UtopiaCompression Corporation

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UtopiaCompression Corporation Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great industrial exposure for Computer Vision Research

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    Former Employee - Computer Vision in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Vision in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Very well qualified and knowledgeable people work here.
    Ongoing research is great here.
    Your opinions are heard too.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not competent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience and working environment

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    Current Employee - Web Development Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Web Development Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and lot of learning. There are highly intellectual people around from whom you can learn a lot. It has small cosy environment like that of a startup. Colleagues are friendly.

    Cons

    Interns salary is little low. There are no additional perks offered. Some projects and deadlines can be little ambitious but they adjust well to your suggestions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good education environment but they pay less than the market value.

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    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer- Internship in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer- Internship in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    They have a good team with strong education background and personal skills .

    They have interesting projects which translate the university research into prototype

    Cons

    They did not pay well.

    They did not get all what you have since there is no real work pressure.

    Micro-management exist. Honestly, I did not face the Micro-management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A relevant start-up experience in today's tech market, filled with educated, intelligent, and warm people.

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    Former Employee - Market Research Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Market Research Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Lovely familial atmosphere, wonderful people, strong and kind management, and dedicated staff. This company has meaningful projects that allow professional autonomy and provide valuable research opportunities. Amazing projects that are truly meaningful. I believe the best is yet to come for this company.

    Cons

    Challenging projects--not the place for you if you are not dedicated to research or technology, or are not a self-starter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    R&D Scientist

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    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    There is no serious pressure.

    Cons

    It is not easy to get fund from customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really interesting research opportunities; a lot of professional autonomy; nice people; decent benefits; great holiday schedule and PTO; good location.

    Cons

    You have to be responsible for your own work; because some of the projects are highly complex, there is always a risk of technical failure which can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the team structures to provide a little more mentoring for junior members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Worth experiencing if you are crazy about research, even though the salary is kinda low

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research & Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research & Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The working hours are flexible. You can start to work any time and 8 hours is just okay. The collaborators are really nice. They gave me a lot of good suggestions. The company also provides a number of amazing research projects, especially related to computer vision, medical imaging and networking. Even though it is a small company, it is research oriented and almost half of the ppl there are phd's. Therefore, it may be a good choice for phd students to enhance their research experience in industry.

    Cons

    Internship payment is not competitive : (

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer opportunities for interns to attend the company meeting and thus get familiar with more ppl besides their supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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