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Kaltura Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (12)

    "There is good, but there is more bad!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love Kaltura's products and the fact that it's open source. A lot of talented people (though most of them already left), great work-life balance. Video is the future!

    Cons

    Low salaries, no raises whatsoever. If you want a raise or a promotion you need to resign, and only if they want to keep you, you will get anything you need. Upper management and co-founders can't handle the size of the company, though the CEO is great... the rest don't show any leadership. It feels like all founders are tired and want to sell already. Bringing the OTT to the company basically tanked them and was a huge mistake.

    Recently they gave so many people VP and SVP titles, was pretty lame since everyone knows it was a cheap thing to do to keep people from running away. Any third person in the company is a VP now lol.

    Advice to Management

    You should have continued only with OVP. Management needs to start show leadership and be transparent! Your human resources are your most valuable assets, don't treat them like they are your lowest priority!


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Dont walk. Run!"

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

    Pros

    The application itself is pretty neat. There are some very smart and dedicated developers that make the overall experience less painful

    Cons

    Limited growth, Inexperienced management, no work life balance, Lots of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    ultimately it is professionalism that leads to success.

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Sales"

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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 Kaltura full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, the ability to work remote from other offices, and travel opportunities - but don't expect anything above a 3 star hotel!

    Cons

    -flexible schedule drives expectations of being available 24/7 (literally)
    -constant disrespect from peers and senior management, no communication skills
    -no customer success (account management has their own quota aside from sales)
    -little to no process around everything
    -Most management has zero experience of management
    -a manager once said to my co-worker "I could go outside and find someone off the street that could do a better job than you"
    -business decisions are made on impulsion and emotion
    -Egos
    -Expenses are limited when traveling

    Advice to Management

    Don't be ignorant to what the market says, your employees, and most importantly your customer needs.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "The worst"

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    Former Employee - Director Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director Product Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was competitive
    Benefits were not

    platform is pretty good..

    Cons

    there are so many cons
    don't work here

    They only care about profit, not making a better product, not customer service

    completely unorganized.

    They have at this point given over $100M in funding..not sure where this has gone aside from in the pockets of the founders.

    LOTS of yelling and insults between colleagues

    sexual harassment is rampant and accepted

    Advice to Management

    sell the company already so you can leave


  5. Helpful (6)

    "There's way to many other better companies to work for. RUN."

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule.
    Don't have to go into the office everyday.
    Good product and technology.

    Cons

    Micro Management runs their employees.
    Middle management is under qualified
    Middle and upper management are more concerned about their ego's and titles than the employee's who work for them.
    Pay is on the low side compared to industry standard.
    Internal communication is non existent.
    Nobody has a clue what's going between other departments.
    No clear path or guidance. You're basically left on an island to figure it out for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Like they would listen. Maybe tone down the arrogance a little bit.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Confused company, dishonest with applicants and care only for bottom line. Political as hell"

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    Current Employee - Director in Ramat Gan (Israel)
    Current Employee - Director in Ramat Gan (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Going places, growing (although not so much in the past year)
    Good people (not managers)
    Great market
    Will go IPO in the next 1-3 years

    Cons

    Will promise you heaven on earth when they want you to join and conveniently forget about it a minute later
    Confused product line
    Megalomania at its best
    Highly political organization - the good leave (Most have left already)
    the mediocre but political savvy are advanced, some are promoted to VP - what a joke
    Will collapse within the next 5 years

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fewer markets
    Focus on fewer product lines
    Build product - not technologies which can’t scale
    Learn to better evaluate and retain your talents


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Yes, you can find better places to work for keep on searching."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramat Gan (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramat Gan (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After working there for two years I can't really find one.

    Cons

    Management do not think about their employees or what they have to say.
    In many cases they will be rude to you.

    No documentation whatsoever, you will have to find it on your own.

    Product is unstable and customers are facing with a lot of downtime, frustration and pressure is everywhere.

    No work balance as you are expected to work all the time no exceptions.

    Working environment is below standards.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Work / Work balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you're able to find your place in the company you can get promoted, sent overseas and work on a great project.
    Complete five years of work in a single year.

    Cons

    The rest are treated horribly, no real workflows inside the company.
    All stays in the same closed circles.
    Less then 3 month turnover for new employees in almost any position.
    Work / Life balance is non existent, you will work as hard as you ever worked and it won't be enough.
    Not afraid to fire, or make you want to leave.
    No clear job titles, positions and jobs. everyone should find his place in the organization.
    No mentoring and there isn't a real procedure to hire new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and create and maintain reasonable workflows and procedures.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Run Like Hell"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. (don't need to be in the office everyday)
    Sr. Management willing to attend any meeting
    Product is decent enough

    Cons

    Micromanagement runs rampant
    Incompetence runs rampant in many management positions
    Work/Life balance is non-existent. You are expected to work all the time no exceptions.
    Management calls out individual employees for poor performance to use as examples.
    "No one is safe" environment in order to keep employes in line
    Rule by fear and intimidation is key
    High turnover rate in every position exists
    Certain members of management have no power or say and it clearly shows.

    Advice to Management

    Whatever, they will continue to run it their way regardless of what advice is given. If I were to give some advice I would say tone it down a notch


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