Ustream Employee Reviews about "flexible working hours"

Updated Jul 19, 2015

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Grateful that I improved so much"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Budapest
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Ustream full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - I joined Ustream after the uni, I became a real devops guy here - engineers has full ownership above their areas - it is part of the culture to continuously improve, we are allowed and encouraged to experiment with new technologies - flexible working hours, no track of vacation: "manage your energy not your time"

    Cons

    - the onboarding needs a lot of proactivity, you had to get used to the fast pace startup culture - not all the information is easy to find - i left only because i was able to join to a startup as a founder

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  2. Helpful (7)

    "Engineering Manager"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Budapest
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ustream full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong team of talented, open-minded engineers in a continuously improved friendly environment (flexible work hours, bike shed, breakfast, library, games). There are exciting and challenging projects and lot of opportunities to learn. The office is cool and comfortable, the perks are super :)

    Cons

    No major cons. It would be great to get even more talented people, we have way more ideas than resources, so keeping up a healthy work-life balance can be a challenge.

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  3. Helpful (10)

    "extraordinary workplace with inspiringly professional colleagues"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Flash Lead in Budapest
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Ustream full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible working hours (unlimited holiday, home office), comfortable and inspiring working environment, talented colleagues, positive atmosphere, challanging tasks, self-development opportunities (trainings, conferences), free beer and special Hungarian sweet, bike shed, sport challanges and teams (e.g. run, cycling), agile development

    Cons

    you can be easily addicted and your family (if you have) does not like it

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  4. "Great startup with exciting technologies and friendly atmosphere"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Ustream full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Talented development teams - Exciting projects and technologies - Strong devops culture - Self-development opportunities (conferences, training, meetups) - Flexible working hours, unlimited holidays and you can work from home - Lots of freedom to control how to do your job - Modern office in the heart of the Budapest - Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    - Some systems are really complex and need regular duty work - this can be frustrating for some people - Lots of repetitive tasks on legacy codes, there is little time to properly redesign some system components - Some teams are overloaded and don't have enough time for innovative projects or even necessary refactors - Need better development methodologies, some teams still use ad-hoc kanban-style management and not properly specified tasks (which leads later to conflicts) - Sometimes you have to work on lot of different projects which weakens ownership - The office contains a huge open space where a lots of people work and there's too much distraction - The salary is not the highest on the market, but it's not bad either.

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    "The best workplace ever"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - QA Lead in Budapest
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Ustream full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely flexible working hours, challenging tasks, exciting responsibilities. You can work on products which are used by millions. The atmosphere is inspiring, the best colleagues help you evrey day. The Budapest office is beautiful and the location is perfect.

    Cons

    The flat organisation structure won't provide you a gradual progress in your career. Tha salary is not the highest on the market, but it is satisfying.

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    "Streaming Lead Engineer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Streaming Team Leader in Budapest
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Ustream full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Hungarian office offers us lot of services: ** free breakfast, fruits ** free “Túró Rudi”, which is a chocolate bar and most hungarians keen on it ** free beer * Flexible work time (work from home, unlimited vacation) * Enthusiastic engineering team, devops methods * Lot of freedom in coding: the whole streaming architecture was built from scratch, with tiny external dependencies. * I have been improving our streaming stack for 7 years and as I see, we have had improved our services in every iteration a lot. * We origanize lot of meetups for sharing knowledge

    Cons

    You have to be very flexible, offices operates in different time zones which can be tricky when you want to contact to Tokyo or San Francisco.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Brogramming with inept management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Budapest
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ustream full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty offices Flexible work hours Talented development team Good set of technologies

    Cons

    Payment is not that great compared to other startups in the area Meetings galore, process killing the progress Emerging hype factor (not as bad as Prezi though) If you're part of the inner circle then everything's nice and shiny, reality warping Scarily good reviews by current employees here on Glassdoor

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