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MeetMe Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
9 Reviews
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    Overall Good Company with Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MeetMe full-time

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance, co-workers are friendly and upbeat. I made some lasting friendships and hold the company in a positive light, for the most part. Like most places, though, there are pros and cons, but I feel the pros outweigh the cons here. The company gives some pretty nice perks to the employees, such as free lunch every other week, bagel Fridays, free dinners, company parties and softball games, and a lot more. The co-workers are very helpful and most are ready to put their own work aside to help others solve problems or create a new product. Outside of upper management, there is true collaboration between mostly all of the employees.

    Cons

    There's a no WFH policy where I feel a company such as this should allow for some WFH time (ie 1 day a week), There is no cross training for those interested in learning other areas/departments. Instead of the company acting as one entity and a real "team", there is a true and noticeable division between areas (ie developers from advertising from CSR's, etc). This division is brought on by how the upper management acts. Not really sure of the direction as upper management holds very close to the vest and doesn't share too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many people with "titles" are not qualified for those titles and micro-manage too much. And those that deserve the titles and placements are being stifled and eventually leave. Let the employees earn their right to be there by doing their jobs (and doing them well) and not by "favoritism". Reward the employees with "awards". Build a real community and don't sacrifice any more good employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    CEO knows one leadership style - micromanage

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MeetMe full-time

    Pros

    I worked for MeetMe for a few years. In general, the people there were really smart. Geoff, the CEO I believe geuninely cared about the people there. We had fun quarterly parties, great holiday gifts and the pay was pretty decent.

    Cons

    Cons? There are many but I'd say the most frustrating thing about working at MeetMe is the CEO. Geoff was incapable of getting out of the weeds and actually leading the organization. His leadership style consists of:
    1. Coming into work and going into his office.
    2. Never leaving said office to interact with the team
    3. Summoning team into his office or adjacent conference room
    4. Asking multiple people to work on the same things while not really informing them that others were working on it.

    While I was there I never got a sense that the company had any strategic vision beyond "let's copy what the competition is doing."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You seem to do a really good job hiring people. Get out the way, stop managing them and begin to lead the organization. Don't operate on fear. Trust that the people that are there can actually do the job you are paying them to do.

    You're a publicly traded company - nepotism is bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Innovative, fun place to work

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

    I have been working at MeetMe

    Pros

    Great culture
    Lots of fun
    Excellent people with work ethic
    Constantly something new to work on

    Cons

    Lack of clarity in mission
    Management communication
    Too many free snacks/ junk food around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue promoting a great culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work Hard. Play Hard.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hope, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hope, PA

    I worked at MeetMe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Tons of benefits from competitive pay to gym membership to catered meals. Fast-growing company with passionate people. Employees are very motivated to do their best and they care about the company's future. Lots of opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Heads of department are sometimes picked poorly and don't have the personality that fits the company. Some people have complained about long hours and impossible deadlines. That wasn't my experience. Expectations are high, but nothing too unexpected for start-up mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stagnant and sinking ship

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

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

    Pros

    There are many great people to work with, with fantastic ideas and real drive to make a better product.
    Salaries are quite fair if not higher than average.
    Nice perks such as free lunches every other week and free diner four times a week.
    Stock options and stock gifts.

    Cons

    No 401k matching.
    No educational reimbursement.
    Vague company direction.
    Vague career advancement.
    Little transparency from upper management.
    Constantly copying competitors instead of pushing the envelope which results in a directionless product that is stagnant.
    Since layoffs mid year about 1 to 2 people are leaving the company every month for better opportunities leaving the company constantly struggling to fill gaps to complete projects.
    Overall employee confidence level has greatly diminished leaving people worrying about the security of their job.
    Entrenched legacy employees who aren't very receptive to new ideas and concepts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micro and let the people you hired truly do their job instead of having to constantly redo work because of last minute and or foolish changes. There are people who care a great deal about the product(s) and the future of the company who feel handcuffed because they know upper management could change the direction on them at any time with little warning. There is an overwhelming sense that upper management does not trust their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay far, far away

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst Tester in New Hope, PA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst Tester in New Hope, PA

    I worked at MeetMe full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, co-workers were a blast to work worth, free lunch every other week, free drinks daily

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant in upper management, the company tries to deny the way their user base uses the product(s) the company produces, very "clickish" nature of certain groups of employees (probably due to nepotism of upper management), tries to emulate what competition rather than innovate, website contains some of the worst trash on the net, the list goes on and on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your heads out of your asses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for the faint of heart!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Service in New Hope, PA
    Former Employee - Member Service in New Hope, PA

    I worked at MeetMe full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A good amount of nice people working there. Made some lasting friendships. Catered lunch every couple of weeks. Free soft drinks and parties at local brewery were always fun.

    Cons

    The company has some pretty questionable policies regarding content and members actions on the site. Seemed to change from day to day, what was allowed and what wasnt. If you work in Members Service the majority of people that work for the site assume you are unintelligent and "have no idea about the real work they are doing everyday." But your work days will be consumed with the filth that is trafficed through the site constantly. The old saying, "Nobody wants to see how the sausage is made" applies to Member Service at meetme. Everyone will try to ignore the fact that you exist, so they can pretend the content you are removing from the site doesnt exist either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating the people responsible for cleaning up the site with a little respect. They may not be developers, but their are some very capable and intelligent people and they are covering your ass, and the direct contact for your members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Tester in New Hope, PA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in New Hope, PA

    I worked at MeetMe full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Always helpful and smart coworkers and managers, respectful attitude at all times. Good resources (Books, hardware,tools, feedback is always appreciated) and good organization. HR is always informative and helpful. Nice and good incentives to hear anyone's ideas, free beverages!

    Cons

    The prioritization of the projects are not always the best even where this is very visible. Sometimes is a good idea to put a little risk in some new projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not too much really, perhaps a little more insight when big decisions are about to be made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like a sweatshop. Not a fun place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in New Hope, PA
    Former Employee - Developer in New Hope, PA

    I worked at MeetMe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked there full-time for more than 3 years
    The company was named Myyearbook.
    Free drinks and catered lunches every other thursday. Smartest developers I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    high school like atmosphere. Company tries to promote having fun while they work but its not the case. Glass walls in all senior offices. Someone looking over your shoulder every second of the day. Geoff (CEO) is anything but friendly. Two faced and very sneaky!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're not innovators, you're copy cats! In meetings stop asking "how did facebook do that". Come up with your own ideas!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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