MobiTV Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
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  1. Awesome Technology, cool place to learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at MobiTV

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome Work life balance , great technology.

    Cons

    No Cons atleast for me

  2. Failing business with limited potential

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at MobiTV full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Observing "worst practices" running engineering projects.

    Cons

    Company has never shown a profit. Toxic micromanagement, intimidation, retaliation, and waste. Clueless product designers given unprecedented influence.

    Advice to Management

    You've created a wonderful sweatshop. Live TV is not a growth industry.

  3. Embracing Environment with some fun people if you make an effort to get to know everyone.

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at MobiTV as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are free snacks and drinks and occasional events such as Happy Hour on Thursdays. The job was fun and people were willing to help and there were features where you had to talk to other people.

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt there were just a lot of meetings that didn't need everyone to be there, but they were just there and couldn't really do anything at all.

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  5. Good environment with great work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at MobiTV full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    MobiTV gave a poor impression during the application process (paper application was a massive red flag), but once on the inside things are great. Most importantly, it's a high tech company. Since the hiring I haven't seen paper again. My team always is using the newest tech and investigating what up and coming thing might become superior what we are using today. The tech we work on is pretty cool and exactly the skills I wanted to develop. The perks are nice too. The free cereal and drinks really makes mornings less painful, the weekly happy hour is nice and the flexible hours are awesome. You really get the feeling that doing cool things well is the only thing that matters, and my coworkers are doing what they love.

    Cons

    I don't see any downsides, but there are two things I hear from other people. 1. Perks used to be better and they miss that. 2. The the tech is great, but the application, television, isn't new.

  6. Great start up environment, great people

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly.
    Immediate supervisor always had our back and blocked us from outside pressure.
    Projects were fun and interesting

    Cons

    Pay was below average
    Product guys weren't always knowledgeable

  7. As an intern, I've learned a lot and feel like it has been a fun, worthwhile experience.

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at MobiTV as an intern (less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -new technology
    -new mobile application
    -relaxed environment that gives you space as long as you get your work done
    -other employees were very respectful and friendly
    -a good amount of perks (happy hour, bagel tuesdays, company wide baseball game, discounted onsite massage, etc.)
    -very flexible with schedule & time-off
    -senior engineers and leads are very helpful when they are available
    -as an intern, they threw me right into the code base without any fluff projects so I was able to touch code that the other engineers were working on. i felt respected and appropriately challenged. I feel like I learned android much faster this way and was able to contribute real code that will be used when they release the product.

    Cons

    -my particular team works on the newest upcoming product so work was demanding at times
    -have to keep up with design changes, sometimes having to reverse what you worked on
    -occasionally was difficult to communicate to other teams for support required for my story
    -there wasn't a formal intern onboarding for the codebase/agile process so it took a while getting used to what steps were required to communicate and get things done

    Advice to Management

    Provide a more clear system for communication in the beginning for new interns.

    Keep having more internship programs in the future!

  8. Great company culture at the beginning when still was in Startup mode

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome group of people , many perks. There was room for growth and great company events.

    Cons

    New CEO , ruined culture and started removing slowly removing employee perks

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company, with a somewhat muddled focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at MobiTV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There were many opportunities for internal advancement for employees willing to put in the hard work and effort. The technology and space is really interesting and allowed for an ever-changing environment, with a lot of opportunities to learn and grow professionally. Dynamic and challenging customers and timelines provides an exciting work environment with many opportunities to shine.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting priorities were at times very disruptive, especially when not well communicated across organizations. Occasional power struggles among executive staff created at times a chaotic environment. Emeryville location, although growing in popularity with tech companies, is not ideal for attracting high quality talent or for utilizing public transportation.

    Advice to Management

    The many shifts in priorities created a lot of distraction and lack of trust in company leadership at the working level. Advise management to get on the same page in terms of the direction of the company and try not to be too influenced by every (potential) customer opportunity.

  10. Helpful (1)

    No future there, keep looking

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It has a nice view, very friendly people, bagels on tuesday and the pay is actually competitive.
    It's a tough place to get to especially driving 20+ miles but there are plenty of food joints around.
    Thursday happy hour and it's very diverse.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company is stuck in the past trying to become competitive.
    Old technology and very buggy software, monthly outages impacting customers.
    Not sure how they still manage to generate money.

    Advice to Management

    Out with the old in with the new. The company needs to innovate instead of dragging the same old technology.

  11. Not a great workplace

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    Former Contractor - Testing Contractor in Emeryville, CA
    Former Contractor - Testing Contractor in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at MobiTV as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely view of the bay from the MTV office.

    Cons

    Too many cooks spoil the broth.
    Lack of clear corporate direction.
    Unhappy customers

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