Vevo Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Fun and Exciting Place to Work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Ios Developer) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer (Ios Developer) in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Vevo full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Great benefits
    Flexible hours
    Very chill co-workers

    Cons

    Location hard to get to

    Advice to Management

    Stock options would be nice

  2. Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Vevo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    • Great perks like free snacks, artist visits, concert ticket lotteries, casual dress
    • Benefits are acceptable
    • Laid-back work environment for the most part

    Cons

    • Lack of direction on a regular basis
    • Increasingly political
    • Management infighting and distrust
    • A few bad seeds in key roles
    • Loyalty to employees is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Put aside egos. Look at the bigger picture. Set a clear goal and stick to it. Recognize talent and trust your employees.

  3. Great place to work at!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting projects.
    Productive teams.
    Very nice coworkers.
    Chill and layback working environment.
    Great work and life balance.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for engineers to travel between the SF and NY offices.

    Advice to Management

    Might want to consider giving out more concert tickets.

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  5. Horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vevo

    Pros

    Good money if you have no college degree

    Cons

    Worst co workers and bosses

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new employees

  6. Helpful (3)

    Open flexible environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Vevo full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Vevo lets you take on as much challenge as you want, and there are lots of new things unfolding here: new cross-platform features, new platforms all in a rapidly growing profitable company. Vevo has more video views per month that all but a small number of companies, so knowing your work touches millions every day is exciting, but Vevo is still small enough the organization is still fairly flat, everyone has a say, and you will not be held back by anything if you want to tackle tough problems. Most people here do not let ambition get in the way of having fun, however, so there is a certain laid-back vibe, with music playing a lot in the background, lots of ping pong games and socializing. So there's a range of experiences here, depending on what each person wants out of their job. Salary and benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    The usual challenges: company has grown very fast so systems are not always built out as well as we would like (but no one will stop you from taking the initiative to fix them, unlike some companies). Communication between technical teams in different offices still leaves a lot to be desired, and roles & responsibilities between groups could be better defined -- some important work slips through the cracks because no one seems to own it. The profit sharing plan does not offer the same upside as equity in a start-up; then again, this company that's already profitable, and most start-ups never get there, so you just need to decide what's important to you.

  7. Great place to grow in your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment
    Opportunities to share you ideas and take on as many projects as you want
    Friendly co-workers
    Everyone is smart, motivated and passionate
    Cool office

    Cons

    Processes are not always very organized
    The company is growing very quickly and the volume of work is at moments very high
    Since the company is still very new there is a high turnover rate

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great group of people to work with

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

    I have been working at Vevo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -awesome co-workers
    -collaborative working environment
    -heaps of volume and users provides fertile territory for testing and optimization
    -great happy hours on Thursdays
    -free lunch
    -ping pong, music instruments, turntable setup for DJs
    -great upper management in SF office

    Cons

    -at the 5 year mark for a media company transitioning into a full on tech company, so some of the other groups outside of P&T don't fully understand some technical concepts and digital marketing techniques.
    -no stock options

  9. Helpful (1)

    Opportunities to make a huge impact

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. Great work/life balance.
    2. There isn't a lot of bureaucracy, and operates more like a start-up. If you have ideas and is willing to take initiative, you can make a huge impact.
    3. Work with an awesome and talented crew. Co-workers love to hang out. Weekly in-office happy hour.
    4. You will become a pro at ping pong and be fed daily.
    5. Lots of snacks, healthy and unhealthy.
    6. Very open office environment. Standing/sitting desks.
    7. Daily push-up/squat brigade.

    Cons

    1. Things/processes are not as organized, thus always looking for people who can take initiative to improve the company.
    2. Could get lost when there are lots of things going on at the same time.
    3. Could use more employee education budget for conferences, classes, training, etc.

  10. Great people, culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Vevo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are smart and motivated. Work life balance is pretty good. Able to make a direct impact on my team and product. Opportunity for personal growth if you want it.

    Cons

    Rapid growth has led to a lot of problems, especially communication between different departments. Engineering team is split between offices which also causes issues.

  11. Great working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Vevo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch every day, cool coworkers, laid back, lots of PTO

    Cons

    No stock options, pay is below average

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