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Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. "Engagement manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upstream full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, multicultural and a lot of room to grow if you have the right attitude and mentality.

    Cons

    like most startups transitioning into a maturity stage there is a lot of changes going on and with change comes confusion. long working hours are also expected with the high work pace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good ones by all means.


  2. "A good place to grow professionally"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthy financial outlook, nice culture, smart people, culture of respect and as a whole the right people get promoted.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than industry average. Work schedule and project demands don't allow for a good work/life balance.


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    "Used to be a good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Operations in Athens (Greece)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries
    Very good working enviroment among the workmates

    Cons

    The management cares only about the revenue and not for the people.
    Too many unpaid working hours / Work/Life balance doesn't exist. To work at weekends is something that happens regularly.
    They do things without taking into consideration the available resources. As a result the employees tend to work on many different projects at the same time. This has impact on the quality of the work.
    They prefer to launch many low quality projects just to make short-term revenue.
    They tend to set infeasible targets.
    There isn't any career path progress.
    The employees are just expendable for the upper management. They don't care to have happy employees. They just want to make revenue by all means.

    Advice to Management

    Beyond the revenue there are people in this company with families and personal life. Try to respect this and don't rest to the high salaries that you give to them. Moreover, try to emphasize in the quality of the projects. It's unacceptable to launch low quality projects just for short-term revenues. You used to be a nice company for work. Today most employees just try to find a way to find a new job.


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  5. "Good Experience but not for a long stay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Great HR
    -Global Exposure
    -Among top companies in emerging markets mobile marketing.

    Cons

    -Exhaustive Working Hours
    -Sketchiness / "Best practices" is an unknown term
    -Bad Work/Life Balance

    Advice to Management

    Long term goals and people's satisfaction are more beneficial than doing business on the fly and generate fast revenue.


  6. "Software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, great cooperation among colleagues, smart people, personal growth, quality products

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment


  7. "Great opportunity to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people
    great CEO
    excellent progress the last years
    people focused
    good products

    Cons

    i do not believe there are major cons to mention because it is a company well managed. so no additional comment

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Great for software engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Athens (Greece)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upstream full-time

    Pros

    Very nice environment working in a company that feels like a big family. Every team is open to others and supportive to its members. Managers and team leaders excel in their specific fields. Additionally, the company's goals are presented often to the whole company, giving a clear view of how one's work reflects on the company. Talent and hard work is appreciated and rewarded.

    Overall, a great experience so far.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. On second thoughts, parking is starting to become a bit difficult as the company is growing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on bringing everyone in on Upstream's goal and strategy. Continue on supporting the company's family-like culture as it grows.


  9. ""Good Place to Work""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager Human Resources Manager/Tester in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Account Manager Human Resources Manager/Tester in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment
    Better pay
    Good colleagues

    Cons

    High Turnover Rate
    Some Employees attitude are not fit

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the good leadership


  10. "A really great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing and Innovation Professional in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Marketing and Innovation Professional in Athens (Greece)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fantastic environment
    - Smart and friendly people
    - Challenging tasks
    - Fun day-to-day life
    - Global presence

    Cons

    - The company is growing super fast and several things change several times, which sometimes is difficult to follow

    Advice to Management

    Keep the spirit as-is, keep the standards high and create even more space for people to prove how they can take the company a step further


  11. "very good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice people, fantastic building, interesting projects

    Cons

    there are no growth opportunities



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