MediaMath
4.2 of 5 52 reviews
www.mediamath.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

MediaMath Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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MediaMath CEO Joe Zawadzki

Joe Zawadzki

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    Truly an amazing company to work for. Exciting and fast-growing!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMediaMath seems to be growing at an extremely fast pace, which is great for the company overall. The atmosphere at MediaMath is exciting. Everyone who works here is intelligent, hard working and collaborative. It is a great feeling to know you're working for a company that is number 1 in the industry. Very generous benefits and perks. The work-life balance is truly extraordinary.

    ConsDue to such rapid growth, larger facilities will eventually be necessary - but seems they've already planned ahead and figured it out!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    tons of responsibility & opportunity, great work/life balance

    Sales/Marketing Side (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe pay is good, the unlimited paid time off policy is awesome.
    Best work/life balance of any company I've worked for. It's very family friendly, which really struck me when I interviewed. Tons of photos of "MediaMath babies" on the walls, and excitement around new moms and dads coming back from their mat/pat leave.
    Fun company parties like karaoke, world cup parties, that kind of thing.
    Expectations are really high, and there's lots of freedom (and expectation) that you'll figure out how to accomplish whatever tasks have been set out. It's great for personal growth that way.
    They take a very pro-active approach to employee feedback. There's a company-wide satisfaction survey every 6 months, and they not only share the results with everyone, but create real action plans around places of dissatisfaction. It's not ignored or hidden.

    ConsThe office spaces in NYC are sufficient and usable, but nothing glamorous (at least not yet! will change when we get our new headquarters next spring!). Chicago is building out a new office, which will be gorgeous.
    The company is growing pretty fast, so there's the typical "who owns what / stepping on toes" dance that seems to always happen during times of fast growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a solid, mandatory onboarding program that includes all global offices. What you've got is a start, but it could be a differentiator.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really great people and an exciting place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMediaMath hires really smart people and challenges them every day. We solve really hard problems and we are given a lot of freedom and encouragement to try new tools and technologies. Our technology stack this year is materially different than 18 months ago and 18 months prior to that. We are constantly challenging industry norms and our own in a good productive way.

    People at mediamath really care about the company. They care about changing and industry and about doing it with people we consider friends. The team is full of genuinely good people.

    The company is growing like crazy so its a wild ride, but we have a lot of fun at the same time. The management team does an excellent job listening to the employees and soliciting input about what we are doing right and where we can improve.

    lots of company perks like cell phones, food, monthly parties, standing desks, big dual monitors, and bagel fridays

    Constypical challenges of fast growing companies. constant change, frequent reorganizations, remaining focused on the top goals and simply scaling an organization to capture opportunities. These make the ride a bit bumpy but when you are all working for the same goal we recognize why its happening.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focused on the goals, communicate them clearly and to drive them relentlessly. Keep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Internship Opportunity at a Growing Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe work environment and company culture both are excellent, fostered by a group of intelligent, motivated, and team-oriented employees. Everyone enjoys what they do and always makes everybody feel welcomed and accepted no matter what their position in the organization. I couldn't have asked for a better place to intern.

    ConsSince the company is growing and has a limited amount of space, desk sizes are somewhat tiny. Despite this, the spaces are usable and are conducive to most everyone's needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGiven the pace at which MediaMath is growing, management should consider offering interns a full-time job opportunity at the end of their internships in order to show that MediaMath is serious about retaining and developing employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoy every moment working here!

    Core Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros1. Great place for people to learn and grow, especially for young graduates who just come out of school without any work experience. At MediaMath, you have the opportunity to work with all those smart Math Men and Women. People come from different backgrounds and bring their brilliant ideas all to MediaMath.
    2. MediaMath is Engineering based. All of the people here appreciate what the engineering team does to help the company grow tremendously. So if you are a tech geek like me, this is definitely the company that you would come and work for.
    3. Great culture. People are really nice and respectful to each other. If you are a newbie, your team members are always there to answer your questions. In the team meeting, everyone is encouraged to speak and challenge other people, even your manager by giving a better idea or method to continuously improve team work. Remember, critical thinking is always the key in MediaMath culture.
    4. Various activities. Biweekly War Room Demo and Quarterly Update allows you to be in the leading edge of the ad industry. As an employee, you're really involved with company strategy and growth. Almost forget this year we have our first Hackathon, It's really amazing to see demos of all these brilliant ideas such as Weather Targeting and Lady Lunch finished in just one short day and turning them into real products later this year. Also this summer the annual MediaMath cruise and happy summertime (rooftop bar) are coming back!
    5. Easy face to face talk with CEO, CTO and other senior managers. In MediaMath, everyone work hard and grow with the company. So if you have any good idea about anything which is beneficial to the company's growth, you are always welcome to speak with your manager.
    6. Annual personal goal setting for every employee. MediaMath makes sure your career goal is tied together with company goal.
    7. Flexible working time but fast pace and high efficiency. No 8 hours rule! No extra time during weekend! For engineering team, people usually come between 10 and 10:30 and you can leave before 5 if you finish your work. By the way, starting 2014, we have unlimited PTO!!!
    8. Great benefits. Dental and Vision are free plus from 2014 you only need to pay a small amount of money annually after upgrading health insurance from Cigna to Aetna. For 401K, MediaMath will match 50% of up to 6% of your annual income. Base salary is good and you receive bonus or even base salary increase every two quarters based on your goal setting and performance.
    9. Lots of food, snacks, and drinks. Grab some beers if you're feeling stuck. Not to mention Friday bagels, engineering team breakfast and weekly free massage. Pets are welcome here! ^-^

