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adMarketplace Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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3.0 49 reviews

44% Approve of the CEO

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James Wyatt Hill

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Worse job ever

    Sales (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood place to learn about market, really nice co-workers. Free lunch on Friday.

    ConsSurvival of the fittest mentality, no guidance, no mentoring, no nothing! You are on your own. Management leads by fear and micro managing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet new management, learn how to lead, learn how to treat people with respect rather then ruling by fear. Respect others in the way you would like to be respected. Build a team not a dictatorship.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely Horrible, traumatizing work environment

    Account Executive (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe way they get you in.... The pay maybe or lies about a great career

    ConsExtremely abusive staff and upper management and sexual harassment by direct management. This place will drain the life out of you. They micro-manage every aspect of what you do and then yell at you when they do not like the results. They favor a few and treat the rest like crap. They are degrading and humiliating during meetings. It Honestly,do yourself the favor and stay away from this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust shut down the company. Get help and learn to treat people (including your own families) better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    It does not get worse than this

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPretty cool junior level people.

    ConsLiterally everything. Poor pay, terrible environment, horrendous senior management, bad product with no direction. I guarantee every positive review on glass door was written by hr. The CEO is a horrible person who provides no value to the company and literally screams in every meeting. I could go on and on about how bad this place is, just do yourself a favor and stay away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is nothing that can be done to save this company. Stop treating people horribly its really disgusting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    11 people found this helpful  

    An awful experience

    (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI'm stumped on this one. Food on Friday's maybe?

    ConsThere are so many con's to working at adMarketplace that I'm not really sure where to being. The first thing I will say is that the CEO and President of the company are just not good guys. They both have anger managment issues and they both have no problem screaming at their employees in front of a room full of people. They blame these behaviors on "passion for what they do," which is a horrible excuse for the way they treat people.

    The CEO of the company acts under the assumption that he is on top of the world, and everyone else within the company (besides maybe the President and CTO) should bow down to him when he walks into the room. He's the type of guy that would think it was "disrespectful" to not let him cut you in line. The way that he treats people is almost embarrassing. At first I was a little nervous around him, then I started to realize that the way he acts is not the way a normal person acts.

    The President is also extremely unapproachable. He also has no problem yelling at and embarrassing employees in front of a crowd of people.

    Along with a horrible company culture, there is also very little training at adMarketplace.

    One thing that I will say is that adMarketplace has a great product. They really do. Being able to extend search outside and Google and Yahoo could prove to be extremely profitable for their clients. But nothing positive will happen if they continue to treat their employees with such disrespect. There will continue to be high turnover for employees and these reviews will still pile in. You won't get the smartest and best of the industry to work at adMarketplace when your culture is so hostile. People only have one life to live, they aren't going to spend it being stressed out and uncomfortable at work 45+hours a week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you don't change you attitude, and give the employees who have worked there and stuck it out for you for a while a heart felt apology for the way you both have acted, I can assure you, adMarketplace won't be where you want it to be in 10 years. Good people get good things. I don't know how you two act at home, but I highly suggest you start being better people while at work. You are the leaders and you hold the keys to change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    7 people found this helpful  

    They just don't get it

    Current Worker (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people in the company...and that's probably it.

    ConsIt's been said many times, many ways in previous reviews. It's the top 2 people in the company. These are 2 people that just don't get it. They make no attempt to hide the fact that they view their employees as nothing more than a means to the end...and for them it's their own personal income. Over the past year that I have worked here they have shown that they value top performers much the same way they do under-performers and will terminate them in the same way.

    Top guy usually strolls in around half past whenever and because of his deep need for attention, approval by others...and his overall need to show that he actually can make a contribution will storm out of his office to yell at just about anyone that will listen about why revenue was down during a 15 minute window from one day to the next. This usually prompts a revenue report to be generated...which involves a number of conversations with the business leaders from across the company(can you say Time waste?). This might be done multiple times a day. I'm pretty sure he doesn't know how to read the revenue report but will ask for it anyway....because after all he needs to make his contribution in the company felt regardless of how painful it is. His big decision of the day is who will go out and get him lunch.

    The other business leader(it pains me to use the word leader) is more or less an faux bully. He believes that the only smart ideas are the ones he creates. He is the definition of hypocrisy. He preaches trust, escalating "big rocks" and knowing the data. The reality is his actions and that of the other leader do anything but inspire trust. They trust no one. I'm sure they are bouncing off the walls trying to figure out who they are going to sue for glassdoor reviews. It's been said that they have sued employees, ex-employees, vendors, competitors, and clients. I'm not sure the won any of them(I mean do you really win if you sue a client?)...and I heard from people outside of the company that they recently lost their law suit against former employees. He doesn't appreciate people escalating big rocks unless they are rocks he can actually throw at people in the company to fire them. He stresses to everyone the importance about "knowing the data" and yet will make most of his business decisions without knowing the data, looking at the data or trying to determine if there is any data.

    They have had some recent meetings about changing the culture because of departures from our head of sales and account management. They won't because they can't. They think a night of bowling or free lunch on Friday will make people forget their abuses and insanity. These are two guys who pretty much are in a position to run a company but instead waste their time and energy on everything besides actually running and improving the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up and take ownership of your own behavior.
    Nobody is impressed with your extravagant trips around the world, your late night parties, or the construction on your apartment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    8 people found this helpful  

    Screamfest in the BullyVille

    Technology (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou might get lucky at times to work on interesting problems.

