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InMobi Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great perks (free food, sports area, gym, flexible office timings) (in 30 reviews)

  • Work culture and office environment are great (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (30)

    "To describe this company with one word: Inept"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 InMobi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to learn a lot about the industry

    Catered lunches

    frequent office parties

    Employees are great people, with a few key mentors still around

    The InMobi Ad Network has tremendous global scale

    Cons

    The company actively engages in fabricating Glassdoor reviews (its embarrassingly obvious), which is extremely unethical. Many people were lied to about roles and responsibilities to get them in the door. The shortest tenured employee left in 2 weeks.

    They do not care about the employees, consistently downplaying real problems in the company and overblowing small “victories” that seem to exemplify InMobi as being a “winner”
    Favoritism is rampant, with people who add 0 value (sometimes detract value) staying on board simply because they praise the company shamelessly. The company went from being staffed at over 100+ to teetering barely over 20 in less than 2 years. After the IT manager quit they sent someone from India HQ to fill in temporarily. He came thinking he was there for 2 weeks and they forced him to stay there for over a quarter. This company does not care for its employees' well being.

    The company is only 5-6 years old and is already rife with political problem. Middle managers are completely out of touch and brown nose to the execs when they visit from their ivory tower. Consistently throw workers below them under the bus to save their own skin.

    The company launches too many products, claiming them as game changers while patting themselves on the back and celebrating their “genius,” all the while never doing Q&A. Most of them have one fatal flaw that renders them obsolete or useless. The product is swept under the rug and never spoken of again. See App Publish, Mediation, LTVP, Custom FSI Frames, App Galleries, and these are just the external products.

    Culture is set around the mantra “the beatings will continue until morale improves.” At one point they were making employees stay back until a certain time, in some misguided attempt to keep employees at the office longer, cultivating a culture through “quantity time” instead of Quality. Its some kind of twisted fantasy land.

    The compensation is absurdly low for anyone below middle management. Promised compensation changes are consistently pushed back another quarter, with backhanded/greedy tactics being employed to nickel and dime each and every employee. Either by adding pay raises in the form of “bonuses” (which should be considered insulting) or stalling til next quarter. InMobi fails to realize that when they pay low salaries, all the talented workers will leave for better jobs, and they will eventually get workers who deserve that low pay. The result of this practice has left them dependent on a few key competent workers supporting an entire network, once these people leave they will be replaced with rookies to the company and industry.

    They have shifted a lot of the responsibility of operational work to India, which may make sense from a budget standpoint but partners and clients don't like the idea of 8:00 AM/PM calls to accommodate the time difference.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating this like an Indian company and start treating it like a global company. Employees shouldn't be considered expendable workhorses, working long hours for abusive managers to propagate some sort of fairy tale story. The company has closed a lot of funding in the past, you should spend it on your most valuable assets, your employees. The industry is small, other companies are starting to take notice that your turnover is unusually high.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Great Employees, Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The company is full of hardworking, smart individuals (lower and mid-management).
    - Good company perks; free lunch, gym membership membership/allowance, full benefits and competitive pay.
    - Great place to gain experience in mobile, learned more here than any previous job.
    - Great job to take out right out of college or in the beginning of a career.
    - Almost everyone is laid back and nice, great people to work with and socialize with.

    Cons

    - Executives and Upper Management tends to be dismissive of employees and in some cases abusive.
    - Company overall does not seem to care about employees as individuals, they are mostly deemed replaceable, which is a large part of the high turnover.
    - Company tends to hire from the outside, rather than promote employees internally.
    - Incompetence is ignored, company will not fire employees who are not contributing.
    - HR is constantly revolving, leading to some troubling environments.
    - Founders make poor business decisions that negatively impact the entire organization.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest you start considering the employee's perspective, and regularly asking their input. There is a reason why employees are constantly leaving. Employees are overworked and under-rewarded. Poor management leads to a poor working environment.

    Start promoting employees already working at the company instead of hiring "Senior" or "Executives" member from the outside, who end up being fully trained by the employees you refused to promote.

    Abusive leaders should not be tolerated at any company. You need to make sure employees are treated with respect and if they are not, there is someone to report the mistreatment to, who will step in.


