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InMobi Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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InMobi Founder & CEO Naveen Tewari
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Pros
  • Great perks (free food, sports area, gym, flexible office timings) (in 29 reviews)

  • everything good work culture timings (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InMobi full-time

    Pros

    1. Freedom to work on your own.
    2. Good learning academy - helps in understanding and training the latest tools and technologies.

    Cons

    1. The top management should be more vocal with the company's future prospects with its employees.


  2. "Lots of freedom, smart people, quickly changing priorities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits!
    Lots of freedom
    Very little micro management
    Smart colleagues

    Cons

    Competitive space with little technological innovation

    Advice to Management

    hire and develop the right people.


  3. "A chance to learn about the good, the bad and the ugly of ad tech."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InMobi full-time

    Pros

    Truly entrepreneurial. Great data sciences team. A rare chance to learn everything about ad tech and wear many hats as the company is still independent.

    Cons

    Incredibly short-term and sales-driven strategic drive. Business intelligence is still in a very pre-mature stage and undervalues marketing as a market-expansion / brand awareness / revenue driver.

    Advice to Management

    Think more long term or the business will shrink. Some SVPs / VPs are overrated: not good leaders, not delivering results and unnecessarily acting as queens / kings.


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  5. "Great alumni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InMobi full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and alumni network.

    Cons

    Workaholism encouraged in place of meaningful goals.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Thinking of accepting an offer? Proceed with caution!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    + Most of the people who work here are incredibly smart/talented and a joy to hang out with even after work hours.
    + The perks are nice - free lunch, standard 9-5 workday, happy hours

    Cons

    - Most of middle management should have been fired years ago. They were hired early on and feel the need to overcompensate for their shortcomings by throwing team members under the bus and take credit for others' work to ensure job security.
    - Poor execution on innovative products with high potential
    - The executive team/founders lacks leadership and people skills. InMobi continues to benchmark their success off Indian companies rather than measure themselves against the standards set by companies in SV.
    - Top heavy organization with too many decision makers and too few people to actually execute.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Biggest mistake I ever made"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at InMobi full-time

    Pros

    A couple of the employees were cool, but other than that I can not think of any positives.

    Cons

    India based company.

    Advice to Management

    Change everything you do and treat your employees with respect.


  8. Helpful (16)

    "No Love Lost"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do provide food and booze, lots of booze.

    The office vibe is generally casual with music and places to relax when you need a break from the madness.

    The benefits used to be really good, but then they cut spending and it became average.

    The people are generally nice, unless you need something from them or need a decision to be made.

    Cons

    Bad Attitudes – I have never worked with so many demi-gods and godlings in the course of my life. Its really hard to make any progress when you are in room full of people who are CERTAIN they are the smartest person in the room. Now that I look back it is very amusing, but at the time it was painful.

    Bad Debates – The generally accepted style at the company was to yell, keep yelling and aggressively attack anyone who disagrees. It was more like a high school debate team kind of experience. Just a bunch of bellicose quibbling that never generated anything meaningful or constructive. Obviously a very frustrating place to find yourself, unless of course you are into that kind of thing.

    Bad Decisions – I watched so many bad decisions happen. We are talking things that had no chance of success, and yet they went forward. Given the bad attitudes and bad debates, there was no chance of it ever getting corrected or even reversed, until it actually failed. I stopped trying to tell people they were not making good decisions, because it just wasn't worth it. A very sad state of affairs, indeed.

    Bad Code/Designs – With all the demi-gods and godlings, one would have thought the code and designs would be flawless, but no not really. Most of that code was horrible unmaintainable messes. The designs tended to be over-engineered and overly complicated for the sake of some twisted sense of self worth. Generally speaking, these were business problems in the making.

    Bad Politics – Where to start here. For a company that prides itself on a startup culture and innovation, getting anything done required lips to smelly body parts. Way too much nonsense that adds no value. So many people are trying to build their own sandboxes at the expense of someone else, and very few teams actually work together. Just your basic disaster in motion.

    Advice to Management

    Release your huberus and come to terms with the reality that the AdTech market has changed and your current business model is no longer viable. Take a step back and re-think what you really want to do from here. Many mistakes have been made, and now you think programatic is going to save you, well that has a pretty low ceiling and all the other players are going into it. Start listening to people who are trying to tell you the truth, instead of listening to the people who are telling you what you want to hear.

    On a personal note, laying me off was the best thing you could have done for me. Thanks so much! I am in a much better situation now.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Enabling functions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is big on innovation and encourage that
    Very little micromanagement and you have a lot of freedom to do things your way
    The leadership is very approachable

    Cons

    While ideas are big, execution lacks focus on all fronts
    The leadership and managers are fairly inexperienced
    recent attrition

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the values that have given the company the success in the past. Be open to feedback and make changes where necessary.
    Bring rigour in execution


  10. "High potential for career growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Autonomous environment. Employees have the ability to operate independently and push the boundaries. InMobi embraces entrepreneurship and passionate people who love what they do. Leadership promotes within and allows employees to grow up the ladder quickly. Great for personal career growth & development. I've personally experienced this and have accomplished more here than any previous job

    Cons

    HQ in Bangalore sometimes makes it difficult to get things accomplished. Overall tough and challenging space


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not too strong in NA, ad tech space ubder severe margin stress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility to move up and across the org, super easy access to founders, great pedigree of collegues

    Cons

    Limited visibility into company financials, limited info on strategic decisions, sudden and unexplained downsizing efforts

    Advice to Management

    Provide context on downsizing and share indicators on revenue growth



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