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"Has potential, but management needs more training and accountability"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great culture with a very good work/life balance. Good location in SF (off of Market St) and snacks in the kitchen. Relaxed environment with ping pong tables and a lounge area. You get to work with people who you will create lasting friendships with!

Cons

The company is great, but poor in choosing management.

There is a lack of management leadership training and experience causing top notch talent to leave company fast. Leaders and mentors are not inspiring and need to be more supportive. There is no sense of process causing teams to be unaware of what they are accounted for.

Collaboration is not promoted between or within teams. Leadership promotes projects without considering the collaboration of other teams which potentially causes animosity.

Advice to Management

Leadership and management should be trained and evaluated for performance. Show employees how to earn merit and move up in their career - be transparent.

Other Employee Reviews for Tapjoy

  1. Helpful (2)

    "The challenge of a lifetime to operate at scale."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * The engineering problems are challenging, complex, exciting, and a great learning opportunity.
    * The culture is phenomenal, and your co-workers across every organization are great to work with.
    * Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    It's not a 10 person company anymore, and there is baggage that comes with that.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining most valuable employees, as the rest of the engineering organization is likely to stay with them through the long-haul.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A strong engineering team that tackles massive scale issues, fosters individual growth, and invests in culture fit."

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

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

    Pros

    Tapjoy is one of those unique opportunities where an engineer can make a big difference since the company is still relatively small yet the scale is massive. There are a lot of hard problems to tackle and new technologies to learn / evaluate.

    Tapjoy's engineering managers also put a strong emphasis on helping to mentor and grow their team. If you're looking to be surrounded by smart folks, this is a good place to be. Mobile advertising isn't the the sexiest sounding product, but between the people and the technologies it's a great environment.

    Over the past year, Tapjoy also focused on re-organizing the company and building a great team from the ground up. There's now a pretty strong Product / Engineering group leading there, looking to level-up the company. One year ago, Tapjoy wasn't in a great place for all teams... a lot of that has turned around since then.

    Cons

    From an engineering perspective, Tapjoy still has a lot of room to grow. It's sometimes difficult to work through the tech debt that's built up over the years. Cross-office communication needs to be more effective. The on-boarding process for new engineers needs to be more efficient. These are all growing pains.

    From a product perspective, Tapjoy needs to find a way to stand out other than through their scale / audience.

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