Kaltura

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Kaltura Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
15 Reviews

2.9
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing Team, Great Culture, Great Career Growth Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Customer Success  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director of Customer Success in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The culture at Kaltura is second to none. It's an incredibly relaxed and friendly team and even though there's been a huge amount of growth since 2006, you can still pick up the phone to the founders to tell them about an idea you have or to give feedback. Unlike other companies, there aren't the same ceiling boundaries that prevent you having access to the exec team. There are always new opportunities and staff are actively encouraged to advance to other teams to grow new skills and to travel and work in other geographical locations. there's a flexible "work-from-home" policy which means there's a great work-life balance and this shows in the people that work at Kaltura.

    Cons

    Kaltura is a growing startup which means that it's fast-paced, so if you're looking for a job where you turn up, do your bit and go home, it probably won't suit you. Everyone that works at Kaltura loves what we do and wants to contribute to growing the company, growing their careers and making Kaltura a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall I enjoyed my time at Kaltura, fun people all working hard.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Differentiated offering - especially in niche areas such as education and enterprise.
    Open source software is good for attracting customers.
    Smart people all keen to make a difference to their product set.

    Cons

    Busy travel schedule can mean time away from home.
    Cofounders all want to be involved in every big deals, which can both help and hinder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing the areas where you are best placed to outgun Brightcove, especially education and enterprise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The worst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director Product Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director Product Manager in New York, NY

    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
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  5.  

    In general stressful though the flexibility is good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company. Long term friendships. Quality people

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

    Pros

    Cool product. Smart and talented people. Pleasant work environment.
    Open door policy. Personal growth potential. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Long hours. work space could use improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to grow in.

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

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Yes, you can find better places to work for keep on searching.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ramat Gan (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramat Gan (Israel)

    Pros

    After working there for two years I can't really find one.

    Cons

    Management do not think about their employees or what they have to say.
    In many cases they will be rude to you.

    No documentation whatsoever, you will have to find it on your own.

    Product is unstable and customers are facing with a lot of downtime, frustration and pressure is everywhere.

    No work balance as you are expected to work all the time no exceptions.

    Working environment is below standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Smart People, Great Company

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

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Cutting Edge Technology

    Cons

    - Teams work in silos
    - Lack of communication from execs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    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
  11.  

    Challenging and frustrating, especially if you don't have 5+ years of industry experience

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    • 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

    Pros

    It's growing quickly and the salaries are good. There are a lot of industry professionals within the company that have a lot of connections.

    Cons

    Many employees are jaded and there is a general atmosphere of frustration. Kaltura moves surprisingly slowly for a startup, with a lot of focus on money at the cost of a strong company culture. There are often long hours, few rewards and few opportunities for advancement. Also, not many women in management positions, and they're not widely respected. Many employees, especially in the US, are very concerned about their egos and focus more on their personal relationships rather than moving the company forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nearly every employee is frustrated on a daily basis, and you will continue to lose good employees by not taking real, committed steps to improving this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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