Velti Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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Velti CEO and Director Alexandros (Alex) Moukas
Alexandros (Alex) Moukas
35 Ratings

Pros
  • Take charge of the full spectrum of mobile marketing tools (in 11 reviews)

  • As the future of the company looks like now, there are no Pros working at Velti now, apart from the fact of having a job (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management making wrong desigions (in 12 reviews)

  • They went on an acquisition spending spree with absolutely no clue about integration or building value into the portfolio (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Saddest Work Experience of my Life!

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Velti full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, everyone I worked with in the trenches were amazing, one of the best teams I ever worked with and I miss working with them.

    Cons

    Management and Greed. This Company had the potential to do great things, BUT in 2011 they made some bad acquisitions and started doing bad business for fast cash that they could not collect, Senior Management loved big bright shiny new things and would pay what they had to to get it, now they can't buy mu house!

    Advice to Management

    Never start a Company again. You are not qualified!


  2. Helpful (1)

    First-Mover in Mobile industry; Badly Managed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A few smart hardworking individuals; Build a good network of mobile industry people Locations (Heart of cities/towns wherever located: SF, Palo Alto) Global company (Presence in US, India, Africa, China, Mexico, UK, Greece, Cyprus, South Korea ) Good mentors

    Cons

    Unstable conditions, not hiring at the time of review Uncertain future No career growth Erratic hiring Overconfident CXOs Overspending on location, building No focus, limited tech talent spread too thinly over many random products


  3. Helpful (3)

    Complete and utter s**tshow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Velti full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In the middle of the mobile marketing ecosystem.

    Cons

    Disarray on the executive level, Overcomplication of internal operations. No real product. Horrible culture.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    STAY AWAY! Going Down Fast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Velti full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good industry, some decent prodcuts

    Cons

    Management has no foresight. In one year of me being there, the company grew from 15 to 50 and then back down. Firing every 1-2 months. Stay AWAY! One day they let go 25% of the company. On that same day they hired a new person. 2 months later they had their next layoffs and that guy got cut. Imagine being hired and then fired 2 months later. STAY AWAY!

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring ppl and then firing them!


  6. sales

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Velti full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    no value proposition, financial instability, no vision/direction for future


  7. Used to be Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, had a great atmosphere

    Cons

    Management is constantly changing strategies


  8. Helpful (2)

    Brief, but miserable.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Velti full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location has to be the only Pro - there were some decent, hardworking folks who wanting things to work.

    Cons

    Absolutely no training or even a description of what my job was. People were hired for jobs that were impossible to define. An information system designed to prevent things from getting done.

    Advice to Management

    I agree with others - this is Silicon Valley - people here know how to run software companies. Get a new CEO.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Velti wasted my time and was biggest mistake of my career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Velti full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, fun events, great views and free food at times.

    Cons

    No leadership, no training, no career advancement, revolving door, always someone leaving and someone new starting. Well, not every Manager at Velti lacked direction - somewhere great and excellent to partner up with while others were lazy and don't like to work and its very apparent to everyone and yet that behavior is acceptable? It's public knowledge that the company doesn't pay their bills. I had this question come up in an interview that I had after my dismissal from Velti. Wow, that was embarrassing for Velti and not me. Lastly, I had seen firsthand unethical situations go down, bad things and Management was aware of this. They let it go and fire the real performers. This place is a joke. Please stay away. I pray for Velti to go out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Just close shop. Velti will not last.


  10. Helpful (3)

    trust these reviews...all the reviews are consistently bad... it means something

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Velti full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    in an industry supposed to be, but far away

    Cons

    poor management does not know what to do or what not to do every company will be successful in this industry except Velti constant layoffs if you have a job or somewhere to go, never come here. After seeing all the reviews are bad, I had a dream that Velti is not as bad as one-star. But after my experience with Velti, I would give them a zero if possible. Never dream it is better than zero.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone capable of being a CEO...


  11. Helpful (2)

    House of Cards

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Velti full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Recognized leader in mobile marketing; international reach and presence.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, revolving door management, nonsensical acquisitions, quarterly reorganizations, customer and employee disaffection, you name it. Velti is a corporate version of a circular firing squad. No wonder the stock is trading at $2.00 a share.

    Advice to Management

    Leave. Now.



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