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MobiTV Emeryville Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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Emeryville, CA

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Pros
  • Overall there is good work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Then I got used to the work environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • High churn rate - once people realize that this place is a sweatshop they do one of two things: (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sr Program manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great views of SF bay.
    Smart people.
    Excellent commute for people living in the East Bay.

    Cons

    Competition for TV everywhere has some really big players (Google Chrome, Amazon Fire TV, others).


  2. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MobiTV as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Encouraging team
    Good location
    Collaborative environment

    Cons

    Avg pay
    Being a small company, it has budget issues.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "horrible, horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they pay you regularly, novel in that they were among the 1st to do video streaming for mobile devices.

    Cons

    much of the company was propped up by H1's who couldn't wait to get out. Some good people there but sr mgnt in serious need of a proctologist. Sweatshop environment. CEO rarely made it into the office. Three or so big customers kept the place solvent.

    Advice to Management

    try not to be so full of yourselves


  4. "Very good company for internship, and maybe full-time job"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MobiTV as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people and working environment. Easy and quick communications and feedback inside and among teams. Colleagues are all very collaborative. Get a lot of supports from my teammates.

    Cons

    Daily routine is fixed, which may also be a pro depending on what you think. You might find the work monotonic after a long time. Don't have many access to boosting new technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what to say... For general and human resources management the company does pretty well.


  5. "long time employee"

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

    I have been working at MobiTV full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've worked here a long time because I like the people. We have a collaborative environment where it's easy to get things done. Overall there is good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Being a small company, we don't always have budget for things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the regular communication.


  6. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MobiTV as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - I worked at MobiTv as Software Engineer Intern for 6 months. During those 6 months, I really enjoyed working at MobiTv. I worked with some of the nicest people. My manager, mentor and the whole team was very friendly.
    - People from other teams were friendly as well.
    - Job was challenging in the first few months. Then I got used to the work environment.
    - They have free Bagels every Tuesday (Bagel Tuesday) and Happy Hour every Thursday.
    - Work from home.
    - Hardworking people.

    Cons

    - Company started loosing some of the deals and they lost the spot. People started leaving the company.
    - Lack of vision.


  7. "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and environment. Does not foster talent to grow.

    Cons

    Does not foster talent to grow. Limited upward mobility. No positive company future.

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MobiTV full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people that work there are very easy to get along with, the diversity and culture of the workplace make it fun.

    Cons

    The business side is spotty, sometimes business is good and other times not so good. Sometimes you end up doing several peoples jobs and not just the position you were hired for.

    Advice to Management

    Consider looking into a new top management team and strategy, as the company goals never seem to be reached. Benefits could also use a little help.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company on the decline"

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mobitv is a good company with an interesting technology base. Its a company that is small enough that you can make a difference, but big enough to have reasonable benefits and an acceptable work-life balance.

    Cons

    There are structural issues between engineering and operations that hinder the progress of the company. Needed initiatives get punted due to political in-fighting. Engineers are frequently under-utilized because approval for projects is not forthcoming. Video streaming is becoming commodified which reduces the value of the company's product portfolio. Revenues have been declining.

    Advice to Management

    The company could be operated much more efficiently. Under utilized employees should be put to work moving things forward.


  10. "Everyone gets along with each other"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at MobiTV full-time

    Pros

    I did not have any experience, but they help me gain it.

    Cons

    There are favoritism in workplace


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