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YuMe Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Jayant Kadambi
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Pros
  • No work pressure, great work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Free snacks, nice co workers, team lunch - nothing else (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is non-existent (in 5 reviews)

  • If there were issues, no one would take responsibility and you would have to find your own help some other way (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Boring to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Strategist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small team so you get more responsibility and they trust you with a lot of the work so you have a better understanding of the business, but colleagues are greedy and want to watch you fail.

    Cons

    No one is friendly. Have their own cliques and don't want to make new employees welcome. Sometimes it also feels like there is a major gender bias . At least with the Pricing and yield management department. They favour Asians.

    Advice to Management

    Have more company events and make the company culture friendly. Have better seating patterns and floating desks instead of confining people to certain spots.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Catastrophic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - people are friendly for the most part
    - catered lunch on wednesday
    - flexible in terms of work hours and pto
    - proper separation of work responsibilities are present in teams
    - teams want to work together for the most part (not all, but most)

    Cons

    - extremely political in the upper management realm. certain decisions are made for bizzare reasons that do not make sense
    - lack of career development and promotions
    - extreme lack of transparency
    - lack of communication among 'certain' teams, which makes it difficult for applicable teams to be on the same page and to work effectively

    Advice to Management

    - learn to listen to your employees and not be so stubborn
    - build morale
    - increase communication and transparency


  3. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, compensation is on the higher end of the spectrum

    Cons

    Many processes hinder productivity a bit. Inter Company communication could be better.


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  5. "Ad Operations Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Operations Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Ad Operations Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - They hire great talent
    - Great Co-Workers and team efforts
    - Weekly Lunch and snacks available all day

    Cons

    - They make odd decisions that are hard for employees to understand
    - The product is buggy and has huge glitches that aren't being fixed.
    - When I was there, we were overworked, but I've heard its much better now.
    - Work life balance is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure why one manager only managed one person, who managed other people. It made no logical sense. Also, while there my manager was only in the office 50% of the time, making it impossible for them to see the work I did on a daily basis.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Run away from this place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Product in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is run so hectically that you always get to do many things outside your role. It feels like a startup where with plenty of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    From a compensation perspective, the company offers decent base with little bonus and no stocks options. Therefore employee turnaround is very high.
    Company driven by CTO who vetoes all decisions from product, tech to marketing and business.
    Very political environment that trumps communication and progress.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve from managing politics to focusing the product, clients and your employees.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Ehh...I learned some things and moved on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was there pre-IPO and was able to experience a lot of momentum, a few good leaders and learn about the industry.

    Cons

    Management is hit or miss. It was still a boys club for the most part. Working with various teams was hit or miss. If there were issues, no one would take responsibility and you would have to find your own help some other way. It was always a question of why some people had the titles they had, and why others did not. That goes back to the manager of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear, consistent leadership. Reward people based on merits. Treat people like adults. Don't be too scared to make decisions - doing nothing is almost always worse than doing something wrong and learning from it. Stop the blame culture - it's killing your company


  8. "Client Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YuMe (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best people you'll work with and they know their stuff!

    Cons

    Not enough headcount and they cut costs on the wrong things.

    Advice to Management

    Make more roles and spend dollars in a way that benefits the employees you currently have, not some product you're hoping will be a hit.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Sinking Ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wednesday lunch, free snacks and drinks, very nice, albeit naive, people to work with.

    Cons

    The leadership of this company from the CEO down is non existent. They run on chaos and putting out fires constantly. Their tools are ridiculous and getting them to spend money on better ones or invest in process improvements or headcount is not even a consideration. There is little to no appreciation to employees who work their tails off or make improvements proactively, rather, it then becomes expected going forward. Employees and management in very high levels of the organization are quitting left and right. The rest of the folks have definitely drunk the Kool Aid big time!

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can!


  10. "Great team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Business in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong team, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Operational challenges, lack of vision from e-staff

    Advice to Management

    Align vision


  11. "Tenured Multi Platform Video Network"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional Development
    Compensation
    Growth Opportunities
    Experience in space
    Commitment to innovation

    YuMe's believes one of its most valuable resources is it's sales team which is tasked with developing deep relationships with agencies and brands to help their transition of video TV dollars to digital screens. The sales team receives regular professional development and access to sr. level management to influence the business.

    Cons

    Tech heavy
    Similar to competition
    Quickly changing space


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