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  1.  

    Great Experience @ OnLive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OnLive full-time

    Pros

    Catered lunches, great people, some brilliant minds. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    commute to Mountainview, they had layoffs and a bankruptcy 2 years ago.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OnLive

    Pros

    Super smart people in Engineering.

    Cons

    Super smart people are gone. Everywhere else is average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire cool and smart people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Totally welcoming and innovative.

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    Current Employee - Data Center Operations Technician  in  Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Data Center Operations Technician in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at OnLive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free video games, free food, a sense of camaraderie, great office layout, extremely intelligent management and engineering groups, great benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons when you work somewhere awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    GCompany is T

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at OnLive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    food and camaraderie. get to work on some cutting edge stuff.

    Cons

    lots of baggage from the old company with the same name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the old company spent too much time and money seeking public attention. the new company errs in the opposite direction. no press at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at OnLive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, lots of energy

    Cons

    Executive management failed big time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a plan and stick to it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing Product. But Selfish, Egotistical, and Disrespectful Management

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the greatest talent I have ever seen. Some open to new ideas, others stuck in their ways.

    Cons

    Company was run into the ground with multiple, idiotic management decisions. In fact a good portion of the Ops team came as a group and then left as a group to move to another company when we needed them most. They all ditched to go work for a company that makes fancy thermostats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some management were rude and disrespectful to their employees. One person in particular would be Mr. M, we'll call him. Often shushing people mid sentences like they were dogs and ignoring co workers when they would even say hello. However the largest problem was at the top of the food chain. CEO made selfish, poor, egotistical and poor business decisions.

    The product was great and with the right management it would have exploded. However that didn't happen.

    HIGHLY recommended reading for the full story: "OnLive lost: how the paradise of streaming games was undone by one man's ego"

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

    Was fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at OnLive full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant, helpful, and gracious technical staff; fun culture; great perks and benefits. The underlying technology really is innovative and exciting.

    Cons

    Business model obviously wasn't viable; no reason to believe that restructuring will fix this. Frequent breakneck pushes to implement major new features with unclear, ever-changing requirements. The mass layoff was handled poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Seemed cool, but didn't last

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    Former Employee - Systems Integration Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at OnLive as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Laid back culture
    - Got to try out the games for free
    - Nice office and free snacks in the break rooms
    - Cool technology to be a part of

    Cons

    - Difficult to get up to speed with the inner workings of the company
    - Poor documentation
    - Not very good mentoring upon starting
    - Tasks/projects not clearly defined

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    An abrupt end to a great story

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    Former Employee - Web Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Web Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at OnLive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    OnLive's atomsphere created a family within the company. After all the layoffs, we all still keep in touch and are helping

    Cons

    Everything seemed a little sloppy in terms of organization, and a lot of employees were left in the dark about what was going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun but Crazy

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    Former Employee - Director of Development  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun, Challenging, on the edge. OnLive is high energy, very challenging, and create new on the edge echnology every day.

    Cons

    Short term direction only. As a startup, OnLive is chasing funding, this creates an environment where there is no long term direction at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to create mid term and long term goals for each employee, team, and project you areworking on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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