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  1. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cooliris as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -positive work environment
    -tight knit employee community
    -managers very willing to help you achieve your learning goals
    -lots of insightful, skilled employees ready to start something new and innovative

    Cons

    Lack some structure, but that worked well for the group working.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everybody has something to do
    Continue fostering a tight knit community


  2. "Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cooliris as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really great work environment. Employees are friendly and the office is a lot of fun. The company does a great job of throwing work-related parties and the free meals are delicious.

    Cons

    There really wasn't a lot of direction within the firm, which made it difficult to feel like you were being utilized.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on having more direction and structure within the firm. Transparency is also important so that employees know the goal that the company is ultimately reaching for.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great for interns, not sure about anyone else"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The opportunity for interns is great - good integration into the company and a great co-worker community. The projects you work on range from insignificant to game-making, so it's a grab-bag that some will win.

    Cons

    Until recently the management team was unable to correctly identify their target market, or present a cohesive image of what the company was doing. This doesn't matter for interns, but for full-time people it may be more important.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the cohesiveness and information-sharing within the company. Cooliris is too small to have issues with talking with each other,


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  5. "Build awesome mobile technologies in a unique team culture"

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

    Pros

    - Unique team culture
    - Super smart co-workers with lots of experience from Apple, Google, Microsoft etc.
    - Great network through team mates, investors, friends of Cooliris
    - Everyone get's 100% of trust, no matter if intern or full-time
    - I learned a lot within a short amount of time
    - Great team events

    Cons

    - Be ready to work hard
    - Sometimes weekends included


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Colossal waste of time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation.
    Free lunches and dinners, mostly edible.
    Good office location.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Uncanny ability to continue to raise funds.

    Cons

    Lack of vision.
    Schizophrenic product roadmap.
    No revenue.
    Design decisions frequently made at insane hours with little discussion.
    CEO micro-management.
    Useless CTO who is too busy playing with pet projects instead of providing technical leadership and vision.
    High employee turnover.
    Massive dilution and slim chance of any equity value.

    How does this company continue to survive?

    Advice to Management

    Pack it in.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooliris part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    traditional startup feel, very open and friendly culture, lots of time to add in own ideas. Challenges you to think about how social media can/does influence new products on the market today, and create products that will adhere to these new standards.

    Cons

    releases don't usually happen on schedule. The open-ness sometimes leads to a lack of structure, and projects often end up being a "make it up as we go" kind of deal.


  8. "Great people, lousy execution"

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

    Pros

    CEO is a good guy, very smart/nice people and it's a pretty fun environment. Cool product ideas.

    Cons

    Founders can't get product out the door, and there's no revenue coming in. Great people who helped get product out seem to just disappear. Their most promising business was just sold off.

    Advice to Management

    Let people know when someone is leaving, and you need to get products out.