ooVoo Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Awesome 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 ooVoo full-time

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

    Pros

    High-energy, fun team with great office culture. The team is really excited to create products, services, and experiences that delight users with a focus on video led experiences. There are also lots of super-smart engineers focused on video quality and solving the challenges of making video work well on mobile devices. The company is product and design led with pretty tight collaboration between all functional teams, especially given the fact that there are two locations. There is a data driven approach to product strategy and problem solving, which is refreshing in New York.

    Cons

    The team is lean for the number of opportunities, product features, and platforms. Overall, more resources in all functional areas would help the company grow faster.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people in all areas of the company to move faster.


  2. Helpful (1)

    One of the worst jobs I ever had!

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

    I worked at ooVoo full-time

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

    Pros

    There were a few good people there but they've all either been let go or voluntarily left.

    Cons

    They've changed management several times - 3 different CEOS, 3 different marketing teams. They fire full teams all in one single sweep. They just keep changing the people but continue to have the same problems. The product is and will always be full of bugs. There is no cohesion between US/Israel offices, it's always "us vs. them." It's a miracle this place is still in business and the only reason they are is because one man owns the company and throws money into it. There is absolutely no sense of culture there. It was seriously one of the worst places I've ever worked and I don't miss it for a second.

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourselves why you are still in business? Nobody has ever heard of ooVoo, nobody cares about it and nobody ever will. It's a sinking ship and you're on it.


  3. Good people

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

    I worked at ooVoo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. CxO's are honorable and professional. Well funded. Good technology that does work well. Might have changed since I was there but same CEO so assume corporate culture is the same.

    Cons

    Tend to have a fuzzy vision or clouded strategies. A bit of a separation of communication between marketing and sales versus engineering and development.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    This company is a joke! They have no idea of where they are going and you won't as well!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for work load

    Cons

    Company has no idea what to do with product, countless of changes in upper management, application/product is not reliable, poor developers and product management, a US and Israeli company that works like two independent companies. Preference given for Jewish employees. Just a confusing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying all these high dollar salaries and consultants. Start with Israel and get some decent programmers and a better product team because your app has a boatload of design issues. You can't place new UI over a bunch of crap. Your product needs to work!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good people. Bad management.

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

    I worked at ooVoo full-time

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

    Pros

    Salary and people. Some career opportunities

    Cons

    Bad management... for years. The management has no direction. Cutting losses by cutting manpower - and wrong one - there are much better candidates to lose then those who left.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourself. Don't try to fix your mistakes on the expense of others. STOP flying overseas every other week! This is a video conferencing company! Use your own product and stop wasting money!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Problematic company

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ooVoo full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Salary and compensation are ok.

    Cons

    Managers are disaster. They don't know what they doing.


  8. Great company to work in.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nes Ẕiyyona (Israel)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nes Ẕiyyona (Israel)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best video service on the market. Each individual has a lot influence overt the final product.

    Cons

    Sometimes the Product made wrong decisions.

    Advice to Management

    UX of the product comes first.


  9. Good challenge and good career improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer in Nes Ẕiyyona (Israel)
    Former Employee - Programmer in Nes Ẕiyyona (Israel)

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

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

    Pros

    You'll learn a lot Good salary Challenging

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, sometimes you have to work many hours


  10. Helpful (2)

    OovoO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Techops in Rehovot (Israel)
    Former Employee - Techops in Rehovot (Israel)

    I worked at ooVoo full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    real leading company that has Skype as biggest competition ... many users, many technologies...

    Cons

    unsure business line... no new product,,, rushing in dev

    Advice to Management

    insist on better quality / not quantity


  11. Helpful (3)

    No strategy, every man for himself, high tolerance for abusive behavior.

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

    I worked at ooVoo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No great reasons except for decent pay.

    Cons

    No strategic direction. Abusive employer. Every man for himself mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees.



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