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PacketVideo Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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  1. "PV"

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

    I worked at PacketVideo full-time

    Pros

    PV had great benefits and a really smart team.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, they are no longer in business.


  2. "A promising startup gone to waste"

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

    I worked at PacketVideo full-time

    Pros

    Started out as a cutting edge technology hub, Fantastic place for employees to perform and learn. If you had the drive, you could work your way up very well. Salaries were competitive per office location.

    Cons

    Management switched directions too often and did not take the company where it should have been given the expertise we had and acquisitions it had made. Employees were not always in the loop causing confusion. New management killed the PV culture and changed the direction yet again causing people to leave in droves.

  3. "Was great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The environment was great. There was a lot of talent that was very open and worked very closely together. It wasn't a huge company so you still had the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the development life-cycle. Wonderful growth opportunity. You always had access to the founding members, and they were all wonderful leaders.

    Cons

    Lack of focus. PV was cutting edge in the beginning of mobile media, but it seems that it never pushed ahead enough to keep that lead. After time, the mobile media market was flooded with a large number of players. At that point PV was juggling a lot of random projects that never really took off.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a strength and keep it strong.


  4. "great company to work at!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at PacketVideo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to technology and very talented people to work with.

    Cons

    There should have been more projects to work in.


  5. "Director of Administration, Executive Assistant, HR Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy the diversity, passion and camaraderie of the "start up" environment. Everyone works hard and is very passionate.

    Cons

    Long hours, work-life balance hard to manage.


  6. "Super company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work. They truly care about their employees.

    Cons

    Unfocused direction. However there has been change in management and I've heard it is better now.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology, smart people, interesting work

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, Many management changes, declining business

    Advice to Management

    Be more agile with industry

  8. "Former employee who had a great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Caring management. Intelligent people. Always working on interesting technology. Overall, working for PacketVideo has been a positive experience.

    Cons

    Unfocused and undisciplined management. Too distributed and too driven by decisions by consensus. Heart in the right place, but fails to reach its potential due to too many self-inflicted wounds.


  9. "A great technology and software company that was one of the earliest innovators in mobile multimedia."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great team of people working on interesting products in the areas of mobile, multimedia, connected home, and cloud services.

    Cons

    Challenging market with many large companies from technology companies, service providers, and content providers often causing shifts in the landscape.


  10. "Good company to work and learn and very good work culture"

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    Former Employee - MTS-I in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - MTS-I in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, great benefits, start up culture and good salary. The managers are all hands on and technical

    Cons

    The management is yet to figure out how to make profilts

    Advice to Management

    Try to make some profits by having a better marketing team


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