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Bytemobile Reviews

Updated December 18, 2016
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Bytemobile Executive Chairman Hatim A. Tyabji
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good technology, inconsistent revenues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart level headed people
    - Focussed work environment
    - Good technology

    Cons

    - Business has long sales cycles

    Advice to Management

    Its been 9 years and the company hasn't gone public or been acquired. Despite the work being good, realize that without an exit some of those people will start leaving for other opportunities - and some of those long term employees are the lifeblood of the company.

    Scale the ambitions a little, cut the loss making ventures, focus on the best technologies, focus on making a profit consistently instead of off and on.

    If you don't exit plan to get to a consistent state to exit, you will start bleeding employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "lack of professional leadership, self absorbed executives"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bytemobile full-time

    Pros

    - some good people make it fun to be there
    - merger with Citrix will hopefully change things for the better
    - good market share and brand recognition

    Cons

    - no long term vision,
    - no understanding of marketing,
    - micro managers as executives,
    - not professional leadership
    - brother reports to brother (can you say conflict of interest)

    Advice to Management

    - make hard decisions with a vision
    - develop a strategy and stick to it
    - stop being tactical


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unexciting Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mobile space is seeing explosive data growth, and BM has some interesting technology solutions that has great potential. THere is also scope to come up with more innovative products in this space.
    - there are a few smart people at BM.
    - flexible work environment.

    Cons

    There is no energy at BM, it already feels like a large lethargic company.
    Poorly managed all the way from top to bottom
    No sense of urgency - for from a management perspective.
    Inexperienced management.
    Cronyism and nepotism in upper and lower management.
    QA department was completely mismanaged for many years and upper management was oblivious
    Relatives of the founders get promotions, even when they are completely unqualified.

    Advice to Management

    Bytemobile needs a management shakedown starting with the CEO, and the founders who have no real experience managing the company needs to step aside and someone professional take over.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Avoid this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The thing I liked best about working at Bytemobile was the technology. It was very good experience for learning about the mobile space. There are many issues dealing in the mobile space ( ads, compression,media types) that you would not think of unless you were exposed to it. The work was challenging.

    Cons

    January 2012, they just laid off half the company due to money problems,
    I guess ATT success with LTE is something they didn't count on. Avoid this company
    as a place to work , work week is now 60 hours, weekend work is now common.

    The information posted by other reviewers is still true ,company run by inner circle. Promotions, raises, who gets laid off are all determined by if the inner circle likes you or not. AVOID this company.
    The company is run by a bunch of college kids that have never had a real job, this is why they make so many mistakes.

    This company constantly struggles with money issues.

    Advice to Management

    You suffer from founders syndrome, step aside and let someone that has some business experience run the company, only chance for it to survive.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid this place"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are not many things to say. Here are some I can think of
    - okay kind of work
    - work life balance
    - Not to aggressive schedules
    - overall nice people to work with

    Cons

    This place has negative energy. The positions are CEO and CTO are a joke. Everything is run by VP of Engineering. People in the management kiss his behind. His brother started as a fresher and went on to become an Architect. Information is passed to other employees on a need to know basis. Just using marketing Jumbo to sell one product. If you want to work just for a basic salary and not expecting anything more, this is one place. There is no 401k match. There is no bonus. There is no incentive stock options. Not that this stock is gonna be worth something. For some reason, they behave as if this is next google.

    Advice to Management

    Come back to earth. Touch the ground. Know your place.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid business and interesting tech.

    Cons

    Bytemoble has a negative atmosphere. Promotions are given for personal reasons (friendship, close relations, etc.) rather than merit. Some managers are extremely incompetent. Some upper level managers are dishonest.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror.


  8. "Work environment at Bytemobile"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Resources readily available to do the best work including staff and equipment.

    Cons

    Hours could be long at times.

    Advice to Management

    None. Overall good job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stay far away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bytemobile full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good people who try to come out with a decent product

    Cons

    Upper management full of cronyism

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  10. "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company. Happy to work there.

    Cons

    No real negatives while there


  11. "It is ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bytemobile full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Comparing to other companies in the area, probably offers the best benefits

    Cons

    No promising future. Not easy to follow a career path and have equal opportunities for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to change processes to increase productivity


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