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Updated Feb 12, 2019

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19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free Lunches Daily to save money(in 10 reviews)

  • "Some) smart people: there are a bunch of engineers left from the pre-acquisition days that are incredibly smart and have built impressive software(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "big company(in 3 reviews)

  • "upper management not aligned and need better communication of groups(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Focused on delivering quality products

      Mar 17, 2014 - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      Everyone makes a difference. Quality is valued. People are valued and respected. Disagreement is valued. Mistakes are okay if not repeated. Hard questions cheerfully accepted at meetings.

      Cons

      Lack of internal documentation. Lack of clean product modularization. (Acknowledged) paucity of automated tests. Sub-optimal coordination between teams on different continents

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Was excellent in the glorious past, lost in the present.

      Jan 27, 2018 - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      1. Excellent scalable design. RIBS framework was truly revolutionary and ahead of its time. Too bad that it did not get recognition in the open-source community, mainly due to lack of detailed documentation. Very good exposure to system-design due to custom implementation of web-servers, key-value pair stores and aggregation framework. 2. Very good and sensible investment in developer productivity: One of the very few completely autonomous CI/CD pipelines ever, better than most yahoo teams. 3. Very good engineering culture. Few of the brightest folks I have worked with. Excellent team spirit. 4. Respectable pay. Though not comparable to the top companies, they still manage to pay well. 5. Good environment: The San Mateo office was very homely and cozy. Though the Sunnyvale office is fancier in terms of facilities and space, the San Mateo office has a lot of memories.

      Cons

      1. Lack of roadmap: Since the last few years, adap.tv had been declared end-of-life multiple times by AOL and now Oath and lost many of the good people. 2. Complex code and lack of documentation: The documentation is non-existing and the code is messy with lack of unit-tests, code structure and design. 3. Poor resource utilization: Some people were too burdened and some people did not have work at all.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Senior Manager, Software Engineering

      Aug 30, 2017 -  
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      Pros

      Great teams, competitive pay, also good culture

      Cons

      Business seems to be going downturn as compared to before, but still strong revenue due to ad tech industry

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A lot of lay offs

      Sep 3, 2017 - Product Support in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      The money and people were good.

      Cons

      Frequent lay offs. Hopefully with the Yahoo acquisition this will add stability to the organization.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Senior software engineering manager

      Jul 28, 2017 - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      Great culture, great work environment

      Cons

      It's getting downhill after AOL accusition

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Ad Tech company

      Apr 19, 2017 - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      good team, relaxed work place and free food

      Cons

      old technology, lots of changes due to merger with AOL, Yahoo etc

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Innovative, challenging experience in a start-up environment

      Oct 3, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      People who worked here were very smart and easy going

      Cons

      Career path structure was lacking Cheap pay

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Client Services Manager

      Jan 14, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Amazing company and leadership pre-acquisition. All hands on deck approach to our day to day jobs and everyone bought in to the overall goal.

      Cons

      Brought in leadership that brought morale down. A lot of the leaders scratched each other's backs and made sure they all succeeded rather than take care of the gaps on the lower spectrum of company

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good corporate workplace

      Dec 28, 2015 - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      Focus on getting the job done, not assigning blame Low politics (at least at the lower levels) Friendly environment

      Cons

      Feeling our way into Agile Product Management was understaffed, now training new staff Slowly resolving product integration direction and schedule

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    11. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great former startup

      Oct 12, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
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      Pros

      Was fun while it lasted

      Cons

      Now part of Verizon and big company culture

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