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Vudu Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
4 Reviews
2.7
4 Reviews

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    Ok for a while, probably not a place for a carreer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Designer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Designer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Vudu as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Vudu is very flexible and the pay is OK. The location is good and the perks are decent. Clean place and respectful co-workers, the environment is good

    Cons

    One they hire you they promised you a lot of things but they do not follow up. They are very bad at communicating. They need to be more open at vertical hierarchy. The paid is OK.... not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate all the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Give it a chance ... it's finally coming around now

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomy. We're small, we're agile and we're hungry. The new TV redesign is set to launch mid October. Mobile and tablet to follow. This is truly the start of a new era at Vudu.

    Cons

    Everyone at Vudu seems to produce 5x the output of a similar company like Netflix. And we're 1/10th the size of our competitors. That makes for a pretty intense pace, with long work hours at time.

    It's a David vs Goliath scenario, but the upside is you get to work on a lot of stuff, without a lot of political layers to interfere. It's very very agile. There's a serious lack of process and documentation right now, but that's only because we need to build and ship above all else. If ownership and building a product from start to finish appeals to you, this is a great company to join right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people, and keep it fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mehhh...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Vudu as a contractor

    Pros

    Good pay, free sodas cheap snacks

    Cons

    Depressing environment, no one appears to be happy, work extensive hours... I haven't seen an executive since I've been here.

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    Decent pay but very poorly managed...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Vudu

    Pros

    The pay was good but the IT infrastructure is very outdated.

    Cons

    That being said VUDU has a very bad reputation of hiring and firing the re-hiring. They go through fluctuations especially during the holidays and winter season when many people are staying home watching movies. Management is useless and barely persent if at all. They are too busy worrying about their personal lives to actually make an positive impact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They still have no power to influence the bugs on their streaming servers as these are owned and operated by "Limelight". I see VUDU slowly fading away as less costly and more reliable VOD solutions appear on the market every day. Some of the movies on Netflix are free to stream for subscribers while VUDU still charges $15.00 to own...

    Doesn't Recommend

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New office in Sunnyvale - welcome!
Grassy lounge to think, collaborate, work and hang.
Game Area. Ping pong, foosball and more...

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