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Vdopia Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Saurabh Bhatia
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Pros
  • Start up culture, had the chance to learn a lot in my stay of 2 years (in 3 reviews)

  • Start-up company and you can learn a lot (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • They also make people write positive reviews on Glassdoor so please be careful and don't believe everything you read here (in 4 reviews)

  • Then they hire new people, but there is nobody there to train them (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Vdopia full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Could use better organization and management.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Shadiest folks in the biz"

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

    I worked at Vdopia full-time

    Pros

    There are none to speak of

    Cons

    Strange culture. The company consists of a bunch of folks that care so little about their personal reputation that they will do/say whatever it takes to get people to do business with them even though they know they will get screwed over. I didn't have the lack of honor to fit in.

    Advice to Management

    Hara-kiri

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Vdopia"

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

    I worked at Vdopia full-time

    Pros

    Small company vibe, AEs are smart and hard working

    Cons

    No cohesive long-term plans

    Advice to Management

    Establish an office with accountability in India


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Your company is a complete scam"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No pros. The company is a scam.

    Cons

    You haven't paid your publishers in over a year and now are ignoring all the messages.
    How can you afford to hire someone if you can't pay your publishers?


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Sinking Ship"

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

    Pros

    - Mobile video on your resume ill get you lots of interviews and recruiters
    - Free lunch on Fridays

    Cons

    People: Everyone will quit or get fired
    Management: You will have at least 3 managers per year as everyone will quit or get fired
    Onboarding: If you are curious you will learn a lot, because you have to. Everyone will quit or get fired and all knowledge is taken with them. There is no documentation on anything and nobody has any answers for you so you will be forced to figure it out yourself
    Finance: Run out of India, none of the bills get paid on time and the operational services get shut off regularly
    Engineering: Hundreds of bodies are in India, yet no QA on new features?
    Office Internet: Down for hours at a time

    Vdopia is like the Titanic. It looks cool at first, then hits an iceberg, a bunch of people jump off, the remaining people find life boats, Rose finds a piece of debris to float on while Jack clings to her hand from the water, Jack dies and sinks to the bottom, everyone is screaming the whole time.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't pay your publishers, how will you run your ads?


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Don't believe the fake reviews. This place is AWFUL"

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

    I worked at Vdopia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only true pro: free lunch on Fridays
    I can't even make the 20 word minimum to fill in the "Pro" section.

    Cons

    - All the positive reviews here are the founders and executives trying to boost the rating or employees who were told to submit a positive review by their managers.
    - Once you know the company secrets and all the shady business decisions being made, you will get laid off and be replaced by either someone in India or a newby who doesn't know any better.
    - They don't pay their bills. Services are repeatedly suspended because of outstanding unpaid bills on the regular. Internet has been stopped because they didn't pay their bill. How does that happen at a tech company??
    - The turnover rate is through the roof. They do layoffs, then the majority of the remaining US employees quit. Then they hire new people, but there is nobody there to train them. The cycle repeats. I saw it happen 3 times in the 2 years I was there. The first time, I was too naive and new to the company to know any better. The second time, I was actively looking for a new job. The third time, I finally got out of there.
    - They refuse to layoff any incompetent employees in India because they say it costs less than hiring a US intern. Some of these incompetent employees are sending emails to clients with incomplete sentences, major grammar errors, and rude threats, but they are still working there.
    - The founders are completely inexperienced and I don't know who would possibly invest any money in them.
    - Example of their unprofessionalism and complete cluelessness: I received a company cell phone that still had the previous employee's text messages on it. There were also missed texts from publishers asking to be paid.
    - I feel sorry for anyone who is scammed into working for them or working with them. Don't trust a company with a name you can't even pronounce.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Investors: Do not give money to this company. They don't know what they are doing.
    Advice to Other Companies: Do not do business with this company. You will never get paid.
    Advice to Management: Do everyone a favor and just close the doors for good.


  7. "Making positive changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Investing more in US team and business, bet on programmatic paid off & growing the US team and product & technology groups

    Cons

    Still some short term thinking

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building sustainable value

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good co"

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    Former Employee - Ad Sales in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Vdopia (More than a year)

    Pros

    good product, open work culture, ownership of work, attractive incentives

    Cons

    inconsistent strategy at times, otherwise ok


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Management Need to learn"

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    Former Employee - Ex Employee
    Former Employee - Ex Employee

    Pros

    Start-up company and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Too much confusion. Employees need to get clear directions and tasks. Employees should be able to spend time with family and have some personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to straight forward with themselves and employees


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Worst executive management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Product in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Head of Product in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    learning Mobile ad space and tech

    Cons

    3 jokers heading the management

    Advice to Management

    somebody gave money to the founders who are killing the company


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