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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Downfall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Vubiquity full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks Occasionally potlucks Parking provided Decent benefits

    Cons

    On the verge of bankruptcy Toxic upper management personalities Top heavy-there are more management positions than the rest Lazy coworkers who always taking breaks High turnover Layoffs every quarter Cheap company Low pay Upper management does not care about the bottom employees Rarely anyone in the entertainment industry heard of the company Getting killed by Deluxe Fake 5-star reviews wrote by marketing department

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    Vubiquity2018-01-27
  2. Helpful (3)

    "So much opportunity, but........."

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    Former Employee - Operations in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cutting edge technology, excellent hard working Staff, Very cool hi-tech beautiful facility, and a large broadcast customer base.

    Cons

    The environment for the operational areas is very noisy with numerous departments and people all in one open room. It is very difficult to concentrate let alone converse with a customer on the phone. "There are way too many people in the lake, and not enough people fishing." Very TOP heavy. Managements biggest issue is that they constantly focus on the next shiny object, instead of focusing on the "core business". there are always at least three people running around chasing the same problem and there are a lot of frustrated people because of it. There is a lot of wa$te!!

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    Vubiquity2016-11-17
  3. Helpful (17)

    "I've Worked for Better. MUCH BETTER."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vubiquity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I really don't see many pros to working here other than having a steady income.

    Cons

    So. Many. Cons. Like so many of the other reviews have stated, this company is top heavy. Too many VP's. I really don't know what they are all doing up there either because this company lacks transparency and clear goals. It seems upper management will say one thing, but the day to day reflects something completely different. This is especially frusterating when several teams are under staffed. Pay is abysmal and not competitive. The company can't make their numbers, so raises are a joke. No growth. When someone becomes a VP (which seems like once a week), no one takes their previous role as a director. Other than that, most promotions are earned when someone leaves the company or threatens to leave. If you are in an operations role, you're stuck. I asked, from the first day I started to be considered for different projects, nothing, nada, zilch. I'm not the only one - I've seen this with several others too. There are a lot of employees that have been with the company a long time. Most are complacent and fear change. Talent is not top shelf here, everyone great leaves. New people come in with enthusiam and marketing tries to sell the company image - but most see the culture for what it is...sad and depressing.

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    Vubiquity2015-10-04
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Uncertain future, layoffs and restructuring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vubiquity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of good (but overworked) people at this company, you are likely to make some friends in your time here.

    Cons

    This is a difficult transitional period for Vubiquity. The old paradigm of video on demand and servicing only cable companies is fading away, and doing so very quickly as Netflix and others continue to push cord-cutting and changing viewer habits. The company's management seems uncertain how to navigate these waters, most of the time. That management, by the way, is extremely top-heavy (as others have mentioned here) and not enough investment is made in the workforce at large. The company culture has evolved to be fairly cliquish, so it's easy to find yourself on the outside. It has evolved, through multiple mergers and acquisitions, into a bit of a lumbering behemoth, where individual efforts are easy to overlook (when senior management isn't taking credit for them, that is).

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    Vubiquity2015-08-12
  5. Helpful (10)

    "A cascade of missed opportunities, but great co-workers"

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

    I have been working at Vubiquity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Way above average co-workers…smart and fun Flexible (for the most part) work hours A CEO who's really trying to make positive change

    Cons

    As much as the CEO is working to make real change in how the business is run, its priorities and getting in bright people, I'm afraid Vubiquity is not in the best of shape. it's very top heavy with every new employee have "VP, SVP or EVP" in front of their name, but no new people to actually do the work. Big salaries being paid out with little return. The company bills itself as the biggest digital media services provider in the world but it sure doesn't act like it. Constantly playing catchup with its competitors in terms of keeping customers happy.

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    Vubiquity2014-11-23
  6. Helpful (16)

    "Like an old prostitute trying to desperately hang on to her dwindling clientele..."

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    Current Employee -  in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vubiquity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Casual dress code -Flexible schedules -Pretty good benefits package -Most ground-level colleagues are wonderful (engineers are great too) -Some groups are run much better than others

    Cons

    -When your top three “pros” are already long-accepted standards in other forward-thinking companies, you know that doesn’t speak well for Vubiquity. -Top-Heavy (ratio of Manager-rank-and-above personnel relative to ground-level workforce), and a lot of “cooks in the kitchen” who don’t deserve to be. Tons of inflated titles too. -Massive dependency on a relatively small and severely overworked operations/ground level employee workforce who receive minimal support. -Outdated, inflexible leadership philosophy of “cramming square pegs into round holes” and squeezing out as much production as possible. -Constant fluctuations in organizational structure and roles (frequent re-orgs, mergers and acquisitions, frequent changing of management on all levels). -High turnover, low morale, low motivation atmosphere. -No training regiment whatsoever for most ground-level roles (often times there are temps training new hires!!!) -Political inter-departmental tension. Imbalance of influence (too much power given to certain commission-based groups). -Finger-pointing culture, "cover-your-back" mentality by many to save their own skins. -Failure to adapt to contemporary, cutting-edge business cultures (i.e. Netflix, Zappos, Zillow, etc. for example). -Entire future health of the company reliant on being able to serve shaky, reactive industries (Cable and Satellite TV service providers, traditional content providers). -Year after year, still not profitable, still NEGATIVE EBITDA (if you believe in the reliability of this metric). -Absolutely no perks to speak of (unless you consider lunchtime workout sessions and old free fruit as a perk).

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    Vubiquity2013-08-28

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