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Y Media Labs Overview

Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Y Media Labs is a creative technology company that helps brands re-imagine their customer experiences. We create digital products with purpose that have lasting impact on users' lives and clients' businesses.

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Mission: Our collective mission is to partner with brands to create products that have a lasting impact.

Company Updates

  • A logo isn’t enough. But changing ours — across all YML channels — is just a small part of supporting a dynamic, significant movement. And we do it because that support matters. Representation matters. Diversity matters. Inclusion matters. Stories matter. Equal rights matter. LGBTQ matters. Pride matters.

  • 10 years ago, YML was just an idea. A crazy idea. Today, this crazy idea has evolved into a dynamic brand, and a global agency building digital experiences at the intersection of strategy, design and technology. It has been a journey we could have never done alone. We are beyond grateful. Thank you #YMLX

    YML X - A Memo to Our Team and Partners

    In 2009, about the time real GDP and industrial production hit bottom, we had a big idea. We also had nothing in our favor. So how did we make it to today - our 10 year anniversary? Read our story.

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Y Media Labs – Why Work For Us?

Calling all innovators and storytellers who want to change the world one digital experience at a time – join our team of designers, strategists, and developers.

We’re greater than the sum of our parts

Innovation, collaboration, and fun are at the core of everything we hold near and dear at YML. If you want to elevate your career to the next level while having a great time, then we want to talk to you.

We’re innovators and storytellers

Our global team is focused on one thing: creating world-class mobile experiences that blow the doors off expectations and establish brands as category leaders.

Diverse functional backgrounds

From engineers to designers, strategists to project managers, the YML team brings a rich tapestry of experience and talent to bear on each engagement.

A company-wide focus on results

We play to win and while receiving awards is nice, success for our clients and their customers is always at the forefront of every decision we make.

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Y Media Labs Interviews



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    Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Y Media Labs (Redwood City, CA) in June 2014.


    This was a while ago, so many things could have changed, people could have left, and I am confident my situation was some sort of fluke incident. but I promised myself I would come back here someday and post about it because it’s just too weird :)

    So I was contacted through linkedin by Y Media Lab’s recruiter via email. He was very complimentary of my skill, and was eager to talk, so I agreed. We chatted on the phone the next day and we agreed to have me come in later that week to interview for the role of art director and meet the team.

    When I first got there, I met with the creative director (at the time, no idea if that person still works there) and I was taken back by his luke-warm reaction to my work. Not impressed in the least. He then told me that he couldn’t hire me as an art director and asked me if I wanted to take on a role as a regular designer. The designer role would also a lower salary of about 10k less than I was making as an Art Director at my previous agency. Okay… this was getting a little odd, but I complied by saying we could talk about it later, just to go through the motions of the interview. The second person I met was someone higher up on the chain, but the conversation went nowhere quickly, as his background heavily in the engineering part of the company. We both had a hard time understanding each other's lingo. And finally, I met with the CTO. I decided to try and salvage my afternoon by starting off showing him some work that had taken 1st place in a global competition. That’s when he cut me off… “Yeah, see this right here? That’s not art direction. This isn’t art director work. See, if you stick with us, we’ll show you what art direction really is.” At this point I was so blown away by his attitude I just complied by being silent or agreeing to whatever he said just to get this over with as soon as possible. As I was leaving, the recruiter stopped me ask told me that the interview went well and that we will keep in touch (heh, uhh, what?). To my surprise they reached out to me later that day saying that they all enjoyed meeting with me (again… what?) and that they wanted me to complete a design-competency test. I politely declined.... and personally swore to one day come back to glassdoor and post this ridiculous story. :)

    Oh and 2 weeks after that interview I got a great art director gig making 35k more than they were offering. Really glad I didn't settle. :)

    Interview Questions

    • Would you still want to work here for a lower title and salary?   3 Answers
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Y Media Labs Awards & Accolades

  • People's Voice Award, The Webby Awards, 2014
  • Silver Davey Award, Davey Awards, 2014
  • W3 Silver Award, Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, 2014
  • America's Most Promising Companies(#46), Forbes, 2015
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