Vdopia

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Vdopia Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
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Saurabh Bhatia
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is working on cutting edge technologies (in 3 reviews)

  • Vdopia provides you the chance to learn mobile in various aspects (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • All "support" teams (who will actually be the bane of your existence) are based in India with limited comprehension of the English language (in 3 reviews)

  • The Executive Team is hands-down the most morally-deficient trio of socially-inept people I have ever met (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall... Its a good experience!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative in India, TX
    Current Employee - Creative in India, TX

    I have been working at Vdopia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You meet with some very good people also and bad also. Gives everything to one who performs great. So many facilities are there and also zero work pressure. Salary on time. Good place for good people and good performers.

    Cons

    System is little weak in terms of decision making. Sometimes they miss to identify the best performers. So much freedom and authority in some wrong/undeserving hands. Little confused system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you are doing great so keep going on but keep some power in your hands, don't take anyone for granted. The problem the management is emotional fool, they believe on every good lie and as a result employees have to bear the consequences. But overall doing good. Thumbs up from my personal side.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good Idea in Theory, Poor Execution

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vdopia full-time

    Pros

    Had a decent video product that was able to leverage all of the inventory on the mobile web, pay is decent, and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Co-founders are not in tune with the market place, lack business acumen, are borderline unethical, came out with a fairly strong product but stopped innovating, decision to have most of the support teams in India was one of the worst mistakes that resulted in great inefficiencies and poor quality in work, the medical insurance here sucks and you will end up paying most of the bill yourself, company culture is very weak, and turnover is extremely high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this point the best thing to do is dismantle the company, it is going nowhere. A good move 2-3 years ago would have been to hire some real execs to take your place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great potential but ultimately very disappointing to work there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vdopia full-time

    Pros

    Great product and collaborative atmosphere with the potential to be a good place to work for. Good place to learn the mobile market.

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of positive direction. The company overall does not seem to be headed in the right direction with big turnovers and lay offs.

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  5. 17 people found this helpful  

    Huge Layoff. Biggest Turnover. The worst start-up company that ever existed.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    The employees were great. That's all

    Cons

    The executive team (the 3 clowns) drove this company into the ground. Laid off over 50 people in 1 month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you never manage another company again. This has to be the worst experience ever and your hired me on as Human Resources Manager. Good riddance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Run Away Faster Than That Last Post Advised

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

    I worked at Vdopia full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Luck. Not even trying to be a jerk here. The place is just a mess.

    Cons

    Where to begin?

    A "sales leader" is literally using the office (well now they are in one of those shared office spaces) as the hub to run all their side businesses out of, like Entertainment Direct and make bad deals with partners like Flat Magazine and Zeus Media while they crosses their fingers no one catches them and prays for an acquisition from a larger company so they can cash the equity check. They spend all their time making the reps (they've managed to turn over two full teams in less than a year on the east coast, the only impressive thing they've done), take them to really expensive lunches that they require reps put on their credit cards or take them after work to meetings at "Conference Room B," aka Vivid, the strip club down the street. Hate to break it to them but that equity check is never coming as they are not getting this place sold. The tech is too old, the partner network and impressions are too sketchy, and VDO 2.0 is too little, too late. Keep firing good people, though to make the place look profitable because, hey, crazier things have happened.

    Nationally, they've managed to chase away every good rep they had on the west coast, east coast and midwest and their were a few. A lot of them are now doing fantastically at competitors. Subsequently they are shedding employees to show a P&L in the black and hired an executive who specialized in getting companies sold. As I said previously, though, if anyone pays for their obsolete mobile video technology, I'd be shocked.

    Their founders seem to have zero business acumen and are determined to ruin what's left of their company because of their outright arrogance towards the market place, inability to stay current with new technology, bad management hires and sadly their completely delusional view of where they stand in the mobile industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mobile Gods... haha. Suuuuuuuure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 11 people found this helpful  

    Never Work Here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Vdopia full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -People are nice
    -SVP of Sales is knowledgable and is willing to help his team

    Cons

    The three founders don't know what they're doing. They make poor decisions and good people end up losing their jobs. They literally turn over entire teams every six months.
    They have a bad name in the market because they burn so many bridges with clients. There are clients that have literally had 3-4 AE's this year alone.
    They just cant compete in this space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hire another person to work at your company until you know for sure if its worth keeping open. So many people were let go that didn't even get the chance to grow into their role. Its hard to be successful and gain traction when no one knows about your company, or if they do, they have heard bad things about the company.
    Hire a real CEO and CTO. The three founders shouldn't be allow to run the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 10 people found this helpful  

    Mobile Intro, the hard way

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

    I worked at Vdopia full-time

    Pros

    Vdopia is a good intro to mobile, but the hard way...

