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Vungle Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2019

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Found 92 reviews

4.1
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89%
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Vungle CEO Rick Tallman
Rick Tallman
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with - fun and professional(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great benefits ( remote work, food, 401k, health budget )(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "My observation about certain teams is "the work life balance" - It's a bit of the nature of the beast though(in 12 reviews)

  • "Fast growth naturally comes with growing pains(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Everyone on the sales team genuinely wants to solve problems, grow the business, and act as a team in the process - Great leadership on the Sales team - Despite being a small company, Vungle will allow for role flexibility and career progression, if you prove your performance

    Cons

    There are growing pains, but I enjoy that aspect of startup life as well.

    Advice to Management

    It takes special people to succeed at Vungle; I think the employees need to be more competitively paid in order to retain and attract the best.

    Vungle2018-08-09
  2. Helpful (22)

    "[SF, Engineering] Core problems plague a company with real potential"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Employees are paid on time - Perks and benefits are fairly good - Filled with passionate, motivated individuals who are generally personable and contribute to a pleasant work environment - For big data and marketing, a real opportunity to work with a goldmine of data - Connections made here can be invaluable to future career prospects - Industry still has room to grow, even for smaller players

    Cons

    Company: - More interested in maintaining public image than acknowledging and handling actual issues - Leadership is a self-reinforcing bubble that pushes its own preconceptions of productivity rather than taking in employee feedback - Ex. to above: new office workplace, while upscale and "representative of the company's bright future" is a significant challenge to employees commuting from outside of the city - Ex....

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    Advice to Management

    Before you attempt to take this review down, please consider that your actions affect a group far larger than your own, both professionally and in their livelihood. These people want to do meaningful work, but feel they are being held back by circumstances beyond their control. Ultimately, you may stifle the spread of awareness beyond the company, but so long as the company's true direction remains the same dissent and...

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    Vungle2018-12-01
  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vungle full-time

    Pros

    Constant Learning. Profitable company. Cross team collaboration. Company perks

    Cons

    Flexibility (No work from home). Growth Opportunities. Leadership.

    Vungle2018-11-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vungle full-time

    Pros

    -Collaborative cross-departmental teams -Smart and ambitious coworkers -CEO who truly cares about his employees -A group of individuals that flourished in the face of adversity

    Cons

    -Too many initiatives took focus away from key objectives -Sales relied solely on existing relationships - missing opportunities in the market

    Advice to Management

    Focus on goals that will serve the long-term well being of the company, rather than quarterly projects that don't align with Vungle's core competencies.

    Vungle2018-08-15
  5. "Intern"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Vungle

      Pros

      Great work environement. friendly and fun

      Cons

      internship wasnt that organized or structured

      Vungle2018-08-09
    • Helpful (5)

      "You could either watch it happen or be a part of it"

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      Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      This is not the place for people who want to clock in and clock out and just do the same repetitive task day in and day out they are told to do. We are still building a lot of products, features and processes. This is the place for innovators, problem-solver, and risk takers who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty and try different things until they work. Being part of a global company with 7 offices worldwide...

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      Cons

      It takes a certain personality to be successful in a fast growing and global start-up. Be honest with yourself about your goals and priorities before you join Vungle. Hard work always pays off, but you need to put in the effort.

      Advice to Management

      We have grown quarter over quarter, weathered the PR storm last year and continued to smash our goals. Salaries need to be more competitive.

      Vungle2018-05-15
    • Helpful (6)

      "Great place for Engineers to work; management really supports you."

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Vungle full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Interesting Engineering problems to work on. Recognition of Engineering accomplishments. Great Benefits - Paid transportation (including Uber/Lyft), free food, "beverages", gym, etc. Great job at separation of duties between Program and Product Management. Company is profitable.

      Cons

      Haven't found any yet (after 4 months).

      Advice to Management

      You've done a great job of separating concerns between Program and Product Management. May companies I've worked at don't understand the importance of this. Please keep this management structure as it should be.

      Vungle2018-05-11
    • Helpful (4)

      "Growing company with unlimited upside, career growth"

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      Current Employee - Creative Strategy, R&D in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Leader in an ever-growing industry, excellent product/market fit -Market leaders in creative and innovation -Strong commitment to learning and continuous improvement at all levels of the company, especially at the exec level related to building cross-functional teams and professional growth -Rewards top performers -Strong focus on professional development across all departments and levels within the company -Growing...

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      Cons

      -Office location in San Francisco isn't ideal. Expedite the move to the new office location if possible -Find a way to better promote our successes. The company has grown by more than 11x since I joined in 2014. We have room for improvement but these numbers don't lie..good things are happening.

      Advice to Management

      Spend more time on recruiting and screening new hires. Per many of the reviews below, the company has made some bad hires which caused a lot of thrash within the organization. Work on better defining the interview process and take faster action if a problem is flagged. Most employees are engaged, hungry and excited about the future so make sure to put equal attention on retaining top talent. Keep focusing on building...

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      Vungle2018-05-15
    • Helpful (4)

      "Excellent place to learn and grow your career"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Vungle full-time

      Pros

      Company is very profitable Everything is moving toward the right direction Great people to work with. You can learn a lot from your co-workers. Decent work-life balance All the perks you can think of in the Bay Area

      Cons

      Cannot think of any cons

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work, have strategic plans, and bring more talents!

      Vungle2018-05-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good people, great team and management.

      Cons

      Haven't ran into many issues

      Vungle2018-05-17
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