    ConsOMG! I don't even know where to start. If you work in technology, no matter who you directly report to, you will be 'managed' by incompetent bully-CTO with a full set of personality traits best described in the "Profile of the Sociopath". Look it up and you will know all you need to know about this your true future manager.

    Need more details? Leadership is a foreign concept for him. He is a clueless professionally, an illogical bully. All the planning he does aside from meaningless and never followed up on presentations are reactions to daily and weekly revenue numbers or other senior managers screaming at him. He screams, insults and dishes out verbal abuse. No wonder his department has a revolving door. His reputation is known so he can't hire easily so he is not as prone to rush firings as much as he is to bulling and verbal abuse. People leave on their own once they learn what they are up against.

    Any and all successes (not many and/or not for too long) are all credit to his personal brilliancy only. All the problems (way too many) are all squarely the fault of all the people working with him (that will be you). No matter how hard you work you will not make an inch of progress in his eyes. You will be bullied to work nights and weekends to compensate for the never ending string of his leadership and professional failures (in time, it will all becomes your fault anyway).

    This horrible bully created incredibly hostile, Kafkaesque office culture. This CTO can operate with impunity as the president and CEO of the company are even worse.

    This company only prospered because the recession and crisis created opportunities for the senior management to hire/fire, abuse and exploit for profit. I am sure there will be no longer term success if they continue treating people the way the do now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour behavior is not normal for civilized society. Change it or go, hire real professionals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Leadership is in a continual state of buttfumbles

    Worker (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe are some good people that work here but the biggest Pro about working here .....it's when you leave.

    ConsLeadership - As soon as the company is in a position to actually do something the 2 most senior executives in the company(their names have been mentioned already in previous reviews) do just enough to shut down any progress that is being made. It's like watching the Jets Mark Sanchez buttfumble over and over and over again. If it wasn't so pathetic it would be funny.

    Strategy and long term thinking are not something they can comprehend. Their vision looks no further than the immediate daily revenue that is being generated. They literally cannot see past daily revenue numbers as to what they might be able to do to increase revenue long term.

    Good people do not stay here nor can they be successful here. Once they see the zoo and the people running it they head out of there. These are two of the most egotistical people you will meet and they will spend most of every day demonstrating this fact.

    Their main concern (again, I’m referring to the two most senior executives) are themselves and their own personal income. There is no Win/Win when they negotiate. It’s they WIN and you LOSE. They do it with compensation, clients…just about anything. In fact the one executive is so proud of his negotiations skills that he has a class on “how to negotiate”. To say it’s a class is a bit overstated; it’s more of a bragging platform to hear how he got around paying out huge amounts of money the company owed. They are “small time players” in every sense of the phrase.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis section should really be "Advice to people considering adMarketplace" and that would be RUN.

    As far as Senior Management is concerned it doesn't matter if it's an Intervention from Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz , Dr. Sanjay Gupta or all 3 of them. it's clear no advice will be heard. They are beyond help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior management is a joke and holding back this company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou can work on some difficult problems and if you have a good idea, it can go from idea to production fairly quickly.

    ConsJamie and Adam are the two major problems with this company. I've never seen such arrogant, entitled, soulless individuals attempt to lead a company. They don't even pretend to care about their employees. The goal is to get as much work/money out of you as quickly/cheaply as possible. Work/life? None. Benefits? Awful. Pay? Below industry average.

    The tech team has some good people and leadership but they will never be allowed to shine because Adam and Jamie steamroll any new/good ideas and the tech management always folds under their absurd demands. In their minds, every employee is a liability/expense and is just another salary that is taking away from the hordes of money these two are sure to be stashing at the top. If these two had any vision, they would realize that if they stepped down, got some real people to lead and changed the attitude of the company, they would make even more money and actually have a happier/more productive workplace. Alas, this will never happen as these two clowns honestly believe that they are great at what they do. It's a joke...

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourself and get a real board.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Laughingstock

    (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany operates in what can be considered a dynamic, fast changing marketplace.

    ConsSenior management team cannot be serious except they are. They are a bunch clowns. All of them are but the funniest are in technology. You will have a good time laughing at their promises, 'motivational' speeches and slogans. Seriously -- they will beat any of Despair, Inc's Demotivators (tm) hands down every single time.

    This company is a personal guest for wealth for the very few senior folks. They propelled themselves into 99.9% and strive to get to 99.9999% quick. Employees are just a fare to take them there, lottery tickets to the bigger riches. You will be paid and used until your time comes to be discarded once your number fails to win the monthly revenue drawing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a solid foundation before erecting a multi-story building. Didn't think of it?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    6 people found this helpful  

    Not Worth it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCo workers are good. Office environment is causal. Office Location is ok for someone who loves to work in city.Thats all.

    ConsLots of abusing. Employees are expected to work 12-15 hours a day. Employees are under paid. No bonus and Stock of options are joke.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPresident of the company has anger management issues. He definitely cannot run the company.

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