tone down the arrogance a little bit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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