Ustream
3.2 of 5 30 reviews
www.ustream.tv San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Ustream Reviews

Updated May 5, 2014
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Brad Hunstable

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Better than I expected

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsBenefits and perks are SF standard / slightly above. Location is A+ for me (Soma, right next to Caltrain). The product, technology and brand are dominant in the space.

    ConsI arrived in the middle of a pivot and quite a few folks (including VPs) have been replaced since then. Not that I minded most of these changes, on the contrary...

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuilding a real business is equally as important as changing the world. Keep focusing on it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Video company with amazing tech

    Customer Success (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsSuper impressive technology and product, big vision, amazing office space in the heart of SOMA (near caltrain), good CEO, improved management team, hot industry (video and SAAS).

    ConsI'd like to see more training opportunities for employees to set us up for greater career growth. There are still a few bad apples we should let go. Open air office is great but we could use more breakout rooms or places to have private conversations. Maybe some dividers to cancel out some noise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut together some cool new training programs for us to expand our skills. This will help the company more and keep us moving forward in our careers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good technology, dreadful management team

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy to use product, great location

    Consbenefits are minimum, management team does not know how to lead or motivate team. Do not seem to value employee's time. Deadlines are hard to meet and after wasting a weekend to create reports, management changes its mind and does not want the report after all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what you want to be when you grow up and stay the course

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting SAAS Company growing rapidly

    Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsNew management team is much better. Great office location, space that is creative and collaborative. Great new focus on businesses vs consumer.

    ConsInter-company communication can improve. Still a few employees not fully on board with the SAAS focus. Need to cycle them out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProbably move too fast at times and could benefit from slowing down adding more strategic planning resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very nice office, amazing colleagues!

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsAmazing team to work with, great office space, really powerful product that can change the world. Fast pace like a startup should be.

    ConsStill working through our shift to SAAS from consumer. Its exciting though and challenging. Some times the dogs bark too loudly and I hear complaints about that. Startup life can sometimes be stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew management changes have been very positive. Keep communication across departments improving.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun and Exciting Start-up with GREAT technology!

    Marketing Director (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe environment is fun. Every employee is given the tools that they need to get the job done. Teaming is the motto at Ustream.

    ConsToo much food! Very hard not too eat all the darn day!

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut back on all of that food and keep doing what your doing from a management perspective as the teams are coming together more than ever!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On the brink of blowing the market open...Great place for those wanting to make an impact

    Sales (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsPassionate employees who are changing the future of business communication and helping society. Good fun environment. Getting in a good mix of people and experience. People are being promoted and rewarded for doing great work.

    ConsSometimes it feels we could move faster and other times feel we are moving too fast. The typical start-up dilemma though.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on the same path! Its great to work at a company that values collaboration.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No direction and weak leadership. Very young company with inexperience employees.

    Sales/Marketing (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThey are near public transportation and ball park. Free snacks & beer.

    ConsLow office morale, high turn-over, and not profitable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop spending money and focus on fixing problems at hand. Get rid of dead weight and hire competent and professional employees. Executive team needs some serious help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incompetent Executive, not profitable, and bad office morale...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCool technology and website. Office is nice and set up like typical start-up.

    ConsIncompetent Executives and subpar CEO. High turnover, low morale, company is not profitable, and sustaining off VC money only.

    Advice to Senior Managementhire competent people...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company, Great people, Growing rapidly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsStrong culture, great people, and office management team. Awesome location right in SOMA. An opportunity to learn and grow every day without micro management.

    ConsSometimes there are things lost in translation with our Hungary office

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt always feels good to be recognized for your work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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