Yota Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. Overall good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yota full-time

    Pros

    * Good people to work with * Nice benefits

    Cons

    * Sometimes lack of focus on the upper management level


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great team, great opportunities, no personal life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Yota (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team. Opportunity to grow with a job while you are responsible for the area much wider that in your job description. New challenges almost every day train your brain and strengthen your willpower. You can be proud of great product that you help to produce\deliver\sell.

    Cons

    Too wide ranges of responsibilities create mess in execution sometimes. Due to you work as 2-3 employees you don't have normal work/life balance. Too many decisions are made by HQ and personally CEO without considering professionals' point of view.

    Advice to Management

    To listen to the team before making decisions. To hire more specialists and managers instead of VPs.


  3. Good company to work in

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Yota full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I kinda like that company. Good people, Interesting tasks to do. The working here was interesting part of my career.

    Cons

    The company was absorbed by Russian Mobile operator Megafon. Company is changing now, many previous projects was closed. Maybe it is good for the company, who knows.


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  5. Feels like a startup. Great technical staff, poor business leadership.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Good compensation, "white" salary * OK place, park and Finnish gulf nearby * A lot of highly skilled folks you can learn a lot from

    Cons

    * Poor business leadership * Lots of teams were disbanded during the history of a company * No sense of accomplishment

    Advice to Management

    It seemed (and still seems to me) that someone from senior leadership team had a firm belief that he is a second Steve Jobs. This is very dangerous - I'm sorry, but you don't have any competent technical visionary among your business folks. You have to learn that slow and steady progress is better than questionable plans about conquering the world with revolutionary technology that you don't have any *real* idea about.


  6. Innovative telecom operator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Intresting tasks that have many ways of realization. Atmosphere is good and friendly. Good place for analitics, PMs and Solution Architects - many vendors, integrations and unique products and features

    Cons

    Business requirements are volatile. Yota is depended from another operator - Megafon. And this dependency bring some restriction and regulation. Isn't very good place for developers, because most of tasks is integration.


  7. ustable

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    thare are interesting projects etc.

    Cons

    unstable, there is no salary review

    Advice to Management

    no


  8. Good place for part-time job, actually for students

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    Current Employee - Sales in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Sales in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Yota part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    attractive net salary really nice coworkers

    Cons

    you need to work in the mall sometimes you need to work in different malls

    Advice to Management

    you should work through your social activities


  9. Helpful (2)

    Fun chaotic mess

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Yota full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, challenging tasks, excellent offices, decent salary if you negotiate one during on-boarding. It is a 1500+ people startup.

    Cons

    You don't get to those great tasks as the vision and strategy change every week. Inexperienced young management is living a dream and no one wants to take the responsibility. Even after 5 years it's being treated as a startup, so whenever projects move to operations - they fail. Seriously lacks business vision and pushiness since the departure of the previous CEO in 2012.

    Advice to Management

    Strategy is key. Changing the strategy to just keep the people busy is not sustainable.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great teammates, poor management

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Yota full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great office, good level of process organisation and high-skilled engineers at software development department, good compensation, a lot of abilities for professional growth

    Cons

    Sometimes not professional management, office culture

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your mistakes


  11. Helpful (1)

    Chaotic management

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yota full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People here are really great. Working here at engineering team has been one of the greatest time I have ever had. Team is strongly result oriented.

    Cons

    Management really sucks. Business requirements change every week, change requests are inserted into release several day before deadline. Don't expect annual payrise (even as inflation compensation) and any bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Value people you hired. The are the best resources you have. Change manager/engineer ratio to 20/1 or better.



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