Y Media Labs Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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3.4
64%
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73%
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Y Media Labs CEO Ashish Toshniwal
Ashish Toshniwal
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "A great place to fast-track your growth(in 17 reviews)

  • "YML is an ambitious company that treats its employees with respect(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Work & People!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Y Media Labs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team is highly collaborative, it is a blend of great energy + minds. The leadership cares strongly about being transparent with everyone and have ongoing weekly all-hands meetings, we get a real-time update on business, goals, opportunities, and successes.

    Cons

    No cons on my end.

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  2. "Company culture and talent is incomparable to others!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Y Media Labs full-time

    Pros

    There is so much opportunity and room for growth. The team is transparent with business and everyone works together to get the project done. Not only is the talent and work amazing, but there is also a sense of pride working for a company that put their employee first and prioritizes culture and diversity! -Company culture and diversity is so important! -Always feel heard and supported -Employees come first -Positive culture all around -Transparency with all staff -Great place to grow!

    Cons

    There are no real cons for me.


  3. COVID-19

    "Great place to grow!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Y Media Labs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This year leadership proved to put people first. When Covid happened, the C-suite refused to let anyone go. And we still had our performance reviews/raises. Lots of flexibility around doing your work especially for working families. Bug plus for remote work. Good challenging projects and exposure to different clients. A great place to fast-track your growth.

    Cons

    My leader is often spread thin and we don’t get enough time together, but that’s the nature of working with many clients. I know there are efforts to improve this.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Bad management, not a good place to work"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Former Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Y Media Labs full-time

    Pros

    Good and enthusiastic developers at associate level Not many pros to mention

    Cons

    No work life balance Less benefits for employees Very bad management. They do not care or value people

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place to work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Y Media Labs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Developers, Nice people at associate level. Good for freshers who can get a wide range of experience for the first 2 years. Also a good place for people who know how to suck up. Outside this cannot recall any Pros.

    Cons

    The culture of any company depends on the upper management. The middle layer eventually follow the line drawn by upper management. The CEO and CTO define the company culture. They are happy to exploit the employees to maximise their revenue. They have set examples of discarding their employees, cheating them on stock options after they have sucked out everything the employee had to offer. They promote lying and stealing if it helps them reach their targets. They piggy back on client’s product success calling them as their own. Blatant lying on their marketing campaigns. Their thought process pretty much defines the culture of the company. The India office is a sweat shop and is evident from the office which looks like a dungeon. A huge difference in how employees are treated in US and India. Evident from the org structure change which has been implemented only in India. Better office and facilities in US. Different processes in US and India on how projects are managed. They follow a waterfall model in US and Agile process in India Indian employees are restricted from travel to US on Biz visa. They purposefully manipulate in the L1/H1 visa process to set the employee up for rejection. This is pretty much what racism looks like. The agile process is a joke and the work timelines depend on client requirements.

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  6. "Good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Y Media Labs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee satisfaction focused Food & Beverage is always available

    Cons

    Boring office space, extremely monotonous

  7. "Very good to work for junior and senior developers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Y Media Labs full-time

    Pros

    - Very good learning environment for junior and senior developers

    Cons

    - Not very good for technical lead etc.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lacking Company Culture"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at Y Media Labs full-time

    Pros

    This place might be a good place for some early exposure and experience but it’s short lived. - Free Snacks and Drinks

    Cons

    This company lacks long term vision. Client projects are treated like a factory project, timelines and deliverables are all that matter even when quality and innovation should be of higher focus.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "A typical agency"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Y Media Labs full-time

    Pros

    You’ll get exposure to lots of industries. Good if you’re straight out of school or have no experience. Used to be full of talented designers, but they’ve all left.

    Cons

    Lots of crappy clients and not a good environment for the long term. You will be used and not valued. People are commodities and the turn over rate reflects that. Companies like this are exactly why agencies get a bad rap, because they are run like factories and are all about appearances and shiny things, with little to no value placed on solid product design. Hard to keep employees happy when the culture established from the top is all about business and not about people.

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  10. "Awesome"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Y Media Labs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Balance professional and personal life Great for freshers

    Cons

    Less growth for experience holders

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