Viki - Change Needed at Top | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (9)

    "Change Needed at Top"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viki full-time

    Pros

    Great content to work with, especially if you're a fan of K-Pop or other 3rd culture entertainment. There are people who are incredibly smart, creative, and passionate. Coworkers are supportive for the most part. They're fun, good people who will remain friends beyond normal work hours.

    Cons

    The executive team at Viki has a reputation for being blind and deaf to complaints about the company's strategy and culture. Complaints about a certain people go ignored all the time and everyone is just baffled at how bad management here can be rewarded over and over. There are clear signs and written complaints of lack of confidence, lack of expertise, communication issues, and so many other problems, but in the end,...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest with yourselves. Hold each other on your team accountable and stop rewarding bad, cowardly behavior on the executive level. Be prepared to fire execs, directors, and managers who are not performing. Stop making excuses for your colleagues who are bad leaders and make real changes for the company. Stop excusing lack of accountability and terrible decision making.

    Viki2018-07-09

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Fun Company Where You Learn A Lot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viki full-time

    Pros

    I love working at Viki. All of my coworkers are super helpful and you really learn something new every day. I have a chance to work with literally everyone in the company, from marketing, content, legal, community, product, etc. The amount you can learn really depends on you and your attitude, because the opportunities to advance are definitely there. My manager is always open to hearing my new ideas, provides clear,...

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    Cons

    Some workers are jaded for various reasons, but you find that everywhere you go, I think.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for team members to work on projects collaboratively, so that work is more project-based and not department-based. Opportunity for people to work with different managers if they run into problems with their own managers, or at least have some options for people that may be unhappy with their current situation.

    Viki2018-07-24
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Let your engineering thoughts flight"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viki full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    1.The whole engineering team in SG is so energetic , people keep having new and good idea on the product. 2.you are free to talk about anything you want , you also get chance to do presentation internally or externally, thats a very important soft skill for engineers. 3.new technologies are adopted , viki also maintain a very good relationship with those tech giants like fb or google.

    Cons

    some leadership problems should be fixed, can't let one person make decisions for others and make noises to other teams.

    Advice to Management

    managers should manage their own team well instead of pointing fingers to other teams

    Viki2018-10-15

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