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Updated November 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Senior management is very transparent and easy to work with, always accessible and around the office (in 2 reviews)

  • I love the culture at Tango Austin (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Unstable; MAU and the company itself have been consistently shrinking since I began working their over a year ago (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Acct spec"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tango full-time

    Pros

    It's a weird company can't really speak on it because I'm still not very sure about it at all

    Cons

    Love the company, hope I get the job with Turner tho


  2. "The company is dying."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No more for now. All good engineers have left.

    Cons

    Alibaba has taken back of its investment. The company is waiting for die.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the employees. I heard someone's rib was broken by his team lead.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Tango full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace.
    Free lunches, snacks, beverages.

    Cons

    Company blew through $100+ million of investment $$ from Alibaba with very little to show for it. Three layoffs since 4Q 2015, with the last layoff 3 weeks before EOY (Merry Christmas!).

    Advice to Management

    None. Good luck. Hope you can pull through.


  4. "Was okay until layoffs"

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

    I worked at Tango full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Sweat shop with a "payoff" of layoffs before their 401k match (every year I was there I saw this). Thinks offering food and mandatory "fun" events at the office is a valid replacement for your family.


  5. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - UI Designer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great! The management is easy to work with. I love the culture at Tango Austin.

    Cons

    Salary is on the low side.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "once promising company, ruined by a series of stupid product"

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

    Pros

    strong engineering teams (people are leaving though)
    work-life balance.

    Cons

    disappointing benefits.
    company leads / boards are not doing their job, never made correct decisions.

    Advice to Management

    be more candid about the board decisions


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Comfortable experience for an irrelevant product"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Moss Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Moss Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Competitive salaries
    * Reasonably smart co-workers
    * IT infrastructure in pretty good shape
    * Nice building
    * Cash in the bank

    Cons

    * Leadership has really failed to lead.
    * Engineering processes are not well defined. POR is not written down, it is off-the-cuff which is fine for a smaller company, but not a company trying to grow.
    * No core product growth, only band-aids on the client-side to increase MAU
    * Not attracting the right new talent
    * Product is irrelevant in the marketplace

    Advice to Management

    Start listening. Lead. Create a story that we all believe.
    Take steps to make the Tango product relevant again.

  8. "Operation manager"

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

    I worked at Tango part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible, close, friendly, convenient, easy

    Cons

    too Simple and no growth.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Naive product decisions"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tango (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, fine benefits, acceptable work load, nice office, OK food.

    Cons

    1) While other competitors in the area focus on improving their core technical competency, Tango try to defeat its competitors by putting weird buttons promoting silly features everywhere to increase engagement... LOL
    2) The product design can be ridiculous. For every feature that's could be correctly built and used by users, eventually it become weird and scares users away, thanks to its innovative product team.
    3) Weak engineering team. While engineers at other companies take bold movement and do something that's actually challenging and innovative, engineers here focus on mess up their apps again and again to annoy users.
    4) Weak infrastructure. The company has no interest of making the foundation solid. The app and the services are glued together and all like a mess. As a result, the company moves either too slow, or too fast to maintain its paces and get things worse.

    Advice to Management

    The company may still have a chance if it's willing to do something really well, instead of testing its luck here and there.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "new management = new environment for Tango?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New management, great product, drive to continuously innovate.

    Cons

    Former management was draconian, usually without explanation. Luckily, the former CEO has moved on, so the negative reviews you see here should not influence your decision. My feedback is that new management is far better at motivating the team.


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