Marketo Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Marketo President & CEO Phil Fernandez
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Pros
  • The company is growing quickly and has been killing it (in 5 reviews)

  • Fast-paced business - you won't get bored (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • I would not recommend it because: work/life balance, C-level views their structure with blinders on (the system feeds you leads that you then close (in 6 reviews)

  • No work/life balance, mostly work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Solid company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked at several different companies, including some of the most famous and infamous in the world, and Marketo is all around a solid company. Good product, exciting future, fast growth, decent management, and world class perks and benefits.

    Cons

    Recent college grads who are working at Marketo as their first company and hearing them complain... needless to say they don't know any better, and they certainly don't understand the concept of "grass is always greener." Also hearing people complain about the fast-paced environment. It's not for everyone, but if you want the experience and career opportunities that come with 40%+ yearly growth, then you also get the fast-paced environment. Being in San Mateo is a con for me and many others, but there's also advantages to not working in the city.

    Advice to Management

    Executive staff (CEO and SVPs) could really be a lot more outgoing and social with employees. For example, at the holiday party and company picnic, only a couple of them even show up.


  2. Sales Development Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDR in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - SDR in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Marketo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wanted to discuss the hiring process and make a few statements. Loved the process and the recruiter "Carmela" who was my point person. Process was informative and very fun, interviewing was direct and concise but still a very enjoyable process. Kudos to Marketo for making my on-boarding a fun, educational and, exciting process.

    Cons

    None that I can share at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Great training and on boarding process, stay the course and keep looking for the same caliber people to put thru the process.


  3. Grow your sales career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Top company in the valley with an A+ product. If you're looking to take your career to another level, and learn from the best this is the place to do it. Company is rapidly growing and innovating, which is ideal from a sales point of view. Lots of opportunity within the company to be succesful, and a great place to hit your number every month.

    Cons

    be prepared to be an A player because you'll be surrounded by top talent

    Advice to Management

    Continue to put resources into the sales team as you have done in the past, and continue the trajectory you are on.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Excellent Launchpoint in Sales - SDR Role

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Marketo full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High Growth SaaS company. Great Benefits/Compensation. Friendly, energetic coworkers who are easily approachable and willing to help - at all levels. Frequent office activities (In-Office Putting Competitions, Poker Tournaments, Game room w/ a Wii, etc). Very structured development plan for knowing what the next role will be and how to get there. It's an exciting place to be. Quote from my older sister "You don't have a normal job. You have a pie in the sky job that everybody's jealous of."

    Cons

    Thinking about work can often be brought home - which I'm sure can annoy friends and/or significant others because you talk about it too much. The SDR role it requires hard work, all the time - which can be draining. Might not be for everybody. The role is a stepping stone and you should know that coming in. The SDR/AE relationship can be frustrating at times. However, learning how to manage the relationship correctly and treating the AE's with respect is a skill that needs to be mastered quickly to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Keep the fun vibes in the office. Let's keep manhandling the industry.


  6. Great Company to Work For!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Rapid growth means a fast pace and lots of opportunity for role diversity and career development - Great benefits - especially the maternity / paternity leave policies and volunteer days off - Organization embraces meaningful change - adopting new technologies and policies designed to make Marketo a better place to work and continue to be a market leader - Team attitude is pervasive - we are all working together towards common goals.

    Cons

    - Location - Commute can be difficult if you're unable to take advantage of free shuttle services - Many levels of management - does not currently impede business by presenting a weighty bureaucracy but that may be something that comes with continued growth - Growth of support services (HR, recruiting, etc.) struggling to keep up with company growth

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to value your high-performers and work towards better ways to identify those making meaningful contributions across your organization.


  7. Mecca for Opportunities for the right person

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture- Very People centric Good benefits - tailored benefits based on geographic needs Strong Leadership Work hard - Party Harder

    Cons

    Feels we are fast in many things but slow to update/innovate in systems and process [ex: Leave application & tracking procedure]

    Advice to Management

    The amount of tasks/projects we are undertaking is "a lot!", i get it it..It is needed considering the competition and the market space. Communication is key in keeping employees by our side through this tremendous growth phase, We are good , but we can be better at this.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bests product on the market, period. Best marketing team out there. Marketo is a rising star that's beating out the competition and is constantly innovating.

    Cons

    It's in San Mateo.

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate the victories more!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Greate Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer - Big Data in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer - Big Data in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of technologies to learn - Fast growing company - no Stress - great benefits

    Cons

    None of them really. I'm just happy.


  10. Employer review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We work hard but we also play hard.

    Cons

    I don't really have any to report.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing...


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great product, strong promise as a top employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Marketo has a great product and legions of users who are die-hard fans. It's something that not every tech company has. The people who work at Marketo are insanely smart and motivated, which makes it fun to come into work. I was never looking for a job where I would have to spend day and night with my coworkers (although it's never a drag for team get togethers), rather I was looking for a healthy balance of work/play. I've found that here.

    Cons

    The company is growing up and implementing processes, which can be off-putting to the group who has been at Marketo since its startup days. As with a lot of companies going through growing pains there are people who are used to doing things a certain way, and the newcomers who want to try new ideas. Sometimes there's conflict between the two groups.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people and keep them happy. Put a greater effort on community service. Get more executive face time with the staff.



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