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5 days ago

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Undertone New York, NY

• Lead the day to day management of all recruitment activities including the sourcing and selection process for all positions • Manage a team… Undertone


12 days ago

Account Executive

Undertone Chicago, IL

The Account Executive needs to understand how our various digital advertising solutions can enable advertisers to engage consumers across all devices… Undertone


24 days ago

Client Services Manager

Undertone New York, NY

• Act as single point of contact for daily client communication • Maintain account stability with key clients • Generate new business with… Undertone


30+ days ago

Performance Analyst

Undertone New York, NY

We are currently seeking a Performance Analyst to join our growing Operations team. Through a partnership with Client Services, this individual will… Undertone


30+ days ago

Campaign Manager

Undertone New York, NY

• Manage campaigns on a daily basis to ensure it launches, delivers and performs appropriately • Monitor performance of… Undertone


30+ days ago

Client Services Creative Project Manager

Undertone New York, NY

• Act as the main point-person throughout the creative process for… Undertone


30+ days ago

Programmatic Product Marketing Manager

Undertone New York, NY

• Define product-level and feature-level messaging to be used by Marketing and PR to inform outbound communications… Undertone


30+ days ago

Junior Graphic Designer

Undertone Chicago, IL

Besides pushing pixels, we’re looking for a visual thinker who can conceptualize, design and storyboard ad campaigns for big brands… Undertone


30+ days ago

Senior Account Executive (Los Angeles)

Undertone El Segundo, CA

We are seeking a results-driven Senior Account Executive to join our growing team in Los Angeles. This solution-oriented individual will be… Undertone


30+ days ago

Senior Account Executive

Undertone Chicago, IL

We are seeking a results-driven Senior Account Executive to join our growing team in Chicago. This solution-oriented individual will be responsible… Undertone


Undertone Reviews

3.8
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Undertone Chief Executive Officer Corey Ferengul
Corey Ferengul
14 Ratings
  • Helpful (11)

    Great Company Going Downhill Fast

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The great culture of a few years ago is still in evidence, though disappearing fast. Still a lot of bright and friendly people. Great facility.

    Cons

    Any reviews here dated before 2015 apply to Undertone as it used to be. Things have changed drastically in the past year, due to changes in top management.

     • When Mike Cassidy stepped down as COO in mid-2014, things started downhill fast. His genuineness, honesty and ever-present encouraging personality set the tone for great teamwork and deeply motivated employees. But the culture now reflects the aggressive, competitive, cagey personality of the new COO, Corey Ferengul. When Mike passed through your department, people felt charged up and happy. When Corey passes through, people tense up and feel deflated. That says a lot.

    • Even the good people at Undertone are now focussed on watching their backs and succeeding at one another's expense. Great managers with creative minds and inspiring leadership qualities have been replaced by stressed-out, whip-cracking managers afraid to displease the COO.

    • Many of the best people have left or been let go for not fitting in with this harsher atmosphere. Work-life balance gets worse each year.

    • The heart of the problem is the CEO and the management team he brought in from his previous role. Many of them are talented and sincere, but no one seems willing to challenge the COO or tell him how much damage he is doing.

    • Finally, HR used to be one of the best, seemed to truly be of-the-employees and for-the-employees. But now that department seems to exist mainly to spin bad news as good news. not to help employees and make conditions better. Benefits are worse than they used to be, and people are afraid to air complaints with HR, fearing that HR will stamp them as troublemakers who need to be let go. HR now seems to be there mainly to reduce benefits a little more each year and to paint rosy pictures. The HR staff used to be proactively helpful. Now they tend to keep their distance from other departments. Again, a reflection of the change in management's overall personality.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Mike Cassidy, or at least the culture of genuine honesty and teamwork he inspired by example. The fact that you've lost many of the leaders and workers who built Undertone should be a sign you've taken a wrong turn.

    Your problem is not a lack of vision or talented people. It's a problem of overbearing, unappreciative and threatening top leadership that has created an atmosphere of caution, internal competition and looking-out-for-yourself — in place of the old atmosphere where people loved Undertone and stretched themselves to make it successful. People are afraid to disagree with management, afraid to criticize, afraid to suggest new ideas. It seems that people are let go for minor mistakes. This has created a chilling effect on innovation and risk-taking, and causes people to horde ideas and compete for recognition instead of trying to rise as a team. Morale is lower than you probably know.


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