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Challenging Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work cross-functional with lots of different people from around the world.

    Cons

    Unsupportive work culture, intense clash of management styles from around the globe. Executive team's inexperience was very obvious and caused numerous problems.

    Advice to Management

    Executive team needs to operate with more integrity.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Good Flexibility & Freedom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun office. Fairly good at letting you work on things that interest you, and work schedules are pretty lax.

    Cons

    Tries to be a start-up, but functions with the politics of a large company. North American office seems to go through a yearly exodus.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Excellent opportunities and people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cooperation between different offices globally with innovative technology and products being produced regularly. Significant room for growth as the company scales, and many opportunities to solve challenging problems. No voice is too small to make an impact.

    Cons

    Can be stressful for sales/client facing teams, but that comes with the job title


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Amazing learning and career opportunities, in a hyper growth environment and industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 InMobi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    open work environment, flexi work hours, dog friendly
    ambitious, focused and approachable leadership team, building scalable global business
    great place for passionate ambitious committed people
    steep learning and career opportunities if once is willing to commit to inmobi and stretch a bit

    Cons

    chaotic and sometimes unstructured work environment
    fast and sometimes rapidly changing decisions, but probably required in this industry

    Advice to Management

    maintain passion and stay focused towards the long term goals


  7. Helpful (7)

    ""Dare to Aspire?" - struck a chord"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 InMobi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Desire to take on the biggest challenges. Not limited by opportunities
    - Most people are super-amazing to work with
    - Refreshing do-or-die attitude

    Cons

    - Leadership can be slow in making changes though they are well aware of the rotten apples
    - Philosophy at leadership level has to trickle down

    Advice to Management

    - People agenda is critical as the company scales. One cannot be so slow in taking hard calls.
    - Over-communicate: it can never go wrong. But keep a consistent messaging.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Loving InMobi, passion is oozing, growth curve is phenomenal"

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

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

    Pros

    - Senior mgmt is strong and moves fast and is decisive
    - Visionary founders and people, with v strong resilience
    - Crazy level of freedom and ownership
    - They remove weak people rather brutally
    - Highest quality team in the mobile ad tech space
    - Great learning curve, every day a new problem and a bigger one
    - Great products and even bigger plans
    - Love the focus on building a great company with a great culture

    Cons

    - Get rid of weak people even faster, it ok, we all understand (tussle between being humane and what is professionally right)
    - Few people who are weak, make too much noise and try to get attention, to hide their weaknesses

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to build the culture of building great products and a great company
    - Love the focus on people
    - Continue to think BIG, its awe inspiring


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Truly global and an amazing company! Loving every moment ..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InMobi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people, high on humility, amazing attitude, great intellect
    - Very cool culture ... love coming to office everyday
    - Solving big problems
    - Amazing Founders ... Naveen is out of world rocking!
    - Great product
    - Strong engineering team
    - Truly global
    - IPO around the corner

    Cons

    - Not for weak people :)
    - Love the way they have cleaned up crap in the company :)
    - Not a 9-5

    Advice to Management

    - Continue building a company based on strong culture and product
    - Continue building the world class org
    - Don't worry about the weak people you are cleaning out, they will make noise, but the ones who are inside love the company


  10. Helpful (14)

    "Don't waste your time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at InMobi full-time

    Pros

    The pros are all benefits to stop you from thinking about all the issues with management, company values, and professional development. Current pros are: catered lunch everyday, yoga, you can bring your dog to work, set up to work from home, immense flexibility in time that you come and go depending on your team, and hella snacks.

    Cons

    You will join wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to take on work and prove yourself. They will take your drive and smash it into the ground. There is no appreciation of talent, which is why a majority has left. There has been at least 3 major re-organizations. You will not get promoted easily and if they do, they do it by giving you a title and no increase in compensation. They do not appreciate you as a person, just as another cog in the wheel that will get them closer to revenue goals. You will work all hours because they HQ in Bangalore for no regard to the working hours of other regions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop encouraging employees to write fake reviews and actually do something about the situation. Every person in management and HR has heard what the issues are. Learn to be transparent, stop trying to turn the SF office into India - this applies culturally and to the appalling number of visas handed out, and learn to value people.


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