hopTo Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. Good work, good pay, good people.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at hopTo full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I'll give these three, concrete things:

    1) I've never just been told to do something. My assignments have all come in the form of "Would you enjoy working on X? Is that something you think you'd be good at?"
    2) No egos, no unnecessary structures, and everyone in the office is happy.
    3) Public company. Unlike most start-ups, the financials are open, and you can see how the stock is doing for yourself.

    It's a great place to work, to be honest.

    Cons

    I really don't have any yet. That may change at some point, of course, but for now I'm getting paid a reasonable amount, working with smart people, and my ideas are taken seriously. It's nice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  2. Small company always looking to catch up. Forever a start-up.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at hopTo full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for the company size. Flexible work / life balance. Small group of dedicated people and a few lifers.

    Cons

    Financials supports two companies (Graphon and hopTo). Virtually all $ comes from Graphon and not hopTo. Company has lost many dedicated employees due to poor management. Way too much engineering focus and not enough business focus. Always re-inventing the wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as an asset and invest in them. Listen to your customers and partners!

  3. Interesting start-up environment in a publicly-held company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Campbell, CA

    I worked at hopTo full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly, familial culture, bi-weekly office lunches, management strives to create a team-oriented environment, publicly-held and everyone gets restricted stock as part of compensation package, competitive salaries, new and attractive offices, great location near many restaurants and shops, easy on/off highways, ample free parking, 4 weeks PTO from day one, health/medical fully paid for by company, the new product can be very disruptive upon release

    Cons

    difficult to raise enough cash to fully implement strategic vision, reporting requirements of being publicly-held creates unnecessary administrative challenges for a company in start-up mode, a lot of high-level turnover recently in management and board

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize the cash/funding situation, stabilize the management team and board, keep focused on the new product and ensure it gets released in 2014

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    Uncertain future, neophyte management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at hopTo full-time

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

    Pros

    Office furnishings are relatively new.
    Video game area if that is what want to do at work.
    You can get any kind of soda you want.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy for a 40 person company.
    Management has no experience running a company and micromanages instead of looking at the big picture.
    Company could very likely run out of cash in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Get some people that know how to run a company and make good decisions.

  6. Exciting times

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at hopTo full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    hopTo is a wonderful company full of intelligent and pleasant people. The management team includes people from Citrix and Box. Lots of perks like 27" Apple displays, MacBooks, iPads, company sponsored lunches, Xbox battles with the CEO. Sometimes I wonder if I'm really at work. They pay market rate + options and 100% of your health care premiums. All the benefits and more of a larger corporation with the upside potential of a startup. The product is innovative and revolutionary. Check it out for yourself on the App Store. Location is great, right next to Downtown Campbell in the Pruneyard. Plenty of options for lunch. Fantastic values and company culture, close-knit team that treats each other like family.

    Cons

    The weight you'll gain from all the snacks!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the open communication with the rest of the team. Keep driving the ambition to have a world-class app.

  7. An Engineer's Paradise

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at hopTo full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's an amazing experience working with such a talented team of engineers, on a product that is just one of its kind. Also, hopTo has an awesome workplace culture, which makes working here a lot of fun.

    Cons

    There are way too many snack options in the kitchen which sometimes make it difficult to make a choice.

    Advice to Management

    Stay awesome, keep up the good work.

  8. What a great place to work! I love it! Been a while since I enjoyed a work place that much!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Support in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at hopTo full-time

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

    Pros

    A group of highly talented individuals who are also all very friendly and fun to work with. Innovative product in a hot market. Great culture - it is fun going to work. Family friendly and you can actually have a life too and not lose it over your job.

    Cons

    Not I can find any yet unless you dont like working for small start ups building products and culture from the ground up.

  9. Great Place to work!

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

    I have been working at hopTo full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, family friendly, innovative product, exciting time to be with the company!

    Cons

    My commute is long and the air conditioning comes on at crazy times...

    Advice to Management

    None! You're doing very well!

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