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- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Technical challenges, really good people to work with, a small(ish) friendly company with great communication from senior management.
Priorities change very rapidly at the whim of a shareholder (or 2). Not always easy to move between teams (although getting better!). Company strategy is not always clear on the ground.Continue reading
Thank you very much for the positive feedback and we fully take on board the comment in regards to strategy. This is something that has been raised with senior management.
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I spent 5 years here from early stage to it being an established business. They were years well spent. I learned a lot, produced a lot and made some good friends in the process. The engineering culture was hard fought for and given that it started as an embedded device, that didn't stop them pushing the boundaries of what can be done on such a device. When I left, those boundaries were still being pushed along several vectors, out into the cloud, mobile and smart assistants; deeper into the device; and out into the integrations with the various 3rd party apps. Not a place to join if you want an easy ride, but a great place to be if you want to push yourself and have impact.
At the time there were pressures from the company being run by competing shareholders. This was talked about very openly though and expected in a joint venture scenario, so more of a challenge than a con. YouView management did have some strong negotiators though that did manage to thread the needle of the competing demands, alongside the drive to give the customers the best experience
Thank you for taking the time to review YouView on Glassdoor.
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Generally Good People who try to do the right thing but are constantly being misled - Board Games - Flexible working hours
- Management are useless - A company that's stuck in the past - Some Big Egos in the organisation - Constantly say they are agile but they aren't - Don't have good engineering practices (don't let them lie to you) - Don't have a clue where they are going with the product - Have to constantly appease shareholders - A lot of politics - Waves of redundancies are common - Artificial deadlines - Driven by dogma - Don't let the product fool you when you see the codebase you'll cryContinue reading
We can appreciate that the recent restructure has impacted some teams more than others. The changes are to boost our agile capability, while also creating more commercial avenues to grow YouView and deliver an excellent product. We never like to hear that anyone has not had an positive experience at YouView, especially when these concerns have not been shared directly. However, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Interesting product and technology, a lean structure and agility, staff development, flexibility, nice office, perks
Not many career development opportunities in the relatively small company, shareholders (BT, TalkTalk, BBC, etc) interests is the main driver of the company and product