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YuMe Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  • Work life balance is non-existent (in 5 reviews)

  • No one cares about what you learn here (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has a good team of people to work with, as well as opportunities for growth. I highly recommend working there.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of shifting priorities and changes in projects. The transparency was low between the management and the engineers.


  2. "Needs better leadership!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YuMe full-time

    Pros

    Some people are really nice

    Cons

    Horrible leadership support. Low Moral

    Advice to Management

    Support your team. Do more encouraging things to boost moral.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "A potential HBS case on how badly a business can be run..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YuMe full-time

    Pros

    • Intro / inside view at how an ad network (does not) work
    • Caltrain pass / expensed parking + $100 mobile & gym reimbursement
    • Handful of good people at non-leadership layer (most have left / are leaving)

    Cons

    • Shrinking IO business that missed the transition toward programmatic
    • Outsourcing of many vital functions has resulted in a dysfunctional business
    • Negative work environment resulting from poor leadership and politics
    • Contributions / good work are rarely recognized (e.g. cancelled holiday party)
    • High voluntary attrition; entire teams have turned over due to leadership
    • Leadership is complacent, turns a blind eye, and does not act on feedback

    Advice to Management

    Choose one:
    1. Eliminate bad leadership and change the business model (see Index Exchange)
    2. Sell at a lower price so that you don’t have to deal with this mess anymore
    3. Do nothing and become worse off (the likely outcome)


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Floundering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at YuMe full-time

    Pros

    Refrigerators are usually well stocked

    Cons

    Politics and protecting the status quo is more important than work product or delivery. Combative environment.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Hope things have gotten better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office culture was full of fun and friendly people.

    Cons

    The software development process was convoluted and often times untruthful.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more realistic, customer driven software development process.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible company - STAY AWAY!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YuMe full-time

    Pros

    -Free food, once a week

    Cons

    -No one cares anymore. Everyone is checked out and looking to move on. Don't try to make any friends here because they most likely won't be around in a few months.

    -The product team is useless as they continue to push out subpar products. Terrible leadership in that part of the organization. The company had a bright future at one point, but this team squandered it all away.

    -Take a moment to look at the stock price. Yeah, enough said there. Wall Street doesn't appear to believe in this company, either.

    -Micromanagement. Do you feel like filling out forms to state exactly what you did this week, in bullet point form? Get used to it if you want to work here!

    The company is rated poorly for a reason. Please stay away, and only accept a job here if it's an absolutely last resort.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. YuMe used to be a leader in this space. You blew it. It's all on you.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "AVOID!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is free lunch on Wednesdays. Decent snacks. Mobile and gym reimbursement. Other than that, nothing else to be honest.

    Cons

    There is a reason why YuMe is rated 2 stars.

    Management is terrible. HR will try to break you down or belittle you to prevent you from getting any kind of raise or promotion in order to save costs. Absolutely atrocious, I tell you.

    The company laid off about 20 people in December and management was not even aware. People are giving in their notice day by day and leaving the company. For those that are still here, they are either checked out or looking to leave.

    Products do not work at an optimal level. Everything is outdated. Issues and bugs always arise. Engineering will take months to touch or look into an an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Management does not take any "advice" into consideration, so this section is irrelevant.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sad state of affairs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team, good group of people

    Cons

    Terrible management, product had lost it's way

    Advice to Management

    Sell, Sell, Sell


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away"

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

    I have been working at YuMe full-time

    Pros

    Free Lunch on Wednesday's. Many great people to work with that are very hard working. Many stay in touch after giving notice that open's up a wide spectrum of opportunities.

    Cons

    Middle of the road at best new products. Late nights and or very early mornings. Turn over is a big concern as I see people give notice daily.

    Advice to Management

    Let your people complete the work they know best. Stop micromanaging at the Sr. Exec level. Take a look at new products and build a much better roll out before launch.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Boring to work"

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    • 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.


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