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Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Amazing people and work culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skyfire full-time

    Pros

    Very positive work environment, no politics
    People are helpful
    Food and snacks

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  2. "Awesome Experience"

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

    I worked at Skyfire full-time

    Pros

    Well run company, great leadership.

    Cons

    Small firm with great potential

    Advice to Management

    Keep going and growing

  3. "Excellent Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    - Excellent leadership team at C-level and beyond pre-merger
    - Amazing cloud technology
    - weekly all-hands with true sharing of information across the teams

    Cons

    - Post acquisition, Opera struggled to keep the B2B product heritage and shifted focus to consumer


  4. "Best company I've worked for."

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    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, brilliant, fun people, effective management.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.


  5. "Great company to work in!!"

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    Former Employee - Android Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Android Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Skyfire (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance at the company.

    Cons

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  6. "Very weird phone interview experiences"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks like a fast and efficient interview process with turn around time within a couple days

    Cons

    The recruiter wanted to know you but refused to disclose any information for the company, which is very abnormal. Normally recruiter would introduce the company and position and then asked questions. But this recruiter just asked you questions. When you asked you "can you please introduce your company", she would say "after we consider you a fit I will give you more information". Then I went to introduce myself. But after about 15 minutes, was cut short and said "let us set up another session". It is very rude and weird interview experience. Looks like a very arrogant company with great attractiveness.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to hire good people, please consider your culture as well.


  7. "Very talented team from top to bottom"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart, experienced people, management doesn't play games, strong culture of mutual respect, great technology and competitive advantage, great growth potential.

    Cons

    Limited resources as with most well-managed startups, open positions take a long time to fill, putting pressure on small team.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people, professional and career development.

  8. "Office executives do not care much about cubicle employees."

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    Former Employee - SW Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - SW Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is a bunch of nice and smart people among all ranks. There is cooperative atmosphere in development team.

    Cons

    Management explicitly do not care about certain categories of employees. Salaries are below industry averages. New practice of updated engineering management is to secretly interview candidates to replace existing employees and when such candidate accepts the offer - get rid of employee. To add insult to injury, this is the company that does not invest in employee development at all. And they just kick people out, instead of giving chance of building skills. Beware, if you accept an offer - you might be walking over somebody's corpse.

    Advice to Management

    If you sit in the office, you should still care about cubicle inhabitants. If you feel super-smart doing treacherous things behind the back - you might reach your short-term goal, but lose your reputation long-term.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Work at Skyfire if you like working hard and love mobile phones"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The mobile industry is definitely taking off, and this is a good place to get started. The people are very smart and friendly here, the talent pool is extremely high. I think that most people here are happy with the work they are doing, and they are getting experience in areas that they want to grow. There is also a lot of publicity in the blogs and newspapers about Skyfire, so if you like working on something that is getting a lot of press, this is a great place to work. I also think that working in downtown Mountain View is a big perk.

    Cons

    We work lot of long hours, and weekends at times. There is not much vacation, management pushes too hard at crunch time. Also, we have unrealistic project schedules with too many features, which end up causing nightmares towards release time.

    Advice to Management

    Give us more vacation time, focus on making a good product with happier employees. Give employees better salaries and more stock option rewards for their effort.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and product;cheap management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Developed a great product. Had a very good engineering team.

    Cons

    Management cheap and paranoid does not keep employees informed.

    Advice to Management

    Open up. Let people know what is happening and why


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