Yottamark Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work environment, and employees truly care about the product.

    Cons

    Not enough traction for employees to stick around and see it though.


  2. It was a good run

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great ideas and good group of people. The teams worked well together and we produced some great products. We imaged changing the world.

    Cons

    The product never got traction. There was only one significant client, Driscoll's berries, but we could not gain major new clients. The efforts to engage the Grocers did not take off.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find the real needs in the industry and modify the product to gain real appeal. The Food Safety aspects may have been pre-mature concepts. The BI and logistics aspects may be the way to go.


  3. Food industry support technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to dive into new applications of existing technology. SF Bay area location, near many tech industry partners.

    Cons

    Departments at odds with each other, fractious politics, siloed information. Located in expensive corporate 'nowheresville', far from interesting parts of SF Bay, ten miles from nearest BART station.


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  5. Be careful and ask a lot of questions

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office is new and close to Caltrain. It is a job. Casual dress code. Food is ordered once a week.

    Cons

    Employee retention is extremely low. Middle management does a terrible job of communicating to their team and seems to be more interested in bad politics and blame for failure. Some of the things I witnessed while working here I had never experienced before. They do not pay anything close to competitive rates to anyone below manager or director. People all seem to be in crisis mode and insist on working harder not smarter. The agreement you sign to work will eliminate your ability to effectively to legally have any recourse should things go wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Take a course in ethics. Communicate your goals and provide some type of metric or performance review to your staff so that they are clear on their duties. Do some research and pay people appropriately. Some people are compensated way too much for their role while others are paid a fraction of what their peers make elsewhere.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Strange place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, made tons of friends

    Cons

    Very bad upper management and general running of company Poor upper management hiring choices, nepotism to a fault

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your middle management


  7. Helpful (1)

    I was excited to join but quickly felt disappointed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The idea is good overall (food traceability)

    Cons

    The employee turn over rate is high. Compensation is below industry standard. Required to work unpaid extra hours/day with out pay/recognition.



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