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YouTube Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Experience - job, life, people

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at YouTube as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Life-work balance is great! Met many awesome people. able to work from home. Many perks like free food, gym, swimming pool.

    Cons

    One building is a little boring..Wish to have more outdoor activities. Hope for more opportunities for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very reliable

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    Current Employee - Youtuber in Calhan, CO
    Current Employee - Youtuber in Calhan, CO

    I have been working at YouTube part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Connect with people all over the world, learn how to do things, fun, reliable

    Cons

    Hard to satisfy viewers, getting copyright infringement for no reason, needs better search results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better search, more things for YouTube channels, bigger channel icons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    youtube 2008

    Former Employee - SWE in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - SWE in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at YouTube full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    small, fast, passion, a super cool brand, traffic grows like crazy, new office building, nice decoration

    Cons

    already acquired by google, spending a lot of time to integrate with google platform

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  5.  

    great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YouTube

    Pros

    great atmosphere
    fun work place

    Cons

    hard job
    need to be smart

  6.  

    Creative, passionate people and a fun work place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is smart
    Work towards common goals

    Cons

    Product changes a lot
    Lots of things to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Difficult to get promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    youtube is a great way to promote new entertainment. i find it to be quite helpful in the long run for upcoming artist.

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    Current Employee - A&R in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - A&R in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at YouTube full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being involved with a great company. attending important meetings and finding true talent who can make hit records instead of good records.

    Cons

    Making sure i fit the criteria for the job and following thru with the right choices to brand the right artist with the right sound. I also have an ear for music and have been in the business for 15yrs threw out miami atlanta and las vegas. I attend office meetings on the regular with upcoming artist and have a hand in distribution with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The music business has changed tremendously and i think we can pick star talent and shape the industry back in the industries hands by offering the best deal that can sync with today's marketing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job, great people, but this place is no longer in a start-up mentality

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    Current Employee - Content Partnerships in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Content Partnerships in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Google infrastructure underpins YouTube, which means all the great things you hear about Google mostly apply to YouTube as well. Work Life / Balance, Perks, etc are all awesome, and it's great to work for the big-dog in the online video space!

    Cons

    Being tied to Google (and being one of its main revenue centers) has caused YouTube to be bogged down by red-tape and bureacracy. It is getting harder and harder to get things done / make improvements without tons of approval processes and executive review panels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue removing red-tap and bureaucracy so that we can be quick and nimble again! Also defining a clearer strategy would help -- we dabble in so many areas it's hard to know what are the order of priorities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience, awesome company as expected

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    Former Employee - Reservation Media Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Reservation Media Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at YouTube as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most of what you expect from working at Google/Youtube. The cultural and people are truly awesome.

    Having breakfast and lunch is awesome b/c you don't have to worry about meals.

    While the Chicago office isn't as "Googly" as its westcoast counterparts, the office is still awesome.

    Cons

    Probably harder to get promoted since everyone is pretty over-qualified.

    This is something small, but I didn't realize that my paycheck was being deducted for the meals even though I didn't realize it. I never really saw my paycheck so I was never sure what was exactly taken out b/c it always felt short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty good, except for the copyright ID system.

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    Current Employee - Producer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Producer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at YouTube part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Getting paid to do something that is usually a hobby is great. Most, if not everybody, can become a partner. Also there is a good amount of royalty free music that can be used in your videos.

    Cons

    If you don't use the royalty free music, you will get a copyright strike and the money from the video will be sent to the company that claimed it, even if it is a fake or imitation of a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please change the copyright ID system, there are so many flaws with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Yeah MAN

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    Current Employee - Youtube Partner in La Porte, TX
    Current Employee - Youtube Partner in La Porte, TX

    I have been working at YouTube part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its easy money if you love uploading videos, don't have to worry about hours, bosses, all that jazz you're your own boss and you set your own hours.

    Cons

    Not many cons the pay is good if you have a decent amount of views, its pretty much easy money if you like uploading videos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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