YuMe Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
34 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.9
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jayant Kadambi
23 Ratings

34 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Account Manager

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

    I have been working at YuMe full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Care about their employees - Fun atmosphere - Fast paced

    Cons

    - Can be overwhelming - A lot is expect of Account Managers

    Advice to Management

    -


  2. Ok place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YuMe full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, easy to make your mark.

    Cons

    Friction at the top management


  3. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at YuMe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a great culture

    Cons

    There are a lot of communication Issues that they're working to fix


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Exceeded expectations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Supervisor in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Billing Supervisor in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at YuMe full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bagels on Monday. Lunch on Wednesday. Stocked beverages and smacks.

    Cons

    Manual processes using excel. Little to no automation leaving subject to human errors

    Advice to Management

    Communication and training is imperative to grow and scale


  6. Good Energy, Fast Paced Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Just coming off of an excellent weeklong offsite in India and I have to say, it was fantastic! The arrangements in India were superb - from airport pickup to the stay in a 5 star hotel and to the intense discussions around product road map. Loved the way the whole thing was conducted and executed. It is not easy to run a meeting when there are more than 100 people involved, feed them on time and keep them involved in the proceedings and when the temperature outside is 100 F with 95% humidity! Hats off for that! And it was wonderful to meet all the people face to face - from various offices. The chemistry between product and engineering was excellent and very evident. Met the folks from the India offices from the first time and they are wonderful - both technically and socially. Got to spend a lot of time with them and I have to say they know their stuff. Product guys did a wonderful job putting forward their vision and the road map. Engineering asked some hard questions. In the end, got a lot of stuff out of the way. This pretty much sets up a stage for a exciting 2015 and a hectic one at that too. Lots of development activity and very challenging problems to solve - in various fields - UI to big data to data science to sys. ops. to product roll out - across the board. Environment might look chaotic, but there is method to the madness. It is very demanding environment and wonderful to work with talented people at all levels. If product development is your passion, this is the place. If you are the kind of person waiting for things to fall in your lap, you should look somewhere else. On a mundane note, you get breakfast on Mondays and lunch on Wednesdays.

    Cons

    Cohesion is sometimes lacking and it shows. Need more muscle in the product team - current guys are good, but stretched too thin.

    Advice to Management

    Should have more face to face meetings with India - preferably every quarter. It will save all the those late night calls. A few hours of face to face will solve a month's worth of discussion over the phone. Speaking from experience. We should have more topical discussions on a regular basis face to face with the required team members available. This is the only way to run things more smoothly. Video conference and phone calls are not as effective.


  7. Frenzy of development activity - need to channel energy properly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good work being done - good frenzy of development using some of the latest technologies. Lots of opportunities for people who want to do good work that will be career defining. Yes there is a lot of pressure to deliver - but if you are the person who thrives under pressure, this is the place. Not for the faint at heart. Extremely fast moving environment. Coming out of an excellent offsite in India and was blown away with the energy. All that needs to be done is to channelize this energy.

    Cons

    Need to streamline priorities so things can go out on time. Channelize the team's energy and convert it into delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more good people quickly and they are not going to be cheap.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Senior Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at YuMe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology and product and cutting edge technologies. Some people were great to work with.

    Cons

    the issue is with the military veterans that they choose to hire as execs. I left as a result of being harassed for doing my job effectively which was bringing about change & as a result of the aggression by the Military Veteran VP who needs training on how to work in corporations with a very DIVERSE workforce that actually expresses itself. This is isn't the military. Attacking people is not the answer. Instilling fear in employees from expressing ideas is the antithesis of Silicon Valley

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so insecure


  9. Helpful (3)

    Major Problems with Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Really friendly people that are easy to get along with. Employees try to form a happy culture, without help from management.

    Cons

    Horrible management that was inconsistent and nonsensical. Management did not know how to leverage employee experience and expertise.


  10. Good company to work for, less growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YuMe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place, free lunch every wednesday

    Cons

    System is slow to improve

    Advice to Management

    loopholes


  11. Great culture!

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

    I have been working at YuMe full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working in a dynamic environment where everyone seems really happy to be here. Given our relatively small size there are opportunities to lead projects outside of my usual responsibilities.

    Cons

    Some of the Executive team seem to be overly-protective (and hence blind to the short-comings) of their orgs, unfortunately to their ultimate detriment.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to feedback from your teams. You hired these smart people; take advantage of their perspective and experience!



Showing 34 of 35 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.