Videomining Corporation

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Videomining Corporation Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1.  

    Inconsistent with employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Videomining Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great ideas and technology; employees actually are committed to what they do and believe in the data that is generated.

    Cons

    Senior management is unable to loosen their grip on how they think the business should be run rather than being open to ideas or suggestions. They stifle creativity by surrounding themselves with "yes" people who will fall in line and agree with everything they believe will work rather than listening to their clients and the current marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your company has fantastic potential, but it will never be realized until you let people do the jobs they were hired to do. There is a reason that entrepreneurs and original management generally step back and hire new CEOs and Presidents when they want their company to begin to grow to the next step of greatness - it allows the experts to do what they do best just like you did in creating the company in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing techonlogy

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Vision Engineer  in  State College, PA
    Former Employee - Computer Vision Engineer in State College, PA

    I worked at Videomining Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Cool technology
    Great engineers
    Low cost of living in state college

    Cons

    challenging timelines
    location of company makes it hard to find other job opportunities

  3.  

    Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  State College, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in State College, PA

    I have been working at Videomining Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Nice peers: as being a small company, everyone is friendly enough to help others.
    - Founder and CEO of the company is very friendly and not authoritative at all.
    - High-level management team is very talented and knows the market very well.
    - The company's target market is very clear and has high potential.
    - The company's growth potential is very high.
    - No dress code.
    - As long as working 8 hours a day, no requirements of showing up at 9am or so.
    - Monthly lunch & learn for making sure everyone is on the same page.

    P.S.
    - I read some of the reviews former employee made. There were complaints on career opportunity and communication. However, as old people are leaving and new are coming, the culture has been extensively changed, and now I don't see such issues.

    Cons

    - As a small yet rapidly-growing company, there's sometimes a quite amount of work yet people acknowledge that.
    - Lower salary than the Bay area or NYC, but competitive compared to other companies in this area. Living cost is extremely reasonable than big cities.
    - No luxury perks like some of the start-ups in the Bay area. Yet free coffee and tea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please set up a transparent stock option plan to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unless you are desperate stay clear

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  State College, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in State College, PA

    I have been working at Videomining Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Not so much emphasis on working hours

    Cons

    1. A completely disorganized company
    2. No respect for peers
    3. Lots of work with very little resources and at times no resources.Salaries are very incompetent and are extremely low compared to the amount of work.
    4. Bonuses, you can forget it, its based only on politics.
    5. Company doesn't care about your career plans i.e. no career advancement
    6. Management is extremely political instead of trying to address the issues they make it personal to screw you.
    7. Too many fundamental issues that need to be resolved.
    8. No responsibility/ownership values on some teams.
    9. No respect for your personal life.
    9. Lastly, and all the profits the company generate based on your hard work goes into the managements pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to s survive learn to respect your employees. Try to address the actual issues instead of pointing fingers or making it political.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience but not much room for career advancement within the company unless you have an MBA.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Research Intern  in  State College, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Research Intern in State College, PA

    I have been working at Videomining Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    On the leading edge of retail marketing research. This company has lots of potential now and into the future. They work with top tier Consumer Packaged Goods companies such as: Hershey's, Sara Lee, and Pepsi. They also pay their annotators and interns well.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication within the company despite the small size of 12-15 employees. Teams meet once a week to discuss project progression etc. Attended one company-wide meeting and found it very helpful and interesting. Unfortunately it was towards the end of my internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although there is much to do, I would make more of an effort to have company wide meetings just to make sure everyone is on the same page. It also acts as a reminder to employees that everyone is on the same "team".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Had fun working there and meet a lot of nice people

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    Former Employee - Annotator  in  State College, PA
    Former Employee - Annotator in State College, PA

    I worked at Videomining Corporation

    Pros

    Pay rate is higher than most places in the area, co-workers are nice, atmosphere is relaxed, If you didn't know the bosses you would not know they were the bosses of the place, can wear anything respectable, always have coffee, tea, or hot chocolate available.

    Cons

    checks are given out at the end of the month so management is needed here, no direct deposit, work is not always consistent, no health/dental/vision coverage, no paid vac/personal days,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct deposit will be a nice addition and maybe some incentives for being a fast and most importantly, accurate annotator. If there is going to be more than two weeks off, the employees should be offered some type of salary because little notice is given that no work will be available after the project and when work becomes available, it is announced a couple days before the project starts.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Disorganized, Always Late, Stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  State College, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in State College, PA

    I worked at Videomining Corporation

    Pros

    There is no dress code at all and most people don't arrive for work until 10:00, so early mornings aren't a problem.

    Cons

    Very little positive affirmation of work completed. The entire company is habitually late on all its projects which translates into stress for employees and undeserved blame for lateness caused by other parts of the company and irrational deadlines. They want you to regularly work odd and extra hours without pay to make up for the mistakes of the company at large.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be affirmiing of the work on your employees, their successes, and acknowledge that there is such a thing as work/life balance. Don't blame individuals for time-related problems that are out of their hands.

    Doesn't Recommend

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