    Cons1. MediaMath is currently expanding internationally. As we grow, the current Broadway headquarter seems a little small to hold more brilliant people coming in. But we will have a new headquarter in June 2015!!!
    2. Systematic training is needed for new employee, especially for engineering team, so that new employee can understand the product faster. Right now engineer team is working to update MediaMath wiki/blog and upload demo videos so that new hires can get familiar with their work more quickly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs the company grows, more experienced managers are needed from multiple fields but senior management is better to be relatively stable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHigh energy, innovative, growing quickly, collaborate environment, focused on continuous improvement, great teams of people, fun environment and very smart employees.

    People love working here. I've never been in an environment before where so many people love what they do.

    ConsRunning out of space due to growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A fantastic experience so far

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros1. Excellent company culture. With free bagels on Fridays, free chair massages once a month, free snacks, and flexibility with hours spent in the office, it doesn't get much better than this.
    2. Generous compensation and benefits. You might be able to get a few more bucks if you go elsewhere, but I'm convinced that this is one of the best deals out there considering the generous compensation and benefits balanced with a good working experience.
    3. Lots of personal freedom to make decisions. This is the first job I've ever had where I feel like I have the trust of management, and I don't feel like someone is constantly breathing down my neck or micromanaging me.

    ConsUnfortunately, I have noticed that there are slightly more jerks here than at other companies I've worked at. That said, this is my first job in the tech industry, so I'm not sure of the quantity of jerks it typical of tech jobs. Fortunately, from what I can tell, the company overall doesn't support jerks, and people who exhibit such behavior are put in their place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High Energy, Fast Paced, High Growth, Pioneering and Fun

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat to work with such a smart/fun team with great expertise in marketing, technology, quant and finance. Everyone believes in the vision of transforming the digital marketing landscape. It's inspiring, challenging and rewarding.

    ConsFast pace and intensity can be too challenging for some. That said, the frequent pace of wins provide ample opportunity to celebrate great work and keep everyone energized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore T-Shirts!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Management Team and Vision

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with and a friendly and fun culture. People are generally very open and approachable. Despite growing into a more medium size company, MediaMath still operates at a very quick start-up pace.

    The company still does key things for everyone like fairly regular social events, companywide meetings to recognize selected employees and bagel fridays etc.

    ConsThe company has grown very rapidly and real estate (e.g. booking conference rooms) can sometimes be a challenge

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on retaining the culture and feel of the work environment as the company grows.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Creative Culture

    Director, Marketing (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros1. Having worked at both large sized corporations (agency and publisher sides) and small sized start-ups, MediaMath was that in-between sized company I was looking for. While we are growing at a fast pace, the company still fosters a "start-up" feel. My experience working on larger companies, you have to deal with red tape at times and can get lost in the shuffle. MediaMath, on the other hand, fosters open door cross communication.

    2. The people are smart! Being that the ad tech industry is relatively young, a lot of employees have worked at previous companies/industries that are quite different. This is a testament to the fact that MediaMath hires more based on skill-set, and for that reason, employees here offer a diverse range of thinking and problem solving.

    3. Majority of the people I am surrounded by are hard-working, creative people who take pride in what they do. This is important when working together as a team.

    Cons1. As the company grows, more processes need to be put in place.

    2. While we have been hiring more and more people, some groups still feel short staffed.

    3. I'm not a fan of midtown.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs a company, we preach transparency to our clients. We need to continue this internally -- informing employees of larger company initiatives, future plans, etc. Our current weekly War Room does this to an extent...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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