YuMe Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
18 Reviews
2.9
18 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture-less, Chaotic with abnormal turnover rate

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

    I worked at YuMe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you can drive yourself, you can make something good out of the opportunities
    Decent benefits
    Good location
    Reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    Too chaotic at every level, too many non-collaborative teams
    Lack of charismatic top leader who can hold the company together and drive a coherent culture
    Due to point #2, company lacks any sort of culture with everyone running their own show
    Too much turnover at every level as company does not cultivate sense of belongingness, making it just an intermediate stop for many = too much lost information/knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate, motivate and bring people together. A great product & hence a great company begins with a great culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Abnormally high turnover within product & engineering teams

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

    I worked at YuMe full-time

    Pros

    Lunch on Wednesdays (snacks available every day)
    Healthy work / life balance
    Lateral movement into other teams

    Cons

    Management has not clearly defined where the company is headed
    Product offering lacks meaningful differentiation in the marketplace
    Compensation below industry standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on hiring quality people within the US, reduce reliance on outsourced teams in India for engineering and product development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Dysfunctional HUman Resources dept

    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at YuMe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff is ok and responsive (staff only). Generally friendly.

    Cons

    Problems arise at exec level of HR. Beware of unprofessionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up to this person who is controlling.

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  5.  

    Great company headed in the right direction

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

    I have been working at YuMe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent management
    Very good benefits, weekly lunch, pto match, free caltrain pass, monthly activities, among other things
    Most of the people here genuinely want the company to do great things, that makes coming into work everyday a lot more enjoyable.

    Cons

    Growing pains like many other companies in the industry that have experienced tremendous growth in a short amount of time.
    internal systems need a lot of improvement, behind in the time, should have focused on more cloud based solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the momentum going!
    Invest in systems, it will be the key to seeing this company go to the next level!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Have an open door policy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at YuMe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free lunches and upbeat young people. Great products to develop

    Cons

    The cross functional communication is poor. Finance Exec has never conducted a divisional meeting with the entire team as you would think like most normal execs. has a closed door policy which is hurting the company because Admin. functions need leadership.. This may be ego but his division is suffering. This is deliberate.
    This is like the Prime Minister (too VIP) never holding a public forum with the people.... Dysfunctional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an open door policy and be more hands... Don't eat lunch alone. Can you be more professional?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great experience with amazing people.

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

    I worked at YuMe as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated staff. Challenging and dynamic environment.

    Cons

    Still working through some start-up kinks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good technology, great people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at YuMe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - relatively low pressure sales organization.
    - great work life balance
    - very easy to get meetings due to good markeplace reputation
    - pushes innovation across multiple screens
    - true leader in the Connected TV Space
    - great thought leadership at the executive level and very good pedigree of account managers/AE's
    - genuinely a fun place to work
    - good ethics & values--specifically compared to their two biggest competitors
    - comp packages structured to highly reward those who achieve/exceed their goals
    - you can make a lot of money if you blow out your goal

    Cons

    - very crowded, competitive space
    - compensation packages are not as high as some of their competitors
    - comp packages structured to highly reward those who achieve/exceed their goals--if your not hitting you goals your not making a lot of money
    - not for everybody-- sales/support teams focus on securing talent with agency experience. Those without agency experience may find it difficult to mesh with the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to push the limits of innovation
    - identify those employees not pulling their weight and trim the fat
    - need to secure additional partnerships/inventory streams to maintain industry leading products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at YuMe really got my career off the ground.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at YuMe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, decent compensation, growing number of people moving up the company ranks, flexibility

    Cons

    Some people get stuck and the company doesn't necessarily have a "next step" for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in touch with people at all levels. People appreciate it when you can work in the trenches with them but also take a step back and let them take care of business at times. Also, add company 401k matching to get 5 stars in benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Disorganized Finance & Accounting Organization

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

    I worked at YuMe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The line of business orgs. are nice and friendly. Product, Sales, Service.

    Cons

    The Accounting and finance organization is very disorganized & do not take accountability. Lack of objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great talent, excellent work environment!

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

    I have been working at YuMe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It certainly has
    great talent
    free lunch Wednesdays and free breakfast Mondays
    Fun environment

    Cons

    Like mid-size startups, YuMe certainly has barriers within teams and difficult to get any internal communication across.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase more free stuff, better communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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