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TokBox Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Cable, Internet & Telephone Providers
Unknown / Non-Applicable
TokBox, part of Vonage, is the leader in Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC). We are changing the way people communicate in the digital world. Our OpenTok platform enables seamless embedding of real-time video, voice, messaging, and collaboration experiences into web and mobile ... Read more

Mission: Powering creativity through communications.

TokBox – Why Work For Us?


We're changing the way people communicate online.

TokBox develops and operates OpenTok, a global service that enables you to add live face-to-face video experiences to any web or mobile property. We believe that integrating live video into products should be simple, whether you’re developing an app for one-to-one calls or for complex large-scale broadcasts.

OpenTok is a flexible platform that leverages cutting-edge video, audio, and networking technologies such as WebRTC to bring the best possible experience to your browser or device through simple APIs.

On August 1, 2018, TokBox was acquired by Vonage (@vonage), the leading provider of cloud communication services for consumers and businesses.

Our team is dynamic and energetic, but most of all, we're passionate about building innovative products and having fun in the process.  

Based in downtown San Francisco, CA and a short walk from CalTrain and Bart. Additional offices are located in Spain, Australia, and England. 

Come work with us

TokBox is transforming how people communicate in the digital world. We’re looking for talented people who want to drive forward the embedded communications revolution. happens on all Internet-connected devices, and who want to have some fun along the way.

TokBox team members like to work together, embrace direct communication, enjoy inventing creative solutions to most challenges, and are driven to succeed. We team locally and at distance, embrace opportunities to experience and work with diverse cultures, and like to solve difficult problems. We are passionate about changing the way the world communicates.

If that sounds like you, then take a look at the positions we’re hiring for and drop us a line.

The live video market is growing fast, and so is our team. Come join us!

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

    Pros

    - Folks who work here are awesome. Some of the best folks who allowed me to grow as an engineer.
    - Opportunities to grow available for those who are willing to grasp opportunity
    - Fun vibrant community with options for humor and conversation.
    - If you are a fan of foosball, the competition is intense.
    - Genuinely one of my favorite places to have worked.
    - Happy hour in the office on Thursdays.

    Cons

    - Just got by Vonage. So there is a transition period as Nexmo and New Voice Media integrates into the office.
    - Things are a bit tight, but hopefully things improve in the future.

    Advice to Management

    - The people make the office, the culture and the vibe. As the transition occurs make it a habit to make sure that employees are aware of the changes and approve of it. Worst thing you can do is make the office toxic.

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TokBox Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TokBox (San Francisco, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I first received an email from a "senior" recruiter and she seemed very pleasant. After setting up an initial phone screen, the job sounded great and the recruiter came off as very interested in my background. She quickly scheduled me for a follow-up phone call with one of the engineering managers at a specific time the following week. Turns out, someone else called me the following week, as the person she had scheduled me to speak with was out of town on vacation. Despite the mix-up and the very late call on behalf of the guy I did speak with, the conversation went well and the person to with whom I spoke was very interested in pursuing next steps. I followed up with a thank you email shortly thereafter. A week went by and no response. within the following two weeks I emailed once more. The week thereafter, yet again I emailed a gentle reminder that I was particularly interested in the job. Still, no response.

    It's no big deal that the recruited made a mistake , I'm pretty flexible and understand mistakes happen, but after never having received EVEN ONE short email response from the recruiter, I have absolutely no respect for this company. This is a really childish and unprofessional way of conducting interviews and was truly a waste of my time. I may have not been a good fit, but they could have had the decency to respond, especially after the late phone call with the wrong person. Would NOT work here even if they did call back!

    Companies should remember that everyone is a potential customer if they aren't on your team, and I will be sure to give negative feedback to anyone who asks me about their platform or services.

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