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Fyber Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice startup environment, great teams across the different offices and good career dev plans (in 4 reviews)

  • Definitely a great place to learn and grow (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There are only about 1 or 2 left of this group in the SF office (in 4 reviews)

  • Perks plan has been tightened recently, not all management decision are well communicated therefore one can feel unfair judgement (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Very smart people, needs some TLC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fyber full-time

    Pros

    Very intelligent and motivated people working there. Great team in Berlin as well that are product focused and want to move things forward.

    Cons

    There needs to be a bit more 'love' to junior employees so the office environment can feel more positive.

    Advice to Management

    Fix up the office, introduce some nice decor and encourage more f2f communication across the company and seniority.


  2. "Work to be done"

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

    I have been working at Fyber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of fantastic people at this company who are honest, respectful, work really hard, and go above and beyond to try to work with what we have. There's a lot of autonomy and trust to do the work you need to do without micromanagement.

    There is a new C level leadership that truly cares about the people so there are exciting changes to come. We have a huge new vision in place that seems incredibly exciting but not sure if it's a little too late. Depends on how many people we can retain and hire to execute on this vision.

    Cons

    There are a lot depending on which team you're on.

    Many of the old reviews are true. There was a specific group of people who were incredibly unwelcoming, immature, entitled, lazy, etc... Most of them are gone. There are only about 1 or 2 left of this group in the SF office. The issue is that this unwelcoming group has left a mark on the office culture that has proven to be hard to overcome. Hopefully with time, the culture will change.

    There are product issues!

    There are a lot of "processes" that are incredibly tedious to follow and take up an incredible amount of time. We have a lot of inefficient teams because of these processes i.e. legal, finance - the absolute worst teams to deal with.

    We're working through a lot of big changes i.e. layoffs, c-level changes, leadership changes, vision changes, etc... It's a lot to manage and there's a lot of uncertainty so employees are jumping ship with all of this doubt.

    There's a LOT of work that needs to be done with little to no resources.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Ridiculous Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fyber full-time

    Pros

    Only in case you are interested in the adtech industry, then you may think their product is ok, but there is very little left to say about Fyber that is positive.

    Cons

    The company has gone through so many awful changes, without knowing what it mostly has to do with, I would not recommend to anyone to join Fyber at this point in time. They are firing people here and there because they need to reduce costs, so they do not even check to fire the low performers but just anyone, and anyhow.
    There has been so many changes to the platform, and the technologies they are using. And most good people are leaving because their opinions are not taken into consideration. Most management level employees are either gone or about to leave also since their management approach is very top-down, and everyone just receives decisions made.


  4. "Fyber Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fyber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly looking back at my time here, I can't say there was anything I genuinely enjoyed about working at Fyber. There were some people in the office that made the days manageable and the $200 Lyft credit/month was nice, but overall, there was little that made me look forward to coming to work everyday.

    All the good people have left, been let go, or are on their way out so I guess what's left is lyft credit.

    Cons

    1) Poor management. Starting from the C-level to managers, there's this sense of blame that goes around when things go south instead of owning it as a team or as a leader. On top of that, there's this aura of superiority that surround some execs that really turns a lot of the employees off.

    2) Politics and what I like to call fake hustle. There are people who boast how hard they work and how many hours they put in, but in reality, they really didn't do much at all in terms of value/time invested. Yet, they seems to get most credit when things go right, and least blame when things go wrong. Face time is a big thing and you get rewarded for working "hard" instead of working smart.

    3) Non-existent culture. When the company had happy hours or company outings, it'd be the same people going out every time. It was the cliquey people that were mentioned in previous comments, which made it hard to get to know people when you feel unwelcomed. Most of those people were apparently let go so maybe things have changed for the better since then.

    Management didn't really help at all either, which I think is where the tone/culture of the office should be decided. There'd be cases where if you'd say good morning to them on your way in, you'd sometimes just get a blank look or a head nod.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cross check the team and boss you are joining"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing .good food and cafeteria . Good 401k

    Cons

    There are many teams which does no contribution to company and have boses who does nothing but talk . If you are not joining core Engineering, product ,direct business team like sales or account management. Then be aware other team has no significance in company and have boses who does not do anything to change that story . Those team heads are self centered and does nothing to improve their team . Please don't join those team . They might pay you well at the beginning but later they will fire if you are expensive as said earlier those side team doesn't have much significance in company .

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and interview everyone who left the company to get feedback about bugs


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Fyber SF Office Lost in Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Anyone can seek challenges and opportunity for growth if they prove themselves and/or ask for it. Fyber has invested in many ad tech products which gives you exposure to learn and succeed. There's plenty of work to be done so it's what you make of it. Most colleagues are team players and great to work with.

    Cons

    Fyber has become very focused on becoming profitable and this has proven to be very tough and hard on all of the employees. Several Fyber setbacks - Product is slow to release enhancements and fix bugs, huge pressure on sales teams to perform combined with demanding clients (developers) and little sense of appreciation, and management is not transparent and has made a lot of poor hiring decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Management should care to understand more about what their employees actually do and the value they bring. Because some management are unfit leaders and made poor choices, the turnover rate is higher than ever and nothing is being done to improve that. Especially now that the original founders are no longer active in the company and with many people leaving, employees are very unsure about the future of Fyber and this needs to be prioritized if they want to keep any good talent.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing Potential, not so amazing staff"

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    Former Employee - Support Operations Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Support Operations Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, seasoned engineers, SF office is close to BART. Berlin team is friendly

    Cons

    SF office is primarily staffed by millennial account managers who moved up from food service or retail work. Very cliquey and high school-style gossip. If you're not sharing gossip, you're likely the target of it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on merits and ambition, not who the "cool kids are"

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Hires great talent, but can't keep them: for a reason."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fyber full-time

    Pros

    The churn rate is extremely high, so there are opportunities to move into better roles due to the need to fill them. This company allows international travel which is a great perk.

    Cons

    There is no company culture. Whenever employees internally attempt to fix this, it's squashed by management. This company has become somewhat of a joke in the industry, so it can sometimes be embarrassing to work there.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for entry-mid level roles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fyber full-time

    Pros

    You get a ton of opportunities to be very hands on with projects assign. Definitely a great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Not the best long term place -- there are constant management and department changes that happen internally which can affect your role and who you report to.

    Advice to Management

    Make company culture and employee engagement a priority as this was lost during multiple company changes (acquisitions, department changes, management, etc).


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Global, flexible, dynamic and vibrant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fyber full-time

    Pros

    Amazing cofounders who're very passionate about the team, business and customers. Zero politics, transparent and open. The atmosphere is very dynamic, global and vibrant. Very fun, warm, caring environment, very flexible and good work/life balance. People who do well here are very type A, not order takers. Huge opportunity to build a great company that's growing rapidly.

    Cons

    No cons to think of, keep up the good work

    Advice to Management

    The C-executive team is new and very experienced, has great potential to deliver as long as they don't shy away from making some tough decisions and making them fast. Focus on the stars of the company and cut the low performers.


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