Compare Smaato vs Livefyre BETA

See how Livefyre vs. Smaato compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 87 reviews)
3.5
(based on 39 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.5
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
3.8
Work-life balance
4.1
3.3
Senior Management
3.1
3.1
Culture & Values
3.7
3.5
CEO Approval
Smaato Ceo Arndt Groth
100%Arndt Groth
Livefyre Ceo Jordan Kretchmer
69%Jordan Kretchmer
% Recommend to a friend
68%
60%
Positive Business Outlook
60%
60%

Salaries

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$79,048/yr
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Manager1 Salaries
$54,112/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 9 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 9 reviews)
There are no reviews matching this company.
Cons
"Upper management"(in 7 reviews)
"Apac office"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Account Manager

I worked at Smaato full-time for less than a year

Pros

Where to start? The people were fantastic, a great work-life balance, unmatched benefits (insurance, transportation, etc) compared to any other company out there. Upper management values your opinion... and there is a clear strong chemistry and culture with the Americas team.

Cons

Sometimes it's difficult to be completely on the same page with the HQ team in Germany but besides that, no cons come to mind.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work - to the moon!

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

- Incredibly cool and fun product - Warm family(like) environment - Honest and direct communication between departments and management to staff - Stunning office, beautiful rooftop deck, close to... all methods of transportation - Scrappy and positive outlook by team members - Kitchen rivals Whole Foods in its food, coffee and snack options

Cons

- Normal day to day start- up struggles, with too many things to do and not enough time in the day. - Needs a more concise plan for career paths and advancement

Advice to Management

It breaks my heart to read some of the scathing reviews. I have personally not had one day in the year and a half working at Livefyre when I didn't look forward to going to work, or did not have a... least a few belly laughs with my co-workers. Reading the comments about our CEO, Jordan as a "sociopath" are beyond ridiculous and words that I find offensive. He's young, optimistic and cares deeply for his employees. Is every decision made perfect? Of course not. Does he claim ownership when that happens? Absolutely. All companies big or small have growing pains and hiccups. All. Of. Them. Take a moment to read the biography of Steve Jobs and the plethora of issues that Apple faced as well as some of the tyranical behavior Jobs exhibited. To call someone a sociopath is to imply a lack of empathy and ill will. I have not seen any of that from our exec team. My advice to management is the same advice I would give anyone. Try to be 10% better tomorrow than you were today and it's all an upward trajectory.

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