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Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work environment is the best thing in the company (in 31 reviews)

  • There is enough opportunity for great people to shine despite the massive growth the company has experienced in the last year and a half (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance may get affected (in 42 reviews)

  • long working hours, lack of timely motivation (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Good Atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Intern in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Content Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zomato (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Met new friends
    They threw us good office parties

    Cons

    Lots of commuting
    Not a lot of oppurtunities moving forward

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, great temporary job


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Content Associate"

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    Former Employee - Content Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Content Associate in Seattle, WA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zomato full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero structure and organization. No communication between offices in America and India.

    Advice to Management

    Do your research before you decide to take on Yelp. There was opportunity, but you screwed it up by horrible management and communication.

  3. "Content"

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    Former Employee - Content Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Content Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zomato full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team is friendly and flexible. The managers are open to ideas and provide quick and strong feedback continuously.

    Cons

    The company is not very transparent on their strategy and operations.

    Advice to Management

    Should communicate with all teams company updates and somewhat future developments or planned shifts.


  4. "Awesome place to work at but not everyone's cup of tea"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zomato (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work and a senior management which is always approachable and open to ideas

    Cons

    Long working hours which is not everyone's cup of tea and leads to people burning out on the job

    Advice to Management

    Team Leads and Senior Managers should be able to plan out the day for their employees and keep them motivated at all times


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Gone"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zomato full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people from the old Urbanspoon team who were mismanaged

    Cons

    Pulled out of North America


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok first full time job out of College"

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    Current Employee - Content Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Content Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers, fun work environment, approachable team lead and supervisor. Good severance package.

    Cons

    Completed same mundane tasks for first few weeks on the job.There didn't seem to be much room for growth within company. The whole content team got let go 3 months into the job.


  7. "Cool company"

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    Former Employee - Content Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Content Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and management in the company were awesome!

    Cons

    There was little planning and the executives had no idea how to run a business in the US

    Advice to Management

    plan better!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The start-up life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zomato (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the pluses that come with start-up life: excitement, fast-pace, the ability to be heard and to have your ideas be implemented, certain levels of freedom.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, poorly defined business strategy. The upper management in India seems to not understand the difference of operating in the US. Lack of faith in the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do better research next time before launching in the US. Also, once you are in the new market, fight till the end to succeed, don't give up at the first sign of difficulty. Believe in your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities for bold risk-takers; or become a cog in the machine. Dvelop confidence early on."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you do extremely well in an area, your growth will be inevitable or you'll be "claimed" for somebody's team and you may not leave that person's projects unless you assert yourself. Which can go either way. Time at Zomato can be a great thing for your career or somebody else will end up choosing your path for you.

    Be comfortable doing types of projects and work you've never done before. And QUICKLY. Don't flounder with anxiety. Forge through it and get support from everyone around you.

    I think there's an ability to steer your own course here. I've developed confidence of that over time, but I can see how it would take a while to develop trust.

    Cons

    Unpredictable business climate and lacking transparency on financials and investor relations for middle management and, thus, employees.

    A difficult organization to transition into, a lot of trust building MUST happen very quickly. Open yourself to it. Otherwise you'll fail from the very beginning. Lose any ego. Humility goes far here.

    Drastically different experience globally vs the HQ in Gurgaon, depending on reporting chains and environment in your market.

    Advice to Management

    Open up about where greatest organizational needs lie at the moment and on the horizon. Turn these challenges into opportunities and look at global workforce as the huge asset it is--shift responsibilities around and allow people to steer a course for themselves WHILE greatly contributing to pressing needs of the moment for Zomato, regardless of geographical boundaries or "limitations."

    Mobility within organization, and seeking feedback from employees on their own course rather than determining it for them. Incredibly difficult last few months of being told where, how, when to go about your new set of predetermined objectives.


  10. "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Content Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Content Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zomato full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in content at Zomato was a great balance of being on the street and being in the office. Management was knowledgeable and always helpful.

    Cons

    The only con was that content associates weren't privy to the long term plans of the company. Apparently, those plans were to can the entire US content team after only four months.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bite off more than you can chew, I suppose. While I'm happy to have had the experience of working at Zomato, I can't see the company's benefit of entering the US market for such a brief period of time.


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