Ustream - Started off very promisingly but management ineptitude contributed to a rapid downward spiral. | Glassdoor
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"Started off very promisingly but management ineptitude contributed to a rapid downward spiral."

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Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Good brand recognition within the industry, and therefore good ability to develop professional network.
Nice office space and competitive benefits packages offered to staff.

Cons

Incredibly poor management and leadership. Very little (if any) interest taken by senior management to help grow, develop and reward staff.
Regular misinformation communicated by management to staff re: state of company's financially and business-wise.
Consistent downsizing across the company throughout Q1 2011 done over a number of months, rather than coordinated and all at once.
Staff morale across the board very low.

Advice to Management

Listen to you staff, reward the achievers, and be candid with your employees about the state of the business, the company mission, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for Ustream

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ustream as a contractor

    Pros

    Ustream is a great company with a lovely light-filled office right near the CalTrain Station. The CEO is smart and aggressive about growth. Products are good and there is huge future potential. Was just announced that it is being acquired by IBM. Nice, smart people.

    Cons

    Competitive market, but many ways to differentiate.


  2. "CSM"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ustream full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting and cutting edge industry
    Flexible schedule, able to telecommute

    Cons

    Large wage inequality
    No opportunity for training or education

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