Upstream

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Upstream Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Experience - A global tech company in Greece.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)

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

    Pros

    * Upstream is the leader in emerging markets with over 1 Billion consumers.
    * Upstream's core asset is its people - Friedly, Smart, Driven, Supportive.
    * International experiene - Mobile Campaigns in LatAm, Seu, Africa and M.East, global offices.
    * HR department has an active role, driving new inititatives to keep employee engagement.
    * The company is constantly launching new "richer" products (eg. mobile games).
    * Competitive environment.
    * Family culture.

    Cons

    * The SMS market is not very attractive in the western world but in the emerging markets plays a leading role.
    * The company is growing very fast as sometimes people to feel overloaded, running too many projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and Hire Hire HIre!

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Very nice working environment

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

    I worked at Upstream

    Pros

    Smart and committed people, friendly multicultural environment, interesting projects, good benefits.

    Cons

    Work / Life balance not always ideal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Upstream

    Pros

    Very good Reimbursement, Great environment, Friendly Colleagues, Many Opportunitites

    Cons

    Occasionally Long Hours & High Pressure

    Recommends
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  5.  

    A great place to grow

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

    I have been working at Upstream full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly work environment , Ideas are well received and welcomed.
    Overall a good place to work. compensation is fair.

    Cons

    workload is very high, work life balance is not always respected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Caring and Ethical

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

    I have been working at Upstream

    Pros

    Beyond business and management practices; Upstream is a company that cares for employees as well as the community and proves it in a number of ways. When employees are faced with difficult personal situations, managers are there to help, support, motivate and encourage. Always in a discrete manner. It’s a company with ethical managers who act as role models and encourage similar behaviours for their teams.

    Cons

    Work hours – there are times that the nature of our business requires sacrificing your personal time off. Annoying? Sometimes. To compensate for that managers give additional time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A Great 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 Upstream full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Upstream is a place that rewards talent, encourages creativity and values diversity. People are intelligent, committed and most importantly-fun! Senior managers are always around to provide guidance and boost morale.

    Cons

    Given the nature of our business, some overtime is inevitable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Copywriter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Copywriter in Athens (Greece)
    Former Contractor - Copywriter in Athens (Greece)

    I worked at Upstream as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Multicultural and ethnic ambient. Laid back work environment which helps to develop a creative approach on all the projects we are working on.

    Cons

    Haven't personally experience any negative aspect while working here, except I didn't see an effort by the board of directors regarding career opportunities to those who are able to step up the ladder in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop career programs in order to enhance the chance of being promoted by meritocracy - of course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Rewarding hard work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)

    I have been working at Upstream full-time

    Pros

    People - One of the best assets of the company - intelligent people, committed to succeed
    Growth - Growth has been phenomenal, providing plenty of opportunities
    Benefits - Several benefits to all employees
    Premises - Athens Office is a great workplace with restaurant and gym
    Salary - On the higher end

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance - Due to the nature of the business, the business needs are quite often difficult to predict, resulting in people sometimes working outside normal business hours with short notice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Life at Upstream

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campaign Director in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Campaign Director in Athens (Greece)

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

    Pros

    It has been a pleasure working at Upstream for the past 4 years. Upstream is a fast-growing company, highly adaptable, giving plenty of opportunities to its employees. Operating in different countries all over the world, Upstream offers to its employees the challenge to deal with different cultures and produce results to sometimes "unknown" markets. Given its management team's vision and its employees' hard work, Upstream has managed to become among the leaders in the mobile marketing world offering its clients safety and steadiness.

    Cons

    Work/life balance and working hours are among the cons of working at Upstream. Given the extremely fast-paced environment to which it operates, it is often difficult to find the balance between work and life as well as plan ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should continue being close to the rest of the employees, listening to its concerns and motivating them.

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  11.  

    3 years and counting....

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

    I have been working at Upstream full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent, committed, hardworking, efficient, enjoyable people. We know what it takes to win and we know how to celebrate it. Unique benefits (massage, yoga, dance, parties, beer Friday and baby sitting to name a few). International outlook with unlimited opportunities. Smart, efficient management team, who knows how to run the business and select the best. HR is considerate & drives new initiatives.

    Cons

    Workload frequently interferes with employee’s personal life. Initiatives are there to address it, management is aware, still work to be done. More training on cutting edge technologies will be appreciated by all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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