Kosmix
4.8 of 5 4 reviews
www.kosmix.com Mountain View, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Nov 12, 2013

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Kosmix Co-Founder Venky Harinarayan

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Great place, great people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Kosmix full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDeep technical talent
Fantastic culture
Fast-paced
Scrappy
High work ethic

ConsNone, really. The place was great before its acquisition by Wal-Mart.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Kosmix

Pros1. Flexible work hours
2. Peer reviews, as opposed to manager deciding performance
3. Ping pong and other fun activities coupled with work, good HR

Cons1. No focus on employee education or training. You have to figure out everything yourself, or by pestering others.
2. Leaf-level employees and top-management are good, but middle management is not that great.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to give your employees more incentives. The awards system is often biased, with some people working hard but nobody willing to nominate them.

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Great place to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Kosmix

Pros-Great and very smart people
-Fun and friendly atmosphere
-Supportive and helpful management
-Great HR with lots of fun events and activities
-Great Benifits and Flexible Vacation Policies
-Full of initiatives and ideas
-A good to chance to shine and be recognized
-You are given a lot of responsibility
-You get to move between different areas of work

Cons-You are given a lot of responsibility, so you have to live up to it
-You need to be ready to move between different areas of work
-Company changes focus frequently
-Great benefits but at best OK for salaries

Advice to Senior Management-Better and upfront communication when company changes focus
-You hire the best and they do the best work. You need to pay them the best

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a good company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Kosmix

ProsIt's a dynamic place to work for, you'll always be pushed to think about new opportunities and challenges. There are lots of smart people around from which to learn from
Great culture, lots of fun - Very down-to-earth work environment, very little pretentiousness
Managment is very trusting of their workers
Company not structured on titles
Flexible work hours
Great Beneifts
Employees are very passionate about their job

ConsA lot of over-strategizing going on. In some cases there are just too many people involved.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you give recongintion to ALL employees - don't wait until the well runs dry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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