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adMarketplace Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The views are killer, most employees are cool, and newbies learn a lot about a complicated industry in a really short time (in 3 reviews)

  • Opportunity to learn new skills quickly (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management team cannot be serious except they are (in 8 reviews)

  • Extremely abusive staff and upper management and sexual harassment by direct management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Please join, if you are desperately unemployed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at adMarketplace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - great colleagues - all extremely intelligent, supportive and down-to-earth
    - seamless
    - work itself isn't difficult or stressful

    Cons

    - no one knows or understands what's going on because of the high turnover and you're left to figure things out on your own because none of your managers can help you, which is fine but then ...
    - incompetent managers make no effort to understand the work that you do and instead micromanages all your tasks to create more work for you
    - upper management is a joke. this is really a sandbox for 3 greedy egomaniacs to play with their toys and see if you break
    - you think you have your managers ... but everyone reports to the same person
    - upper management doesn't really seem to care about the business, employees or clients and they'll burn every bridge for short term revenue gain
    - there's no point in staying - everyone you like here will eventually leave within a year. i'm sure you noticed that when you interviewed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this company would be great without you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great stepping stone for people with a backbone, just don't get run over

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at adMarketplace full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will get the opportunity to call big clients and big agencies faster than you would at another company.

    Cons

    Horrible company values, toxic environment, clueless management that constantly changes direction and fails to look inward. Blame is placed on everyone except for upper management, and they will fire you faster than you can blink. Comp plans change as often as the seating chart, so don't think you will get rich working here. You're just a means to an end for them, and they don't hide it. Not a place for the faint of heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat people with respect. Reputation is everything in this business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 15 people found this helpful  

    Just DON'T do it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adMarketplace full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and they feed you on Friday.

    Cons

    Senior management is awful, don't expect them to take the time to listen to anything you have to say or help you develop your skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 16 people found this helpful  

    Overloaded employees. Take better options if possible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Search Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Search Marketing Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at adMarketplace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -trying hard to improve employee work like with beer pong tournaments and buying sodas and drinks for people.
    -young, vibrant workforce
    -always more to learn

    Cons

    -Very high turnover rate among sales and ad ops.
    -Arrogant senior management
    -Very poor work life balance (consistently worked 9-7pm at the very least)
    -They take attendance every day and will reprimand you if you show up to work at 9:05am, and frown at you if you're the first in your group to leave even if you've finished all your work.
    -Tedious reports and meetings every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Please control your temper whenever possible (see: anger management)
    -Don't threaten to fire people all the time. That doesn't breed loyalty.
    -Learn to appreciate your employees, don't act like you're doing them a favor by employing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Try it out and see what happens. Don't move to New York for this job though.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at adMarketplace full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will be rewarded if you perform well. The senior management (the top 3 guys) only care about one thing: money. Management does not care about their product or their company beyond how well it can make them money. If you help them make money, they will like you. They will give you a meaningless title (senior/director) and a decent salary. You can progress quickly in the company if you are at the high end of the money-making bell curve. However, those in the middle or back of the bell curve are constantly on thin ice. That's about 90% of all employees. The average lifespan of an admarketplace employee is 2 months.

    This is not unlike other online advertising/marketing companies though. The industry is rough and cutthroat. There are plenty of better jobs in online marketing NOT at online firms. Almost all companies do PPC and often hire in-house account managers.

    Cons

    Admarketplace is not necessarily a terrible place to work if you can handle the following:
    -Long hours without adequate compensation
    -Complete lack of respect from management
    -Superficial office culture
    -Absurdly aggressive micromanagement
    -Occasional work on weekends and holidays
    -Ubiquitous sadness from constant firings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 13 people found this helpful  

    Echoing a previous post, if you have better options, take them

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at adMarketplace

    Pros

    Coworkers are very smart and knowledgeable. If you're interested in learning about different areas, many have great backgrounds and can give you more information. Almost everyone is open to sharing their experiences.

    However, senior members are often overloaded, so you may not get the feedback you need.

    Cons

    They take attendance and now they are going to start 'grading' your code. Management is essentially two-faced, telling you one thing, like, 'we don't want you working here all hours', but then showing and demanding the opposite, such as moving code releases too early, not sufficiently testing the code, and finding scapegoats to fire. The system is buggy and hastily put together and new hires struggle with learning. There are many more new hires than senior members, (who have been pushed out), and there is high turnover. Someone quit after only two days when he saw what was really going on. There is no loyalty from management even if you've done great work for years and the contract also states that they can fire you for any reason.

    It's the recession and they'll use that. And most of the new hires are on visas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop walking around with a metal bat to instill fear in your workers. Stop blaming people when they can't fix problems that you created.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 12 people found this helpful  

    Have Other Options? Take Them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at adMarketplace

    Pros

    - Company has start-up culture, you will not feel pigeonholed into doing a specific kind of work
     - Opportunity to learn new skills quickly
     - Exciting, fast-paced industry
     - For advertising, reasonable compensation

    Cons

    - You will consistently feel that you are smarter than management
     - Office culture can be difficult at times
     - Company objectives change regularly, leading to confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have respect for your employees. They will be better and more reliable workers if there is more of a team environment. In addition, replacing some senior management to bring on board individuals with better leadership and vision may be necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 12 people found this helpful  

    Third "Have other options? Take them"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at adMarketplace

    Pros

    - Plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty
    - Fun coworkers
    - Open atmosphere
    - Fun client events
    - Good foot-in-the-door opportunity

    Cons

    - Management lacks leadership abilities
    - Employees are not usually treated well for how much work they put in
    - Lower than average salary
    - Less than full benefits
    - Management holds you responsible for your work, but don't hold themselves to the same standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Don't act like they owe you just because you're at the head of the company and you "gave them an opportunity to work there." Listen to them in meetings; they are experts in their fields and giving you suggestions for the better of the company. That's not disrespect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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