MobiTV Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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Pros
  • The opportunity to learn new technologies and skills for growing field (in 4 reviews)

  • Great boss, laidback environment, cool technology, got access to newest mobile devices (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be long and the public transportation alternatives are not timely (in 4 reviews)

  • Changing company direction is unsettling (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MobiTV full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work culture inside engineering is good. Almost everyone wants to work together and build a great product. There is exposure to cutting edge technology and the engineers can explore new ways of solving problems.

    Cons

    Sometimes the product has to change directions at the last minute based on feedback from the customer. This can cause late nights.

  2. Going public tomorrow.

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Some smart peoplen close to Berkeley

    Cons

    Clique-y management, human wave approach to hiring.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Sweatshop with no vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MobiTV full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Not sure if there are really any left

    Cons

    Sweatshop.
    Management has a new vision every couple of months. Grasping at straws to salvage something that is too far gone. There's tons of in-fighting and there are more VP's than Engineers

    Pay is average at best

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  5. Sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    I'm not sure there's really any left

    Cons

    - No career growth
    - Management team has a new direction every other month
    - All the good talent has walked out the door
    - Pay is average at best
    - Toxic work environment
    - More VP's than workers ... at least it seems that way
    - Sweatshop mentality

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Experience working at MobiTV

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MobiTV

    Pros

    Reasonable technology and good view. Have some traction in the market place.

    Cons

    Business not diversified enough. Need additional business partners.

  9. MobiTV is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MobiTV full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    MobiTV has friendly, knowledgeable people who are dedicated to performing good work. It is a welcoming and collegial environment that promotes collaboration. The location is great and the building has very nice bay views. Moreover, MobiTV treats its employees with respect and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, for some, there may be long commutes to the office, but MobiTV has proven to be very understanding of this and it helps to organize carpools to minimize this trouble.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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