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Kosmix Co-Founder Venky Harinarayan
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  1. Great place, great people

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

    I worked at Kosmix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None, really. The place was great before its acquisition by Wal-Mart.


  2. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Kosmix

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. 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 Management

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


  3. Great place to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Kosmix

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 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


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  5. Overall a good company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Kosmix

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It'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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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



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