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  1. "Great, supportive team that is goal-driven"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of individuals who are open to hearing feedback from clients and internal team members on what the product needs. Dynamic environment that allows for team members to lead things they are passionate about. We are a very goal-oriented and driven team so that means after goals are met, it doesn't stop there. It also means pitching in where you're needed sometimes. The team also shares other interests outside of the work environment and genuinely likes to invite others that are interested in those things to join them.

    Other things:
    The office has all the start-up perks like lunches and quality snacks available.
    Management is open about company direction, successes and potential pitfalls that need to be addressed in different groups.

    Cons

    Given that we're a goal-driven team, you need to be able to create your own work/life balance and know when to ask for assistance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being open with the team. It's very helpful and valuable for employees to be engaged in what they're building and the bigger picture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Apsalar is on the rise"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apsalar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Company is doing awesome. A real turn around story
    - Totally free healthcare
    - Innovative technology leader in mobile.
    - Leadership is cool, connected, and a good folks to work with
    - 401k - yes you can retire too. Free healthcare
    - Employees feel appreciated

    Cons

    - Free parking is limited in the area

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Accept an offer here with extreme caution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apsalar full-time

    Pros

    Mobile is interesting and new. Free snacks and drinks. In SF you would be in an interesting part of town.

    Cons

    Questionable behavior from many employees and managers. An alarming level of discord, selfishness, apathy, and ego. Teams didn't communicate, some managers were checked out, others are simply in over their head. Expect a fair bit of gossip and in-fighting.

    I didn't get the sense that the clients where too pleased, Most were overseas, which is concerning.

    There is nothing resembling sure footing for Apsalar. Down-rounds, bridge loans, and an ever changing road map. Expect more pivots. Where there is smoke there is fire. Do your research.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more transparent about the the difficulties the company faces in every area. If the troubles continue make sure there is accurate and realistic dissection of what went wrong in the strategy and the execution. Don't be so quick to blame others. Try to be more realistic about the prospects of your different strategies. Treating people with humility and respect will go a long way towards creating a team environment where everyone is working at their highest level.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Nice mediocre company, if that's your thing"

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    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apsalar is huge in India. If you are an engineer, then there is no need for you to communicate with anyone, just look busy, there is no way that you can make the patchwork of Franken(stein) app & spaghetti code any worse. Don’t be afraid if you are in sales that you won’t measure up, the Apsalar sales team is still in sales-kindergarten, and every win in India is celebrated profusely to boost morale. If you like online shopping, the product team will help you out, they tell you where to shop, what to buy, and to return it or not. You can rely on them, they do this daily, they are experts, and they don’t seem to need much time for product management. The CEO will shake your hand every day, and won’t bother you with work related questions. All in all a nice little company to work for without any stress. Investors just confirmed this with another investment.

    Cons

    Not much really, maybe just the office which looks like Apsalar just took over what was left of a church rummage sale, sat down on the spot, and started working.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing as long as investors are happy.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Its a lean, very smart and experienced group of people who get along well.
    - Very flexible with work hours, working remotely.
    - Exciting space that is starting to explode.
    - Constant challenges, never boring. Because it's a small company, we react quickly to changes in our market space, the technologies we use. Engineers and QA are constantly moving from working on front end, back end and sdks.
    - Training is encouraged and fully supported by the company
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    Cons

    In the past, we had a few hiring hickups but they no longer work here.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been good about transparency, listening to employees and most importantly reacting to any concerns. They've also made some large but well considered changes in the companies focus that have paid off. Keep it up.


  7. "Fast growing company in an innovative space"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mobile is blowing up and will continue to so the space Apsalar is in is very exciting. The people who work here are also very smart an innovative. Everyday, we challenge each other to do better and succeed. Currently it is a small group so your opinion is easily heard by upper management and there is a lot of visibility into the inner workings of the company. Since we are growing so fast, there is a lot of opportunity to do meaningful work.

    Cons

    Small company means wearing many hats, but at the end of the day it helps you learn more and become more valuable. They got rid of the chobani as well...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Bring in people who want to work hard and keep the company moving forward.


  8. "Best Job I've Ever Had!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with smart, fun people in a chill, supportive environment.
    I actually like coming to work every day.
    The staff believes in the product.
    Management works with you to make sure you're happy and productive.

    Cons

    Nope! The management knows what they're doing.


  9. "Dynamic company with a great team of smart people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High energy environment, excellent products, dedicated team, strong CEO, engaged investors, strong product roadmap and vision, good team rapport, great growth trajectory, people focused on exceeding customer expectations, nice office perks like available food and catered lunch Fridays.

    Cons

    No land lines are available except on speakerphones.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay focused on the vision and roadmap.


  10. "High Growth Environment: Mobile, Global Customers, Very Challenging, Very Rewarding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company sits in a great industry (mobile) so well positioned for growth & success. The team is small, passionate, and very focused. No BS or politics as employees are rewarded for results. Over the past couple of years the company has adapted to a ever changing mobile landscape, but now has a permanent home in mobile analytics. Employees are surrounded by great investors and a team of senior leaders with good experience. Great culture for someone not looking for lots of hand holding or all the phony start-up frills.

    Cons

    Limited resources so people work very hard and long hours. Supporting a global customer base comes with support, language, culture, etc. challenges due to the time differences. The mobile industry is still new, not mature, and not clearly defined so expect changes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the business, your customers, and employees. Make bigger investments now as the market is ripe for growth. Hire more engineers, continue to spruce up the office, and continue to take risks.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Experienced management team drives success for company with unique position in mobile SaaS marketplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Apsalar CEO is an amazing person to work for. Every morning at work he makes a point to personally say hello. This goes a long way coming from the person running the company. I am continually amazed by his ability to manage every aspect of the business from sales to marketing to operations to engineering. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work for one of his companies. The Apsalar CEO is a leader and a role model and I look forward to keeping in touch with him throughout my career.

    The management team across each department has experience, resilience, and a clear direction for where they want to take the company. The past year consisted of many high quality wins and the company will only experience more success as they continue to make their mark on the mobile industry.

    Cons

    It took a few tries for the company to find it's niche in the market, but now it's in a very strong position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building Apsalar into one of the top mobile marketing platforms in the space. Success will keep coming.



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