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3.3
54% Recommend to a Friend
Ooyala CEO Jonathan Huberman
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3.3
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  • "Bad management.(in 18 reviews)
  • "HR leadership appalling... Do not value employees as act like a start up despite them being 7 years old....(in 11 reviews)
  • "greedy manager: You shouldn't hire people when you know the company is going downhill.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Business is terrible, company is bleeding money, investors are very unhappy, huge turnover, big layoffs, company is going under(in 7 reviews)
  • "Horrible upper management.(in 6 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Was a fantastic company with a healthy culture

    Jun 8, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, lack of bureaucracy, entrepreneurial, fun, great people

    Cons

    Was unable to integrate newly acquired technologies that were acquired into Ooyala's long term business model.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Caput

    Aug 4, 2021 - Sales 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Went out of business and sold of the parts to others

    Cons

    Went out of business and dissolved equity for employees across the board

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    I worked at Ooyala when it was going through a tumultuous time.

    Jun 7, 2021 - Sales Development Representative (SDR) in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great People, Nice Office Space, Good Management

    Cons

    Product Confusion, Product Ideas weren't clear

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    No Longer in Business for a reason

    Jan 25, 2021 - Training Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They had a good run

    Cons

    They let it be run into the ground

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Miss the crew

    Dec 11, 2020 - Senior Solutions Architect in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people were great and the office in San Jose was a great place to visit. Support for remote work was also quite good.

    Cons

    Clients and client management could be challenging especially if they have not been signed up yet. It was often human resource tight for SAs at times

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company

    Jan 31, 2020 - Counsel in Mountain View, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, great people, good benefits

    Cons

    Leadership changes caused lack of vision

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    People made the difference

    Nov 4, 2019 - Partnership Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Start up culture, enjoyed taking on responsibilities I might not have had elsewhere early in my career

    Cons

    Struggling product and strategy

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Bittersweet But Learned Alot

    Sep 23, 2019 - QA Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Transparent to a fault - if you didn't see this coming you are blind.

    Cons

    we didn't win, so my stock isn't worth anything.

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Ooyala's seen better days

    Jan 28, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I gave a two-star rating for the 2 years of good experience - People, projects, etc. Personally, the people there act as your family (most people). I joined when it was kitties and rainbows and we were moving to the top. Things went south so quickly.

    Cons

    The negative three-star rating is due to leadership, lack of transparency, and company culture/morale.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Moving operations off shore

    Jan 6, 2019 - SRE in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    In the beginning very smart people, the latest in Engineering organizations

    Cons

    As the company was sold and the market changes they are moving most of the work off shore and very little to do here.

    2 people found this review helpful
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Ooyala has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 261 reviews left anonymously by employees. 54% of employees would recommend working at Ooyala to a friend and 32% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Ooyala employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Ooyala. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

54% of Ooyala employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Ooyala 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Ooyala to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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