Vungle Reviews

Updated Aug 27, 2020

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  • "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. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Profitable company with some good leadership"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a positive and supportive culture. The company is small enough still that you can get to know people up and down the org who will listen to you. Leadership has been moving in the right product direction and think strategically very well. Sales org is strong. It shows in continued profitability and market position.

    Cons

    Engineering org is too top down and not innovative and it has driven away talent. Your experience will vary a lot depending on your direct manager. Without strong engineering leaders who can competently push back while also delivering, product and middle management end up with too much say on a day to day basis. This leads to prioritizing short term business whims over technical excellence and investing in a strong foundation. Some management decisions are driven by personal connections. There are technically strong people in engineering. Just make sure your team has them and your manager is technical.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  3. Helpful (11)

    "Poor Company, Sluggish Work style, No actually talented team"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vungle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Looks good initially, Culture match and technology promises

    Cons

    Poor management, HR handles the employee rather than Manager. Leads are fake and managers are spineless

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  4. Helpful (11)

    "Great perks but needs new Engr Management"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vungle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Perks, office location on embarcadero, and clean/new office. Compensation Is pretty on-par with industry from my experience at least. They also have quality team events and a ritzy annual offsite trip. Great selection of snacks and drinks, as well as fresh fruit delivered. Many intelligent motivated coworkers in data science and other departments

    Cons

    Engineering dept is run in a strong top-down, dont ask questions fashion. Employees are not encouraged to assist other team members. It's no news that employee happiness ratings in engineering dept have dropped substantially due to certain dept specific leadership. Due to current leadership and the above mentioned reasons, I dont recommend joining the engineering department.

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  5. "Growing fast"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vungle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Expenses for food, gym, traveling to work

    Cons

    For a certain person.. make sure you understand how technical it can be

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Culture, vision, organization"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good life work balance

    Cons

    There is no vision from engineer directors

  7. Helpful (7)

    "Vungle Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vungle full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Benefits Office location and environment

    Cons

    Office politics, really bad and getting worse since 2018 Short-sighted in terms of product and technical design Uncompetitive compensation Generally has no confidence in the leadership

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Management needs to change"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging projects, benefits are good

    Cons

    Attrition rate at all time high. Employees not only in engineering but overall are demotivated. Very controlled atmosphere.

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  9. Helpful (39)

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

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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. to above: an inflexibly strong stance against remote work, citing the importance of "physical visibility" - Suggestions encouraging employees to write positive reviews "to offset the bad ones on Glassdoor" highlight the company's approach to public image efforts - These issues (and the associated turnover rate) appear to hover around the SF office - other offices have many 3+ year employees, but the SF office has very few Engineering: - Openings in management are invariably external hires rather than internal promotion which recognizes the value of individuals' knowledge base and mastery of the company product - Management hires tend to be connections to existing management, reinforcing a top-down "yes man" engineering org that creates its own bubble impervious to employee feedback - Usually, the above results in teams "onboarding their manager", accentuating resentment - Projects and tasks are prioritized somewhat indiscriminately, due to a lack of sources of actual product knowledge (employees with real product knowledge have long since left due to problems with the aforementioned management) - Morale is low across the board due to a combination of the above - even as new hires come in each week, company veterans seek greener pastures

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  10. "Software Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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