    Cons

    I say the hard way because you have no support whatsoever. Support teams are in India and it is impossible to understand them or explain the urgency of things. Morale is very low. Some of the managers are unethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    C-execs are not business people and do not understand the advertising landscape. I recommend allowing someone else to run the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 12 people found this helpful  

    RUN AWAY. NOW.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Vdopia full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you can call lots of turnover a "pro", then this place has it down to a science. Vdopia sells so many lies and treats its employees so poorly that it is now hemorrhaging them faster than it can trick more suckers into joining their workforce. The only true "pro" that can be hoped for here, is that the company will finally fold before it can lure in more good, hard-working people and ruin their lives.

    Cons

    1. The way Upper Management sells this company to potential employees is nothing like what actually goes on behind its' doors. This will be the worst career mistake of your life.
    2. You will have no US support teams. All "support" teams (who will actually be the bane of your existence) are based in India with limited comprehension of the English language.
    3. HR does not exist in the office (and is also not knowledgeable enough) to help you with any of your issues. On-boarding procedure will be to leave a sticky note on a box with your computer still packed inside of it and it is up to you to download and install all necessary MS Office and programs you will need to do your job. However, you will have to use your own money and wait two months to get reimbursed because the company credit card is usually frozen due to insufficient funds. You will also have to work with a 3rd party source to figure out all of your health benefits as HR has no clue how to help in this department either.
    4. Your clients will never be billed properly and collections are never enforced. Again, Accounting is based in India and for some reason they cannot count or even copy and paste information given to them. You can keep perfect records yourself, but it will do no good. They will still find a way to mess up your accounts and therefore your commissions. Expect to never be paid in full and wait the better part of a year to see a commission check.
    5. Ad products are ugly and outdated with no "wow" factor for the marketplace. A run-of-the-mill tier 4 ad network with no true premium inventory or partnerships. Lots of instances of "bots", click-fraud, and running on the shadiest of sites and apps.
    6. Company is known for not paying their bills with partners, their employees, or even the office internet provider. Lack of financial responsibility paired with the Executive team's inflated egos and inability to take responsibility for their mistakes (they literally call themselves 'Mobile Gods') are running this company into the ground.
    7. The Exec team does not seem to understand that by blowing through employee after employee results in reviews such as this one which slowly ruins their ability to capture further, lasting talent to try and turn this company around.
    8. The shoddy, misspelled reviews that say this company "has delivered all which was promised" and has "extremely intelligent senior management" is all a farce and even more laughable because the US employees know that these reviews are from the Execs' friends in India trying to spin the company off as a viable place to work.
    9. Should we go on?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some real Executives to come in and run this company (if it is not already too late). Stop shuffling your three positions amongst yourselves and calling the moves amazing "re-orgs". You are not fooling anyone and things are not getting better by trading positions. Sadly, I fear this place is beyond repair and it is only a matter of time before this ship sinks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    This is a pit stop, learn fast and move on

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

    I worked at Vdopia full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Get first hand knowledge of how mobile advertising works
    You'll end up doing a lot of multi-tasking, you will learn plenty of new skills
    CBO is very ambitious, street-smart

    Cons

    Questionable reporting to clients
    COO works on the fly, makes decisions without thinking through it
    Media plans have been fibbed in the past - not sure if that's still a practice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on people and management skills
    Have a strong work ethic and transparent culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Vdopia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Things move fast here, you need to be proactive and ask the right questions. THere is lot of learning opportunities here and you need to take advantage of those. Also, it will be fun to bounce ideas off of others as you collaborate on your project

    Cons

    there is some times difficulty communicating with the engineering team across the world, but its a reality in many companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doing great~

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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