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Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Because of this cultural paradigm, work/life balance is 100" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great people, transparent culture, a lot of ownership" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "No career growth: depending on the team, you may be stuck in the same position for very long time" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Huge, company-wide re-orgs are now commonplace along with ever-changing business strategies" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture and great products"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO
    Warm & friendly culture
    Focus on diversity
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Not many I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your communication efforts. The honest and timely communication makes employees feel valuable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Controller"

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

    I have been working at Vimeo full-time

    Pros

    Vimeo is an incredibly friendly environment and great space to be productive. Everyone is thoughtful and willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Can be a far distance for inter borough commuters

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Welcoming community, growth opportunities galore, a bright future ahead"

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    • 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 Vimeo full-time

    Pros

    * Passionate employees - People genuinely come into work excited to support and grow our creator community.
    * Inclusive community - From the second that I started interviewing with Vimeo, I felt like part of the family. That hasn't changed. Bonding opportunities galore, and a community that's inclusive of people in all different stages of life.
    * Competitive comp and benefits - Expect to work hard, but to have your work/life balance respected, and to be compensated well.
    * Opportunities for growth - Vimeo's promoting from within like crazy, and genuinely wants its employees to succeed.

    Cons

    * Employees are currently spread across two offices, but that's changing in January!


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Not All That Glitters Is Gold"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vimeo full-time

    Pros

    Vimeo brand recognition
    "Opportunities" within the company

    Cons

    Job description did not match actual responsibilities
    Little to no organizational processes
    Will give you the perception that this is a dream job, it's not
    Vision is skewed, company is very reactionary which will not take them far
    Culture is much more corporate than it appears, people are not willing to help each other succeed

    Advice to Management

    The way the company is operating it will be difficult to keep people, saying that something is a good opportunity does not mean that it really is one.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great, talented company"

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    • 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 Vimeo full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, unique benefits, and many opportunities to grow and evolve.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons. Best job I've had.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Great place to work & seems like we're getting back on track"

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

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

    Pros

    -You're working with some really passionate people; the company culture is great
    -There's a lot of new growth happening right now
    -New leadership seems to be bring Vimeo back to its center

    Cons

    -There have been a lot of re-organizations in the last 2 years. Sometimes it feels like you sprint on a project that gets scrapped almost as soon as you finish it. It seems that there's a more stable plan in place now, so that helps.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Super Talented New CEO + Awesome Times Ahead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An amazing, passionate group of people, a motivated, compassionate CEO, and a steady stream of solid launches over the last 8 months.

    Having been at Vimeo for nearly a year, even though there have been some changes, I have the exact opposite opinion of some of the negative reviews posted recently. My impression is that Vimeo used to be a bunch of friends hanging out, but honestly not getting a whole lot done. A lot of the people from "the early years" are nostalgic for the days when working at Vimeo had much less to do with work/growing a business and more to do with being around a bunch of likeminded people. All companies go through changes when they're becoming something more substantial, and that's 100% the case here.

    The new CEO, Anjali Sud, is among the most competent, strategically minded and motivated executives I've worked with to date. She cares about getting it right, about shipping great products that our community wants, and - most importantly - about growing the business.

    Change is hard, and sometimes requires making unpopular decisions, but I feel totally confident about where Vimeo is headed and see a passion for taking the company to great new places in my colleagues every day. Don't be fooled by the reviews from people longing for an era when the company wasn't launching anything new. If you're interested in working here, come meet the folks on board who are excited to build something great.

    Cons

    The free snacks could be a little more healthy, but - you know - free snacks so I guess this isn't much of a con.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Positive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vimeo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Inclusive work culture and team collaboration. Exciting space in tech and entertainment.

    Cons

    None really. Stay progressive towards entertainment side.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture inclusive and always be forward thinking on the content side.


  9. Helpful (20)

    "Hoping Anjali can turn it around"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vimeo full-time

    Pros

    A lot of really great people worked at Vimeo who cared a lot about the company, the product, and the users. Unfortunately, a lot of them left or were pushed out. The social aspect was great as well, but that’s changed with so many departures.

    Cons

    During the period of less than one year that the CEO of IAC was acting CEO of Vimeo, there were two massive rounds of layoffs that were very poorly handled, despite those who cared at Vimeo trying to urge IAC to do the right thing. Individuals and entire teams of people were pushed out with no warning, yet several males (including those in leadership roles) who sexually harassed female employees were given plenty of warning and the opportunity to spin their own story about why they were leaving over the past couple of years. Why is that? It’s become exceedingly clear that IAC doesn’t care about the people who work at Vimeo or the people who use Vimeo, just the bottom line (and they’re not even doing a great job at that). Many, many people sunk up to two or three years into a “business critical” product that was just shut down before ever making it to market. Many executives are so out of touch with the Vimeo user base that they can’t possibly know what the users want.

    Advice to Management

    Naming Anjali Sud as CEO is definitely a step in the right direction and will hopefully shield the rest of the company from future IAC shenanigans. Pay attention to what your users actually want instead of just assuming that you know even if you spend no time on the site!


  10. Helpful (22)

    "Quickly falling into disarray"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • good benefits
    • unlimited snacks
    • fun people to work with

    Cons

    • no product vision
    • multiple restructures/reorgs
    • little room for career growth
    • spur of the moment mass firings
    • no product goal communication beyond upper level management

    Advice to Management

    *Note that nearly every person in the "What it's like to work at Vimeo" video has quit.

    Vimeo used to be a wonderful organization to be a part of. That's what you used to be, a part of it, not an individual "working there". The product was (is – for now) amazing. The people were incredible. You could not have had a more talented and dedicated group of individuals working to create a product the users loved – all of whom were avid users of said product.

    Unfortunately, in recent years Vimeo has aggressively gone downhill. The parent company, IAC, managed to keep their hands out of the cookie jar for a long time. Once involved, almost all of the things that make any product great fell by the wayside:

    *Product vision disappeared*
    Employees are no longer informed of the longterm goals that upper management wants to achieve. When goals/projects are communicated, they are more often than not canceled or overhauled multiple times in the span of the project's life. Features are worked on until management decides on a new direction, scrapping all of the existing work.

    *Lacking Competent Management Staff*
    Most upper level employees are not users of the product and thus have little understanding of what makes it great. Their business goals are detached from product integrity or value, simply focused on short-term number and money gains. There is also little to no communication down to other employees about company changes until there are large sweeping updates announced in all company meetings - aka mass firings with jumbled explanations.

    *Clear Roadmaps/Product Goals*
    Longterm and short term product goals are always changing. Many projects are worked on for months at a time and completely canceled at the drop of a hat. New features are often overhauled multiple times with little reason or direction for each round change. Product updates are no longer justified/reasoned by better for the user - instead presented as viable reasons to make subscription products more robust and those viable for price increases.

    *Dedication to Product and Users*
    Very sad to say that Vimeo's dedication to the users disappeared a long time ago. A beautiful organization once made up of creatives, videographers, and many people passionate, proud, and active in the Vimeo Universe, is now a group of business people, marketers, and drones executing on their day to day functions to hit corporate goals.

    I am a proud user of Vimeo and *wish* I still worked there. I left by choice. Vimeo is no longer the magical ecosphere of sharing, learning, and unified devotion to creating a magnificent and remarkable product for the people that value it the most. Very sad to see the state it has become.


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